I love sequels because they not only help you revisit a memorable tale, but it can feel like visiting long lost friends. I had interviewed the author, Katrina Manning, in mid-2015 when she published her first book. She has since published a second, and I had the opportunity to read Lupus Obscurus. Naturally, I wanted to do a follow-up interview. Before we read her responses, here is a taste of what’s in the sequel:
Here is a great interview I had of her. Before you get a scoop into her mind, let me share the exciting blurb of her second book with you.
After an unexpected event, Claire and Marmalade move to South Dakota for a new job opportunity. As Claire gets acquainted with new friends, Marmalade starts to display specific aversions. Does Marmalade sense something Claire doesn’t? And, is someone after Claire?
Exciting enough? Let’s get her talking.
- Would you like to tell us about your new book?
This is the second book in The Marmalade Series. It follows Claire and Marmalade on their next adventure. In fact, it’s the first book to put a cat against a werewolf. You won’t believe the ending.
- What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
My cat, and my dream of writing books. I absolutely want to continue this series for at least three more books. After that, I’d like to start another series.
- Do you believe in the existence of the paranormal?
I believe there is more to our universe than meets the eye–I don’t know what that is though. I’m sure there is still plenty for us to discover.
- Your books have a cat as the star. Do you have a cat in real life? If so, how close are you to your feline?
I do have a cat in real life. His name is Marmalade, and he is eight-years-old. That is how I came up for the name of my first series. The cover images are of him.
- One reason why you would want the readers to pick your book.
I want people to smile–that would be one reason I would recommend my books.
- Share a favorite quote from your book.
Claire offered him a tight-lipped smile. “I think I can make it two blocks by myself,” she said. “I’ll catch you on Saturday.” “Not if I catch you first,” he said. His expression offered no sign of humor. Claire tossed him a wave and stepped out of the restaurant. In spite of the fresh air, Claire still felt a great deal like throwing up.
- What advice would you offer aspiring authors?
If writing is your passion, keep working on it even when you feel like giving up. You won’t be able to please everyone, so, the best thing you can do is to please yourself.
I’ve read the book and it is absolutely wonderful. Make sure to grab your copy here.
Happy reading and, of course, Merry Christmas!
About The Author:
Katrina Manning has written thousands of online technical and business articles under her name and as a ghostwriter. Currently, she is the editor-in-chief for Techandburgers.com. In addition, she is also a ghostwriter for a well-known global software company. Yet, it is her love of animals that inspired her to write her first fiction novella. When Katrina isn’t writing, you can find her reading, exploring a new hobby or talking too much on Twitter.