Up Close and Kind of Personal …with Marnie Cate

with LG Surgeson &

Clara Euphemista Cropper & Bread and Butter Pudding with Custard The Goblin

aka as ‘The Amazing Bazooka Sisters’ .

Give us your name & any known aliases

Marnie hat

Marnie and her Fab’lous Hat! 

Marnie Cate

Summarise your bio in no more than 100 characters

Marnie Cate was born in mining town in Montana. Inspired by the spirit of actress Dame Judi Dench, she pursued her dream of sharing the stories brewing in her mind. With the urging of friends and family, she wrote in every spare moment she had.


After countless weekends spent at the local coffee shop typing away and people watching, Marnie finished her first novel in the Protectors of the Elemental Magic series. The world of elemental magic and the humans they lived has been released and their stories have just begun.

Tell us about your current work?

I am currently working on three stories for the Protectors of the Elemental Magic series starting with Meg’s Winter (Book 5). Also, I am revising Beginnings, the novella explaining the need to protect the magic. The second novella is Kinema’s Destiny; the mother earth tale of the origin of the magic. Leaving my Coming of Age Fantasy series, I am expanding the short story the Chase that had been written for a Winter Anthology. The story of Caitlyn Whitaker demands to be told.

Have you got anything else out at the moment?

I have four books in the Protectors of the Elemental Magic Series.

We know you’re a writer, what else do you do?

I am an administrative assistant for my pay job.

Who’s your writing hero and why?

Jennifer Estep. She weaves not only fantastic stories but believable characters that you miss as soon as the last page turns.

If you could have been the author of any book in history which one do you wish you’d written and why?

There are so many I could never name one honestly!

Tell us about your writing rituals – do you write in your Pjs, in your garden, in the pub or in the altogether?

My favorite place to write is in a coffee shop but honestly, I have no preferred setting. Just need my laptop and a semi quiet place.

Do you ever get irritated with your own main characters?

All of the time. The characters won’t wait their turn. Their stories keep forcing themselves into my mind — all hours of the day.

What makes you feel like a real author?

Seeing my books available for purchase.

What do your family think of your writing – be honest!

Those that have read the stories love it.

What job did you want when you were 7 or 8 years old?

Solid Gold Dancer. I loved their big hair and leggings.

If you could spend one day as any literary character who would it be and why?

Alexia Tarabotti from Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series. I would love to visit 19th Century England that has werewolves and vampires integrated into society. Hopefully, we would have tea with Lord Akeldama.

{Good choice – I loved her Finishing School YA series _LG}

Now take a deep breath! I’m going to hand you over to Clara and Pudding, who are going to take it from here – brace yourself, they’re easily amused.

Are you posh or wot?

Definitely not

What’s the longest word you can spell wiv out checkin’?

What a silly question. I am sure I can spell more words but Mississippi comes to mind.

‘ave you ever been harrested?

Never! I am an upstanding citizen.

What da’ya wan’ on ya grave-stone?

It’s too late to apologize ~Marnie Cate

‘ave you ever used a gazunda?

Definitely not!

What’s your favourite pie fillin’?

Chocolate silk

How do ya’ like it?

Hot and with cream and sugar

Can ya sing and what songs do ya know?

Everyone can sing. The list is long.

What about folk dancin’ ‘ave you ever tried it and did you get injurered?

Tried and lived

‘Do you ‘ave a party piece & what is it?

I can tie my hair in a knot. People are fascinated by it 😉

Would you like some of these apples…. what aren’t stolen, honest?

They look a bit mealy

{suit ya sel’ more for us – Pudding} 

Do you have a fab’lous hat? 

Of course!

What’d be worse one twelve foot mole, or twelve moles with only one foot?

Twelve moles…those poor creatures.

If someone gives you an empty collander, what do you do wiv it?

Shove it in a cupboard.

What’s your plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse?

Die quickly before I am turned.

The shameless plugs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarnieCate

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Marnie_Cate

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Marnie-Cate/e/B00UJNT7J8/

Creativia author page: http://www.creativia.org/marnie-cate.html

Blog/Website/podcasts: http://www.marniecate.com

Vlog: http://www.marniecate.com/indie-insight.html

youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/MarnieCate 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Marnie_Cate

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormarniecate

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