Books By Jo Cattell

Books By Jo Cattell

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Next Big Thing Blog Hop, I'm happy you have stop by to join me. Soo....What is a blog hop you might ask?

Well, it a place to for readers to learn more about new and upcoming authors and take a peek into some of the books they have written.  So today, you'll learn a little about me and the first book in my "Fallen Angel Series" and also about my new work in progress which will be out in April.  Soo, lets get started shall we.....

The First Book in the "Fallen Angel Series"

“The Corpse Girl—A Town Legend.” 
It happened almost six years ago. A quiet ten-year-old girl was left to care for her sick, dying mother. Day after day, night after night, the girl watched as her mother’s body slowly grew weaker. Her father had left, and in his parting words to his young daughter, he said, "if you kill your mother and end this suffering, I will claim you as my child and give you all you ever wanted. But only after you have truly ended her life..."

Everyone heard the rumors at the Sacred Heart Catholic School. Was it true that one of their own had killed their mother in a mercy killing?

Only sixteen year old Chloe Gardner knew the truth. Her life had been dark and cold until she met Nick Allen. Could he ever love her? No one loved her before, could she trust this new boy who just moved to their town?

Seventeen year old Nick had vowed after many moves to not have a girlfriend in this new town. Then, he met Chloe, with her shy smile and sweet ways. He just couldn't resist and he became part of her world. What was behind her sad eyes and quiet ways? He found he couldn't seem to care as he fell in love for the first time in his young life.

But, is true love any reason to break a promise....


I want to thank Sheri Fredricks, for inviting me to be a part of this event.  You can stop by her blog and check out her "Next Big Thing" at

Now, for the fun stuff...In this blog hop, my fellow authors and myself, have answered 10 questions about our current book or work-in-progress (yes, your gonna get a sneak peek). We also tell you a little more about how and what inspires us to write. The characters, plotting, inspirations, and just choices we've made.  So sit back and enjoy, this part of me....

1. What is the working title of your book?
    "In Another Life"

2. Where did the ideal come from for this book?
    The idea came from actual events in  my life when I was a teenager. It's about a very important lesson I learned at a young age about love and truly seeing who a person is from the inside and not what you see on the outside.

3. What genre does your book fall under?
     I'm going to say Young Adult/Sweet Romance

4. What actors would you choose to play the characters in the movie rendition? 
      Nate Cruz: Matt Bennett but without the glasses and a hair cut

       Annie Kane: Ariana Grande with the red hair toned down and her normal voice, lol.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis for your book?
    Only when you can see past a persons outer flaws, can you see the true beauty of the heart that lies within and learn to never take the chances you are given for granted.

6. Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
     It's self published under "Jaden Rose Press"

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
    It took me about six months to write the first draft.  I'm in edits now and have made changes to the original, tweaking it here and there. 

8. What other books would you compare to this story within this genre?
    I'm not really sure.  I had a test reader compare it to the "Notebook" saying that is was the teen version of it.  

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
     Wow, where to start here. As I said the book contains events from my life.  It was inspired by my first love.  A boy who had been through so much and yet, beat a lot of odds. I learned so much from our brief time together, but always held true to never looking at someone for what their looks alone.  To truly judge or get to know and love someone, you have to see the real person.  Not many girls had done that because he had been sick most of his teenage years.  He has told me that I did so much for him at this time of his life, but I don't think he ever really realized just how much he had done for me. I guess this is my way to thank him and show him, just how much our time together meant to me. How I never forgot him, and how looking back at it all now, how thankful I will always be to have him at that time in my life.

10. What else about your book might pique the readers interest?
     I think it teaches a lesson, and also shows not to take people for granted.  To look past what you see and take a closer look at who a person really is.  Its one of those feel better books that although is sad at time, in the end, shows you just how special life truly is.

So there you have it, my Next Big Thing Blog post.  Hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.  Look for "In Another Life" on Amazon in April and please be sure to check out "When Angels Fall" and "After Angels Fall" both available on 
Peace~Love & Hope~JC~



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