About Catherine Knutsson
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Oh, I've taught singing, piano, and music theory; I worked as an insurance agent; I've worked on a horse farm and a vegetable farm; and, I worked at a vet clinic for a while, when I thought I might want to be a veterinarian.....
Q. Favorite job
A. Nothing beats writing, even on the hard days!
Q. High school and/or college
A. High school in Courtenay, British Columbia. University at the University of British Columbia & the University of Victoria. I also studied at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto & the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Can I do top five? How about....Mozart, J.S. Bach, Gabriel Faure, Henry Purcell, John Dowland
Q. Favorite movie
A. Last of the Mohicans, followed closely by LOTR...
Q. Favorite television show
A. Top Chef! Followed closely by Hope for Wildlife...
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Vikram Seth, Helen Humphreys, Thomas Hardy, Roald Dahl, Melina Marchetta, Jane Austen, Franny Billingsley, Meg Rosoff...to start with!
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. An Equal Music - Vikram SethTess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas HardyPlain Kate - Erin BowThe Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer BradleyOn the Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Definitely THE MISTS OF AVALON by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Ignore trends; write the story in your heart, the story that only you can tell!