Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm Catie Rhodes. I grew up in the piney woods of East Texas and never quite left. My interest in all things haunted and the occult led me to write the Peri Jean Mace Ghost Thrillers. There are currently six books in the series, including a prequel.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Rear View, a prequel to the Peri Jean Mace Ghost Thriller series, was inspired by my status as an outsider during my school years.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to listen to horror movie soundtracks (the instrumental kind) while I write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Shining by Stephen King, Charlaine Harris's Harper Connelly series, Joe R. Lansdale's Hap and Leonard Series, Kim Harrison's Hollows series, Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins, Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
What are you working on now?
The ninth book in the Peri Jean Mace series.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. Keep publishing. Treat this like your job if you want it to be your job.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
This is paraphrased: If you want to write good characters, imagine what people say about you *after* you leave a room.
What are you reading now?
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8, edited by Ellen Daltow
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finish the Peri Jean Mace series. Start a new series. Write, write, write.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Shining by Stephen King
Catie Rhodes’s Social Media Links