Are you a fan of science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction? You’re in luck! Meet Cathy Pegau, F/F author for Love Spanks 2014
Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hi, my name is Cathy Pegau. I live in Alaska with my husband, kids and a house full of pets. I work as substitute teacher/aide as well as subbing for the local delivery service contractor. I’ve been writing forever, it seems, but my first novel RULEBREAKER was published in 2011. I tend to write speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, etc.) but have also delved into “real” world fiction.
How did you come to be part of Love Spanks?
Ana contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in joining the fun. I’m game for most interaction with readers and writers, and even though I don’t write spanking sort of stories, I said, “Sure, why not?” : )
How long have you written F/F, or when did you first consider writing it?
When I was writing my debut science fiction romance novel, RULEBREAKER, I needed a love interest to complicate matters for my female thief protagonist, Liv. A stunning brunette immediately came to mind and Zia was born. I was somewhat surprised at first, but it was such a natural thing in my head and made the story that much more interesting. I went with it and have enjoyed writing lesbian fiction ever since.
What are some F/F titles you have written? If you haven’t published or written F/F yet, what are you planning to write?
RULEBREAKER and another SFR set on the same world, DEEP DECEPTION, are my only current F/F novels out. I also have a historical paranormal in the works that I’m very excited about. And another SFR : )
What are some of your favorite F/F books and authors?
Nicola Griffith’s Aud Torvingen series and Ammonite
Alyssa Lynn Palmer’s The Artist’s Muse and her Vee & Alex stories
Andi Marquette’s From the Boots Up and Some Kind of River
There are many others, but these ladies are a few of the best I’ve read.
What would you like to say to readers who are trying F/F for the first time?
It’s okay to enjoy a love story between women, even if you don’t identify as lesbian or bi. Really. Most romance readers are looking for the emotional satisfaction. F/F has it, often with twice the impact of other reads : ) As with other couplings, there’s a huge range of sensuality and genres, so something for everyone. Keep an open mind and enjoy!
What is your favorite recipe?
I have a go-to recipe for when DH calls with a last minute guest coming over for dinner. We have access to salmon, so there’s almost always homemade canned smoked salmon on hand. I heat up some olive oil, sauté a few teaspoons of minced garlic, add the salmon and more oil to cover it then toss in some favorite herbs (basil, oregano, whatever) and a dash or two of Tabasco. Once it’s heated through, I toss it with pasta, top it with parmesan, and serve with bread and a salad. I realize not everyone has a cupboard full of smoked salmon, but canned salmon is relatively accessible. Having a can or two in you pantry won’t hurt!
Cathy Pegau’s muse almost always finds some sort of science fiction, fantasy or paranormal bend to the stories it offers. Her debut novel,Rulebreaker, was released in 2011. Caught in Amber in January 2013, and the third installment of her Nevarro books, Deep Deception, came out in May 2013. Deep Deception recently won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best Lesbian Sci Fi/Futuristic.
Cathy enjoys chatting with readers and writers. Drop her a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Twitter @CathyPegau