Please welcome Catherine McKenzie, author of Spun, Spin, Hidden, Arranged and Forgotten as she braves our Desert Island Interview.
A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, Catherine practises law in Montreal, where she was born and raised. An avid skier and runner, Catherine’s novels, SPIN, ARRANGED, FORGOTTEN and HIDDEN are all international bestsellers. Her fifth novel, SPUN, will be released on April 29th, 2014 in Canada and the US. Her novels have been translated into French, German, Czech, Slovak and Polish. And if you want to know how she has time to do all that, the answer is: robots.
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If you could only have one book with you, what would it be?
The collected works of Jane Austen. Ha. See what I did there? I have all six novels in one volume so that would keep me occupied for a while.
What one luxury item would you want to be stranded with?
Is soap a luxury item? Then, soap please.
What is the one practical item you would want to have with you to use?
A headlamp with a battery that recharges with the sun so I always have light.
Would you enjoy the solitude, even briefly, or would it drive you crazy?
I’d like it briefly, but I’m sure it would drive me crazy. Unless, of course, I had Wilson from that Tom Hanks movie. That would keep me sane, for sure.
If you could be stranded with one other person, who would you want it to be?
A complete stranger so I haven’t heard any of their stories yet. And they haven’t heard any of mine.
What modern technology would you miss the most?
What food or beverage would you miss the most?
How many days do you think you would cope without rescue?
Depends on whether I had food and water. Those are kind of essential.
What is the first thing you would do when rescued?
A long, hot shower. While eating a cheeseburger.
What would be your first Tweet or Facebook update upon your return?
The news of my death has been greatly exaggerated. Or wait, maybe Twitter and Facebook would be done by then? Mmmm…