Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Name 3 things with Cat Lavoie

Please welcome Cat Lavoie, author of Peri in Progress, as she lets us into her life with our Name 3 Things interview!

About Cat:

Cat Lavoie lives in Montreal, Canada with her tempestuous cat, Abbie. She is the author of BREAKING THE RULES, ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN, and PERI IN PROGRESS. 

If Cat isn’t reading or writing, she’s most likely watching too much TV or daydreaming about her next trip to London.

Connect with Cat:
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Cat Lavoie on Name 3 things:

Name three things one wouldn’t normally expect to find…

 In your fridge

- Breath of Fresh Air toner from Lush. 
- Five different kinds of mustard (Hot, Honey, Dijon, Dijon Honey, Sweet Onion. I might have a problem.)
- Pink pickled turnips (so delicious!)
In your purse

- Packets of Splenda.
- Coupons (… that I never remember to use when I'm shopping.)
- Evian Facial Spray.

In/On your bedside table

- Four pairs of old prescription glasses. 
- A set of Shakespeare bookmarks I won in a grade school Spelling Bee.
- People Magazines from circa 2005. (I really need to recycle those!) 

In your car

No car…yet!
On your desk/writing spot

- Cat ears from an old Halloween costume. (Sometimes I put them on to write.)
- Twisted Peppermint fragrance mist from Bath & Body Works.
- Cat treats to throw at Abbie if she's begging for attention while I'm trying to work.
In the "junk drawer"

-Chargers for phones I don't own anymore.
-Salt & pepper packets.
-So. Many. Chopsticks. (Despite my best efforts, I'm still unable to eat with chopsticks.)

In your closet/garage/storage room

- A binder full of bad poetry I wrote in high school.
- VHS tapes. (I no longer own a VHS player.)
- Big, furry, cat slippers. (Of course.)

In your music or movie collection

- Box sets of British TV shows. (I am a huge fan of Britcoms.)
- The first cassette I ever bought—by MC Hammer! (I feel old.)
- Two DVD copies of Bridget Jones’s Diary. (I thought I’d lost the first copy when I moved years ago, but I found it at the bottom of a box a week later after I’d already bought a replacement.)

On your bookshelf

- A stuffed black sheep I bought when I visited Stonehenge.
- Sand from a beach in Mexico I visited in my late twenties. (Was I allowed to bring that back?)
- Harry Potter bookends.

Peri in Progress

You know what they say about best-laid plans…

After a disastrous thirty-first birthday party where she gets stood-up by a man she isn’t supposed to be dating, Peri McKenna decides it’s time to change what hasn’t been working—which is pretty much everything. Her love life is going nowhere fast, she’s bored to tears by a job that makes her the office pariah, and the lifelong junk food addiction that used to be somewhat quirky is now positively problematic. To top it all off, her newly-purchased home is falling apart and wishful thinking hasn’t done much to fix the leaky roof. 

It’s time be an adult now that she’s officially ‘thirty-something.’ 
But when the first step of Peri’s self-improvement plan backfires, she starts to wonder if change might be overrated. 

Enter Milo Preston, an up-and-coming chef who’s in town to take over a local restaurant. When Peri and Milo begin working together, she finds it hard to ignore his easy charm and captivating emerald-green eyes. Since Milo is her best friend’s estranged brother, Peri has to keep reminding herself that he is completely off-limits. As they grow closer, Milo introduces Peri to new foods, the joy (and pain) of jogging, and makes her think her luck might finally be turning.

But when the past catches up with them, Peri finds herself back at square one. Will she be able to sort herself out—or will the roof cave in on her once and for all? 

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  1. Thanks for having me! This was so much fun! :)

  2. Now very curious to try pink pickled turnips! And I'm so glad you have a spare Bridget Jones: never know when you might need it!

    1. You can never have enough Bridget, right? :) Thanks so much for stopping by, Pauline!



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