Righty-ho, here we go. Talking to Catherine Lockwood today, who has recently published her second book. Let’s hear what she has to say.
Who are you?
Where are you?
Just outside London
How are you?
Very well, thank you.
Eloise~Loving a Sociopath. It is a novel about teenage lovers who rekindle their romance upon a chance meeting in their mid forties. Eloise is wooed and quickly becomes smitten all over again, not realising that the dashing, dark Jude is a murdering sociopath/psychopath, who is simply toying with her for his own amusement. It has many twists and is a deep, psychological tale.
That doesn’t sound like something one writes for fun. Why did you write it?
Something similar happened to me which inspired me to write the book. It was hard going and I broke down a few times but I’m glad I published it. It is a cautionary tale. These people walk amongst us daily.
Is there a song you’d associate with your book?
Why are you a writer? Were you born to be one, did it just happen, was there some moment of epiphany…?
I didn‘t write anything until I was about 45 years old. My epiphany was the urge to write about my relationship with alcohol, which turned into my first book.
Where do you get your ideas? What inspires you?
It can be anything. I like to tackle many different genres. None of my stories are the same. I am currently writing a book about a child who witnesses a gangland murder and is pursued into his adult life, always having to look over his shoulder. This story also has a massive twist and was taken entirely from a dream I had. I woke up covered in persperation and tearful. I also have plans for a book about my Granddad, who was a WW1 hero and a play/comedy about a bunch of authors who become friendly online and decide to get together for the first time.
Is there an author you’d love to be compared to?
Emily Bronte or Martina Cole.
If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose?
I would like to be able to fly. I often dream that I can.