Interview with Sean Catt

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I normally use a tablet, as I read in bed most nights. If I'm traveling though, I throw the Kindle in my luggage.
Describe your desk
I'm sure there's one somewhere under all the piles off notebooks and scraps of paper. No, seriously, at the moment there are just two piles of paper and notebooks, two screens, a large pen holder, my earbuds, cell phone, keyboard & mouse obviously, a minion and most importantly a mug of coffee sat on a very cute handmade bear's face coaster. Oh and a Lego werewolf.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing little stories as all kids do. My high school English teacher managed to put me off reading and writing. I then had a break for a good few years before I started to read again. I then started writing short stories again in the early 90's.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Latest book Between States 2 (into a darker place) is the sequel to my first shapeshifter novel Between States, and carries on from the cliffhanger ending of the first book. The book is due to be published spring/summer 2017.

Convinced the dangers they faced during their trip from Utah to California are all behind them, Jake, a cougar shapeshifter and Billy the younger wolf shifter, embark on a ‘get away from it all’ road trip up to San Francisco. However, their world is just about to be turned upside down once more.
In a hail of deadly gunfire, Jake is snatched by a crooked bio-tech company willing to go to any lengths in their goal to create hybrid human soldiers using shapeshifter DNA.
With a megalomaniac hell-bent on becoming the world’s most powerful woman, a violent experimental human hybrid test subject, and a cold-blooded assassin sent by Jake’s CIA boss to kill him, Jake knows he needs to escape the underground complex he's being held in.

There’s just one problem… Can Jake stay alive long enough?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always enjoyed being taken on a journey of discovery by stories, and having wrote many short stories over the years and had several attempts at novel writing I finally decided to write my first novel. Rather than tout my book endlessly round publishers I decided to publish myself and hope that one day a publishing house will go 'Ooh, we really like your books, please sign this contract.'
What are you working on next?
After completion of the latest sequel novel I have an Anthropomorphic novel to finished and hopefully publish autumn 2017. There is then the third part of the Between States trilogy to finish and so many people have asked about Jake's early years I plan to write a short prequel to the series. There are a couple of more anthro novels in the pipeline plus a load of short stories I need to start on or finish.
Who are your favorite authors?
This is a very difficult question to answer. I'm not one of these people who buys a certain author's books simply because they've just bought a new one out. Having said that I do like a lot of books by Neil Gaiman, Dean Koontz and Michael Scott. But I just read books that I think I may like, regardless of the author and how famous they are.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Writing!
It does seem like it at times, but I do all sorts.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Needing the bathroom.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations, author websites, review sites, all sorts.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No chance, would have been when I was seven or eight I guess. Though I did come across something I'd wrote back in 1993 a few months ago. Totally cringe-worthy!
Published 2017-01-21.
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Books by This Author

Between States
Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 87,420. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In the opening salvo of the Between States series of books, author Sean Catt has come at the paranormal world of shapeshifters from a different angle to most writers. Having rejected outright the bone popping, instantaneous, almost magical transformations portrayed in so many books, movies and television series, Sean attempts to bring to the reader something quite different.