"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise."
Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins?
His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?"
No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.
GETTING TO KNOW KATIE
KATIE: Not nearly as much as I’d like. I do try to read every day after I tuck my kiddos into bed. Sometimes my deadlines don’t always let me have as much time as I’d like. I love it though when I come across a story that sweeps me up and makes me forget that I have work to do.
ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading?KATIE: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I obsessively carried that book around with me all the time. Even in third grade I was hoping that Calvin would kiss Meg.
ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?KATIE: Sleeping Beauty. It’s such an epic story. The heroine is cursed at birth, she’s hidden until she turns sixteen, and in the one moment everyone lets their guard down she succumbs to the curse. The love story is amazing. A prince who would fight a dragon for the girl he loves? That’s definitely swoon worthy.
ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?KATIE: Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb. Mild manner pet platypus at home; crime fighting platypus the moment he escapes to his secret lair.
ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
KATIE: Available on my website.
ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?KATIE: I’m addicted to the sound of my children laughing. Even if I’m in the foulest mood on the planet, their laughter causes me to become calm and eventually smile.
ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?KATIE: I wrote a story in elementary school about how I hid the fact that I had chicken pox from my mother for an entire afternoon/evening because I knew as soon as she found out that she’d put me in bed. The story was quite autobiographical.
ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
KATIE: Casablanca. I adore Humphrey Bogart’s tough façade when underneath he is a man hurting because he lost the woman he loved. As much as he denies his love for Elsie, he continues to make decisions that will ensure her happiness.
ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
KATIE: Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb. I know, I know. I answered already using that show, but it seriously cracks me up. Occasionally Dr. Doofenshmirtz talks about his horribly tragic backstory that has caused him to become the villain. How can you not love a villain who uses the phrase horribly tragic backstory?
ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: On your website it states: “I hope one day someone will read my book so much that the cover falls off.” What’s the first scene in PUSHING THE LIMITS (without spoilers) that you think readers will dogear?
KATIE’S GOTTA ANSWER: The scene at a party where Echo and Noah end up outside alone. The two share a short exchange and right as Noah is about to leave he backs Echo up against a wall in order to wish her a happy birthday. He leans in to kiss her and…well…you’ll need to read the book to find out the rest.
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UP NEXT: My next story, Dare You To, is scheduled to be released in 2013. The story follows Beth, a secondary character from Pushing the Limits.
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