All of the things about Catie…
What aliases do you have?
I have been called lots of things…not all of them nice, but most people know me by one of these: Catie, Coffeecakez, LittleRedDevil, Xxazavale, Lavoux, Desert Gypsy, and Nirra or Nirrabex. For anyone wondering what’s with the wild array of names they are either from former blogs or gamer tags of some sort.
Where are you from?
I am from a little city in Texas. West Texas. That’s important because west Texas is totally different from East Texas. While Miranda has grown more fond of city living I have grown more fond of ‘country’ living and am hoping to eventually acquire a place outside my little city’s limits.
Why do you write?
Because once I started writing I couldn’t stop. When I don’t do it, I miss it, crave it, and feel disorganized without it. I write because I love to write.
What is the most important thing about you that we should know?
That I am extremely passionate and complex. Sometimes it seems like my emotions are all the ALL THE WAY UP or ALL THE WAY DOWN with no middle ground. They are. Sometimes it seems like I am a big contradiction. I am. I am also probably one of the least judgmental people you will ever meet. Your demons aren’t going to scare me off.
Who do you wake up for every day?
I wake up for myself. While I realize there are other players, some of them really big players, like my sweet little girl, and my boyfriend, the truth is that most of the time I get up each day for me. I think divorce awakened me to that.
Do you have a favorite genre of music?
I like almost every type of music, though if I had to pick a favorite it would be Indie. Even my favorite Christian singer is Indie. I am also really really moved by piano or bagpipe music.
Do you have a favorite book?
This is an impossible question. Haha. I love books more than both Music and Movies. David Eddings is my favorite fantasy author and fantasy is my favorite genre probably. Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris have played a part in my reading exploits and are two of my favorite authors outside of the fantasy genre. “Captivating,” by Stasi Eldredge changed my faith and “The Happiness Project,” by Gretchen Rubin changed my outlook on life. My life is too full of books to pick just one.
Do you have a favorite movie?
Once again this is easier if I can group. I love Scifi/Fantasy/post apocalypses movies like The Star Wars series, LoTR series, The Hobbit movies, The Harry Potter series, Pitch Black, Star Trek, The Hunger Games movies, Divergent … ect.
I also like dramas that are along the lines of Braveheart, Schindler’s list, Gladiator, Léon: The Professional, The Departed, A Beautiful Mind, Good Will Hunting, V for Vendetta, Black Hawk Down, Hotel Rwanda, True Grit, Gran Torino…ect.
I like Every Disney Movie Ever. In fact I like most children’s movies period.
I also like movies like Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Layer Cake, and RocknRolla.