Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cat Lavoie plays by the rules and has a book to give away

**Giveaway is now closed**

Today we welcome debut author Cat Lavoie and her novel "Breaking the Rules" (reviewed here). Cat Lavoie was born in the small town of Jonquière in Québec, Canada. At the age of nineteen, she packed up her things (mostly books) and moved to the big city of Montreal where she currently lives with her tempestuous cat Abbie--who is both adorable and quite possibly evil.

An incurable Anglophile since her university days where she studied English Literature, she can often be found daydreaming about her next trip to London. Since she's an expert at the art of procrastination, Cat is easily distracted by cooking and home improvement shows--even though she's not particularly good at either.

Cat grew up watching soap operas and legal dramas and--had she not decided to be a claims analyst by day and write chick lit by night--she would have probably become a designer suit-wearing lawyer. Or a character on All My Children (which is what she really wanted to be when she was twelve).

Visit Cat at her website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thanks to Marching Ink, we have one copy of "Breaking the Rules" to give away to some lucky reader anywhere in the US and/or Canada.

Favorite required reading book:
"The Great Gatsby"

Favorite high school memory:

Working at the student radio station

Favorite TV show about school:

Best year of school and why:

Second year of university. The first year was tough because I was away from home for the first time but the second year was when I really discovered my new city (Montreal) and made some really great friends.

Did you ever have to deal with bullies? 

Unfortunately, yes. The fact that I was chubby, quiet and wore glasses made me a prime target in high school.

Subject I wish I had focused more on:

Either history or geography. I feel like I should know a lot more than I do right now.

Proudest achievement during my academic career:
When my favorite university professor took me aside and offered me a recommendation letter if I ever wanted to pursue a Masters in Literature. (Which I didn't… but I was very happy to know he thought I should.)

Did you go to a school dance? Which one stands out the most?
Since I was so shy, I stayed far away from dances… but I did go to my high school prom and I (very clumsily) danced along to—what was back then—the hot new song: Macarena!

Special thanks to Cat for sharing her school memories with us and to Marching Ink for sharing "Breaking the Rules" with our readers.

How to win "Breaking the Rules":
Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)  

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Please tell us: Did you ever get in trouble for breaking a rule at school? (Or did you get away with it?)
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

5. Follow us on Twitter and/or Pinterest.
6. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

US/Canada only. Giveaway ends September 18th at midnight EST.


Cat Lavoie said...

Thank you so much for having me!! :)

susieqlaw said...

I love the book cover!

I got in trouble for talking! Loquacious

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I tweeted this contest @susieqlaw

Marthalynn said...

My second year of University was my favorite, too! It was definitely when I settled into myself and my surroundings.

I follow.

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Jessica said...

1. Yeah, I think I got in trouble for breaking the dress code rule, haha. They always expected us to wear such long skirts and shorts! It was hard for tall people to find fingertip length skirts!
2. I'm a follower of this blog on GFC.
3. I posted this on twitter.
4. I'm a member of Chick Lit Central on facebook.
5. I'm a follower of Chick Lit Central on twitter and pinterest. =] My twitter username is xxpaperhearts. I'm connected to pinterest through facebook.

Thanks so much!

-Jessica M said...

Looks like a great book!

Nova said...

I got into trouble for talking.
follow this blog by email.
Follow CLC on facebook
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Cyndee said...

702 mLeadyI got in trouble for passing notes to my BFF! Yes,it was read out loud. I felt the shame!!
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I love the book title!
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Pinterest, RSS,Goodreads

Linda Kish said...

I was so good I really didn't get into trouble. I only had detention once all through high school and it's been far too many years to remember why.

I am a GFC follower

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bn100 said...

I didn't break rules.

I follow the blog.


A Soccer Mom's Book Blog said...

I follow CLC Blog, Facebook and Twitter. I tweeted @CharlotteLynnRE.

In trouble.. always! Skipping classes, talking, not doing work. So glad my children can't see this post.

karenk said...

no, i don't recall breaking a school rule.

i'm a follower

thanks for the chance to read this novel

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

rubynreba said...

This looks like a fun book to read.

I am a follower.

I got in trouble several times for passing notes to my best friend.

Like you on facebook.


Literary Chanteuse said...

Yes I was pretty bad for skipping class.

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-member of CLC group on fb
-follower on both twitter/pinterest


Bridget O'Neill said...

I was a good girl in school. My sister still calls me "goody two-shoes" :)

I follow the blog

I'm a member of CLC on Facebook

Jennifer L. said...

No, I was too scared to break rules at school.
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Maureen said...

I remember a whole group of us got detention for talking.
I follow on GFC
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