Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cat Lavoie is not messing around...plus a special giveaway

We're glad to have Cat Lavoie back at CLC today to celebrate the recent publication of her latest novel, Messing with Matilda. In honor of this, she has a $25 Amazon gift card to give away as part of her blog tour!

Cat Lavoie is a chick lit writer from Montreal, Canada. She loves writing fun and quirky romantic comedies and is the author of BREAKING THE RULES, ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN, PERI IN PROGRESS and MESSING WITH MATILDA.

A fan of all things feline, Cat loves cats and hopes to someday have a house full of them in order to officially become a crazy cat lady. (But one or two cats will do for now.)

If she isn’t reading or writing, Cat enjoys listening to podcasts (mostly comedy and true crime) and watching way too much TV. She fell in love with London many years ago and hopes to go back one day. Cat is currently at work on her next novel.

To connect with Cat and find out more about her books, visit CatLavoie.com and follow @CatLavoieBooks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

As a professional organizer in New York City, Matilda Hart wages war against chaos and clutter on a daily basis for her clients—and she vows to never let it invade her own well-ordered world.

But when her boyfriend decides to deviate from the path she’s been planning for them, Matilda's perfectly structured life begins to crumble. She reluctantly finds herself back in the tiny hometown she fled a lifetime ago—determined to lay low and avoid running into anyone she used to know. So why is she reconnecting with her former best friend and putting up with the bridezilla antics of Amber, her high school nemesis?

When Matilda is tasked with keeping the bride-to-be’s heartbroken ex away from the ceremony, she discovers she has history with the man who’s trying to sabotage the wedding. Matilda quickly realizes that teaming up with cute and quirky—but hopelessly devoted—Silas Flynn could be mutually beneficial. He needs help wooing the woman he considers the love of his life and Matilda can't pass up the chance to finally get back at the meanest of the mean girls by assisting Silas in his attempts to disrupt her wedding.

Will everything go according to plan for this mismatched pair? Or will working so closely together make uptight Matilda and laid-back Silas lose sight of their common goal?

One thing's for sure—things are about to get messy.

What is a memorable compliment you received about one of your books?
I love hearing from readers and I’m so appreciative when they take the time to contact me and tell me they enjoyed something I wrote. A few years back, a reader emailed me to say she’d burst out laughing on the bus while reading my second novel, Zoey & the Moment of Zen. I love to make people laugh so it made me really happy to know I’d brightened up someone’s commute.

What is one piece of advice you'd like to share with an aspiring novelist?
Keep writing. Even when it feels like you’ll never reach “the end,” or you have no idea what’s going to happen once you reach “the end,” keep writing and things will eventually fall into place.

If you could cast Messing with Matilda as a film, who would play the lead roles?
Such a fun question! My dream cast would be...
Matilda: Jenna Coleman
Silas: Johnny Flynn
Evie: Krysten Ritter
Amy: Sarah Hyland
Amber: Anna Camp

What is one item you can't live without?
I feel like a bit of a cliché, but I’m going to say my phone. I’d be lost without it—especially since I don’t know anyone’s phone number by heart. And I always have access to my books and my work-in-progress with the Kindle and Scrivener apps.

What is the last movie you saw that you would recommend?
I’m more of a TV addict than a movie buff, but I recently saw Paddington 2 and adored it. I’m a huge fan of Paddington Bear (I named one of my recently-adopted cats after him) and I love London, so that movie had me grinning from ear to ear.

Where is your favorite place to spend money?
I love trying out new makeup and skincare products, so Sephora is my go-to place when I feel like treating myself.

Thanks to Cat for chatting with us and sharing a gift card with our readers. Thanks to Karan & Co for including us in Cat's blog tour. Visit all the stops here. For more fun, sign up for the CatChats email newsletter

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Cat Lavoie said...

Thank you so much for having me on the blog today! :) Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!

Janine said...

I love this quote "A fan of all things feline, Cat loves cats and hopes to someday have a house full of them in order to officially become a crazy cat lady. (But one or two cats will do for now.)" I feel exactly the same way.

Cat Lavoie said...

Thanks Janine! :) Cats are the best!!

Karan Eleni said...

Thanks for hosting a spot on the tour!! <3

Janine said...

Cat, you're welcome. And cats are definitely the BEST!

Rita Wray said...

The book sounds great. I can't wait to read it.

Cat Lavoie said...

Thank you, Rita! :)