1) I truly believe my characters exist in another time and space, like a parallel universe. How can I not? They are so real for me. Their successes, and their losses. They bug me until I finish their story.

Kate Forster

Kate Forster

2) I am a sucker for a happy ending. I love watching people win things or win a competition on the radio. I sometimes cry when they're super grateful.

3) I find Pinterest relaxing. All those perfect images of things I love. It's the ultimate digital mood board.

4) I love names. In another life, I'd like to be a professional baby namer. Since I only had two children, I now bestow the names I love onto my characters.

5) I would like to have a rescue dog farm, where I took all the dogs who people thought were unloveable.

6) I can never say no to a glass of French champagne, or a fun dance on a lounge room rug with friends.

7) I love the beach in any season. When the waves kiss my toes, It feels like I'm standing at the edge of the world.

8) I worry too much. It wakes me up at 5am and yet what I often worry about never eventuates.

9) I have a Pisces Moon. Those who have this moon placement have a vivid imagination. They love music and words, which is true. I used to be a jazz singer and read books on etymology to relax.

10) I have been married for 21 years and would still choose my husband again and again and again. He makes me laugh everyday, well, most days.

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