Thrice Interview + Giveaway: HOW WE FALL

Hi! Today we’re celebrating Kate Brauning’s debut, HOW WE FALL, which comes out November 3 from Merit Press!  (You can go ahead and add it to your Goodreads list here.)

Before we start — why are they called Thrice interviews? The original titles for the Cahill Witch Chronicles were THRICE BLESSED, THRICE CURSED, and THRICE FATED. I have a tattoo with the word thrice, which is partly to remind me how joyful writing that first book was, back when it was just mine, and partly because I like threes. Cate Cahill is the oldest of three sisters, as am I. My birthday is May 3; my anniversary is Sept 30. So there’s a natural theme to these interview questions…

How We Fall

Ever since Jackie moved to her uncle’s sleepy farming town, she’s been flirting way too much–and with her own cousin, Marcus.

Her friendship with him has turned into something she can’t control, and he’s the reason Jackie lost track of her best friend, Ellie, who left for…no one knows where. Now Ellie has been missing for months, and the police, fearing the worst, are searching for her body.

Swamped with guilt and the knowledge that acting on her love for Marcus would tear their families apart, Jackie pushes her cousin away. The plan is to fall out of love, and, just as she hoped he would, Marcus falls for the new girl in town. But something isn’t right about this stranger, and Jackie’s suspicions about the new girl’s secrets only drive the wedge deeper between Jackie and Marcus–and deepens Jackie’s despair.

Then Marcus is forced to pay the price for someone else’s lies as the mystery around Ellie’s disappearance starts to become horribly clear. Jackie has to face terrible choices. Can she leave her first love behind, and can she go on living with the fact that she failed her best friend?

Now for our interview with Kate:​

1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.

Jackie is a brave, passionate, and determined classic film buff.

2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.

HOW WE FALL is a quirky, semi-tragic taboo suspense story.

3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.

I’m an optimistic, enthusiastic, motivated fangirl. Basically, I love loving things. 🙂  (JS: I love this description!)

4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?

I’d say Italy, but I’ve already been there, so Greece, Ireland, and New Zealand.

5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?

That’s hard! So many things are so interesting. Astronomy, ceramic arts, and glassblowing, I’d say. (JS: ooh, glassblowing would be so cool!)

6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?

Social worker, animal trainer, librarian

7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?

My orchids! Also lilies and sunflowers.

8. What are your 3 favorite foods?

It’s hard to beat good whiskey, dark chocolate, and cheese plates (JS: Sub in some red wine for the whiskey and we have a dinner date!)

9. What are your 3 favorite books?


Thanks for stopping by, Kate! You can find out more about Kate and HOW WE FALL at her website or by following her on Twitter or Facebook.

But don’t leave yet! Kate’s generously giving away a signed ARC of HOW WE FALL to one winner in the US – OR an e-ARC if the winner lives elsewhere! Fill out the Rafflecopter below by Sunday (10/26) at midnight EST to enter.

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27 Responses

  1. wallace712013

    My favorite foods are pizza, chocolate, and boneless, skinless chicken cooked in a crockpot with cream of mushroom and cheese melted on top of it!!!

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