Interview with cozy author Catherine Lloyd

author Catherine Lloyd is here
today to chat a little bit about her new novel, Death Comes to Bath.
Catherine Lloyd was born just outside London,
England into a large family of dreamers, artists and history lovers. She
completed her education with a master’s degree in history at the University
College of Wales, Aberystwyth and moved to the USA with her family in 1998
living first in California, and now in Hawaii.
Please tell us about your current
This book is
a cozy mystery set in the English city of Bath during the Regency period where
my amateur sleuths, Sir Robert and Lucy, Lady Kurland get drawn into a murder
investigation involving the drowning of their next door neighbor in the Roman
What inspired you to write this book?
I love the
city of Bath. While I was visiting two years ago, I had the idea of someone
drowning in the hot spring waters of the Roman baths and the book just grew
from there. One of the nicest things about Bath is that you can retrace the
steps of your nineteenth century sleuths, visit the places they visited, and
walk the same streets as Jane Austen did. For a writer it is really helpful to
literally be able to see the scene of the crime.
What exciting story are you working on
I’m working
on the next installment of the Kurland St. Mary mysteries, which will find my
hero and heroine back at home in their sleepy village where far too many people
end up murdered…
When did you first consider yourself a
I made stuff
up all the time when I was a kid. I was always in trouble with my parents for
my inability to separate facts from fantasy. I decided to write seriously just
after I had my fourth child and moved to the USA, because it seemed like a good
time to explore a new career.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
I do write
full time because as well as cozy mysteries, I write romance novels under a
different name, and I produce three or four of those books a year.
I’m lucky
enough to live in Hawaii, so after I get my daughter to school I write for
about six hours without interruptions until she comes home.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
I hardly
write anything down plot-wise even for my mystery’s I just wing it.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
I wanted to
be a ballerina, a nun, and nurse in that order, none of which worked out for
me. I love being a mother and being an author just ticked all the right boxes
for me.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
If you want
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Thanks for joining me today, Catherine.

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