Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thank you to Melissa Maygrove for another 

year of FOLLOW FEST!!! I thoroughly enjoy 

meeting and learning about my online friends!!

Today you will learn a little something about me: 

Cathrina Constantine (pen name) 

Real name: Cathy Jankowiak

Fiction or nonfiction?:  I write only Fiction. 

What genres do you write?:  

I love to read all genres, however, I write 
mainly Young Adult 

which highly crossover to Adult since my Paranormal Thriller 

is somewhat filled with magic, gory violence, and some head 

chopping due to a Snarky Teenager and her Awesome 

Guardian Angel smitingDemons! 

And this year TALLAS, a Post-Apocalyptic novel was released, 

another supernatural adventure! 

I also have a YA/Contemporary, Mystery novel being released 

by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly in 2015. 

I write: Paranormal Fantasy, Thrillers, Dystopia, Mystery

Contemporary, Young Adult/Adult. (so far)

Are you published?:  

I still feel like a newbie author even though my third book the 

sequel to Wickedly They Come, titled Wickedly They Dream  

is being released in November, and hopefully the sequel to 

TALLAS in 2015.

Do you do anything in addition to writing?:  

I do plenty, but nothing in the publishing business.

Tell us a little about yourself.   

My life revolves entirely around my family. I have 5 children, 

and ecstatic to be babysitting my very first grandbaby. 

And have two upcoming marriages. I like to hand-quilt, 

it's very relaxing to me. I like to take walks in the forest 

behind my house with my dogs. 

What are you reading right now?  

I usually will read 2 sometimes 3 books at a time. So right 

now I'm reading ARV-3 & Hidden Wings by Cameo Reno, 

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon. 

Which authors influenced you the most?  

So many!!! JK Rowling, Jan Karon for her inspirational 

and heartfelt novels, Marie Lu, Suzanne Collins, Rick Yancey, 

Laurie Halse Anderson, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, 

and many more...

Where can people connect with you?

Here are all my SOCIAL MEDIA SITES:







  1. Ha, I know what you mean about feeling like a newbie even though there's plenty of published works behind you. I'm not sure we ever lose that feeling.

  2. Darn those snarky teens and their penchant for chopping heads!
    Very fun, Constantine. I did mine today as well.

  3. You've definitely kept yourself busy. I didn't know you have five children. You are another MOM hero. :)

  4. Haha, love the "some head chopping" comment. Those blasted snarky teens! Thanks for dropping by the blog and look forward to following you.

  5. Thanks for participating, Cathrina. I hope you meet lots of new friends. :)

  6. Hello lady!! I really need to get my hands on Tallas! It sounds amazing!! You have been a busy lady!

  7. Nice to meet you. Sounds like your books are cool and fast moving! I'll have to check them out.

  8. I love the idea of quilting! And I enjoy reading a number of those authors you named. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

  9. Your writing sounds fun. :-) Enjoy the Follow Fest.

  10. Hi Cathrina, it's nice to meet you! Your books look right up my alley! :-D

  11. Sounds like we have similar reading tastes! I don't think the "newbie" feeling ever goes away - I've been published a year and still feel the same. Great to hear you've been working on so many projects!

  12. Nice to meet you! Woods walks are the best, especially when trying to work out plot problems. I enjoy writing snarky teens too, though I do a more unusual mashup of having Karon-esque themes in my work. Congrats on your kids' upcoming weddings--hope those are fun (not stressful)!

  13. I love to read and write, paranormal and contemporary, too!
    Love the titles of your books!

  14. Hi Cathrina, I write paranormal as well! Congrats on your grandbaby and good luck with the upcoming weddings! :)

  15. Each book is a new experience, so we're all always newbies. That's part of what makes it exciting! So nice to meet you.

    1. Samantha, you're right!! I never thought of it that way.

  16. I loved learning more about you. And your books sound very interesting.

  17. Tallas is an amazing cover! Cover Girls totally approves! ;)

  18. This was fun! I didn't realize you had 5 kids and are a grandmother who likes to quilt! Ah, the things we learn :) Have a great weekend Cathy!

  19. Hi Catherina, it is nice to meet you...I love reading YA and I will look for your books to add to my shelves :)

  20. You sure have your hands full! Two weddings, a grand baby, and books . . . that's a good kind of busy ;)

  21. With 5 children, I don't know how you write anything. Congrats on both accomplishments.

  22. Hand quilting, WOW! That's a talent I wish I possessed. Hooray for your upcoming release, weddings and a grandbaby--in whatever order you'd like. :)

  23. Cathrina, nice to meet you. I've been curious about hand quilting, but never thought I'd keep up with it. Especially since I used to crochet and now I don't. I wish you well on your upcoming release and an abundance of literary success.

  24. I'd love to hand-quilt one day. Right now, though, I'm pretty much committed to needlepointing. Repetitive motion to relax = GOOOOOOOD. :-P

  25. You hand-quilt? So cool! It's been years since I've done that myself. I mainly cross-stitch now...

    And LOL, I often read multiple books at a time, as well. Hard not to do, when the TBR pile is so huge!

  26. Fun fact: I just spent a solid minute trying to sound out your real name—out loud. Thank God it's the middle of the night! LOL

    Nice to re-meet you! ;)

  27. It's taking me a while, but I'm finally playing catch-up with Follow Fest! Great to learn more about you. :)

  28. Five children! I can barely managed to look after myself and the houseplant :-O And you hand-quilt? That's awesome!


  29. Ah, good old-fashioned head chopping... Great to meet you!