It’s time for another #ChatWithThePBLady
I had the pleasure of chatting with the talented Katie Frawley about her book TABITHA AND FRITZ TRADE PLACES.
Country side or city?
I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which has been getting bigger and bigger over the years. I’ve never lived in the country, though part of me thinks I would love it. But, as my characters Tabitha and Fritz will tell you, the grass isn’t always greener!
Must have in your suitcase?
A notebook to write in and a book to read. Is that just too predictable for a writer? Okay…hmmm…if I’m in a foreign country, then definitely a phrase book as well so I can attempt to speak the native language. Oh shoot! That’s another book! BLAST!
Favorite breakfast food?
Now, let’s talk about TABITHA AND FRITZ TRADE PLACES. It sounds like such a fun story? What was the writing process like?
I had a ball writing this story! I’ve always liked stories told through letters, so taking a stab at writing my own felt very special. And, of course, my incredible critique partners read round after round of revisions until each letter sparkled. Sometimes revision can be a really frustrating process, but with supportive CPs, it really is where the magic happens.
Can you describe Tabitha and Fritz using three words for each?
I love this question! I’ve never been asked this.Hmmm…
Tabitha- Wistful, Confident, Adventurous
Fritz- Warm, Curious, Sweet
It was important to me to make both characters lovable, complementary, and distinct. I hope I did that!
I can assume the two characters get in some adventures a long the way. Am I right?
Oh, yes! Each character ruffles a few feathers on these vacations. Fritz makes a splash at the local community pool (which he mistakes for a watering hole), and Tabitha makes a faux pas when she serves her vegetarian hosts (Fritz’s elephant family) mouse pizza for dinner.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about your book?