Sneaky Interviews Hawkeye from It Sounds Like Love by Laura Ford

Hello, Kitty. What is your name and your author’s name?

My name is Hawkie and my author’s name is Laura Ford. 

Mice to meet you.

 What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

 Sounds Like Love – YA, Fiction, Coming of Age 

Pawsome.

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

No series — yet . .

That’s okay. It will come. Keep pestering your author. I meow from experience. Although I’m only in one series, the Cobble Cove cozy mysteries, my author has recently started another, the Buttercup Bend series that features other cats.

Are you based on a real cat such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.

Yes, I am based on a real cat called Lille who was a very intelligent and sweet little tabby cat from the island of Crete in Greece. 

Lille would come when you asked her and she had some amazing intuitive abilities — it was often as though she could read a person’s mind. Lille had the same markings and coat that I do and the same bright green eyes. My character possesses a lot of Lille’s empathic personality. 

Interesting. I’m based on Oliver, a Siamese Debbie had who is now on Rainbow Bridge. While I’m younger than him, Debbie gives me many of his attributes.

5. Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.

In fact, the cat knew Wendy well. She had watched her grow into an adult. Wendy had never really petted her or spoken to her, but she had watched Wendy with Grandma baking and making crafts, and she liked her. She let out a small inaudible sigh and Wendy’s eyes flicked into her car mirror, looking at the cat as if sensing her thoughts.

“We’ll find you a home, don’t you worry,” Wendy said to the cat, her eyes flicking back to the road.

The cat moved her eyes from Wendy to the inside of her wicker basket as she keenly studied the latch which secured the basket door. There was a gap between the basket’s door and the latch which fastened it. She studied this with a look of great curiosity in her green eyes; little did Wendy know that the cat was formulating a plan all of her own.

The cat seemed to think for a moment, and then snuggled down deeper into the purple blanket inside the basket. She had decided to make the most of this very difficult situation. What else could a small cat do? She was at the mercy of those around her.

Despite all of this uncertainty and Wendy’s, frankly, hectic driving, there was a deep sense of calm about this cat, as though she was staring fate in the eye.

Her green eyes glittered, shining like beautiful emeralds, and anyone watching this nondescript, small, quiet cat would have to admit that, in that moment, there was something magical about her.

Pawsome excerpt.

What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?

I like the fact that I am a force for good — a helpful, co-operative and compassionate being. I also like my feline representation. There are so many books about dogs out there — it’s good to bring some tabby cat representation to the page. 

Good point. While I’m a Siamese, I do admire tabby cat books.

Are you a talking cat in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?

I’m a silent cat but I’m extraordinarily helpful! You know the saying ‘Actions speak louder than words!’ Well, that’s me! 

Purrfect. I am more talkative now as Debbie has given me “voice” in the later books of the series but only for the ears of the other pets and the eyes of the readers.

What advice would you give other cat characters?

We’re an under represented bunch. In Hollywood it’s all dogs this, dogs that. Listen, no one ever had to walk behind a cat in public — picking up its you-know-what while holding their latte in the other hand. Let’s get some cat representation out there — and I’m not talking about the musical kind: humans spinning around in dreadful polyester ‘cat’ costumes, fake meowing at each other and singing ‘Memory’.  I’m talking real feline representation. Let’s talk about the way we touch your soul with our eyes and we know the ‘real’ you. 

I say, “If you’re going to be a cat character — go big or go home!”

Love that, and I so agree. I’m with you bro.

Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.

Yes, in 2024. It’s a Young Adult historical fantasy mystery novel. It’s going to be pawsome! 

I”ll keep an eye out for that. Concats!

Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links.

Yes, my author and I are on social media: Instagram and Facebook. 

Our handle is @soundslikelovebook — our pages feature quite a lot of feline photography. 

Very cool. Thanks for the fantastic intermew. I’m sharing your author’s blog tour below. Best whiskers to both of you.


Sounds Like Love
by Laura Ford

About Sounds Like Love


Sounds Like Love
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Setting – United Kingdom
FriesenPress (July 29, 2021)
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 – 17 years
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 150 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1525592998
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1525592997
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 150 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 152559298X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1525592980
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09BTLYBWT

Wendy is a bright spark who wants to find love and travel the world, but she questions how her dreams can become a reality as her world changes around her.

When Wendy arrives at her beloved grandmother’s house to collect a box of keepsakes, she picks up more than she bargained for – a green-eyed tabby cat with amazing qualities. This is just the start of a high-speed adventure, leading Wendy towards bright new horizons… if only she’ll give the cat a chance…

About Laura Ford

Laura Ford writes novels, short stories, and poems across a wide range of human and animal experiences. As Laura is an avid cat lover, a number of special felines tend to find their way into Laura’s stories as well.

Laura graduated with an honours degree in British law while also writing fiction in parallel. Now based in California with her husband and two beguiling Siamese cats, Laura most enjoys using her imagination and memories to paint vivid stories. An avid traveler and seeker, Laura is always exploring new concepts for more stories to come.

Author Link – https://www.soundslikelovebook.com/

Purchase Links – AmazonBarnes & Noble I tunes Google Play Store Direct from the publisher

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

November 14 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW

November 14 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 15 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR GUEST POST

November 15 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 16 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

November 17 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 18 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW

November 19 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT

November 20 – I’m Into Books – SPOTLIGHT

November 21 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

November 22 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW

November 22 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 23 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 24 – THANKSGIVING

November 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 26 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 27 – Just One More Paragraph – REVIEW

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