Welcome to the INDIE SPOTlight! Today I’m spotlight “Karolyn Howard”!!! Karolyn is going to fill our heads with everything Karolyn! So let’s get down to business!
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: I wrote a little in high school and college, but never tried to write a book until last year. I read voraciously and admire authors who can put a good story together.
Q: What or who inspired you to write?
A: A friend self-published a book and I had no idea he was a writer. My husband reminded me of all the story ideas I had over the years and I took the leap to start writing my own book.
Q: If you wrote “out of your genre” what genre would it be?
A: Fantasy or Sci-Fi.
Q: Do you have to think hard about your story or can you just grab the idea and go with it?
A: A little of both. With A Lady’s Choice I wrote the scene where the couple meet in a ballroom first, but then took some time to flesh out the story fully in my mind. Still, some scenes just popped in my head and I went with them!
Q: What interferes with your writing if anything?
A: It is hard to call a full-time job and daily chores interference, but they do take up most of my time. However, I try and write any chance I get on a daily basis even if it is just to edit what I wrote the day before.
Q: Most Authors have a favorite writer which they tend to mentor on, whose yours?
A: Brenda Joyce, Shannon Drake/Heather Graham, Eloisa James, Julie James and Sherrilyn Kenyon come to mind immediately.
Q: How many books have you written and published so far?
A: Just one, but I have completed my next book and it is now with my editors. I am currently working on a sequel to that second book.
Q: Do you plan sequels to your book(s)?
A: A Lady’s Choice stands on its own, but my next two are companion stories.
Q: When can we expect your next great writing work?
A: Hopefully soon! Once I get the editing finalized and the cover back from the designer it will be ready to go. I hope to publish it in the next few months and it is another Regency novel.
Q: What describes you best as a person, not a writer?
A: I encourage people to read, travel, and care for animals and our planet. Life is too short to be negative. We should all be positive and support one another.
Q: Do you have specific rituals you do to get ready to start writing?
A: Nope. Just let me sit down in front of a computer or a fully charged I-Pad and I am good to go.
Q: Any advice can you give others on writing to make their experience better?
A: Enjoy the writing and don’t over think it. Let the creative juices flow, but make sure you get good editors to review and critique your work.
Q: What do you want your readers to know most about you or NOT want them to know?
Q: In ending, tell us one thing you want everyone to know about your book and why it’s a great read.
A: I tried to include in A Lady’s Choice all the things I enjoy when reading a story. I made sure to include some twists and turns, action, suspense, and of course great banter between the characters as well as romance with some spice.
My thanks to Karolyn Howard for allowing me to host her and her great book for a day! I hope everyone enjoyed the SPOTLIGHT and I look forward to SPOTlighting YOU next!
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