About Kari Nelson:
I graduated from the University of Florida, home of the Gators… SO I AM A GATOR GIRL! I currently live in Dallas, TX with my husband, 4 year-old son, and our black lab. I love writing and working (in that order.)
I am a big kid at heart so I am constantly at Disney World or Universal Studios in Orlando riding the rides.
What inspires you to write?
My job and my husband. I have a very well traveled life because my father was in the US Air Force. It has taken me all around the world and I have met so many people that the stories in my head flow out like a river.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am more of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of writer. I start out just typing things out from my head and it works until I get bored or stuck then I have to sleep a lot and get inspiration or go to work and deal with a little bit of crazy (I’m an financial analyst and forecasting and telling people bad news never gets a good reception.) Basically, writing is my outlet.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
ALL THE TIME! With my current book I am constantly saying Kelsey NO! Don’t do that, girl… and I wake up saying Stephen’s name because some times I wish he were real and I could get carried away into his life. Hey, don’t tell my husband whom I love dearly and if he ever reads this knows I am not ever leaving him for anyone. 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
write as often as you can and never give up. People want me to give up and the world isn’t kind to writers. It isn’t a business that you go into for the money or the glamour of things. It has to be something that you love because fame may never come. (You really need to be okay with that and don’t quit your day job… it will give your writing inspiration and something to talk about if you ever do become famous.)
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I received a lot of rejections and they were all based on marketing of my book. I was tired of hearing ‘we don’t know how to market that.’ SOOO, I went straight to Kindle and haven’t looked back!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe publishing is going to need to evolve more into the digital age. Reaching people will be required to do through the computer because we are constantly on a computer, phone, or tablet. Publishing will most likely geared towards more tech savvy individuals and less paper. However, I love books! I don’t know what I will do if they should ever go away, but I’m old. My son right now reviews YouTube for reviews on his toys and what he wants for Christmas. He loves books, but I’m not sure they will be around when he gets older. Okay, I’m done… this question is making me sad.
What genres do you write?: Romance, Erotica, New Adult, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Link To Kari Nelson Page On Amazon