About Kat de Falla:
Author Kat de Falla was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare thanks to her high school English teacher.
Four years at the UW-Madison wasn’t enough, so she returned to her beloved college town for her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist where she fills prescriptions and chats with her patients.
She is married to her soul mate, composer Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch.
What inspires you to write?
I have loved reading and writing since I was little. I wrote poems to my friends in grade school and my autobiography in 7th grade cracked up my whole class. I started as an English Major in college, but went down the science road instead, always knowing I’d come back someday to my lifelong dream of being an author…and I did just that!
Tell us about your writing process.
I know the beginning, middle, and end. For the rest, I’m a total pantser! And if my characters turn in a direction I didn’t expect, I adjust the plot as I go.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Constantly! All my book are movies playing out in my head and characters talking to me. To get them to simmer down, I have to write their story!
What advice would you give other writers?
I have learned to never give up. Keep plugging away at it. Even if it’s a few words here and there. They will add up. And don’t take people’s criticism too seriously. Write for fun and don’t let anyone change that for you!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I submitted my first book high and low and was SO excited when Wild Rose Press picked up my dark fantasy. I have loved working with small publishers because I get personalized attention and yet get the resource of being able to bounce ideas off of other authors.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think books are as old as time and will be with us until the end of time. They are universal. Book, ebook, it doesn’t matter. It’s the thoughts and the words that matter.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Paranormal, Horror, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Suspense
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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