Inspired by the laugh-out-loud and fanciful aspects of cozies, Kathryn Mykel aims to write lighthearted, humorous cozies surrounding her passion for the craft of quilting.
Kathryn is an avid quilter and owner of a successful retail quilting business.
She was born and raised in a small New England town. She enjoys writing cozy mysteries and short ‘mini mysteries'. You will find Kathryn has written a great howdunit where she weaves the plot through her characters and stitches together obscure clues and red herrings.
What inspires you to write?
My ultimate goal is to write something that makes a reader feel good and hopefully laugh out loud (at least once)!
This is my chosen career and I work at it seven days a week. My family inspires me to write every day and be successful.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I read a wide variety of genres and books from Outlander to Game of Thrones.
I love craft and hobby books, as well as thrillers!
My preference is audio book. For me, it's the best way to consume, understand and process a book/story, that I am interested in.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am an outliner. I start with a loose outline of what each chapter should be, then, I let the story tell itself.
I use Google doc's and sheets to create my outline and keep track of my plot points, chapters and word count.
I write every morning (M-F) from 8-10 a.m. with my writing group, then I write and do my marketing periodically throughout the remainder of the day.
On the weekends, I sew & create the quilts and patterns featured in/on the books.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen and talk to my characters, it all depends on what's happening. Sometimes I just have to learn about the character, like I would do with a new or long-time friend.
What advice would you give other writers?
Now that I have one book under my belt, my advice is 'routine'. Find and set a routine that works for you and stick with it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I'm a self published author. I would advise 'education'. I enrolled in Self-Publishing School and my education has been my best investment.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I'm very exciting about the future of of publishing. Readers are going to read. I'll never stop reading (or listening).
What genres do you write?: Cozy Mystery
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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