About Kay Harris:
I am a College Professor, Anthropologist, and former Park Ranger. I have written about many things in my professional life — parks, adventures, and history — but I started writing romance for the love of it. As an avid reader of romance novels, I couldn’t help but write them myself. I penned “Love on the Rocks” and fell so deeply in love with the characters that I wrote three more books in the series, and am working on a forth. “Love on the Rocks” kicks of the “Love on Tour” Series with a bang. I hope you enjoy reading about Dani, Sean, and Hank as much I enjoyed writing down their stories.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by people. I am an Anthropologist by trade and a people-watcher by nature. I love to find to hear people’s stories, and to watch them navigate through life. And what could be better than a love story?
Tell us about your writing process.
I have never written a true outline. I play out the stories in my head. Sometimes, if I can’t get to a computer fast enough, I jot down my ideas in brief sentences on a notepad so I don’t forget them. Then I sit down at my computer and let it all pour out. I rarely have to refer to the notes. Usually the act of writing it down helps me remember the direction I was planning to go. I write my books from the beginning to the end and don’t skip around. Then I go back and clean it up. I add a lot of scenes after I’ve completed the initial draft to fill out the story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters. They play out in my head like they are on stage. I usually identify strongly with one character and that is why I write in first person.
What advice would you give other writers?
I am a new author and I am always gathering advice from others. I guess that is my advice — listen to your friends, family, and peers. Show them your work and take their honest feedback.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The first time I self-published I did it so that my friends and family could read my book. I was so excited about it and self-publishing on Amazon was the easiest way to share it. Then I got hooked on the idea that people might actually want to read my stuff. And then I became obsessed with sharing my beloved characters with others.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that self-publishing is the future. I think it’s great, because it gives a chance to authors that might have wonderful stories, but would never be given a chance by traditional publishers, or they don’t have the time to spend years submitting to agents in exchange for hundreds of rejection letters. A regular person with a 9-5 job can write a great story and people can read it.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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