K.A. Poe began writing at a very young age and was often praised for her skills even before middle school. She completely wrote her first full-length novel in 2008 at the age of nineteen. She specializes in fantasy novels, both modern and mythical. She currently resides in the deserts of Arizona with her husband and daughter. Writing has always been her passion in life.
When she isn’t occupied with her family and writing, she enjoys playing games such as Skyrim and Sims 3. You might also find her deeply immersed in a book or drawing random doodles.
She has currently published three books (Twin Souls, Hybrid, and Sacrifice – Books 1, 2, and 3 of the Nevermore series), with their sequel being completed in the near future. She is also working on several other novels outside of the nevermore series.
What inspires you to write?
My mind is almost constantly running with ideas, a lot of which come to me in my sleep – I can have some of the oddest, most interesting dreams. Additionally, playing fantasy games gets my thoughts churning!
Tell us about your writing process.
I commit to writing at least 1,500 words a day, as long as my other priorities allow me to. I will take my laptop and get comfortable on my sofa and let my fingers do their work, or relax out back on my porch swing and let nature help inspire me. I find that soothing classical music, a scented candle and darkness really helps me write. I generally avoid outlining and just go with whatever comes to mind, but I have needed to outline a couple of books recently due to them being so complex – in the end, I found it to be really helpful for the story I was writing.
What advice would you give other writers?
Give yourself a goal and commit to it. If you can only manage 500 words a day, then sit down and write it out – anything is progress to a future novel. Even if it takes you years to complete! Read, watch movies or documentaries relating to your preferred genre, do anything that can get your mind racing with ideas and inspiration!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I contemplated sending out manuscripts for a long time, until I did some research and discovered how much of a hassle it could be and that most authors actually make more of an income through self-publishing than going through a publisher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am positive that self-publishing will flourish in the future.
What genres do you write?
Fantasy, paranormal, young adult, fiction
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print