She writes in various genres: rom-com, suspense, and fantasy to name a few. As a lover of great movies, music, and books, her characters express interests in each as well as so much more. The worlds she creates are based upon dreams and imaginings that will take the reader on a journey unlike any other.
Kelsey calls Georgia her home. She is mother to a wonderful son (who is her man-child), loves playing games, Marvel, and exploring. Her first completed series is The Norton Sisters. Watch for what’s to come with the characters who trust her with their stories and all of the upcoming series.
Stories with Heart. Sass. Shock. Romance at your fingertips.
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What inspires you to write?
I've always enjoyed creating worlds. Getting lost in the characters lives and stories takes me to a happy place. It allows me to give myself over to a part of myself that is truly free. I pull from all aspects of my world. It could be music, conversation, television, and/or movies. Each of those are elements that influence the characters I've grown to love.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I have so many. There are a number of them who I enjoy. I love Maya Angelou, Terri McMillan, J.R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost, and Gena Showalter. I could keep going but I'll stop there.
Tell us about your writing process.
I've given my process a name. It's the puzzler. The ending of a story sometimes come to me first. Other times it's the beginning then the ending. The parts of the main story tend to piece together as scenes come to me at different times. I've tried to go from the beginning to the end of a story and have failed miserably at it. I commend those who can do it.
The research aspect comes as the scenes appear and the characters' stories develop. I love that aspect of it almost as much as I do creating the scenes of the stories. I'm also a visual person so I sketch the character homes and cities. A lot of drawing happens. I also use Pinterest for visual aids.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do listen to and talk to the characters. My son thinks it's the most hilarious thing ever. There are moments when I find myself laughing out loud at some of their antics or crying to the point of sobbing. It sounds absolutely insane to those who are outside the book world.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would tell them to make sure to take time for themselves. It takes a lot to create the characters and worlds we create. The worst thing we can do is focus so much on the writing and deadlines that we burn out. That's a disservice not only to ourselves but our readers.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I originally tried to go the traditional route. I heard back from a couple places but one or two asked for an upfront deposit. A couple others said they weren't interested. A friend told me about self-publishing, so I did some more research and decided that was the road for me.
My goal is still to publish traditionally. I'm working on taking the steps to try that road again.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Right now, my focus is taking life one book at a time. I currently have no projections.
What genres do you write?: rom-com, suspense, mc, and fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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