N Kuhn grew up in a small town in Western New York. Having spent her afternoons outside or with a book, she grew up with a love of reading and writing. Her mother and grandmother fully encouraged this in her. Many years later, after a husband and children, she made a promise to her dying grandmother to fulfill her dream of being an author. Her grandmother lived to see N’s name in print. This was a turning moment for her. Driven by ambition and a promise made, she has since published several titles including the Mohawk Trilogy, Tucked In, Buffalo Rocker and the Tricks series.
N Kuhn has several other books that will be out later this year. When she’s not writing, she is in college for a Business degree, runs her blog, bartends and promotes for other authors. Family and coffee are her two staples in life.
Check her out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/nkuhnauthor
You can also follow her on twitter @mrsnkuhn
What inspires you to write?
My grandmother. She wanted me to write, knew I loved it. When she was diagnosed with cancer, writing a book was the only thing she asked of me! I started for her, I continue because I love it.
Tell us about your writing process.
I sit on my couch, usually watching SpongeBob with my 3 yr old and write. I drink tons of coffee. There’s no planning to my books. I just sort of let the story take on it’s own mind. As I write, it tells me where it wants to go!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Absolutely. Everyone thinks I’m crazy, but I talk to myself a lot!
What advice would you give other writers?
Stay positive. Not everyone will like your books. Not everyone will leave you an awesome review. Sometimes it’s going to be negative. DO NOT comment to them, or get defensive. It will only make you look bad. I think that’s a mistake a lot of new authors makes.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am a control freak. I want to do things on my own and can’t stand giving up that control. So, it was an easy decision for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I do think the market is flooded with a bunch of books that make it hard for the good ones to be found. Mostly because a lot of people write a book and throw it up, never considering they need an editor or help. I think there should be some more help for new authors to show them the way. I like the self publishing though. It’s giving authors who never had a chance, an opportunity to share their work.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Romantic Suspense, Erotic
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print