About P.K. Clouse:
I have always been a voracious reader, but never expected to be a writer. A Cowboy, A Ranch, and Love is my first novel. It is a modern-day Christian, western romance – wholesome, fun, and romantic. I hit the publish button on a Thursday, and received my Medicare card on Saturday. Stopping to count my blessings was the inspiration for this novel. My hope is that as people read this book, it brings a smile to their face and prompts them to thank God for the special people and blessings in their life.
I live on an Angus beef cattle farm in Southwest Missouri. My faith, family, and friends — along with the farm and my collie dog, Harley — are what I thank God for every day. A line from this book, “a work in progress, brought to you by God’s Amazing Grace and Incredible Patience…” is how I view my life.
I encourage anyone considering doing something new, different, challenging after 60 – go for it.
What inspires you to write?
Stopping to count my blessings was the inspiration for A Cowboy, A Ranch, and Love. It is a result of my faith, God, family and farming. A way to weave faith and blessings into a wholesome romance
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Some of my favorite authors are: Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Robert Ludlum
Tell us about your writing process.
Early morning, 4am, ideas and inspiration – handwritten notes – always have pen and paper ready for "ideas" that drop in – overall outline that I can place the various ideas into timeline
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My writing is very dialogue based – so yes, those conversations are going through my head a lot of the time.
What advice would you give other writers?
I went the self-publishing route and hired someone to help with cover, formatting and loading to KDP for my first novel. A marketing plan is key and will require as much or more effort as the writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went the self-publishing route. It is quicker and less costly, even if you pay someone to help you with the process. I found it difficult to get the attention of literary agents or publishers.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I'm sure I'm old-fashioned, but I still like to hold a book in my hands and read it. But, the ebook opens up your audience to a huge group of readers that use technology every day. The self-publishing route provides a great avenue for authors, more so than ever before. I think the future is bright
What genres do you write?: Christian, fiction, romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To P.K. Clouse Page On Amazon
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