Hi A. Katie Rose. Thanks for joining us on Night Owl Reviews. Please share with us something about your book "Under the Wolf's Shadow".
The climactic wrap up of the "Saga of the Black Wolf" series. Raine must enter hell in order to free his wolf god sire. Ly'Tana longs to be with him, but must first discover what god/goddess wants her death.
What's your writing process like?
Back in the days before I became published and needed to spend tons of time marketing, (and before the onset of so many cats under my roof), I'd spend three to four hours in my evenings writing. Then go to work the next day, think, make notes and after work edit what I wrote the night before. Then write more and repeat the next day.
Which authors do you follow religiously?
I adore Stephen King, but I've been too busy to read any of his new stuff. I read a Tami Hoag last Christmas while on a trip to visit my dad. Between work, writing and publishing, too many cats and my horses, I don't have a great deal of time to spend reading.
What should readers expect from you titles?
Action. Adventure. Twists. Turns. Romance. And no few battles and fights to keep my readers looking for more.
What books have you analyzed to help grow yourself as an author?
Can't say that I have. I'm a seat of the pants writer.
What's next for you as an author?
Working my tail off to market my books, promote and promote and promote and while doing all that work my day job and write another book. The fifth of my "Saga of the Black Wolf" series is underway but no where near complete. My "Unforgiven" book needs a sequel and I have a couple other books in mind.
What is your favorite way to procrastinate?
Sitting in front of a "Criminal Minds" dvd. Plain and simple.
Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?
A few people offered me their help and support. My sister, Barb, who bought into another of my books, "The Unforgiven" and is my investor. My best friend, Lisa, who, since our college days, believed in me and always told me how much she loved my writing. And all the other people in my little Katie world who keep telling me, "It'll happen".
If you could have dinner with an author, who would it be?
Stephen King, without a doubt. I gotta meet that man someday.
What's a writing day like for you?
Most of my writing takes place in my evenings after work. A full writing day is usually a rain day where I can't shoot cars. But when I'm writing a novel, or adding a chapter, I reread what I wrote the night before, and as I work through the day my mind is busy working through plots, dialogue, that doesn't make sense but this does and the really cool, "Oh, that would make awesome foreshadowing!"
Do you feel music has inspired your writing?
Once or twice. I listened to Metallica's song "Unforgiven" and based my last book's title on that song. I also named a character after really listening to Led Zepplin's song, "All Of My Love".
What's your day job like?
While not exactly glamorous or thrilling, I take a great deal of satisfaction with it. I'm a photographer and my topics are cars. I photograph cars for dealerships. I love seeing my work online, or in ads or on a salesman's desk or computer as he tries to sell a car. I love keeping my customers happy, and I hope I can continue that as a writer.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Oh, an extrovert for certain! At work, I'm always smiling and saying hi to anybody and everybody. People always seem to like waving, smiling and saying hi to me, too. But I also have days where I long to be a hermit writer. But I doubt that would last long.
What technological advancement could you not live without?
My computer. Gotta have it to write. I can't go back to pen and paper - cramps my hand something chronic.