Kelley York

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: March 13, 2014

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Current Release: Hushed

Describe your current release by starting out with "In a world".

In a world where childhood romances don't always work out as planned, Archer Pond is second-guessing everything he's done for his best friend, Vivian. Including murdering the people who've wronged her. And his epiphany is all thanks to the new boy in town that Archer is finding himself fascinated by.

What are you working on?

I have a few stories in progress. DIRTY LONDON is an LGBT contemporary YA. I also have an untitled contemporary new adult set in Point Reyes, California, that I'm super excited for. Last but not least, I'm co-writing another contemporary new adult called CAR CRASH HEARTS. Plenty in the works. My goal this year is to publish three books, at least.

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

Ha! Everyone at Entangled Publishing has helped in some form or another. They're awesome that way. I also have several blogger and author friends I've met along my journey who have been key to promoting my stuff. Nyrae Dawn is my best writer friend and we're always eager to talk each others' books up. (Speaking of which... SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL is out now. Just saying. ;) )

Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?

I got an e-mail once from a boy overseas after he read SUICIDE WATCH. The country he lives in isn't very LGBT-friendly, and he told me a little bit about his story and how he feels he'll never be able to come out because of society's views on homosexuals, and that reading my book which mirrored many of his feelings and his depression really meant a lot to him. It was a very touching letter and the best one I've ever gotten.

What is your favorite way to procrastinate?

Video games! I always have some game or another I'm working on. If I don't, then I'm replaying an old one. I'm the sort of person who goes to the midnight release of games just to have it a few hours early.

I also make covers in my spare time, both for my own self-pubbed works (SUICIDE WATCH, DIRTY LONDON) and for Entangled Publishing (PERFECTED, DONNA OF THE DEAD, OLIVIA TWISTED, etc.) and I love it. It's so much fun and I know how important covers are to an author, being one myself. I really strive to bring something to the tables authors are excited and proud to show off.

Thanks, everyone! Be sure to keep an eye out for DIRTY LONDON and CAR CRASH HEARTS, coming soon!