KT Grant

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: July 16, 2010

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Please tell us your latest news!

The past few months have been an amazing time for me. Not only did I publish my debut, Lovestruck, a May/December Contemporary Lesbian Romance available from Noble Publishing Romance, but I also have a short story in an erotic anthology from Ravenous Romance called Once Upon a Threesome out now.

On August 1st, I will also have a short straight erotic romance available from Decadent Publishing called, For the Love of Mollie and a Lesbian Pirate Romance available in the fall from Ravenous Romance called, The Princess's Bride.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I would probably build more upon the personal lives of my two main characters in order to give them more depth and explanation on why they act the way they do.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

My all time favorite author is Stephen King. His work speaks to me in ways no other author has. He can introduce a group of characters in such a way that they each have their own personality and individuality. Almost every book I've ever read by him has made me sit back and think and want to read all over again.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I used to be the type of writer that is touch and go. I would just sit down and write scene to scene. Now I'm more into outlining a book before I begin so I know the setting and the characters instead of spur of the moment scenes or descriptions that may back me into a corner that I can't get out of.

Do you see writing as a career?

My biggest dream is to make my writing a career. I think most writers who make it as published authors hope for the same thing.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

My interest in writing grew when I entered high school and began reading more books and writing papers on them. From there I decided I wanted to write my own stories and characters. I started writing poetry, moved on to writing short stories and then from that more full length novels. Writing has been in my blood ever since I could remember.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Writing takes dedication and the motivation to stick to it. As long as you love writing and enjoy what you're doing, then you should be able to succeed. Don't let anyone ever tell you that you're not good enough. Believe in yourself and your work and you will be very surprised at what you can accomplish. Not many can write a story, let alone start one. Take each day it comes and pat yourself on the back for being able to put your ideas and imagination on paper.

How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?

My mother has always been big on reading and writing. Only my mother has read a few of my books so far because she gives me excellent feedback. My father and sister or more the types who like hearing about my books. I would say they are very proud at my accomplishments.

What did you do before you became a writer? Do you write full time?

I work as a freelancer in the television and video industry. For the moment write part-time.

What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?

I'm starting to outline more before I start a book, but I do find myself at times writing by the seat of your pants. Sometimes a character will decide they want to do something very different then what you first expect. The fun is seeing where that character will take you.

Do you have a favorite object that is pertinent to your writing? If so what is it and please describe it. (Pen, Coffee Cup, Pet, Blanket, Chair)

I need to sit in my Ikea rocking chair. That's my writing chair that helps me flex my brain.

Do you have a ritual when it comes to writing? Example..get coffee, blanket, paper, pen and a comfy place

For some reason I like to start writing at the top of the hour. I need total quiet and meditate for a few minutes to relax. I shut down all outside forces (mainly Twitter) and get to it.

KT Grant. "Author of "out of the box" romances. Think of sexy, sweet and everything in between."

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