A.B. McKinley

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Interview By: Valerie

Date: February 04, 2013

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Current Release: Kilted Desire – Russian Roulette

Please tell us your latest news!

My new Facebook fan page Scott McKinley Author / Cover Model has just been released and it's going well. I've also just opened a brand new Scottish themed online store that features lots of different items http://www.cafepress.com/kilteddesire.

Describe your current release in two sentences?

This is book two in the Kilted Desire series and it is an action-packed-romantic-adventure that features characters that yer will love and some yer will dislike. It's an emotional rollercoaster.

What main genre do you write in?

Romantic Suspense/Action Adventure

Your books are based on your own life experiences can you tell readers a little bit about your background and what inspired you to tell your story?

I'm from Scotland and spent many years in the military (mainly Special Forces) afore having tae retire due tae an injury sustained on active duty. A lot of interesting things happened in my life both during and especially after my military career and many people suggested that I write a book aboot my experiences. So I did.

You are also your own cover model how did that come about? Do you plan to sell your cover model photos in the future?

I just needed a low cost cover fer my book and if anyone wants tae pay me fer my photos then I'm nae going tae turn it doon. ;)

Do you have a catalogue of your cover model photos?

Only online catalogues.

Now that your second book is out what is next for you? Are you working on the next book in the series?

Aye, I’m currently plotting book three.

You have certainly written a heroic character for readers to fall in love with, who is your real-life hero?

I dinnae have any specific hero but I admire anyone in any branch of the military, police, firefighters, EMS, etc.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity (author or otherwise), whom would you like to have dinner with? The person does not have to be alive now, this question assumes that you also have the ability to time travel. ;)

I could nae make my mind up between Katy Perry and Jennifer Anniston so I'll take them both ;)

Speaking of abilities if you could have any super power what would it be?


As a lad what was your favorite cartoon character?

I had a huge crush on Daphne fae Scooby Doo. I still do tae be honest but I do understand that those shows were made aboot 40 years ago and she probably does nae look as guid anymore.

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


For our final question, now that you have your second book on the market do you have any advice for writers considering self-publishing their work?

Just finish yer book and go fer it! I hear so many people say they started a book and did nae ever finish it - Why? Just finish it and go fer it - Who dares wins ;)