I love writing for The Wild Rose Press and love meeting my fellow authors there - this is the first time my path has crossed with Kathleen Lash, so I am so glad to welcome her here. So welcome, Kathleen! Looking forward to hearing more about you and your work...
1) Did you set any goals for 2011?
I hope to have three books come out in 2011. One is already slated for March, one in June and keep your fingers crossed with number three.
2) What is the best part of the writing process for you?
I love writing dialogue. Most of the time, what my characters are thinking or showing with actions doesn’t coincide with what comes out of their mouths. I also love stacking the odds against them and giving them a challenge. Real life isn’t easy. The moments of greatest peril, struggle and strife are typically what defines us as humans. I believe it should also be that way in books.
3) The worst part?
Details such as what the characters are wearing, hairstyles and things like that come later. I’m always adding that type of thing on my last go-through before sending it to an editor.
4) What is the book you wish you’d written?
Well, I love horror, you know, those page turners that you read late into the night? I wish I had more of a flare for writing really scary books.
5) Favourite author/s & book/s?
I can’t even begin to name just a few. With the boom of e-books, I have the opportunity to read so many talented authors. I love the e-book market and discovering new authors to read and follow.
Whisper from The Wild Rose Press is scheduled for release March 11th. I originally wrote this book twenty years ago and revamped it for submission. I love the story. It hits home for a number of reasons. We’ve always had a houseful of kids. Many of them these last ten years. As my sons grew, my youngest always befriended those boys who’d gotten kicked out of their home, or their mom went to prison, or dad married a new woman and couldn’t have a nineteen year old from a previous marriage in the house. Whisper is about taking in strays.
7) Tease us with a blurb/short except
After an accident at work, Keith returns home to heal. What he finds is the soft spoken woman who lives across the street, running his household and caring for his brothers. When Whisper looks after him too, Keith finds it impossible to think about her anywhere but in his home. He believes he’s found the one thing missing in his life—someone for him.
That changes when he learns Whisper isn’t her real name. She doesn’t work at a computer company. Her sister is, in fact, her sister-in-law and Whisper’s being hunted by an ex-husband, private investigators and Federal agents. Common sense tells him to protect his brothers, turn his back, and forget about the woman who lives a lie. Every instinct screams for him to hold on and keep her safe.
8) What is your favourite attribute of the hero and heroine?
Keith is a typical blue collar worker who rolls up his sleeves, does what he has to and doesn’t concern himself with the sacrifices he makes in his life. He always has room for a kid who needs a hand.
Whisper lives a lie but can’t hide who she really is. I love her quiet, loving nature and her ability to sacrifice any and everything for the people she loves.
9) What’s next?
I’m working on a short erotic story and then off to revise another spicy contemporary about a doctor and a construction worker. Oh, and I have a sci-fi erotic series I continue to work on.
10) Tell me where you write?
I have an office which is cozy, organized, clean and has my framed book covers on the walls to remind me I need to keep writing.
11) Where would you like your career to be in 5 years?
In five years I’d like to have more published works and feel more confident in my abilities.
12) Where can we find you?
Rachel, it’s been wonderful. Thanks so much for taking time to have me as a guest on your blog.
You're welcome and it's been great having you here! Love your covers, by the way. Who is the artist? I am obsessed with covers! ; )
Over to you guys for comments & questions...