Author Interview and Giveaway!
Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve pretty much always written. About six years ago I decided to get serious about it, took some classes and got a mentor.
What is your writing ritual (if you have one)?
Three coffees, some messing around on the internet, catching up with emails etc, and then getting my word count down for the day. Or that’s how it’s supposed to work.
Who is your Favourite Author?
Probably Stephen King. I love “The Stand”.
What are your favourite books? All time and book-of-the-moment.
My all timers would be: Pride and Prejudice, Gone with the Wind, and Betty Blue. My books of the moment are: Uncommon Pleasure by Anne Calhoun, Left Drowning by Jessica Park and The Kathleen Turner series by Tiffany Snow.
What writing support network do you have?
I have some great writer friends who help me with feedback and also kick my butt whenever they deem that necessary.
What are your most loved and most loathed moments of writing/publishing?
Getting good reviews and hearing from people who loved your book, that rocks. I’m also very grateful for the friends I’ve made since I started writing. Bad reviews will always suck and so do deadlines.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. That they bother to take the time to read something I wrote is huge. That they enjoy my stories? Wow. I can’t thank them enough.
Where did the idea for Lick come from?
The opening scene popped into my head one day, a girl waking up hung-over to hell and back with no recollection of what had happened the night before. So of course, she would have needed a hot guy to hold her hair for her while she hurled. And we all know, only people who adore you will do that. To further mess with her, I decided he needed to be someone fabulous and famous. The story just sort of went from there...
How did you go about choosing the names for your lead characters?
I’m into old fashioned names lately for my heroines. I’ve also written about a Roslyn and a Violet in the past year. For my men, I like simple and strong names.
Who was your favourite character to write about?
Mal is a hoot. He has no filter and his sense of humour can be quite random.
Did you always know Mal was going to have a story to tell?
I tend to write with a series in mind. Once I’ve created a world I like to spend some time there and really get to know the characters. And Mal badly needs to be smacked upside the head by love. I can’t say that enough. HE NEEDS IT.
Where did the name for the Band come from?
I think one of the guys in at my original small digital publisher, Momentum, came up with it as a series name. Then we held a competition to name the band because I couldn’t think of anything I was happy to go with. A lovely blogger by the name of Kaetrin suggested we use Stage Dive for the band also. It was a bit of “duh” moment for all of us.