Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Kristy Brown
Your Name or Pen Name you use: Kristy Brown, K.R.Brown
Title of the book you are promoting: Twisted Fate
Link to purchase your Book: http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Fate-Series-Volume/dp/1491237783/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Welcome KB…I, LH have some questions for you 😉
LH: I wanted to be a ballerina, race car driver and a private detective when I was little. What did you want to be when you grew up?
KB: As a child I wanted to be a lawyer, but that changed when I started school. I then wanted to be a writer.
LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?
KB: I have had so many influences through the years. The ones that really made me decide to go toward Paranormal Romance were Cheyenne McCray, Christina Dodd.
LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?
KB: I am a Indie author at the moment, but my hope is to be “discovered”.
LH: As an Indie Author, I was hesitant about being with a publishing company. If you are an Indie author, would you like to be published by a traditional publisher and if so, why or why not?
KB: I would and dream to be with a traditional publisher, the reasons are because they can give you outlets that you can’t get with being Indie. Such as giving you help to promote your books. They can get your book into book stores, when you are Indie it isn’t that easy.
LH: This is easy for me…I’d invite Johnny Depp and I would not discuss movies! Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead, and what one topic would you NOT discuss with them?
KB: So many choices for this one. I think I would have to go with Joe Manganiello. Like you said I wouldn’t be talking about movies.
LH: I personally think that there is way too much sex and violence everywhere in society these days and it’s everywhere but that Hollywood is one of the biggest contributors. Do you think that society as a whole is subjected to too much sex and violence and are you concerned about it? Ever feel conflicted and if so, why?
KB: I believe that sex and violence are ingrained with our world. It is becoming so common place that you can see a naked woman on normal TV. It worries me because I have children, I don’t want them to see the way the world is turning to sex and violence all the time. The image on the TV is what our children grow up to be. I don’t want either of my children to feel they have to be stick thin.
LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen… lol but, I truly would want world peace in the blink of an eye if I could make it happen…If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?
KB: Poverty, I would want to find a way to help people live better lives. Having no money to live on makes things so much harder.
LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”. How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?
KB: I think that a great book cover can bring in many readers, but with that said I also believe that you have to have a great story as well.
LH: I can remember wanting to write as a kid. I got a really late start! Have you always wanted to write and when did you start?
KB: I started when I was in middle school around the age of 10. Have always loved to write.
LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story?
KB: Being able to see the characters in my mind. When they decide to make it a movie I can say I can see that person playing that character.
LH: For me, I just get hit with this whole movie in my head and start writing. How do you come up with your stories?
KB: I am pretty much the same way. I don’t do an outline or anything. I do keep track of my characters though hahaha
LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?
KB: Yes I am, I am writing the 3rd book to my twisted fate series. Then in November I do NaNoWriMo.
LH: I’m working on #6…5 are published and the other one is due out this year… How many books have you written? How many have been published?
KB: I have written 5 only 1 is published at this moment.
LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?
KB: A little of both, I love that I can write something that people will love to read. At the same time I like money.
LH: Some of my family members had a bit of a problem with me writing my first book “A Beautiful Liar” because the character Maggie West is basically me…to a point 😉 They had a problem with the genre and me “putting it all out there” so to speak so I took a pen name. They eventually came around as I have never cared who knows who I am what I’ve done or what they think of me. I’ve never wanted to be famous, just infamous! What has been your biggest problem when it comes to family or friends when writing?
KB: None, they are all very supportive of what I am doing. 🙂
LH: I have never experienced writers block…I have experienced writers “don’t want to”… Have you ever experienced writers block and if so, how did you overcome it?
KB: Not really block, it is more I am not too sure how the movie in my head will go. So I have to let it roll in my mind to see what way I want.
LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”… Do you?
KB: Don’t let reviews keep you from being who you are. No matter what you write be true to your story.
LH: I would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did… If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?
KB: Hmm this is a hard one. If I could go back I think I would work out more. Tell myself to be better at the things I know I can do.
LH: If I could go back in time and tell someone something, I’d go back and tell the founding fathers they were doing a few things wrong…If you could go back in time and tell someone something, who would you tell and what would you tell them?
KB: Another hard one, I think I would go back and find the person who invented cigarettes and tell him not to. Tell him that by just that one invention he was pretty much the reason for thousands of deaths.
LH: I would freak out if someone contacted me and said they wanted to make one of my books or my series of book into a movie as I am really very shy in person and I’d probably go into hiding. I don’t think I could handle it. How would you handle it? Who would be the first person you told?
KB: First I would blush to the roots of my hair. Second I would be jumping up and down screaming about how happy I was. It is a dream to have a book made into a show but it isn’t a deal breaker in my life. I would tell my husband J
Thanks for that fun and interesting interview KB…Now… for the fun stuff!
Favorite Beverage? Cherry Coke
Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble Bath
Favorite Color? Red
Take out or Dine in? Dine In
Camping or Hotel? Hotel
Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate
Dogs or Cats? Both!
Favorite Food? Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Favorite Song? Don’t really have A song.
Favorite Movie? Rose Red
Favorite Car? Mini Van 🙂
Sex or Chocolate? Both!
And now for the essay part of the interview 😉
LH: If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go, what would you do and who would you take?
KB: This one is easy for me, I would go to Ireland. I have a calling to go overseas and see the amazing things there. I would bring my husband, who I have been with for almost fifteen years. The journey would be a great vacation. We would hop from place to place seeing the standing stones, and the fields of green.
I love to take photos so I would need to have a hard drive for use this vacation. After Ireland we would go to Scotland. I would find the people that I have meet online and connect with them. To see the world in this way would be a dream come true. We would then go to Cairo to see the pyramids. Connect with the past in a way I can’t here in the US.
Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of Kristy Brown’s