One of my close friends and critique partners is Kiss Carson. She's got two fabulous releases from the Wild Rose Press: Illusions of Destiny and Jewels of the Sun. Both are red hot and fun to read.
Welcome Kiss! Thanks for stopping by. Just a few questions so we all get to know you a bit better.
1. How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I was 13. I started writing stories about my favourite music stars eg Duran Duran (I was Mrs Simon Le Bon for years!!!! Hehehe). At about 15, I started writing paranormal and fantasy romances. I guess it’s in my blood.
Very cool. I thought I'd be the next Mrs. Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block... ah such is life.
2. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Writer’s block. Ewwww! I can’t say I’ve ever suffered badly from it. I usually say I’m on holidays. I read lots of books and watch all my favourite movies to try to get my mind working again. Other than that, I kill everyone in my current manuscript in a furious rage and go back and rewrite later.
Isn't it nice to know you can't get into trouble for it! : )
My characters always come first. For me, the characters shape the plot. I’m a panster so I never really know what’s going to happen when I start typing.
4. What are you reading now?
The Idiots Guide to Writing Erotic Fiction. Hot and steamy has never been my forte!!! I’m also reading The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Medeiros.
5. How do you come up with the titles to your books?
I usually take something from the story. Illusions of Destiny came to me when the heroine believed her destiny was nothing but an illusion. Jewels of the Sun is named after the diamond pillars in the book. For the most part, I name my books after the heroine until something strikes me. I don’t stress over the names of my books.
6. What inspired you to write your first book?
Illusions of Destiny. I’ve been asked this before, and honestly, I don’t know. The book started out as a time travel. Then, the hero grew wings and the heroine turned into a sceptic divorcee. I had been watching lots of Barbie shows with my daughter, so I don’t know whether something crept into my subconscious from those.
Thanks for the great interview. You can get your own copies of her books by going to WildRosePress.com or to http://www.kisscarson.com.au/