Sunday, July 6, 2014

to day we are going to have an author interview

Good Sunday all hope you are all having a great weekend. And those who were celebrating the 4th you all had a great weekend.
 Today we are doing a author interview with a up and coming indie author from Australia . KC Riley- Gyer.

So lets all give her a warm welcome

Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi Patricia, thanks for having me. =groans with a smile= I've always hated this question because I never know what to say. Well, I'm KC Riley-Gyer and am 47 years old. I'm short, cuddly, disabled and shy. Since I was 12 I've been attempting to write but my attempts didn't improve until after I turned 20. I have worked in a number of jobs (not writing related) and love using my word processor and graphics programs. With no children or pets, I tend to lead a fairly quiet life. When not writing, I pass the time with family and friends, puzzle based games, movies and tv, and internet and graphics.

What made you want to become a writer?
I've always loved (and still do) reading and movies, especially fiction in most of its forms. That led me to writing. I was always attempting it but my grasp on the use of English (for writing) made my attempts not that great. I kept trying though and role playing games like Dungeons&Dragons helped. Eventually I succeeded =smiles=

Tell us a bit about your books.
My books are adventure romances set in Brisbane Queensland Australia with characters of vampires, were-creatures, hunters and every day people whose path intersect with each other. The books are set in modern day to near future.

What makes your books different then most books in the genre?
Hmmm... What makes them different? Nothing really obvious. My vampires aren't all super beings (outside of  some of the standard vampy stuff that is), my were-creatures - while having a longer life than the humans - don't live forever and my humans aren't all rich. Each character has their basis in starting out as average people, that it's their mental make-up and life events that decides how they behave.

Do you have any rituals, that you do when you are writing?Nope, I have no rituals at all. If I'm in the mood to write (when I'm not making time to write), I can write anywhere with pen & paper, computer or mobile device. I don't have to have absolute quiet or music on or any other such things to get me in the zone. I guess I'm lucky

Now for some rapid fire questions...

Coffee or tea?

Men with chest hair or not?
Preferably not but a light amount is acceptable =chuckles=

Favorite snack when reading?
Whatever's available but chocolate or chips (crisps) are a good start. They're my favourites =big smile=

Your all time favorite book?
Ohhhhh... I have so many. That's the problem of being a lover of books. But if I have to really pick one... The oldest I have in my collection that I still read every now and then is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
You have two books out now is there a third book in the works . If there is when will it be out?
Oh yes, there is a third, fourth, fifth, sixth, etc. I'm sure you get the idea =laughs=. Book 3 will be available real soon... A month, more or less. I'm finalising the details now.
Where can we find your books?
Books 1 and 2 can be found on my website: Both the printed books and the ebooks are currently on special.

Last but not least what would you tell anyone who wants to start writing?
To anyone who wants to start writing... Just write. Don't worry about needing the right atmosphere and/or location, or whether you're a plotter or a pantster as they will make themselves clear to you as time progresses. Just write what coms to mind, don't edit until your first draft is complete. And trust me, it will be a first draft of many. But that is a good thing. Honest. Just don't rush it but definitely stick with it. Don't give up just because it might be difficult or you think it sucks. Walk away from it for a little while if need be, but come back to it and just write.

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