Monday, April 25, 2016

Interview with Kaylee Song during the Release of "Still Here "










Kaylee Song is from rural Pennsylvania. She lived in Pennsylvania, Georgia and DC, and is now moving back to Pennsylvania. She is married and has a dog and cat. She loves reading anything that has a romantic plot and just cannot get enough to read. She is fast approaching thirty and happy as a clam with her life.  She has an amazing husband who is very supportive and they plan to travel the world together.














What is the first book you read that comes to mindWhy is it so important to you?

It's this  book that I read as a teen that I stole from my mom's library pile. I loooved it. And I should not have read it. But ever since I read itI knew that I wanted to be a romance writer. I believe it was called To Love a Man by Karen Robards. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K0JFG4Q/

What made you start writing books? 

I've always wanted to write. When I was a teen I wrote fanfiction (Nsync, shhh it is my secret!). 

How much of you and/or your surroundings is a part of your storiesIs the influence based on a conscious decisionor do you periodically recognize yourself in one of your characters and it wasn’t planned? 

I'm always writing about myself. Every female character has a little bit of me. Hell, every male character has a little bit of me too. :D It's not always conscious but I know that I do it.  What author/actor or musician do you ‘fangirl/fanboy’ over 

Author -  Amanda Quick.


Musician - Justin Timberlake (see above, lol).
What does your perfect writing day look like?
Do you plan when and how long you writeor does it happen without planning?

I'm up but in chair by 6 am and I write until noon, then lunch then I write until my husband gets home.  In my ideal world I think stop and have family time. In reality I usually work into the night. :P

What genre is the most intimidating when you think about writing in itExplain why! 

I'm not sure, quite honestly. They are all somewhat intimidating. I try very hard just to keep my head down and write and not get worried.

What do you like to do when you are not writingWhat do you think your profession would be if you were not an author? .  .

I like to do a lot of things. Swim, hike, play DnD, hang out with my friends. If I was not a writer I would probably go back to teaching. I taught at a community college.

What is the most touching reaction you have ever received from a fan? 
 
Gosh there are so many. Anytime someone ims me I am touched. I am also just so privileged to hear about their lives, you know?

Name three characteristics of your writing style that are important yet different from other authors 

I write characters like I know them. Because I do. I am sure other very good authors write that too, but to me that is what makes me stand out.

I write settings that I know. I go there, I feel the earth. I know the landscape. I don't just google.

I don't just write stories I want to read. I listen to my fans, get to know them, listen to their lives and then I write stories I know they want to read too.

I bet all of these things apply to really good authors, but I also think they make me different because I think I interpret it differently. Which of your . characters seems to be the most independentand has taken on a life of their own? 

Wrath. He is my favorite. My baby character. I've wanted to write him for years. Even since I was in high school and one of my friends came back from Iraq without his arm. I knew I wanted to share the story of a military veteran and amputee. Oh, and that guy was one of my first crushes in high school. LOL. 

What do you want tell your readers at the end of this interview? 

Thank you so much for reading. You can email me, im me, facebook friend me, whatever you want. I'm happy to get to know each and every one of you. Thank you so much.