Magic Monday welcomes Romance Author, Kathy L. Wheeler

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Callie: I’m excited today to present Kathy L. Wheeler, a fellow Oklahoma Romance writer, and Soul Mate sister, with her book, Quotable, from Soul Mate Publishing.

Let’s find out a little bit about Kathy:

Kathy: I grew up in Texas and Colorado with two sisters and two brothers. I love pro sports, particularly the NBA—of which I currently hold season tickets, although, that is very stressful. And the NFL, I play fantasy football. I have a Business degree in Management Information Systems (which is computer related) and a minor in vocal music. I love to travel. Anytime I go to a mini conference, I try to schedule at least a couple of extra days to see a museum or live theater production.  Not to mention my favorite pastime working out, Jazzercise.  I’m a busy girl!

Callie: It does sound like a busy life. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Kathy: The bookstore is a fabulous place for ideas.  Or just hanging out at pubs listening to someone’s conversation. Sometimes, I just have to pull out my little notepad and start writing down the things I hear.  On occasion, I have been known to stop them and say, “Uh, could you slow down. I’m a romance writer and I need to make some notes.” Which opens up a whole new crooked path.

Callie: Love those little notebooks we all carry. What does your family think of your writing?

Kathy: I truly have the most supportive family in the world. From daughter, husband, mother, sisters, brothers, in-laws, friends, aunts, uncles… you name it! And the big plus, is that they are located all over the country.

Callie: It’s so nice when your family is behind you. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

Kathy: The most surprising thing I found was that I could write an ending. Every time I finish a book, I’m flabbergasted. And I’ve since written nine, to date.

Callie: I can sympathize. I love writing “The End.” What author do you think your work is similar to?

Kathy: Well, I’d love to say Jayne Ann Krentz – Amanda Quick – Jayne Castle. But I think that’s pushing the envelope. She is absolutely my favorite with her headstrong heroines and brooding heroes.

Callie: Truly a wonderful author. Do you love or hate writing sex scenes?

Kathy: I love writing sex scenes, but I consider them love scenes as I’m not wild about erotica. But I feel a love scene has to fit in the story. If a love scene is just thrown in, I think it shows.  Sort of like a quarterback forcing a throw into double coverage. He’s going to get intercepted—And, it almost never works!

Callie: Good analogy. Thanks so much for joining us today. Here is the link for Kathy’s book: http://amzn.to/LHBhbo

Kathy will award a copy of Quotable to one lucky commenter. Here’s your chance to put your hands on Quotable! And if you don’t win, be sure to pick up a copy!

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5 Responses to Magic Monday welcomes Romance Author, Kathy L. Wheeler

  1. Calisa Rhose says:

    Great interview ladies. Congrats on your book Kathy. I love that you tell people to slow down! :lol:

  2. I totally agree with you about love scenes. I hate when authors force one in when it doesn’t fit with the story. Best of luck with Quotable. Love the cover!

  3. Janna Shay says:

    Great interview. I love Jayne Ann Krentz also.
    Good luck with your book.

  4. Great interview. Kathy, so terrific to see you’re at nine books and counting. Congrats on every successful love scene–and every wonderful ending!

  5. Maddy says:

    “I consider them love scenes as I’m not wild about erotica” great quote – couldn’t agree more. Best of luck with your book.

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