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!