Today, I have a special treat for my readers. We’re going to talk to a real live author. She is working on a new romance series and the first book, a novella, released this week.
Along with chatting up Krista Ames, you can read all about her book (I’ve read it, and it’s definitely worth checking out) AND enter an awesome giveaway (Link at bottom of the post).
Welcome, Krista. Thanks for taking time out to chat with my blog followers.
First of all, authors aren’t all about writing. We like to get out of the house sometimes. Let’s go to the movies, Krista. What sort of film do you want to see?
I love the movies, let’s go !!!!! My all-time favorite type of movie is actually the mushy romantic movies (a romance writer’s dream) with a full-fledged happy ending! However…in the last five or so years, since I met and married my hubby, he’s opened my eyes (kicking and screaming, of course) to horror (*shivers*). Not gory horror but the mysterious, scary horror (*shivers even more*). I’ve also gotten hooked by my children on some of the Dystopian movies and just about anything paranormal.
What film comes to mind when someone says “the best movie ever”?
As far as “the best movie ever”? I could group a bunch in that category but my all-time favorite movie is Price & Prejudice, the one with Kiera Knightly!
Let’s talk men, for a moment. My perfect hero is a combination between the generosity of my husband and the hot-factor of Gerard Butler. Describe your perfect hero. Does he resemble anyone in your world?
There is definitely something to be said for Gerard Butler for sure, and I’ve for sure got my hotness favorites like Channing Tatum and Kenny Chesney but I think my perfect hero is my hubby (me too!). He came into my life when I was grieving over a failed marriage and raising three kids on my own. He is everything that I always wanted in a husband. He holds my hand when we go for a drive or a walk, he hugs & kisses me for no reason and tells me he loves me all the time. It’s really nice to hear it first. There’s always a kiss good morning, a kiss when he walks in the door from work and even if we do argue over something before bed, we still kiss goodnight. He loves me and makes sure I know it 🙂
Readers always want to know about an author’s quirks. Let’s talk about where we work. I love writing in a well-lit area that is extremely quiet – could be my office or my patio. What is your best “creative” space like?
I am a stay at home mom with four kids and FOUR crazy schedules so, the place I actually like to write is the dining room table. It is right in the midst of the living room and kitchen. I can see all from that spot. Big table so I can spread out and a lot of light to see. Plus I can watch those horror movies with my hubby and still be in my work area. The laundry room is right around the corner for when the dryer dings or a hop-skip to the kitchen sink for dishes. My kids always know right where to find me.
WOW! I admire full-time moms who can turn on their creative genius in a house full of controlled chaos. I could never figure out how to do that, which is why my full-time writing career is happening now that my nest is empty.
I’m still waiting for my first fan letter from someone I don’t know personally. What is the most meaningful thing a stranger has ever said about any of your stories? OR what would be the most meaningful thing a stranger could say to you about your writing?
To be honest, I’m still waiting on mine as well I did one time have a couple different review blogs tell me how great my writing was, and it made my heart melt !
Now for a few quick answers, just for fun:
- Army or Navy? Do I have to choose? Ok, Navy
- Cowboy or Fireman? Tough choice…. Cowboy
- Chocolate or Strawberry? Strawberry
- Mints or Gum? Mints
- Morning or Evening? Evening
- Cats or Dogs? (I know you have both, so yes, this is a trick question) lol, Dogs
- Bike or Walk? Walk
- Unicorn or Pegasus? Pegasus
- Greek or Roman? Greek
So much for us being twins! We agree on cowboys, mints and Pegasus in this list. Oh well. It was a blast getting to know another author. Thanks for stopping by and chatting with us.
Sharon, thanks so much for having me on your blog. I had a great time answering your questions!
All you ever wanted to know about the Author:
Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan. She is married to a very supportive man who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours. He is excellent at bouncing ideas around with and even helps the occasional writers block. He’s also a terrific “in house” editor. Krista is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy. With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and a playful kitty, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.
Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished. She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.
She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime.
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Title: Morgan’s Mountain, A Montana Series Novella
Author: Krista Ames
Publisher: Roane Publishing
On the proverbial run from another failed relationship, Morgan finds herself in the one place she always found solace. With every intention of being alone, she’s surprised when she comes across the one person she never expected.
Luke would go to the ends of the earth to figure out why Morgan ran away five years ago and make things right with her. However, a dangerous trek up the mountains to her family’s cabin might not have been the smartest choice. To say she was happy to see him would be a huge lie. Having to rescue him, mortifying for Luke.
Toss a kidnapper into the mix and their feelings for each other are brought into perspective, revealing parts of themselves they never thought would come to light.
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