Today's guest is MuseItHot erotic romance author, Kat Holmes. Kat is a multi-published author with severl books to her credit.
AUTHOR: Kat Holmes
BOOK TITLE: Heart Of The Queen
PUBLISHER: Muse It Hot Publishing Inc.
Please tell us about yourself? I’ve been an avid reader since I was very young. My mom fostered a love of words and language within me from before I could even read. That love naturally led to a desire to write the kind of stories I liked to read. I love fantasy/paranormal books with romance in them. But I noticed there weren’t a lot of really good books out there at the time that fit what I liked. So, I started to write them.
Tell us your latest news? My latest news hmm? Well, I recently signed my 10th contract with Muse and also got on board with the staff. I now handle sending all our books out for review consideration, and I’m having a blast with it.
When and why did you begin writing? I’ve been writing for years because I couldn’t find stories that were in the genres I really loved, but I never thought about getting published. I credit the desire for that with a friend and fellow author named N.J. Walters. She encouraged me to try.
What inspired you to write your first book? The first story I ever wrote came about because I was so tired of seeing wimpy females who always needed the man to get her out of trouble. I like a story where men can help a woman out, but not because she’s helpless to do it herself.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? (Has anyone ever realized it?) Some things are. My books are fiction, but there are things that happen in them that have happened in my real life. My mom knows it, and I’m sure some others who know my history have figured it out. It’s really impossible to tell a story and not impart a part of your own reality into that book.
What books have most influenced your life most? Anything by N.J. Walters. That woman is amazingly talented, but she’s also really giving to others. I can’t say enough about that woman.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? N.J. Walters hands down.
What book are you reading now? What do you like, or not, about it? Currently I’m reading Magic Is Faster Than Light by Jim Hartley. The book is amazing. I love the combination of science fiction and paranormal magic. It’s so unique.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? More than I can name. Chrystalla Thoma, Jim Hartley, Kaye Manro, Marsha Moore, and Mike Arsuaga just to name a few.
What are your current projects? This is going to be a busy year for me. I’ve already finished two books, and I have book two in Artica series, book two in my Hekate’s Web series and books seven and eight in my Gods At Work series to do. My mom and I are also working on a joint project together.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? No. I wanted to correct some wrongs done to a very misunderstood Goddess and I think I accomplished that.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? My health. Sometimes I am just not physically up to doing it and that frustrates me no end.
Do you ever have problems with writers block? If so how do you get through it? No I haven’t. Usually my problem is too many ideas flying at once.
What do you do when you’re not writing/editing or thinking about writing/editing? Blogging, managing my blog talk radio show, doing review work, and for fun chasing my cats all over the house.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? Big surprise here…N.J. Walters. The woman can paint a story with words and her characters become family almost. You really feel for them.
What was the hardest part of writing your book? That book came to me in days. I can’t say there was anything hard about it. My mom had more trouble with it because of certain parts of the content.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Never stop trying. You will get rejections, even after you’ve been published. I have. It’s just part of the process. But never give up.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Thank you all for your support and I hope you enjoy my stories.
Who is your publisher and how did you connect with them? Muse It Up Publishing Inc. and its hot side publishes my books. I found them by laying a game of follow the bouncing editor. My editor from another pub house was leaving, and I loved her so much that I couldn’t los her. So I followed her to her new house.
How can we find you? Website, Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc. - please share your public links. Oh lord I have several places. My website is www.authorkatholmes.webs.com, and my Facebook id is Kat Holmes. My blog is http://katluvr130.blogspot.com and you can find me on twitter at @KatHolmes.