As promised, I have a special guest today. Kate Patrick is with me and we’re talking about her new release with Siren BookStrand Publishing. This is her debut novel, and it’s called One Sizzling Summer.
Welcome, Kate. Let’s get started, shall we?
Where does your inspiration come from when you start a new book?
Kate: It’s usually a song from the radio or a CD I’m listening to in the
car. Some part of the lyrics spark a mini-movie in my head, and it
sticks. Before I know it, I’ve woven a complete backstory for the
couple, and it must go on paper! Music plays a HUGE part in my
writing. It can make you feel sexy, sassy, sensuous, lonely, sad…
the list is endless.
You have a full time job, a family, and are now a published author. How do you balance it all?
Kate: I’d like to say I have it completely organized, but I don’t. My family
comes first, then the demands of my job. I prefer writing when it’s
quiet, so I am not interrupted when working through a scene. That
pretty much leaves late at night and early morning hours for developing
my stories. Needless to say, I rely on Derma Blend to cover up the
dark circles around my eyes!
How would you categorize your writing style?
Kate: Much to my mother’s dismay, it is erotic romance, NOT to be confused
with erotica. I write love stories that are about a passionate romance
that ignites between a man and woman and cannot be ignored. When I
write love scenes, I give a lot of details so the reader can sense the
unmistakable “chemistry” between the lovers. It is not filled with
random, casual sex. My readers will get a “happily ever after”.
I guess my philosophy toward writing is that people are so busy with
daily life, that I want to offer an escape with a story that can become a
fantasy for the reader. Hopefully, they will end up with a satisfied grin
on their face!
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