Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Welcome, K. Starling

Welcome to From the Pages, Kissa. I’m so happy you could join us today. I know readers want to learn more about you and your writing, so I’ll get right to the questions.

How long does it typically take you to finish a writing project?

When my muse inspires me I can write a lot in a short time. On a good day I can write around 5K words. There are days when I do good to get a blog written. Longer works take a few months and I always try to let them sit a while before I go back, edit and then submit.

When you’re not writing, what do you like to do?

I love to read, listen to music, do yoga and meditate. I spend time every day with my family and pets. I love old movies and drinking from bendy straws.

Bendy straws! I love those, too.

Can you tell us anything about what you’re working on now?

I’m in the process of finishing two stories. One is I Heart You. I hope to submit this to Alyson Books before the end of the year. The other is a short fetish story for Red Rose Publishing. In January I will start edits on Celtic Destiny, a sweet romance due out in May from Lyrical Press, Inc.

Where do you see yourself in the future? Will you still be writing, or do you have a new adventure on the horizon?

I love to do different things so I imagine I’ll be trying several new things in the next few years but I also plan to continue writing. I have a few stories in print but one of my goals is to have my own book in print—with only my name on the cover.

If you had the choice of being stranded on a desert island or lost in a huge city, which would you prefer and why?

I’m a people person so I’d have to pick a huge city even though I’d be terrified. At least there I could call someone or find a nice, quiet tea room and calm myself down. I so love a hot cup of tea.

In the house—shoes or bare feet?

Shoes are kind of like clothing—they should be left at the door.

Guilty pleasures. Got any? Remember, this is a G-rated interview!

Chocolate and nuts—cashews are my favorite. Oh and long bubble baths.

How did you spend your first royalty check? Was it a splurge, or something practical?

I used it to pay bills. I had visions of buying something cool but then the darn blasted electric company demanded I pay them! How rude.

What do you love most about being an author?

I love release days, letters from readers, and the sense of accomplishment I get when I finish a story, sign a contract or finish edits.

Do you believe in extraterrestrial beings?

I do. There has to be more out there. It would be highly conceited of us to think we were the only creatures living in this huge thing called a world.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us today?

I’m just venturing into the huge world of sweet romance so I’d like to get feedback from readers. I have a short story, Sweet Tea Maggie, out now as part of the One Touch, One Glance, A Sweet Romance Anthology from Freya’s Bower.
I also have a sweet romance novella, Celtic Destiny, in edits now and slated for release in May of 2009.
f you like sweet romance buy one or both and let me know what you think. If you love my writing definitely write and let me know what you liked best. (I am such a mail hog!)

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Kissa, thank you so much for visiting with us today! I loved having you here. Please feel free to stop by again sometime.


Mary said...

Nice interview!

Dru said...

I didn't know there were interviews. This was a good one.