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Sunday, May 31, 2015

*AUTHOR FEATURE* Kim Carmichael


Our latest author feature is on Kim Carmichael! Recently Kim took a few minutes to chat with me about her work & I'm sharing that interview with you! If you haven't yet, pick up one of Kim's novels! They are amazing!

1) Why did you decide to start writing?
I started writing because I love a happy ending. I was reading fan fiction and threw my hat in the ring, then decided I simply love telling a story.
2) Do you think authors can succeed in multiple genres or should they stick with a single genre?
I think they can write multiple genres, I know I do, but I think for branding purposes you do get known for one genre. But I have had a lot of good luck with crossing the genre line.  
3) What do you feel is the biggest reward to you with writing?

Actually getting to write and then that magic moment when a reader ‘gets it.’
4) Who are some of your favorite authors & why?
VC Andrews – because only she could tell that type of story and have everyone clamoring for more. Johanna Lindsay – True romance at its core. Beatrice Small – Great historical romance author.
5) What are the biggest hurdles to overcome as an author?
Trying not to fixate on the numbers and what other people are doing and focus on my own writing. Making sure I do write and not get caught up in things that don’t matter.
6) Is there any advice that you can offer for new writers?
Don’t stop writing, always try to hone your craft and don’t let others bring you down. Also GET AN EDITOR!! 
7) Tell us a few random personal things about yourself personal & professional!
I love my day job. I really do.
I work in sales and not watching numbers goes against my DNA but I try.
I crochet.
I have a Master’s Degree.
I have seen Phantom of the Opera (Play) over 100 times but that is not my favorite version, I much prefer the Yetsin/Kopit version entitled Phantom.
I think my characters are real and much more interesting than most people I know. I named my puppy after my purse.
My favorite band is The Smiths.
My favorite modern band is OneRepublic
I have met Christopher Knight (Peter Brady)
I went to elementary school with Molly Ringwald for only a short time before she left for the “the industry.”