Saturday, November 10, 2012

Interview with Kathryn Bain

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO START WRITING?

I kept hearing these voices in my head saying I could do that. At first I was going to do screenplays but realized I needed to move to either L.A. or New York. Since I didn’t want to move and I was bad at it, I decided to do children’s stories. After all, how hard can it be to write a story in thirty pages? Boy did I get a lesson with that one. Once I realized I should write what I read, it became a lot easier.

WHAT AUTHORS HAVE INFLUENCED YOUR WRITING STYLE?

I love Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, and Dean Koontz.

WHAT DOES YOUR WRITING SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?

I’m up at 5:30 each morning, exercise, then by 6:15 I’m writing for an hour before I go to work as a paralegal. At about 5:30 in the evening, I work on editing or marketing, then take a break for Judge Judy. Yes, I’m a fan.

A woman's face is shown with her mouth open.

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LATEST RELEASE.

My latest release is titled Catch Your Breath. It’s inspirational romantic suspense. It’s the sequel to my book Breathless. My hero is Sheriff Riley Owens who lost his fiancĂ© in a bank robbery years before and has shut himself off from caring for any woman since then. Calley Regan is my pregnant unmarried heroine. She comes from a staunch Christian family. Someone attacks her, and she comes to stay in Lincolnville, Georgia.

WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM YOUR WRITING RESEARCH?

I have a book coming out in 2013 called Beautiful Imperfection. It’s another inspirational romantic suspense book where my heroine is dealing with the aftermath of breast cancer. While researching the affects of breast cancer on a woman I realized I knew nothing about the topic. I figured, I’m a woman, I would know how it feels. I was wrong. The depression can occur anywhere from one week to a year after your surgery. It’s amazing what these women go through for the rest of their lives. They are very courageous. It just blew me away.

A woman is shown on the cover. Text reads: Would God pull her through cancer only to die at the hands of a killer?

HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU WRITTEN?

I have completed nine (9) full manuscripts and have five (5) under contract. This doesn’t include the children’s mystery I wrote or the awful screenplay I mentioned at the top.

HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR TIME WHEN YOU'RE NOT WRITING?

What time? I take Sundays off completely from writing. A lot of times I sit back and watch mysteries from England. Things like Midsomer Murders. Right now I’m going through all the episodes of A Touch of Frost. I enjoy those more than American movies because the people are so real. Here in the United States the actors and actresses have to look perfect. In movies from England, they look like real people. No fake breasts, no perfect white teeth.

HOW CAN READERS CONTACT YOU AND/OR LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR WRITING?

You can learn more from my website at www.kathryjbain.com or contact me by e-mail to bainwriter@comcast.net.


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17 comments:

  1. Great interview! Loved the story!

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  2. I love Sue Grafton, too. :) And I agree about the British shows. I like characters that look like real people. I don't identify with an eighteen year old acting a 35 year old's role.

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    1. I totally agree with you, Patty. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Inspiring interview. Sounds like dreams are worth pursuing.

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    1. Yes they are Davalyn. Sometimes they take time, but if God's behind it, they will come true. Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  4. Thank, Vickie. I'm glad you stopped by, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  5. Love this interview, Kathy. One of your best.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I pray for you a good Christmas season.

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  6. Enjoyed the interview, Kathy. I enjoy your books already but even more knowing the discipline that went into creating them. I'm not sure I could convince myself to get up at 5:30 to write before going off to work. I'm also going to check out those English mysteries you mentioned. I have noticed that British television in general employes actors/actresses who look like people I know rather than fashion plates.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the books, Skye. Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy the wonderful weather at the beach.

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  7. Hey straighter shooter been reading breathless having fun with it. But for some reason I can't find the table of content listing chapters name and numbers. See ya soon thanks for all you have done writing and as a friend.

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    1. I'm glad you're reading the book, but it doesn't have the chapters listed. I'm wondering if you're pulling my chain or reading the wrong book. Either way thank you for stopping by.

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  9. Good interview, Heidi. Kathryn, "Catch Your Breath" sounds interesting. And your comment on researching breast cancer makes a good point on research.

    It made me think about when I read "Healing Promises" by Amy Wallace. The lead character was battling cancer in that story. I lost both my mother and my father-in-law to that disease but I was surprised how little I knew about cancer and dealing with the treatments.

    Have a blessed day.

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    1. Jeff and Becky, It's amazing how little we know once we really think about it. We think we know how we'd handle that type of situation, but until you have to go through it, you really have no idea how you will react.

      Thank you for stopping by. I'm sorry to hear about your mother and father-in-law. I pray you feel God with you during your trying times.

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