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.
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 fiancé 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.
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 email@example.com.
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