Author Name: KD Rose
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorkdrose?ref=hl
Twitter Handle: @kdrose1
Title of Novel: The Brevity of Twit, A Taste for Mystery, Anger’s Children ( 3 new releases)
Q1. How long have you been writing? And what was the first thing you can remember writing?
Writing since I was 5 and tried to write a Nancy Drew Novel (didn’t get far. I think I titled it “As the Clock Ticked” LOL) Started writing poetry at 13 and seriously later. I started publishing in 2012, but my first book was a collection of 20 years worth of writing I’d done. Similarly, The Brevity of Twit, although humor, is a collection of 3 years of tweeting.
Q2. Did you always want to be a writer?
Yep. And in elementary school, those scholastic readers we got always caused me to bargain with my parents on how many books I could get. Avid reader since childhood too. Thankful for authors at that time that engaged my mind and imagination!
Q3. How did you feel when you were writing these books?
Like I mentioned, I have 3 new ones out all at once and all were different experiences. Anger’s Children was exciting because short stories are one of my favorite forms and I really went out on the limb with these ( all have paranormal elements). I’d love to carry the characters from one into a full novel I think. I’ve already set up their universe. A Taste for Mystery was cool in that I developed a little romance to go with the mystery and I love the two main characters. They work well together or separately which I like. The Brevity of Twit is total humor both about and using the social media it skewers but I also wrote it to answer the question: can relevant information, or even wisdom be conveyed in 140 characters or less? Lots of fun reliving some of those gems.
Q4. How long did they take to write?
he Mystery Book took about six months. The Brevity of Twit about three months as I had to collect and review all my tweets from the last 3 years. Anger’s Children were short stories that I put together in this book and they each took probably about a month. My first book by contrast took a year and a half. So I guess I’m getting better!
Q5. Do you have a special place where you go to write?
I have a custom made office that my husband built especially for me ( he’s an architectural millman) and its wonderful. I love that he made it for me and we designed it together so it is my very special place. Bonus is there’s a wood stove in the winter that makes it extra cozy.
Q6. When you began writing, did you ever think you’d get to where you are now?
I’m not sure I could have imagined having seven whole books out. But I do! That’s something I’m proud of. Very different genres in there too. I’m also currently writing an interactive book for StoryShift where the readers vote at the end of each chapter for what they want to happen and then I have to write the next chapter based on that. I love trying new things. So this whole experience has been what I love- full of learning. My books that were published by a publisher (I’ve done publishers and indie) taught me so much about editors and editing too. Just a lot to learn. Still learning!
Thanks KD Rose, it’s been great hearing about your different projects and they certainly seem to keep you busy! Wishing you the best of luck with all future writing adventures.