Monthly Archives: March 2011

Interview of Kat Duncan

 

Welcome Kat and thanks for being here.

Her latest book release is Fifty-eight Faces from  The Wild Rose Press. Also, Kat is hosting a year-long novel writing course through Savvy Authors. Check out the full details and registration here.

So tell us a little about yourself. What is a typical day for you like writing-wise?

I typically have 3 or 4 writing projects going at once. I’m up early most days and tackle blogging and social media tasks first. Next, I work on edits and revisions for existing manuscripts that either need polish or are going out for publication. Next, I work on lesson plans for my online classes which is a nice segue into my other job, tutoring. After I finish with my tutoring students, I spend the rest of the evening drafting new stories or brainstorming ideas. Sometimes I stay up way too late if the Muse is particularly inspiring. Of course, it could just be that occasional second glass of wine….

Ah, the writing life. I love it. (I love that occasional extra glass of wine, too : )

What’s the first thing you did when you received word you’d sold a book?

I emailed my critique partner to tell her the exciting news! She’s a real doll and has done a fantastic job of keeping me sane and on track. She pushes me to do my best and knows my style very well.

She sounds like a great crit partner. They’re worth their weight in gold, if not more so.

If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as one of your hero’s? Heroine’s?

I have no clue. I don’t watch TV and haven’t since the 1980s. Ditto on going to movies. I’ve seen maybe 6 movies in the last 10 years. I don’t know many current celebrities except if my students happen to talk about them.

I find TV and movies are the greatest time suck for me when it comes to getting stuff done. Kudos to you.

Tell us, what would you do with $1 million dollars (tax-free, of course)?

Payoff the mortgage and buy a horse farm.

Ha. You’re a woman after my own heart. I want that stud farm, breeding Arabians and racehorses so bad I can taste it, LOL.

What’s your favorite color? Do you decorate your space and/or dress in this color often?

Green. There is no bad green in my house. Yes, it’s everywhere in my house and in my closet.

If you could time-travel, where would you go and why?

I’ve always wanted to find the origins of the Celtic Tribes, so I’d go back 8 or 10 thousand years and try to find them on the steppes of Russia to see what it was that pushed them westward.

Ooh, could I go too?

Why are manhole covers round?

Why not? But then, you’re asking for a reason behind something a man designed…snort! Good luck with that.

Do you have any upcoming news you’d like to share?

I’m offering a year-long novel writing course through Savvy Authors. Check out the full details and registration here.

And the Fast Five:

Coffee or Chocolate? coffee, black

Jewelry: Precious gems or gold? silver

Beach or Mountains? mountains

Early Morning or Late Night? both – burning the candle at both ends :)

Fruit or Veggies? both

And last, but not least, where can we find you on the internet:

http://www.katduncan.net

http://www.facebook.com/writeabout

http://twitter.com/#!/write_about

 BIO: Kat Duncan obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and German from Regis College in Weston, MA. She is a Fulbright Scholar who spent a year in West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. She recently obtained her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. She tutors students from elementary through college and beyond in all subjects as well as study skills. An active member of the New England Chapter of RWA, and RWA-PRO, she has written a series of popular newsletter articles on grammar and style. Kat writes romantic suspense for The Wild Rose Press and is an indie publisher of romantic suspense, historical suspense and non-fiction shorts on writing.

Release Day Dragos 3: Blazed

 My gorgeous cover.

 Dragos 3: Blazed

 Coming this Friday, March 11th.

 WOOT!

 Here’s the stats:

 When someone comes after the rock band Brianna Jones works with, she must not only embrace the fire nymph within herself, but also the growing desire she feels for bounty hunter and dragon shifter Tyler Dragos. Together, they will try keeping not only the band members, but Bree safe from the dark mage hounding the Dragos Clan.

After release day, there will be an excerpt available: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1561

Also (and yes, I know it’s March) my Valentine’s Day short story Roses is available FREE on All Romance EBooks . And, to top it off, this next couple weeks you can get any Changeling Press book 25% off at All Romance, since it’s our 7th anniversary :)

Have a great week

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