Posted by Amber Kallyn
Welcome Kat and thanks for being 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:
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.