10th in Series
Publisher: JDP Press
Publication Date: August 15, 2023
Print length: 265 pages
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR OF DEADLY MANOR!
Kate: Hi! Thanks for having me today.
You are known for being quite a traveler. Do you still have a travel bucket list?
Kate: Yes, I do. I have plans for a cruise in 2024 to Turkey and Greece and another for 2025 when I will see Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco along with Corsica and the Riviera. All of these will be first time visits for me. And I still want to go to Australia and New Zealand, Portugal and Spain… The list goes on and on.
What does your writing day look like?
Kate: Since it’s summer and gets quite hot here in the Carolinas, we have a walk with the dog fairly early followed by aqua aerobics in the community pool. Then it’s breakfast, playing Wordle, and then getting down to work. I’ll write until early to mid-afternoon, which is why I write seven days a week. I can’t push out too many words in a day, so I have to write more days to get books out faster.
What has been your family members’ and friends’ reactions to your becoming a successful published author?
Kate: My husband was my number one fan. He’d tell complete strangers about his wife, the author. He was more thrilled than I was over each and every book. It was cute, really. My younger daughter is a writer, and she and I are collaborating on a contemporary spy mystery series, while my older daughter is a playwriter. They both think I’m crazy rather than talented or special in any way.
How long does it take you to complete a new book?
Kate: The first draft takes at least six months, and after that, the rest of the drafts, editing, proofreading, and formatting only take about four months. On the new, contemporary project, I’m trying a different way to write my first draft that I hope will speed up the entire process. We’ll see. I’ll have to let you know how it turns out.
What is the favorite of your own books and why?
Kate: I would have to say whatever I’ve just finished is my favorite until the next book is finished. With each book a writer will learn something new. A new skill. A new murder. A new red herring. Find a new setting or character trait. In Deadly Manor, my heroine, Livvy, who has always been outspoken and ready for adventure, finds a new, nurturing side to herself when her husband is badly injured. It was fun to write a character who suddenly finds a different focus in life.
Thank you for having me today. If your readers have any more questions, I can be found at www.KateParkerbooks.com
Have a good end of summer and beginning of fall!