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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rolling On With The Bash

Welcome back to my summer bash. Hope you're summer is full of fun, swimming and barbecues. Here with me this week is Kelly Whitley. Hi Kelly and thanks for coming by this week.:-)

01: What is the first story you’ve published. Tell us a little bit about it.

Into the Red; it’s a paranormal romantic suspense about vampires.

02: What inspired the story?

I work in the medical field; over the years, I evolved my own idea about how vampires might have come about.

03: Do you have a writing process? If so what is it? Most of the time, I make an outline and then fill it in. I often add things as I revise.

04: What do you currently have in the works? Give us a small preview.

I’m working on a contemporary romance about a doctor working at a medical mission in Africa.

05: Who are some of your favorite authors?

Julie Lynn Hayes; John Sanford; Patricia Cornwell.

06: Do you have one author in particular who inspired your writing career? Who and why?

I’d say Anne Rice. Those were the first vampire stories I read.

07: Are your stories based on real events or people?

I’m sure bits of real people work their way in, but no, nothing is a factual account.

08: How much research goes into your work?

It depends on the subject; I’m comfortable with medical topics, so not a lot of research in that arena.

09: Have you ever killed off a character based on someone real? If so why?


10: If you could visit any period in history, what time would you go to? Why?

Hmm…I’d say the time of Christ. I’d love to hear him in person.

11: If you could gather any three people in the world, living or dead together, whom would you want to meet and talk with?

No good answer here—sorry!

12: What do you do for fun when you aren’t busy writing?

Painting; movies; gardening.

13: What is the one thing people believe about writers that upsets you?

That it’s easy! It’s not—at least for me, it’s very labor-intensive.

14: Is there any genre you haven’t written that you’d like to try your hand at?

Urban fantasy and steam punk.

15: If you were independently wealthy what is the one place on Earth you’d most like to visit? Why? Italy! I’ve always wanted to visit there. The light is supposed to be fabulous for painting.


Once upon a time, Kelly dreamed of becoming an entomologist. Instead, a career in healthcare became the chosen path. After years of devouring other people's books, Kelly decided to give writing a try. An arduous journey and many hot fudge sundaes later, the first paranormal romantic suspense debuted in July 2012.

Now Kelly writes a variety of fiction, spanning the genres from humor to paranormal, and flash fiction to full-fledged novels. A career in the medical field and interests like painting and home restoration provide plenty of inspiration for the characters who find themselves populating the stories.

An ideal day consists of coffee, no phone, and writing quirky characters for fans to fall in love with. Stop by www.kellywhitley.com, where the paranormal is an everyday occurrence and get your fix for vampires, werewolves, shifters and more. Kelly loves visitors, human and otherwise.

Kelly lives in the Rocky Mountain Midwest. Contact Kelly at kelly_book_maven@yahoo.com.

BUY: Muse It Up Publishing http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=513&category_id=32&manufacturer_id=248&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Into-the-Red-ebook/dp/B008LBAW58/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1371317668&sr=1-1&keywords=into+the+red

Thank you so much for being here Kelly. I'll see you all next week. In the meantime...PARTAY!

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