Welcome Krista to Doctor's Notes. I am so glad you are interviewing with us today.
Thanks for having me on today.
Can you describe your writing process? Anyplace special you like to write at or any special music you listen to?
I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to my writing. I can’t type if there’s any noise around. Any. We’re talking tomb silent. My sweet husband bought me a comfy pair of headphones that help me to become even more anti-social than I already am.
What inspired you to become a writer?
That’s easy. Great books! I wrote as a kid, but fell back in love with writing when
The Lure of Shapinsay, I hope they really feel like they’re on the tiny Scottish island of Shapinsay. I want them to see the rolling green hills and smell the peat smoke in the air.
Describe your writing style?
I write in first-person because I want my reader to slip into the main character’s shoes. My writing is full of angst, tension, and detail. When my readers read
The Lure of Shapinsay I really love Eamon, my complicated selkie (seal man) with a penchant for killing sheep. He really hates anything to do with land. It’s a pickle for Kait, the human that falls in love with him.
What character of all of your characters do you love the most?
Goddess Interrupted. I really love historical works, young adult, and paranormal. All of it must have romance, or a great love story ribboned through it.
What is the best compliment you have received as a writer?
I’ve received so many lovely compliments. But the one I’ll never forget is when I was testing out my very first novel on a sixteen-year-old girl I had never met. She stayed up all night to read my hefty sized novel in one sitting. That was the first time I realized I didn’t suck.
What are you reading right now and do you have a favorite genre?
Give us some interesting facts about yourself? The Lure of Shapinsay is a very unique paranormal romance and I hope you enjoy it. Oh, I know there’s a sexy guy on the cover and all, but it’s rated PG and not erotica as some people assume.
I’m a critical care nurse with four daughters. I love the sea and collect seashells obsessively. I live in blue jeans and eat pizza like a fiend. My house is on property once owned by Pocahontas.
What do you want to tell your readers?
The Wind Whisperer will be released later this year. It’s a young adult romance about a fifteen-year-old Native American girl with the ability to "hear" the voices of the wind spirits. While her tribe’s at war with a brother tribe, Anaii falls in love with the enemy. It’s a juicy love triangle filled with intrigue, murder, battles, and kidnappings. Even the guys will like this one. It’s the first in a trilogy.
What can we look forward to from you next?
Twilight became huge. It occurred to me there’s an insatiable audience of women and girls who crave non-raunchy "love" stories. In my opinion, it wasn’t the vampires that made Twilight huge—it was the classic love story.