I’m actually a multi genre author. My first two books, Amber and Blue and the sequel Victory, were romance, action, and suspense. I found that I killed off a lot of characters in my first two novels and horror is my favorite genre to read. I also love horror movies and look forward to the Halloween season. With my love of killing characters and love of all things scary, I thought horror was a natural progression for me.
What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it?
For me, finding time to write is one of the most challenging aspects of writing. I work full time and can get very busy with family after work. When I write, I try to devote at least an hour a day to my story.
When and where do you do your writing?
I have a spare bedroom with an old antique dresser where I do the majority of my writing. Unfortunately, I have to stare at myself in the mirror while I write. Sometimes if I write first thing in the morning, it is very good inspiration for my horror story, as I sometimes look like I come straight out of a horror movie. Haha!
What have you learned about promoting your books?
As an independent author, I learned quite fast that it is tough. With my first book, Amber and Blue, I just loaded it onto kindle and sat there staring at it, not knowing much about promoting. I’ve learned that it isn’t that easy. An independent author must find blog tours, run ads on Facebook, Amazon and Goodreads, and enlist the help of the wonderful network of authors, readers and bloggers such as yourself. If not for this awesome group of supporters, the job would be very difficult.
What are you most proud of as a writer?
I think as a writer, I am the most proud of my latest release, Blood of the Sixth. I’ve learned a great deal since my first novel. With this one, I had an awesome editor and a plethora of wonderful beta readers that gave me great feedback. Although Blood of the Sixth is a totally different genre from my first books, I feel as though it is my best work.
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
I would actually like to sit down and have dinner with Stephen King. I would love to know where his ideas come from. I would want to know how he started out and when he started thinking about his first novel. I would ask where he writes and if he has any particular writing process or does the story just come.
Thank you so much for having me, Freda!
K. R. Rowe is a multi-genred author who spent her childhood in the scenic city of Chattanooga, TN and still resides there today. Her father was born and raised near Tellico Plains, in the heart of Tennessee's tract of the Appalachian Mountains. With her mother's South Carolina heritage, her southern roots run deep. From a very young age, her overpowering love of the mountains continues to draw her to them. When not tied to her desk, her free time with her family is often spent enjoying any activity that can take her far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and into the peace of the mountains.
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