Interview with K Thoroughgood

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've read indie authors for years now and one day whilst coming to the end of a pretty gripping trilogy I decided, 'I could do that'.I never doubted my capability to put pen to paper and come up with something others would enjoy. The truth is, I love to write, whether it be 140 character tweets, or heartwarming blogs. Writing makes me happy. I love to be creative and let my imagination run wild with possibilities and fantasies that are sometimes only capable of happening in a made up story and make all my dreams come true in the pages of the books I write.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are so many! I absolutely love reading and I don't particularly favour any genre! R.L.Mathewson has got to be my all time favourite author to date and without a doubt the main reason I chose to take the leap and write my own novel. Every time I read her work I fall in love with her characters all over again and I am always left with a smile on my face. Melissa Nathan is another author I read a lot of when I was young, before erotica replaced romance that is. I'm a big fan of Jeffery Deaver and Patricia Cornwell's thrillers too.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
"If it makes you happy, do it. If it doesn't, don't"
Every time I write or I think of a new idea or a twist in the plot, my face lights up. I love to write. I have a wild imagination that shouldn't be confined, writing allows me to tell everybody what I'm thinking or feeling and I love being able to express parts of myself through fictional characters.
What is your writing process?
I sit, I write, I read, I tweak and then I write some more. Sometimes I have no idea where it is within a story I'm meant to go but I write until it hits me. Sometimes it's as simple as filling in the gaps once I've decided on a defining moment of the book, although it isn't always easy.
What are you working on next?
I am currently writing the second installment of 'The Confirmation Series..', the sequel to confused. I have been playing around with a few other ideas of completely unrelated pieces too, but right now I'm concentrating on creating my first trilogy.
What's the story behind your latest book?
When I first decided I wanted to write a novel, I searched Google for 'How do you write a novel'. The results I got back basically told me I have two options, write something I know nothing about and carry out a lot of research, or write about something you are familiar with. I picked the latter figuring it would be easier to write about what I know than what I don't. I suppose 'Confused..' is based on ideas and situations I am loosely aware of. Nothing, compared to the extremes I go to in my book, but kind of an extremely over-exaggerated version of events I know about.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That's easy. Aurora.
I am a mother to the most beautiful, kind, caring and intelligent little girl you could possibly meet. Every single day with her is a gift and I am so, so thankful I have her. She is my best friend, my motivation and my inspiration all wrapped into one and for her I would do anything. There is no bond on earth like that of a mother and daughter, she is irreplaceable and I couldn't imagine being without her.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not running around after an excitable toddler, or doing house work, I am either studying for my degree or working part-time as a waitress. I have a very busy schedule!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
This is such a difficult question! I've read hundreds of books all across the spectrum and to whittle it down to 5 is almost impossible, after all, there's 7 in the Harry Potter collection alone.

I'd have to say that one of my all time favourite books has to be 'A Humble Heart' by R.L.Mathewson. I love it more and more every time I read it. I'm such a sucker for the whole girl meets boy, lives happily ever after romance and she perfects it in this novel. I get goosebumps just thinking about how perfect it is.
'The Learning Curve' by Melissa Nathan is one of the first books I read as a teenager, after getting over my obsession with Roald Dahl obsession. It's another one that just makes my heart swell and wonder why I haven't had that life changing moment yet where I meet the man of my dreams! No matter, I can read about them whenever.

Any book with an over-exaggerated love story has my vote. I loved the Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner and The Ivy Lessons by SK Quinn, JS Taylor's Berkley's 'Close up and personal' and it's sequels. I love The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Thrillers by Patrcia Cornwall. Dan Brown is an absolute genius when it comes to writing. I just love everything.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I am a firm Kindle supporter right now, it has yet to be trumped. I do sometimes read through iBooks but I haven't really trialed that many devices so I don't think it's fair to say I will always favour Kindle.
Published 2014-07-23.
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Books by This Author

Confused..
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,700. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
‘Confused’ is a heart-warming story about a single mother and her struggle to commit herself to a relationship. After she bumps into the man of her dreams she takes a journey of lust, love and laughter that shows her how she isn't the only single parent who is overcoming challenges when it comes to being with somebody else.