Interview with Kara Abbington

What's the story behind your latest book?
I started to think about chance meetings and the 'what-if' possibilities of childhood friends meeting and sparks suddenly flying between them.
What are you working on next?
Romance, romance, and more romance! Nothing but romance. And a bit of humor in most.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is in being able to share my stories with others.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I tend to spend my time sewing. I mostly make clothes and got into clothes after making historical costumes for various events for myself and for my daughter. I'm cooking a lot these days as well. I enjoy reading a cookbook like a novel and marking off recipes to try.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought that each day is a blank slate. I can make it whatever I want it to be.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is very much like this:
1) Have vague idea of situation and/or characters.
2) Tinker with it off and on while working on other projects and see if it could develop into a full length novel novella.
3) Procrastinate. Repeat #2 and #3 a few times.
4) Have idea for a scene.
5) Write like mad for weeks without looking up, not noticing anything but the story.
6) Finish the story and wonder how I got through it. Rest awhile.
7) Edit, procrastinate, format, procrastinate, publish.
8) Start all over.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted more control over my work than is typically given to authors.
Published 2017-02-01.
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Books by This Author

Husband in Time For the Holidays
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,630. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Working alongside Stephen stirred emotions Kate had thought were dormant and she decided that maybe her new life in a new city could include a hot new romance. Kate incited racy thoughts in Stephen’s mind, the sort of thoughts he hadn’t really had about a woman in several years. As a widower with three young children, romance hadn't been on his mind...until Kate walked into his office.
Some Sort of Normal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,240. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Jolene Gentry never expected to want Derek Martin as much as she did. He was a married man. It wasn’t right to pursue him and let him pursue her in return. Derek wanted Jolene. It was one thing he was positive of since his divorce a year earlier. He began to think there could be something real there. If only his ex-wife didn't insist on playing matchmaker in a really awkward way.
The Whirlwind Courtship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,840. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Emma isn’t looking for love, she’s looking for a job and a fresh start. But a chance encounter with a childhood friend opens her eyes to the very real possibility of happily ever after.
The Prairie Project
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,190. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Catherine Fuller, amateur costumer, didn’t expect to be picked as the resident blogger of the Prairie Project, a living history entertainment experiment. Despite her doubts that she can cut it as a prairie settler, she heads out to the wilds and discovers that writing about Jeremy Kessler, their deliciously sexy doctor, is far more enticing than chronicling the daily living.
Confessions of an Obsessive Amateur Costumer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,150. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
2008 has been a terrific year for Celia. She has her job, her cat, and her Star Wars costuming hobby, but she’s puzzled when she begins receiving death threats. Celia hires Dennis Carson to be her bodyguard and heads out to F-Con. Between her growing attraction to Dennis, the mad-cap antics of her friends, and an inept assassin, Celia will never think of F-Con, or her life, the same way again.
Wooing Sophie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,350. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Ten years ago, Sophie had a wild night with fellow actor Drew Carelton. They had dinner, a few drinks, and took several very naughty pictures together. She fled from him the next day and now, he’s suddenly back in her life. He’s forgiven her for leaving and wants to pursue a future with her. One tiny problem: Drew's ex-girlfriend may have stolen the pictures and has threatened to destroy him.