Interview with Kara Pettus

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Just the fact that God gave me another day to live. Also that I'm blessed to be surrounded with wonderful loving people.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading or, playing my flute and, just listening to music. All these things make me a better writer, they just have their way of speaking to my soul.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually read books on WattPad. WattPad is a wonderful website where readers and authors can connect.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I certainly do, the first story I wrote was Chasing Galaxies. Chasing Galaxies is now in the process of being turned into a novel, it started out as a short story. But I felt that the story just wasn't complete to much left out when there's so much more to say.
What is your writing process?
I sit down and write. It's just that plain and simple. Someday's things come to me like poetry and other days book ideas.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first book I read that truly influenced me to be the writer I am today, that book believe it or not is The Hunger Games. It's impact was huge on my life, I didn't really enjoy reading until I read that book. Now I read all the time and I most certainly do not judge a book by its cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Selection By;Kiera Cass, The Hunger Games By;Suzanne Collins, Matched By:Ally Condie, Graceling By:Kristin Cashore
Because dytopains are wonderful.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The Kindle Fire HD
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I feel that Smashwords is a wonderful website that every author should use. It has so many resources and it's great way to get your name out there. I plan to publish with them in the near future.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is the fight between good and evil, but also the fight behind finding yourself. Sometimes we get lost and need direction.
What are you working on next?
I will be working on "Not So Sweet and Innocent Abigail" which is a book that currently has a few chapters already posted on WattPad. This book is about a good girl turned bad and her struggle when she finds someone else who is just as much a player as she is, but she is falling head over heels in love with him. Also I have just announced that I am writing book two to "The Alpha and The Wolf Girl"-, Wolves Bane.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing at a very young age, I was a elementary kid who would just write random things. At the time I didn't know that this would come into play as me becoming a writer, but I'm glad it did.
What was the hardest part of writing "The Alpha and The Wolf Girl"?
The hardest part of writing "The Alpha and The Wolf Girl" was that when I was writing it I was worried a lot about what others would think of it. While that is important I realized that what I think matters too and if I'm happy with it, and it's something I would read, the readers would love it too, and if not the book was just not the book for them, and that's okay too.
Published 2016-02-24.
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