Interview with Kari Alice

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Easy answer...I'm married with two kids, two cats, and one dog. Any extra time is filled in by those responsibilities. Though every evening before bed I savor a bar of Salizon salted caramel dark chocolate (YUM).
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I find my books by recommendations, or by shopping around in my favorite genres(romance, paranormal, fantasy, dystopian). Sometimes I read something that doesn't suit, but other times I find real gems. I also like to find a book that's become a movie or TV show, and then want to read the book because they have more content than can be shown on screen.
What is your writing process?
My writing begins with a general idea of a story I want to explore. I don't know the ending, but the writing process reveals layers of the story until it's resolved. Writing is fun because I don't know what will happen exactly, just its outlines until it's all written out.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, but I think those stories change with time. As a child it was "The Princess Bride" movie. I wanted to be Buttercup. Then there was the "Little house on the prairie" stories because I related to the children in that particular story. As an adult there are many stories I love, but "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer lit a fuse in me I could've anticipated.
How do you approach cover design?
Thankfully my cover designer is awesome! She takes my ideas, and turns them into something visual. I always know what I don't want, not so much concrete ideas.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
"Twilight" Series= Vampires as beautiful, magnificent creatures is hard to beat.
"Outlander"= Time travel with a twist. I couldn't how Claire would feel being separated from her husband through time travel, until Jamie...
"City of Bones"= Bizarre, and fantastic! Not a world I could've imagined.
"Bridget Jones' Diary"= She's funny and real. It's so easy to relate to Bridget.
"Fallen" Series= Angels and being a teenager. Dark and light at constant odds.
"Mistborn" Trilogy= This one I didn't think I'd like, but ended up loving it.
I can't limit myself to five!
"Hunger Games"= Such a horrible human condition, but incredible story.
Anything by Jane Austen.
What do you read for pleasure?
Currently, books on Indie marketing. But also whatever is out and grabs my attention. My favorite is audio books because those voice actors are excellent.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm a Kindle girl :)
Describe your desk
I have a corner desk. To my left is my mouse, and tea (also a backyard view). My right is covered with a stack of books. I have a cork board with ideas, and a calendar on the wall. I sit on a ball chair that supposed to be good for your core. Currently my heated blanket is on my legs, and heating pad on the floor under my feet. You could say that I'm cold-natured.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a small Maryland island on the Chesapeake bay. I don't know if where I grew up directly influenced my writing as much as my overactive imagination, and simply being a peculiar child did.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I used to be a nurse, but that wasn't what I "wanted" to be. I wrote stories for myself before finally leaving nursing all together. The indie movement made it possible for me to pursue this path, because I didn't need approval from a publisher to write my books. It's liberating to be an indie.
What do your fans mean to you?
So much more than they can imagine. My fans rock!
What's the story behind your latest book?
"Fangs in the Forest" is close to my heart. It takes place in a location that I know well, the Pocomoke River Forest. The forest is rumored of being haunted, which meshes well with vampires...it'd explain any suspicious activity. I wanted to write a book with vampires, but wanted it to include a location that I was already familiar with, and could visualize what a vampire's life would entail in rural Maryland.
Published 2016-10-24.
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Books by This Author

Collapsed & Rejected
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A prequel to "Restored". Lexi Lindsay suffered the loss of her only living parent. She was stuck in a city without anyone, and soon would be homeless. Would she dig in and tough it out, or accept her cousin's offer to move in with her states away? Caleb Avery was an established doctor. He should've been happier, but his love life was on the rocks. Could he have the life he really wanted?