Interview with Kari Lynn

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Depends on the mood really. I am a huge TV/Movie fanatic. I am one of those people that will watch a television season in one day. I think about how I would have changed a scene or a character- I am always thinking about writing. My biggest dream would be to write TV series and movies. I hang out with my family in whatever crazy antics they wish to be amused in that day and my dogs need constant attention- I have 3 dogs (260 lbs worth) who never stop..
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Outside of the school stories (that I vaguely recall) that I had to write, I first started writing poetry- tons and tons of poetry. The first story I wrote was for my first born; it was a book about him.
What is your writing process?
I write when I feel like I can. I don't feel that, "Oh my god I have to write today." and I don't believe in pushing myself on days that my head isn't into it. Writing is such a stress reliever for me, completely organic. But I will admit that when I am writing I like to make a sandwich and grab some grapes, fruit snacks and maybe a bag of chips (it's like old school brown bagged lunch kind of eating)
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Flowers in the Attic was the first book (series actually) that really got me hooked.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My all time favorite book is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein- it is so creative and fun to read.
2nd- Flowers In the Attic because it was the book that got me addicted to reading
3rd-Twilight,I will not lie I am a twihard for sure!
4th-The Notebook, it was the first love story to make me "fall in love" with the characters and story.
5th- I can't name this one I can only give you the character and author, any of the Alex Cross novels from James Patterson ( I love the Womens Murder Club mysteries as well but heart Cross just a smidge more).
What do you read for pleasure?
books! I read anything suggested or laying around.
Describe your desk
Ha! I have one of those huge-eight-person-pit couches in my living room and that is my desk. Sometimes I spread out on the chaise lounge part or relax in the recliner and when everyone is in bed I open up all the recliners and kind of lay across the whole thing (I'm weird, I know)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I moved A LOT! Majority of my childhood was spent in the SouthSide of Chicago and then branched out to the near suburbs. There was a strange period (a few years) where we hopped to Michigan and then Ohio and then back to Michigan and then to Wisconsin but we eventually returned home to Illinois. Last I counted I had moved 28 times (I am 32!)
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!
I write because I whole heartedly love doing it. It is without a doubt my favorite thing to do. When I hear that someone enjoyed what I had to say it does affect me. I have actually cried when receiving compliments.
What are you working on next?
Just Breathe is part of a series so I am working on getting that written. I am also working on another book- but that's a secret
Published 2014-10-25.
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Books by This Author

Just Breathe
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,990. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » New adult
After the death of her parents, Keira is forced to leave the only home she's known. One night a voice wakes her from her sleep, a voice that cannot be placed. A voice that cannot be unheard. Keira tries to escape her haunts and keep her troubles hidden. She learns she doesn’t live in the world she thought she did. She isn't who she thought she was And all too often she can't breathe