Interview with Kathryn Kelly

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I find the greatest joy to be getting to know my characters and knowing they'll have some type of closure and/or a version of happily ever after.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I love interacting with them on my Facebook page. I love hearing their opinions. Even bad comments are super helpful. My fans have become my inspiration and I want to get it right for them.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on Book 2 of the Death Dwellers' series.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time reading, listening to music, visiting places and talking to friends. During football season, I spend my time in front of the television.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover the ebooks through recommendations, more often than not.
What is your writing process?
I write the story, then I get a clear picture of the theme. Well, duh, LOL. If I don't get a clear picture AFTER I've finished, I never will, will I?
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. The characters and his writing awed me.
What do you read for pleasure?
Magazines, newspapers, historical romance, erotic romance.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The Kindle Paperwhite because it is so easy to use. After that, my iPad Mini.
Describe your desk
My desk is the floor. My actual "desk" is behind under manuscript ideas, notes, pens, and envelopes. For some reason, I like to sit on the floor. If possible, I'll take the floor rather than a chair. Strange but true.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New Orleans. I can go on and on about how my city inspires the imagination with one stroll in the Quarter, but I'll just say ideas pop into my head from all points East, North, South, and West. You never know what character you'll come upon here.
Published 2014-03-06.
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Books by This Author

An Outlaw Valentine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,620. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Valentine's Day has come to the Death Dwellers MC, along with the 5th anniversary of Outlaw and Megan's church wedding. She wants to celebrate. As usual, things go awry. Will Outlaw save Meggie in time? And could this finally be the end for Kendall?
Price: Free! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Spend an evening on stage and in the bedroom with Sloane and Georgie Mason in this three-thousand-word short. NOTE Contains SPOILERS from Inferno and Incendiary
Inflame (Phoenix Rising Rock Band)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,570. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Urban
Kiln Mason is Chief Personal Protection Officer for the world-famous Phoenix Rising Rock Band. Having two months of down time, he gives in to the inner demons plaguing him and decides to seek revenge on the band’s lead singer. Raine needs a way to save her brother's life. He doesn’t do relationships. She doesn’t think she’s destined for one. Can they find love and happiness with each other?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,160. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Have you ever misjudged a situation? Reality has a way of changing perceptions. Christopher and Megan Caldwell must find answers to some very hard questions. Most important one? Where do they go from here?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,390. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The mother-in-law of the Death Dwellers' enforcer finds love with a younger man.
Outlaw's Dictionary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Christopher "Outlaw" Caldwell explains the definitions of some of his favorite words and phrases in the way only he can. He's rude and crude, with loads of attitude.
A Very Christopher Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,020. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
What is the meaning of the holiday season to Christopher "Outlaw" Caldwell? He’s sworn to give Megan a drama free holiday and has even put in a place a no-bloodshed moratorium until after the first of the year for his club members. Will he be able to keep his promise to his girl or will all hell break loose?
Misconduct (A Death Dwellers MC Novel)
Series: Death Dwellers' MC. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,720. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Can the Death Dwellers MC withstand more tragedy amidst stunning betrayals?
Incendiary (A Phoenix Rising Rock Band Novel)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 140,550. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Sloane Mason and Georgiana McCall in the explosive conclusion to their affair that crossed all boundaries.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,500. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Will Johnnie and Kendall find their way back to each other or did Kendall lose it all when she walked away from their wedding?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,270. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
I'm Sloane Mason, the lead singer of the superstar rock band, Phoenix Rising. This is the story of my secret relationship with Georgie McCall and the destruction of my life. You know the adage about secrets? Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Wise words from a wise man. If only I had listened.
Misguided (A Death Dwellers MC Novel)
Series: Death Dwellers' MC. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,130. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The fourth full-length novel in the Death Dwellers MC Series tells the story of club enforcer, Lucas "Mortician" Banks, and Bailey Andrews, the girl he's determined to hold at bay. Married to Mortician and expecting his baby, Bailey is just as determined to make their marriage work. How will win in this game of hearts?
Misappropriate (A Death Dwellers Novella)
Series: Death Dwellers' MC. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,840. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Will a new threat ruin Megan's and Christopher's new found happiness?
Misbehavior (Death Dwellers MC)
Series: Death Dwellers' MC. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,520. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Can Zoann ever be forgiven for all the pain she’s caused? Will Val overcome his own demons and have a future with her and their son? Who will survive in an MC filled with lust and revenge, love and hate?
Series: Death Dwellers' MC. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,510. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Can she and Johnnie have a future together or has their love been doomed from the beginning?
Series: Death Dwellers' MC, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,770. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Johnnie has to run the Death Dwellers MC in the absence of the club president. Everything's smooth sailing so far until a few days before Outlaw's scheduled arrival. Kendall Miller walks into the club, bringing trouble, lies and secrets that will have life-altering consequences for Johnnie.
Series: Death Dwellers' MC, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,810. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Death Dwellers' MC president, Christopher "Outlaw" Caldwell, is trying to keep his club from falling apart. Megan Foy is searching for her father. She needs his protection from her stepfather. Instead, she meets Outlaw. She ends up falling in love with the big, sexy biker. But Outlaw has enemies. He's also the man who killed her father. Will Meggie and Outlaw survive to give their love a chance?