Interview with K. L. Krebbs

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time reading, getting into a good story line. Story lines and character development are very important to me. Walking and hiking with my pets. Melonie is a boxer/pitbull mix and Zeus is half black lab and half callhoon. I like to spend time in the outdoors. I absolutely love anything that has to do with swimming, the ocean, rivers, lakes.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I like to go by recommendations from others.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was in kinder garden. It was about a pony that could fly. He had a magical horn that only appeared when he was in danger. I was suppose to ride him and save the world.
What is your writing process?
I don't know or would say I have a writing process, but I think good stories can just come to you when your able to let go of the distractions of everything around you. When you have a good story you really just want to write. When you have a process I think it makes it to structured and you lose the creativity. I think you should have a time set aside for writing, but you shouldn't force the story to come. Also don't write angry or it will effect your writing, unless thats what your going for.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first book I read because I have read so much, but the first book that really impacted me was in 4th grade. I had to read the diary of Anne Frank. She was going through such a hard time and I liked the fact that even through it she could create her own world.
How do you approach cover design?
I like bright things. I kind of just describe what I want and John my book cover and website guy creates it for me. It should always fit with your book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. White Oleander by Janet Finch - I like it because it is so detailed and has so much dimension to it. Your seeing a girl grow up and despite everything that she has to go through she is still able to keep a positive mind set. The writing is so well done you almost feel as if your in the story.

2. The Lord Of The Flies - I like that it shows a different dimension of people.

3. The Giver - I like it because it is so far outside of the box that it's box in the box if you know what that means.

4. The Tortilla Curtain by TC Boyle - I like it because it is a story about a woman that has overcome alot of diversities.

5. The Count Of Monte Cristo - It is a very compelling book, where you get so involved in the characters you want to just throw the book against the wall, but can't stop reading.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read all different kinds of stuff. I don't you should have just a set type of book you should read. Then your limiting yourself and different writing styles that you would have never known were an option.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone because it is everything all in one in a bundled up package and your already taking it everywhere with you already. If it wasn't that then it would be a kindle fire. Over all though I prefer to read books.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth, free book promotions, events, etc... Anything and everything. I really want to get into talking at schools for FREE just because I think promoting learning and having writing workshops could help inspire future writers.
Describe your desk
My desk is really minimal, so I don't have to many distractions. If I for example had like just a picture on my desk, my mind is going to go somewhere else, so I am just become distracted from the writing. Its best if I just have a laptop with no internet access and a writing program like microsoft word
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town of Rim Rock Arizona. I think this influenced my writing because there was so little to do. The one way for me to get out of the town was for me to write about it and put my mind in a different place. I was either reading all the time or writing.
When did you first start writing?
I don't think there has ever been a time when I wasn't writing. I can't remember a time at least.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Lila Lane was sure that starting middle school would finally be her chance to join the cool crowd. Little did she know that things tend to get worse before they get better.

The-Extraordinary-Diaries-Book-1Lila begins having strange things happen to her two weeks before school is about to start. Even with all the obstacles that she's facing she still manages to keep her positive go get 'em attitude.

With her world spinning out of control in front of her and absolutely no way of stopping it. Lila finds a refuge in her new found friend's Zach and Amelia. She's not sure who she can trust and if anyone would even believe her. Until the night of the dance.

I was sitting on the ground half laughing, half crying. I didn't know how to feel. The guy I liked didn't like me back, but I just flew. How unbelievable is that? I didn't even notice that Andy was behind me. He came running and sat down beside me.

"Are you ok? Does everyone know you can fly? Why did you run off? How did you do it? Can you teach me to fly?" Andy was looking at me in a way I'd never seen. I didn't know what he was thinking.

Lila knew that this year wasn't going to be what she had hoped for, but was there still a chance she could redeem herself. Whatever chance there was first she'd need to solve the mystery of why crazy things keep happening to her. Who would believe her anyways? It was up to her to get it under control.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well my goal and plan is to become published author inside a major book store. With the way publishing is going now, you have to do alot of work as an indie author just to attract a publisher.
Published 2015-04-11.
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Books by This Author

The Diary Of A Super Extraordinary Girl: Extra Ordinary To Extraordinary (Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,380. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Lila Lane is starting middle school, where all she wants is to be popular and fit in, but two weeks before school starts, horribly embarrassing things start happening to her. The last day the pool is open for summer she finally worked up the courage to talk to the cute life guard when she farts in the pool. Could her life be anymore embarrassing? Growing up can be hard and funny.