Interview with Keri L

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing around 2nd grade, and realized I had a knack for it. (My first story was about two frogs who fell in love!) and when I turned 15, I got serious about the process.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything.
What are you working on next?
Currently, I'm not working on anything, but starting in August, I hope to start working on the second book in the Adventures of Petra & Ryder, as well as finish a novel that is connected to the series, but will be considered a stand-alone.
Who are your favorite authors?
Cornelia Funke, of course. I think reading the Inkheart series is what started me on my fantasy hype in the first place. I also love some good old mystery as well, so Victoria Houston falls in as a favorite.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that I get one life, one shot, and I've got to make the most of it, no matter what I'm feeling. There is so much I want to do with my life, i.e, move to Los Angeles, go to Ireland, and lots more, and it won't happen if I don't work for it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Obviously, I have a job, but when I'm not at work, I love to bake and hike, as well as play Charade like games with my friends.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read anything and everything, romance, adventure, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, you name the genre, (except horror) and I've read it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Do I ever! I was only in first or second grade, but I remember how hard my parents laughed when they read it. It was this cute little story about two frogs (my favorite creatures at the time) falling in love and having this romantic happily ever after. I went on to write several crazy stories like that in the next few years.
How do you approach cover design?
Openly. I use Canva (it's an amazing site that is free) and while I usually have an idea in mind, I scroll through all of their templates, designs, pictures, fonts, and models. I'll play around with the design until it pulls at me - when I reach that stage, I know it's done.
Published 2017-12-18.
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Books by This Author

Worthy
Price: Free! Words: 22,620. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
(5.00)
Struggling to hear God's voice in the midst of turmoil, Sarai is faced with the realization that until she forgives herself, she can never go forward in life. God has called her into the music ministry, but will she heed His command? Will she ever be able to let of the past and understand that God's love is stronger than any hurt, greater than any sin? Will she ever see that she is worthy?
Soul Reflection: A Collection of Poems, Essays & Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 17,520. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of poems, essays, and short stories, many guaranteed to bring you tears, while others will inspire, encourage, and bring you to your feet. From 'The Artist' to 'A Stranger's Love' there something for everyone in this collection that spans over three years of the author's life.
The King's Quest
Series: The Adventures of Petra & Ryder. Price: Free! Words: 78,310. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » General
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Petra is different; the daughter of a knight, she has trained next to her brother her whole life and longs for nothing more than to go on an adventure, but on her 18th birthday, which is less than a year away, she has promised to put down her sword and become a lady. When offered the chance to join a competition created by the king, she takes it, and embarks on an adventure she will never forget.