Interview with Kait Nolan

Published 2019-02-13.
What do you read for pleasure?
Always, always romance. I love contemporary, romantic suspense, steampunk, and the occasional paranormal romance tale.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Predominantly, I read on my Kindle Paperwhite, but I have also been known to read on my phone while stuck in line waiting for stuff.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was twelve. I was a lonely, nerdy kid who didn't fit in, and I had just met the girl who would become my best friend. Honestly, looking back, I have no idea WHY we decided writing a book was a good idea, but after our first marathon phone conversation, that's what we were doing--writing a book about us as sisters at a summer camp. She ended up bailing on the book (though not on me!), but by then the writing bug had infected me but good. I've never stopped.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It started back in the early days of self publishing. I had a few friends who were pioneers and had made a name for themselves through self publishing. I decided I would publish some novellas to begin building an audience for the series I wanted to pitch to New York. In the end, New York and I weren't a good fit, but I discovered I LOVE being an author/publisher and having all the control.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well obviously everything. If not for my fans, I couldn't do this for a living. But beyond the monetary aspects, my fans are some of my greatest supporters emotionally. If I'm having a crap day, all I have to do is open my inbox and I've got an email from somebody or a message on FB from someone else who found pleasure or solace in one of my books and just had to tell me what that meant to them. There's nothing greater than hearing those stories from readers and knowing that I've made a little difference in their lives.
What are you working on next?
I'm wrapping up the fourth and final book in my Misfit Inn quartet, BRING IT ON HOME, which is Maggie's story. It's the end of The Misfit Inn, but not at all the end of Eden's Ridge. There will be at least two other miniseries within that universe.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's like asking me to pick a favorite child...But okay, in no particular order: Nora Roberts, Miranda Liasson, Jill Shalvis, Tawna Fenske, Pippa Grant, Donna Kauffman, Elizabeth Dyer, and Erin Nicholas
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a full-time day job, a husband, a teenager, and two active dogs, so the rest of my time is spent wrangling all of that!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is actually an expansion of a novella I wrote last year. BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE wasn't on my production schedule at all. And then it popped up and I thought I could make it one of the novelettes in my Meet Cute Romance series, but Ivy and Harrison insisted they were more. So I expanded it into a novella and that's what got published. It was fun and flirty never felt quite finished. There was more to their story. So I've been going back and expanding it into the short novel it really wanted to be. It will be used to kick off a new contemporary romance trilogy set in Eden's Ridge.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get to make up stuff for a living. How awesome is that? The world is often a terrible, dark place. I get the glorious job of proving that that isn't the ONLY thing the world is. I get to put out little beacons of light and hope, escape pods for readers to get an infusion of positive. I can't think of a better job than that. Except maybe cuddling puppies for a living.
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