Interview with K. R. Bailey

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I remember was "The Flame and The Flower" by Rosemary Rogers. That book had a big impact on me. From then on, I was hooked on romantic historical novels.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually work with a fantastic cover artist - even though I admit some of my short stories I've designed the covers myself. I start by reviewing pictures. I usually have an idea what I want for a cover, and then when I meet with my cover artist, she always has super ideas to enhance anything I have in mind. It's such a fun process to see what she designs for me.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love romantic suspense and western historical novels, but lately I enjoy reading stories about ghost towns and paranormal. There's not much I don't enjoy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love e-readers. My husband gave me my first e-reader, a Sony, and I loved it but I've found a lot of my writer friends didn't publish in any format but kindle so last year I upgraded to a Kindle Paperwhite and it is great. I love that the screen is backlit because most of my reading is at night before I go to bed. I love how easy it is to download a new book.
Describe your desk
As my husband says - a mess! I laugh because I know exactly where everything is.
When did you first start writing?
I actually started my first book over 30 years ago, but even before that, I took a notebook with me everywhere I went. It wasn't unusual to find me taking notes about how I felt, what I saw, describing people and places. I was devastated when my car was broken into and I lost that first notebook, but I still pull out old notebooks full of notes from places I've visited. It comes in handy to help me remember how I felt when I traveled to a different part of the world.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My writer friends. I was published with two small on-line publishers and my writer friends kept saying take the chance and publish your own, you'll have more hands on for any changes, cover design, etc. My first indie-published book was "A Tug At My Heart" and it was a good experience. I decided to tackle my next book, "A Perfect Catch" by myself and now I don't even consider wanting to go through a publisher. It takes a little more work on my part, but it is worth it.
Published 2017-07-04.
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Books by This Author

Cherry Wood Place
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,540. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
On the day Emma Kingman gets divorced, her friend Ally asks her to plan her wedding. Destiny led her to the perfect place -- an old home large enough for everything she wanted for Cherry Wood Place, her own wedding center. Emma’s future was bright. Or was it? With strange happenings, vandal and rumors of the house being haunted, can Emma's dream come true?
Hunting Honeymoon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Analise has her nails done weekly, hair styled regularly, and dreams of candlelight dinners. Mark’s focus is hunting and fishing. They plan a hunting honeymoon. Problem is, she’s not ready to bathe in a cold stream and share him with his buddies. He has no idea why hot dogs and s’mores aren’t the perfect honeymoon dinner. Can they make this the perfect beginning of their life together?