Interview with Katrina Avant

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the South, in a time when the whole community were your parents. We didn't have much, but family was everything. That close family connection has helped me form my writing style by drawing on upbringing, family love and old wives tales.
When did you first start writing?
I first started really writing in 2010. I'd kept diaries prior to that, but only seriously started writing after taking a diary enter and expanding on it, until it became a full fledged book.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book "Lessons - The Complete Series" was born from miscommunications; personal experiences with stalkers; and trust placed in a perceived friend turned enemy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I initial knew I had a great story to tell, but after researching the traditional way of publishing and the grueling process involved, lead me to pursue independent publishing.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has been a great help in reaching more diverse readers, which helps me to continue to reach the next level of success.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing allows my creative and imaginative process to become limitless. I can create what ever I like and this makes me extremely happy.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Their continued support encourages me to continue to grow within every story and character I create.
What are you working on next?
Actually, I am currently editing another author's novel; Olivia M. Dutton's "Where was God?", the author's second novel. Aside from being an indie author, I am also an indie publisher via my company Katrina'sWORKS.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh my gosh, I have so many! But my most favorite are Stephen King, Brenda Jackson and Zane.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The mere fact that I will come in contact with my next story and/or character via the people I meet.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I am thinking about writing or participating in some activity that allows me the opportunity to use encounters for my writing.
Published 2014-09-25.
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