Interview with Kelly Violet

When did you first start writing?
I started writing seriously about five years ago, even though I wanted to write for more than a decade.
What is your writing process?
Story ideas come to me in different ways, usually right before I close my eyes and head to sleep. I get a situation or title in my head and I don't rest until I get a sketching of where a story will go out. From there it depends on which muse is speaking to me and for how long. I'm usually working on 1 or 2 ideas (within different sub-genres) at a time. I write on my lunch period and on weekends. And I don't have one place where I write (or one device), which I find extremely useful.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy watching movies and television shows. I hang out with my friends in person or virtually. And I talk to my family quite a bit.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read romance novels for pleasure. I have my favorite authors, for sure, but I always find new authors to read and support.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I bought myself a kindle a few years ago and haven't looked back. I occasionally read on my laptop, but for the most part, I read on my kindle or print books.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Touch Me Softly is a reawakening story. Both characters (Rafe & Wyn) had trauma, either recent or in the past, and are at different stages of rebuilding their lives. It's a story about hope and learning to trust again. It's about finding love even when you don't think you deserve it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm finding that I'm a complete control freak in this area of my life. LOL. When I started writing seriously and moving forward with everything, I just knew I wanted to do it as an indie author. There wasn't really a question about going another route for me. I appreciate the autonomy of it. I'm able to make my own schedule and focus on the stories and characters speaking to me the loudest.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching my characters come to life on the page is pretty phenomenal. I like writing/reading the banter back and forth, seeing their distinct personalities come to the fore. It's been an amazing experience so far!
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. One reason I write is so that someone else can get/feel/learn something from it. I appreciate readers so much for taking a chance on authors like me because it really means a lot to me personally, but also to the indie author community as a whole.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a new adult standalone novella. This will be a slight shift from Touch Me Softly as it's a college romance. I'm having a fun time writing it and I hope to publish it soon!
Published 2018-01-15.
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Books by This Author

The Names You Call Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An impulse in class gives them a second chance... Rae-Ana Sharpe was like a brick wall. Solid. Steadfast. And hard to break through. Alexander Wirth made a colossal mistake the last days of high school. Two years later, it still weighed on his conscience. When life supplies you with lemons, do you lock your heart away for good? Or let the guy of your dreams fix you a glass of spiked lemonade?
The Love You Give Me
Price: Free! Words: 14,060. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Rae I learned early in life never to hope for much. Then a boy crashed into my world and wouldn’t take no for answer. Wouldn’t just leave me be. Now, it was the end of my senior year and things were as good as could be. Xander I was on top of the world. High school was coming to an end and there I was with my best friend, Rae, along for the ride. My dream girl.
Touch Me Softly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,750. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Wynter Simmons was haunted by flashbacks. A year since the incident and she’s still not herself. Just as afraid and ashamed as if it all happened yesterday. Then she met him. Rafael Tapiro was always drifting. As the new bassist for the up and coming band Country Blue, things are finally looking up. But with just one look he’s a goner. The music led him to her. Can they be what the other needs?