Interview with K.B. Gibson

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Books are treasures. Part of the joy as a reader is finding a unique gem. Gems are rarely found on the tables that greet you in the front of the mass market book retailer. Instead, gems are found hidden among shelves, indie bookstores, and websites created for book lovers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing is discovering and experiencing the lives and experiences of my characters. I love to travel, and visiting new places (even if they are just in my imagination!) is fun. Even better is the mystery and suspense genre where I can live those suspenseful heart pounding moments. An added benefit is killing off people I don't like without going to jail!
What are you working on next?
The second book in the Ronnie Raven series, of course!

In "Death by Drama," Ronnie finds that her best buddy, Terry Panetta, is arrested for the murder of one of his theatre students. When the one secret Terry has been keeping from Ronnie is revealed, she doesn't know if she wants to save Terry or kill him.

At the same time, Ronnie finds that her romance with the younger campus lieutenant is going nowhere since he can't keep his eyes off a leggy associate from Finland. And when Ronnie's family lands on her doorstep, she finds her world turned upside down.
Who are your favorite authors?
How much time do you have? I read EVERYTHING from Marcia Muller, Laura Lippman, Alice Hoffman, and Karin Slaughter. The problem is that I have too long of a wait before their next books are released. Luckily, there's a wealth of amazing authors to discover. Recently, I've discovered the works of Gillian Flynn and Lisa Unger.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each day is filled with new possibilities on the amazing journey we call life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My three sons (and if you're old enough, you'll hear the old "My Three Sons" theme song) are amazing, and I enjoy sharing--passively--in their adventures. As I've already said, I love traveling, and my camera is my constant companion. Then, of course, there's reading. I'm always wishing for more time to read and lose myself in someone else's creation.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first steps into writing happened when I was 7 or 8 when I wrote a story about Casper the friendly ghost. Even then, I was drawn to interesting characters!
What is your writing process?
My creative brain is an early riser, so whenever possible I wake up and grab a cup of coffee on my way to the computer and write as long as I can without interruptions. The editor and marketer within me work later in the day.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read by myself was "The Cat in the Hat." Bless Dr. Seuss. I wonder how many people he had an impact on! From him, I discovered the richness of imagination. I read that book in first grade, and then my wonderful mother sat through the reading of 196 more books that year. For some reason, we were recording our reading for our teacher.
Published 2014-04-19.
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Books by This Author

A Class on Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,340. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ronnie Raven. She's smart, she's funny, and she might be next on a killer's list! No one liked Crutchfield, least of all Ronnie. But since when is that grounds for murder? When a detective investigating the crime wants to pin the crime on her, Ronnie becomes a rebel with a cause as she tries to learn who killed Crutchfield, before she’s locked up or becomes the killer’s next victim.