Interview with Kathy L Wheeler

Published 2018-03-03.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read what I write. I love historical romance. And contemporary.
Will you share a little bit about yourself?
I grew up in Texas, Colorado and somehow ended up in Oklahoma in 1992. I’ll admit I was not wild about the place in the beginning, but NBA Thunder basketball finally turned my head. So it’s no surprise I hold season tickets. I also adore theater, karaoke, fantasy football and the NFL. Freaky, I know!
Who are some of your favorite authors and books?
My favorite all-time author is Jayne Ann Krentz. All of her single titles work for me. Albeit, historical, contemporary or futuristic. Other faves include: Linda Howard, Teresa Medeiros, Elizabeth Boyle, Sabrina Jeffries, Madeline Hunter, Susan Elizabeth Phillips. . .well, you get the picture.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I browse through Kindle Books and tips; Pixel of Ink; Bookbub. I also keep track of my favorite authors. I'm on several writer's loops, and have the opportunity to find things before they are available to the buying public. As a regular reviewer on every third Friday the last 5+ years, I'm always on the lookout for excellent reading material.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a kindle fire. I'm thinking of getting a kindle ink, just so I can read it outside. But lying in bed at night, the back light on the fire is just perfect. Especially when it's cold and you want to curl all the covers around. All you have to do is touch the screen and the page turns.
Do you have a favorite quote?
As a matter of fact, I do. “The more I get to know men, the more I love dogs.” By Jeanne-Marie Roland. Through my research for Quotable, I found that Charles deGaulle sort of took it from Jeanne-Marie. Incidentally, a reader reviewed Quotable and remarked on her favorite quote. "People have the right to be stupid, some just abuse it." I love that the reviewer put this in her review. Here's the link.
What's next for you?
I never know what is next for me. I started singing at 34, graduated from college at 39, started writing at 42. Who knows what’s next! The world is my oyster.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm trying my hand right now at creating one just too see how it would look. It's more difficult than you'd think!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm still trying to learn this one. I think just trying to get your name out there helps. But it's a long process, for sure.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are numerous but most specific: 1. Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle. She is my absolute fav. I re-read her books regularly. The dialogue, specifically, cracks me up. "The Wicked Widow" Hilarious. 2. Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Again, fabulous dialogue. My favorite book of hers: This Heart of Mine. 3. Teresa Medeiros. Everything, the best ones a) Charming the Prince; b) Yours Until Dawn. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Read them and just see if you don't agree! :)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Meeting people. New people, fun people, crazy people. I truly love meeting people. For coffee, lunch, whatever. It also helps in my Aflac Agenting life...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Again, meeting people. However...I love musical theater, NBA Thunder Basketball (when the refs play fair), NFL Dallas Cowboys, karaoke. Oh...I LOVE karaoke. My favorite stuff to sing? Jewel and showtunes from Wicked, Jekyll and Hyde and Les Miserables and, of course, Phantom of the Opera.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Texas and Colorado. I'm not quite sure how it impacted my writing except to say that we did move around a lot and I didn't feel quite connected a lot of times. So, while I'm extremely extroverted, I'm also introverted, if that makes sense.
Describe your desk
My desk has piles on it. But, not in my writing space. That is cleared off. I also carry my laptop with me most places so I can get things done. A writer's work is never done! And, her brain never stops. Just ask anyone.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It's called The Wronged Princess - book i of my Cinderella Series. And, it's available for free.
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The 7th Son
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The Marquis's Misstep
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A Bullet to the Heart
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