Interview with Kristie Leigh Maguire

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm a child of the sixties. I like doing things my way.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was my novel, Desert Heat. Prior to this, I had never really thought about writing a book. I just loved to read. In 1997, I was living in Japan and had a very difficult time finding books to read that were written in English. This was before the e-book revolution. In desperation, I began writing just so I would have something to read. I discovered that I liked writing almost as well as I liked reading.
What is your writing process?
Am I supposed to have a writing process? :) In any case, I don't. I write as the mood strikes me.
Describe your desk
What desk? I got rid of my desk. I have a very comfortable recliner and my laptop. Works for me. :)
How do you approach cover design?
I design my own covers and I love doing it. I begin by doing a search for the right image to use. Then I play with the fonts and the overall look of the design until I get it right (in my eyes anyway).
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
If I knew the answer to that, the name of Kristie Leigh Maguire would be a household word and I would be on the New York Times Bestseller List.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing in 1997 when I was living in Japan.
What are you working on next?
I am working on the sequel to my western romance, Second Chances. The tentative title is The Double F/n\PP Ranch.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance is my passion.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle. I adore my Kindle.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything to me.
Published 2013-10-01.
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Books by This Author

No Lady and Her Tramp (Romantic Satire)
Price: Free! Words: 71,500. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A quirky hysterically hilarious read that is down and dirty! No Lady and Her Tramp is one woman’s accounting of the trials, tribulations, and antics of her life in President Park, a run down trailer park in Grapevine, Kentucky. A very funny book laced with pure, unadulterated steam.