Interview with Kayla Doreo

What are you working on next?
Two stories! One is shifter paranormal romance that includes a surprise kicker. The kicker involves one of my favorite mythological creatures. Another is a sort of a twist on Sleeping Beauty that has two immortals debating the nature of immortality and being faced with a moral decision.
Who are your favorite authors?
Diana Gabaldon, Robin Hobb, Nalini Singh, Elizabeth Hunter, Paullina Simons, Susanna Kearsley, Jessie L. Star, Dena Celeste, Scott Lynch, and Lian Hearn.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
God prompting me that being awake during the day is a good thing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Chatting on facebook, tweeting, hanging out with my family, and reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually look for something similar to my favorite authors or follow the recommendations of my closest like-minded friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not the first story I ever wrote, but I do remember the first story I almost completed.
What do you read for pleasure?
Primarily romance. I love fantasy and sci-fi in that camp, too.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Android tablet! I like the Aldiko app or the Kindle app.
Describe your desk
Tiny corner desk in the living room, with paper, notebook, notepads, sticky notes, a lamp, pens, smart phone, tablet, and miscellaneous stuff all in a disarray!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Western NC, surrounded by the beautiful Smoky Mountains. I used to go hiking a lot there. That's when I started trying to describe the details and feelings that compelled in me. The leaves in the Fall, the narrow paths, and the loud voices nearby of adults joking around. That's when I really explored every sensation to put into words.
When did you first start writing?
My mother says when I was two. I'm not sure I believe her.
Published 2014-02-23.
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