Kathryn Lively


Kathryn Lively is an award-winning writer and editor, Slytherin, Big Bang Theorist, and Rush (the band) fan. She is an EPIC Award nominee and winner and has edited EPIC Award nominated titles for Phaze Books, Whiskey Creek Press, and FrancisIsidore ePress. She also maintains a pen name, L.K. Ellwood, for other mysteries.

She loves chocolate and British crisps and is still searching for a good US dealer of Japanese Kit Kat bars.

Kathryn assists businesses with Virginia Beach social media services, and also works as a freelance writer. You are welcome to visit Kathryn online:



http://www.booksthatrock.us (book reviews)



Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, KILLING THE KORDOVAS, was inspired by a number of events. If you read the story, you'll pick up on the general frustration with reality television and the people who gain fame through dubious circumstances. I came up with the idea after visiting a comedy club - I had suffered writer's block, and I asked myself what would happen if a frustrated writer, tired of rejection, vents on an amateur night and becomes a hit? What would happen if her emotions become so strong she entertains dangerous thoughts upon learning a reality star got a book deal just for being famous?

KILLING THE KORDOVAS has its share of dark humor. It's a bit of a departure from the cozy mysteries I've written in the past, but as I wrote it I decided I wanted to go bold for a change and see where I could take the story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I don't really consider myself an indie author - I like to think of myself as an author, period. I have published with small houses in the past, and I have self-published, and when I finish a story there's a different reason for the method of publication.

My first novel, LITTLE FLOWERS, was published by a small press that folded in 2002. I was able to place the work elsewhere, but that house (which mainly pubbed romances) turned out not to be a good fit. I chose to publish it myself to better reach its intended audience.

I published THE GIRL WITH THE MONKEE TATTOO on my own because I wanted the book ready for a specific event. I published KILLING THE KORDOVAS on my own because of its uniqueness. It's not a mystery in the traditional sense, or a horror novel. There is suspense and humor, and I suppose I felt I should see it through the journey every step of the way.
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Where to buy in print


If You Want It
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,190. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Retired NFL star Cory thought coming home would be low key, but people treat him like a celebrity. At least Winnie is still in town, gorgeous and funny. He wants to get closer, but she’s suspicious of his motives. While comments about her weight don’t get to her anymore, she keeps a tight hold on her heart. Cory will use every play in the book to win it.
The Rocky Horror Twitter Show
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,260. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2010 by DLP Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Social networking
Social media is here to stay, and if you have products, services, or other business to promote it's important to gain the savvy to successfully negotiate Twitter, Facebook, and other networks. "The Rocky Horror Twitter Show" is a collection of observances and advice from a seasoned social media specialist who has spent the last decade assisting clients around the US boost their visibility.
Schtick to the Script
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2010 by DLP Books. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Performed in 2004 by a regional Florida troupe, these hilarious short skits are perfect for performance in a comedy revue.
How Not to Get Published
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2010 by DLP Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A brief and unconventional guide, this primer for the true beginning author covers ten suggestions to follow when preparing to contact agents and editors. Adapted from a talk give to the Virginia chapter of Romance Writers of America.