Q & A with fellow Author Kay Latour of Witch on Parole
1.When did you start writing?
About two years ago when my children reached the age of reason I realized that I had the time to write. I had been reading about the craft on and off for several years before that time so I knew what I wanted to do. As I forged ahead, I found that creating a story was as much fun as reading a story. Your time is spent in a different world. You think about it. Question it. Answer it. Build it. Its fun!
2.What made you interested in becoming a writer?
My sister told me, you should write. I guess my love of stories prompted her to encourage me. From there I explored the craft, reading tons of books on writing. Eventually I decided to give it a shot and continuously tried to improve myself at every step of the game. And honestly, Im not done learning. Each day provides a new opportunity for expression and experience and I believe that is what makes storytelling so fascinating.
3.What gave you the inspiration for your current work?
The idea that supernaturals could be living among us really appealed to me. And from there I started to ask questions. Where would they live? How would they be governed? What conflicts would they have with each other and humans?
4.What advice do you wish you had when you first started writing?
Ignore everyone around you and their doubts about your dream. Just do it.
5.For you, what is the hardest part about writing?
It used to be getting the time to write. My children are grown now so I have more time. But honestly, I love the whole process. Researching. Brainstorming. Day dreaming. It appeals to the organizer, and the fantasy lover in me.
6.Which authors have offered you inspiration?
I would have to say all fantasy authors. When I was young, Greek myths, and Grimm’s Brothers tales totally pulled me in. I would check those books out of our tiny school library again and again. As I grew older I was delighted to see fantasy books featured in book stores. Now with eBooks being so popular, I don’t have to leave home to find these books. I read them all the time.
7.Are you reading anything now? If so, what are you enjoying?
I just finished ‘Beckman’s Folly: Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price’ by W. J. Onufer. I totally loved it. Warren has created a wonderful female lead in this series. Hadley exudes total control of her actions whether it be hosting a party with grace and refinement or battling a hoard of zombies with skill and brute force. The contrast was marvelous.
8.Where’s your favorite spot to do your writing?
Well, I have to be comfy or my ideas and day dreams don’t flow so it’s either in my bed with a stack of pillows supporting my back or in my recliner, feet up, fingers ready. My chihuahua is usually cuddled up beside me in either case. And it has to be quiet. Very quiet. So, I usually write at night.
9.Are you planning any new books? I’m sure your fans would like to know.
I’m in the editing process for book two of the Witch on Parole series. The tentative title is ‘Witch on Parole and the Leprechaun’.
10.For those writers that have been writing for a while but are unsure of themselves and if they want to stick with it, what would you tell them?
Stick with it for sure. Don’t look at how long it takes. Time will go by anyway. Don’t listen to doubters or haters. They’re going to go on doubting and hating anyway. Take your imagination out for a walk every day. Enjoy yourself. It’s so worth it.
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Tiffany Heiser is the owner of Tiffany Heiser Graphics & Fyre and Brimestone Publishing. She is a self-taught graphic artist, an author, publisher, & a loving mom.