I love a kick-ass female character in books and movies for example; Starbucks from the show Battlestar Galactica or Georgina Kincaid from the book series Succubus, only I thought why not have a younger kick-ass character with genuine flaws and before I knew it I was on the journey of my first YA series.
2. When did you take up writing?
I’ve been dreaming of it since about sixteen and took it up seriously I think in
about 2006 when I joined RWA, who I might add-ROCK!
3. How important is setting/place in your writing?
I’m a visual person and so I use what I know, lived, stayed at mostly. I want my readers to be able to feel the town/place and not just read the words.
4. Do you have a favourite character (s) in your current novel?
I’m writing the third book at the moment and I’d have to say the twin brothers crack the hell out of me, but there will always be that special place for Claire.
5. What’s the best piece of writing advice you were ever given?
NEVER GIVE UP! I didn’t.
6. Do you have a schedule for writing?
What is that? Lol. When I can, when I feel like it and when I’m silly enough to sign up for the challenges. 4 kids, 1 hubby who could go under the category of a kid, 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, 1 cat, 1 day job, an addiction to reading and tv series
and then life in general and let’s not forget coffee with friends and social media are all fought with by the inner urge to write.
7. Are you a plotter or someone who tends to wing it?
I’m a plotter wanna-be. I plot to a degree, like an outline and then type like crazy and before I know it I have totally taken a different turn to the plot line I mapped out and need a new one. Lol. (please tell me I’m not alone on this)
8. Can you name three of four of your current favourite books?
Operation Summer Storm by Karlene Blakemore-Mowle
Succubus series by Richelle Mead ·
Slammed series by Colleen Hoover
Sara Linton series by Karin Slaughter
9. Can you tell me a little bit about what you are working on now?
I won’t give you the title yet but it is a YA series of a young woman with an unrelenting hunger for justice to find the murderer of her father. That’s all I’m sharing at the moment. GRIN!
10. What advice would you give to a fledgling writer to assist them on their journey?
Write a beautiful mess and then clean it up when you have finished it. If you keep
editing as you go you will never finish it.
For more information about Kerri and her writing visit:
'TAKING BACK HIS WIDOW’& ‘NUDGING CUPID’ 2011