Tell us a little about yourself
Hi, I’m Kristy and I live in the U.K. I have always written short stories and poetry. I went to university to study acting which I loved, but my genuine passion has always been writing. So, now I write the stories I would have wanted to read as a teen.
I’m a mum and an author from the UK. I mainly write YA, but wander into other genres such as Middle Grade and New Adult. Most of my books are love stories. I don’t stick to a genre; I write whatever pops into my head! I love anything super hero. Thor and Wonder Woman are my favourites. I love reading when I’m not writing. I also love movies, Netflix, chocolate and my two kittens, who are very cute but very pesky!
Why Do you write?
I write because I love it. I’ve always had a vivid imagination which needs to be poured onto a page or it, the ideas, just keep nagging away at me.
What genre do you write and why did you pick this genre?
I write whatever I want. I have a middle grade fantasy series
Tell us about your book
“Kiera’s Quest- part one & two,” a Middle-grade/ teen fantasy series, is now available on e-book and paperback. If you like shape shifters, magical realms and a chosen one, then this may be for you!
My YA contemporary romance book, “Just Sam,” about a young tennis star who loses someone important and has to trust in life and love again, is available on Amazon in print & on Kindle, as is my YA/NA fairy-tale retelling, “Cinderella.” Cinderfella has all roles reversed and is aimed slightly older, as there is a little passion and darkness to this tale, but still keeps the magic of the original.
Recently I’ve completed a YA Paranormal Romance series with ‘Muse It Up Publishing.’ These titles will also be available in print and e-book. I love reading, of course. I have lots of new projects in mind, and I’m currently working on a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
How much time do you dedicate to your author career?
I try to write whenever my two boys are at school. But honestly since the beginning of Covid, I’ve hardly written at all. I was seven chapters into a modern-day Romeo & Juliet retelling…
How long, on average, does it take you to write your books?
Depends, roughly about a year.
What is the best money you have ever spent on your author career?
Buying books off Amazon and reselling at local events.
What is the toughest part of being an author?
Easy, trying to get my books noticed! There are so many talented authors out there, it’s hard to be seen sometimes.
What is the best piece of advice you have for other authors?
Edit, edit, then edit again! Also, don’t give up when you get a rejection or negative review. The most popular authors and books all do too!
What is your favorite book?
Not sure I can pick one. I loved Where the Crawdads Sing, Hush Hush, From Blood and Ash, One of Us is Lying… See why I can’t stick to a genre!