Friday, October 7, 2011

Author Interview

Interview with K. P. Smith - Author of the book Growing Pains.

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Where were you born and where do you call home? I was born and raised and currently reside in New Orleans,LA. Dorothy said it best there is no place like it.

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 30 or less words, what would you say? It will chronicle the life of Kendra Foster and her journey of growing up. You will take the journey of the joys, pains, ups and downs. Family, school, friend’s boys and everything in between.

Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series? I am currently working on A New Beginning. the second book in the Growing Pains series.

What or who inspired you to write? And how long have you been writing? I have always been "good" at writing. A's on English papers loved essay tests above anything else when I was in school.
I talked about writing a book for forever. Life happened some major personal challenges and I just decided to stop talking about it and DO IT.

Would you like to giveaway a copy of your book on this blog? SURE

How did you come up with the title and cover design? Growing up is painful so the title of Growing Pains speaks for itself.
I wanted a girl average girl that everyone person growing up could relate to and her expression told the story before you open the book. I also wanted my all grown up readers (like myself) and think I used to look like that!!

Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life? 30% of my book is based on events in my life or the lives of people close to me. The other 70% is my imagination.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? I am dating myself but looong before the e-reader times it was paperback. I love to read at night. I put my book under my pillow and start again when I get up. Hardback always a little too uncomfortable.
About a month ago I was sold out to the paper and vowed to be loyal to the paper (which I am). But I downloaded my first book on Kindle and it is giving paperback a run for its money.
Don't think I love paperbacks more at this point just longer.

Are you a self published (Indie) Author? Yes

Have you ever read a book more than once? In the past year I read Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon for at least the third time. It was the first book I ever read and thought wow I would love to be able to tell a story like that!!

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? Bridges Over Madison County which is also one of my top favorite chick flicks of all time.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)? The House and it is on Kindle..sorry paperback.

Who designed the cover of your book? Lisa Russell

Do you have a book trailer? No, but I am working on getting one.

What are your thoughts on book trailers? I think anything an author can do for Advertising in this market they should do.

Do you have any advice for other writers? A bestseller only becomes one when people buy what we have written; PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE.

What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing? Don't look for what others have done or are doing. Find your own voice and speak.

Do you ever write in your PJ’s? OH YEAH.

Cats or dogs? Cats

White wine or red? White

Coffee or tea? Coffee(mocha)

Vanilla or chocolate icecream? Chocolate

What do you normally eat for breakfast? If I am eating light a breakfast bar. If I am going all out; pancakes and bacon.

What are 4 things you never leave home without? Purse, banking card (never have cash), keys and my writing pads.

Laptop or desktop for writing? Laptop

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing? I am a mood writer. No rhyme no reason no specific time or place. I have a big purse that always has a writing pad handy.

If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you? Denzel Washington, Denzel Washington, and did I say Denzel Washington.

One of your favorite quotes  "Nothing is free in America." It is my own.

List 3 of your all time favorite books - 1) Rage of Angels 2) Disappearing Acts 3) Flowers in the Attic

An actor you have a crush on - DENZEL WASHINGTON

What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed? Single Ladies

Where can your readers stalk you?

My facebook page:

My Goodreads author page: Look me up K.P. Smith

Is your book in Print, ebook or both? Both 

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview with me, K.P. It has been a pleasure, and allowed us a glimpse into your writing word.  I hope you share this interview with your friends so they can all get to know you a little better.  Tima

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