Exclusive Interview with
Kate T. Wolf
When did you start writing?
I loved writing and reading all my life, but it wasn't until I started my own editing business ten years ago and started working with authors that it pushed me over the edge from 'always wanting to' to 'I'm going to do this!'
What makes writing your passion?
I'm not sure. The desire to write has been with me since I was a child. I love the process of thinking about the plot, where I want the story to take place, how I want the characters to behave, and then making the story come alive. I enjoy dropping dollops of my own experiences into the story.
How long have you been writing?
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
Publishing Every Breath She Takes was exhilarating! I recently published Catching Her Breath, the second book in the Breathtaking series, and that felt even better.
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
I want my heroine to have her own voice even though she struggles through life's issues, and my hero, as a supporting character, to be strong and supportive when he needs to be, allowing her to be her true self.
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
I don't think of it as writer's block. It takes time for me to figure out how I want to start my next book, but that doesn't bother me. I've discovered that when I figure out the location and the names of the main characters it creates a connection and propels me forward. And , yes, I am a 'fly by the seat of my pants' writer.
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
You did it!
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
How could I not read my reviews? As a new author, I haven't had to deal with bad ones yet. But when I do, I'm guessing it will involve a few tears and a glass of wine.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
A good review is a wonderful reminder that someone out there loved my book. it's close to euphoric.
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
All the time.
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
I can compare myself with the heroine in each of my books, but only in my dreams.
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
I am drawn to an appealing book cover, but I depend on the description when choosing which book to buy.
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
Who is your favorite author? Why?
I love reading Lucy Score's books. There have been so many times when I laughed out loud at something she wrote.
What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?
Writing gives me a lot of pleasure, so my dream is to continue to write.
Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?
What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.
What would you say to your readers?
Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?
I am a transplant from Wisconsin, and now live in California where my first three books take place.
What is your day job if you have one?
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Did you have a happy childhood?
Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?
Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?
I'm about to publish Taking Her Breath Away, the third and final book in the Breathtaking series. It ties off the main characters that have moved through the first two books. I just started my fourth manuscript which is separate from the Breathtaking series and will take place in Lake Tahoe.
What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?
If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?
What is your favorite music?
While I'm writing, I listen to Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto #2. It inspires me.
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