Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
KL Kreig ~ USA Today bestselling author of paranormal and contemporary romance. Huge fan of RIP ~ uh, I mean Yellowstone. Lover of a stiff cock(tail), sun, sand and my 2 grand-babies. In another lifetime I’d be a badass rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
The first book. The set us is critical the series.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
Interesting question. I think it helps to introduce new characters throughout the series that endear themselves to the readers. Readers often want spin offs of these side characters. I also think throwing in an unexpected twist or fact can be fun.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Balance, balance, balance. Burnout is a real thing and early in your career you’re all gung ho, but maintaining balance within your personal life and career is critical to long-term success. Also, make author friends. In general this is such a supportive community and finding your author tribe, who will lift you up when you’re down, let you run ideas past them, and whom you can just vent to is incredibly helpful.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
Honestly, it’s hit or miss. As I have a full time job outside of writing, there are many days I don’t get any writing in. However, sometimes I get a solid 2 hours in or sometimes more on the weekends.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
I write from dual POV, so I’m going to answer for both male and female. My favorite male character is Shaw Mercer in my Finding Me duet (Lost In Between/Found Underneath). I love an alpha man who falls for the girl he’s not supposed to fall for and is absolute goo inside over her. My favorite female character is Laurel Keswick from Time Stamps. Laurel was probably the strongest woman I’ve written and I mean strength in character. Fortitude for the unfair challenges life’s thrown her way. Grace under pressure. She is quirky and funny and insecure like so many of us are. In short, she is you and she is me. Or as Roth puts it, she is “whimsically alluring.”
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
Time Stamps would be my pick for a film adaptation. I’d love Rachel McAdams as Laurel and Chris Evans would make a fantastic Roth.
What is your definition of success?
Every single time I hit publish I feel successful. Writing a book is f*cking hard and vulnerable and an incredible feat. Each. And. Every. Time.
What are your social links?
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/klkreig
Kreig’s Babes (Private Fan page): https://www.facebook.com/groups/646655825434751/
Newsletter form direct link: https://goo.gl/MxHvHg
TikTok link: https://www.tiktok.com/@klkreig_author?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1
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