Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Kelsey Elise Sparrow – mom, teacher by day, and lover of fiction. Writing is my passion as well as being a huge fan of the arts along with Marvel comics.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
It’s the follow up books in the series. I’ve been working hard to keep all the details right.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
Remembering every person in the world has their own story as such my characters do as well. The locations play a part as well.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Take your time. You will know when your story is complete. Don’t force it. It will show in your work.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
Some days, I write nothing at all. The scenes will dance around in my head and remain there. Others, I write upwards of 3,000 words. It depends if the muse is hanging out or if she’s just passing through.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
I have one who reminds me of me because she has a number of my characteristics. Her name is Zoie and she is in The Norton Sisters series. I liked the name so much, I gave another character the same name. I hadn’t realized I spelled the names exactly the same until I’d already published both books. The second Zoie really goes by the nickname, Nikki, which fans will discover more about in the follow up to Cross’ story in The Whiskey Sweet series.
A character from the Inked to the Max series crosses over to Whiskey Sweet. We’ll see if she sticks around or heads back to Georgia.
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?
Oh wow. This one is a hard one. I’d love to see An Author’s Tale on the big screen. Stephanie Daniels would have to be played by Amber Riley. Her cover model love interest would be played by either Liam or Chris Hemsworth. Her best friend could be played by Naomi Scott. She has the moxy/confidence to own her own sexuality as well as put Stephanie in her place. Florence Pugh would play the other best friend.
My second pick would be Paper Lipstick. Sophie Turner could play Max and Zendaya could play the best friend, Zoie. Deckard has to be played by Tyler Lee Hoechlin. Zoie has a dancer’s body and Zendaya fits that mold perfectly.
I’d work Hero Fiennes-Tiffin into the movie some type of way.
What is your definition of success?
For me, success comes in waves. The first is having the ability to complete any novel while being a full-time, special education teacher. The second is every person who tells me how much they were touched by or identified with one of my characters.
Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?
Please feel free to listen to the music that inspired the works. Each book has a playlist at the end of it. Also, know all characters are connected one to another. Even those who reach into fantasy and the paranormal.
What are your social links?
Amazon Profile: https://amazon.com/author/kelseyelisesparrow
Reader/Fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelseyssparrows/
Order form: https://bit.ly/kesbooksigning
What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)
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$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.