Today my guest is author Kelly Moran - and she's going to give away a copy of one of her books to one of our readers. Kelly agreed to a short interview, so let's get to that and chat with this talented lady!
Kelly, How long have you been writing?
I've been making up stories since before I could write, but for actual writing, I started at ten or eleven with poetry and short stories.
How long have you been a published author?
My first contract came in 2005 for a poetry and short stories collection called AN IMSOMNIAC'S DREAM.
What titles do you have available?
AN INSOMNIAC'S DREAM (2005), WHEN THE LEAVES STOP FALLING (2007, Romance), THE TINY CATERPILLAR AND THE GREAT BIG TREE (2009, Children's), IDLE THURSDAY (2009, Literature Novella).
Do you have any new titles coming soon?
I have a romance due out on March 25th called SUMMER'S ROAD. I'll give away a FREE eBook copy at the end of this post to one commenter!!!
"Summer's Road is a compelling story about the long road to finding true love." ~New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Caridad Pineiro (Quote from cover.)
BLURB: After her father’s death, Summer Quinn realizes just how alone she feels in the world. With no family to fill her life now, she finds comfort among friends, but yearns for true love, contentment, and family. When her boyfriend, Matt, suggests they raise their relationship to a higher level, Summer jumps at the chance to get everything she’s always wanted. Only, she doesn’t expect the heat arising between her and her best friend, Ian – a man who never seems to settle down. A man the complete opposite of what she’s looking for. But when her estranged mother reappears after twenty-eight years, Summer’s world completely flips upside down. As secrets from her family’s past and Ian’s true feelings for her emerge, Summer’s now faced with choices she’s not sure she can make. The rest of her life’s happiness hinges on Summer confronting a past she’d rather deny and legitimately opening her heart to love, even if it’s not where she expected to find it.
What is your favourite genre and why?
Though I began writing with poetry and short stories, I quickly learned in adolescence that romance was my true calling, and after having kids, that children's was a gift. I plan to focus my career on romance and children's books from now on. I love both those genres for the same reasons really--the happily ever after, the possibilities, and the lessons that can be learned.
What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
I find the plot ideas and characters in my head finally being heard on paper the most rewarding, (I suppose they do too, LOL). The most exciting part is finishing and getting to the edits.
If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Ah, a loaded question. Though dead, I'd love to co-write a kids book with Dr. Seuss. For romance, that's a tough call-- probably Nicholas Sparks or Carla Neggers.
Where can readers find you on the web?
If interested, you can find trailers, reviews, my books, and more on my Website at: www.authorkellymoran.com, or my Blog at www.authorkellymoran.blogspot.com. I'm also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorkellymoran, Myspace at www.myspace.com/authorkellymoran, Goodreads at www.goodreads.com/authorkellymoran, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/authorkmoran.
Feel free to include your latest release/promo, and any additional info you might like included! Thanks so much for being my guest.
I attached the cover pic, Denyse. Thanks so much for having me!