Welcome to Author Interview Thursday hosted by the Never Too Old for YA and NA Books group on Goodreads.
Today I'm super excited for us to be welcoming Katie McGarry author of the Pushing The Limits series!
(Click books to go to Goodreads page)
And the soon to be released:
(Red At Night is free on Amazon pre-order right now. Click HERE)
So, with our further ado, I'd like to let Katie tell you a little about herself! Take it away!
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer or did you want to be something else?
I always loved to write stories, but I didn’t grow up thinking that I would become a writer. When I was younger, I wanted to be a family court judge.
How long does it take you to write a book from start to finish?
I always want writers to know that there is no right or wrong answer on how long it takes someone to write a book. The right answer is how long it takes you to write your story. For me, I can write a book, start to finish, in about eight months.
Do you have a schedule of when you write?
I’m a stay at home mom of three very active children. I write whenever their schedule permits.
What was the hardest thing about writing a book?
Writer’s block. There is nothing more frightening for me than when there is absolute silence in my head.
Do you have a favorite character?
While I love all my characters, there is one character who stands out and has stolen my heart. Her name is Abby and she’s a secondary character in Crash Into You and Take Me On.
Do you have any go to people when writing a book that help you with your story lines as well as editing, beta reading and such?
Yes! I have a fantastic critic group which includes other YA authors, Colette Ballard, Bethany Griffin, and Kelly Creagh. I’m also very good friends with fellow YA author, Kristen Simmons. She helps me a lot with my manuscripts!
I also have a very close friend who talks about my plots with me and will read the first drafts of my books.
Are you working on anything now?
Yes! I am finishing up copy edits for Take Me On which is my next YA novel. It will be released in May 27, 2014!
Thanks so much for stopping by today Katie! It was so great to have you here and good luck with the release of Take Me On! I can't wait!
Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.