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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Krista Ames Talks About Heroines


This week we’re going to find out a little about author Krista Ames. May’s theme is ‘Heroines’ so Krista will be talking about book covers. She’ll also tell us a little about herself and her writing, and answer some fun questions.
Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan. She is married to a very supportive man and is a stay-at-home mom of 4 very active kids. She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime at krista@kristaames.com or visit her at http://www.kristaames.com.

Beverley: What do you think makes a real heroine, either in real life or in books?
Krista: Overcoming the odds, staying true to herself through whatever life throws at her.
Beverley: Is it important to have strong conflicts? If yes, inner or outer conflicts, or both?
Krista: I do believe it’s important to have strong conflicts, inner and outer both, because they can really bring the characters together in the story, to form a bond.
Beverley: Who are your favorite heroines, and why?
Krista: In books, I think one of my favorite heroines is HOLLY from Colters’ Woman by Maya Banks. ( https://goo.gl/frS8KY )
Beverley: Tell me about the heroines in your book/s.
Krista: In this particular book, Dr. Miranda Chase is a veterinarian who has to come home to take over the patients for her sick father’s practice. Unfortunately, she’s unidentified as important by her father because he wanted a boy. It created a bit of a thick skin for her, enabling her to deal with people that don’t take her seriously, including the hero of Whiskey’s Sweet Revenge 😊
Beverley: How do you develop the characteristics for your heroine?
Krista: I don’t usually do anything in particular, they usually come out during the writing.  Sometimes I do have a specific look and feel in mind before I start a story.
Beverley: How long have you been writing?
Krista: Well, I guess I’ve been writing since 2005 or 2006. I didn’t have anything published until 2008 though, and just a short story in an anthology.
Beverley: What genre do you write in and why?
Krista: Typically, I write Contemporary Romance. It’s what I’ve always loved to read and is easy for me to write. I also love Western Romance and I’ve done a few of those as well. At some point in the last few years, I’ve really started to like Paranormal Romance and Romantic Suspense and I’ve actually decided to write both as well.
Beverley: Who influenced you the most in deciding to become a writer?
Krista: Believe it or not, Linda Lael Miller.  I’ve never met her, even though I’d like to, but I love, love, love her writing and it really inspired me to try my hand at it.  Compared to her, I have a very long way to go still.
Beverley: What obstacles did you have to overcome to begin creating your work?
Krista: I don’t really know that I had any to overcome.  One day I just decided to write. I was working full time but it didn’t really interfere.
Beverley: What gets your creative juices flowing?
Krista: I put some of my favorite movies on to play in the background and it just seems to work.
Beverley: What will stop your creative muse the quickest?
Krista: My kids hovering and talking
Beverley: What do you have for breakfast?
Krista: I’m not really a fan of breakfast food so normally my breakfast and lunch merge together somewhere mid morning and it can be anything from slicing up a cucumber and eating it with ranch dip, or some parmesan garlic boneless chicken bites.
Beverley: What do you wear when you are writing?
Krista: Just everyday clothes.  I always get dressed first thing because I never know when I’ll need to run my kids to school.
Beverley: Where do you do most of your writing?
Krista: Lately all of my writing has been on my new desktop, which is sitting at the dining room table.  I babysit a lot during the day so I need to be where I can see her so I transported my computer downstairs.
Beverley: Do you have a favorite cartoon character? Why?
Krista: I LOVE Scooby doo! I always watched him when my oldest was little, heck I still do when my kids aren’t around.
Beverley: Who would you love most to meet 'in person' and why?
Krista: There are a lot of people on this list actually but as far as writing. I would love to meet Linda Lael Miller to have a writing conversation with her, just ask questions about her process and her experiences with writing.
Beverley: If you had an unexpected free day what would you do with it?
Krista: SLEEP!
Beverley: What are you working on now?
Krista: A story in a boxed set called Tropical Tryst (found here:  https://www.romancecollections.com/tropical-tryst)

Blurb for Maon: Whiskey's Sweet Revenge 

A Horse Country Prequel Novella

Contemporary Western Romance

A part of the RB4U Roping the Cowboy Boxed Set

Dr. Miranda Chase didn’t want to be back home but she’d do just about anything for her dad including temporarily taking over his veterinarian practice. However, once she met Garrett, she wanted to drop everything and run.  Cocky cowboys just weren’t her thing.

Garrett Jackson cares more about his horse than himself or anyone else and when a tiny bit of a thing calling herself a vet blows into his life like a tornado, he’s literally knocked for a loop. He doesn’t have time for women.
But, when Garrett’s horse turns up missing, Miranda isn’t going anywhere. Forced to work together, they’ll learn a little bit about each other or die trying.

Buy Links:
https://www.romancecollections.com/roping-the-cowboy

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Don’t forget to check back next week for another author interview and more discussion of heroines.

4 comments:

  1. Linda Lael Miller is amazing. I have one of her older series on my keeper shelf! All the best Krista!

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  2. Hi, Krista! So wonderful to read this interview and to get to know you better. Much luck with your work. Hugs, vb

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