Good afternoon friends and welcome. Today I have a special treat for you. Author K.A. Moll has stopped by to chat. She is busy underway with several writing projects, one of which is discussed below. I read her book, ‘Change of Heart’ and reviewed it on 26-Aug-16. This is definitely one to put on your reading list.
What is ‘Change of Heart’ about?
It’s a story about high school sweethearts, reunited after two decades. It’s about how these two women move beyond hurt feelings and shattered trust to rekindle their flame that still burns hot.
What was your inspiration behind the book cover for ‘Change of Heart’?
The cover for ‘Change of Heart’ is from a watercolor created by my biological sister, Cindy. Her work is also on the cover of “For A Moment’s Indiscretion.” I don’t know how she managed to get inside my head to capture this story in her painting…but she did. I was adopted as a preemie and didn’t find her until I was in my forties. It never fails to amaze me how we connected. It feels as if she’s been a part of my life forever.
Did you do any types of writing while you were in school? If so, did you receive any awards or recognition for your work?
I was on the school newspaper in high school and I took writing/literature courses in college.
Was there anyone or anything in your life who encouraged you to write? If so, what did they do?
My wife is my number one beta reader and my biggest fan. I couldn’t accomplish half of what I do without her support and input.
Is there a different genre that you’d like to write a story in and why?
No, not really. If there were, I’d have probably already written it. To date, I’ve written books in romance, paranormal, and suspense/thriller.
One day you get the call asking if you’d like to make ‘Change of Heart’ into a movie. Who would you cast as the main players?
Wow…that’d be a nice call. Hmmmm…I guess Lily Gladstone for Jack…but she’d need a haircut. And for Courtney…I guess Stana Katic.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you. Thank you so much for reading my books and for opening your hearts to my characters, most of whom have considerable emotional baggage.
Can you elaborate on what has worked for you to regenerate creativity?
So far, I’ve been fortunate to have not needed much regeneration. If anything, I’ve had to beat stories down so that one could move forward. If I did need to regenerate, I’d listen to smooth jazz or walk a nature trail.
Have you ever created a character (either main or supporting) who was so awful in personality that even you felt dislike toward?
Jahi in “Haunting Love” was a nasty piece of work.
What musical groups do you follow and can you describe their style?
I like Fay Wolf, Hem, and k.d. Lang.
What is your favorite vegetarian meal?
I like most all vegetarian dishes a lot…especially Indian and Cajan…Mmmm, red beans and rice. But…I suppose my favorite would have to be my wife’s broccoli casserole.
Let’s give a shout out to TriPub books. What would you like to say to them?
…That I couldn’t be more pleased…but they already know that.
What has been your favorite part of being an author? The least favorite?
I pretty much love everything about it…but I suppose if I had to choose, my favorite thing would be getting to know and be a part of this amazing lesfic community. Least favorite…hummm…well I guess that would have to be marketing.
What other authors do you follow? Which books would you recommend?
I’m a HUGE Radclyffe fan…although I must admit I like her older works better. My favorite of all her books is “Passion’s Bright Fury.” Next in line would be “Love’s Melody Lost.”
What is in the works next for you?
My work in progress is titled “To Believe In Magic.” Jack and Courtney from “Change of Heart” will be strong secondary characters in the work. If all goes well, it should release mid-summer.
Here’s an excerpt from ‘Change of Heart’…
Jack opened the passenger door for Courtney and she climbed in. Then Jack walked around the vehicle to climb in the other side. She sighed as she looked over her shoulder to back out of the narrow driveway. “When are you gonna tell me, Courtie?” she asked.
Courtney began to cry.
“I can see it’s tearing you up inside,” Jack continued. “I think you’d feel better if you told me.”
Courtney cried a little harder.
“Whatever it is,” Jack said softly, “it happened a longtime ago and we’ve moved on.” She shifted gears. “Why can’t you just tell me?”
Courtney hiccupped a sob.
“Okay, I’ll leave you be,” Jack said. “I guess you’ll tell me when you’re ready.”
Check out this link to my review: ‘Change of Heart’.
Thank you all for joining us today. Before you go, be sure to check out KA Moll’s links below:
Purchase ‘Change of Heart’
Lesbian Talk Show Interview on writing damaged characters:
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