Name Kelly Moran
Where are you from Wisconsin
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I have 5 books releasing in 2015–2 heartfelts (Return to Me 3/3/15 & All of Me 9/1/15) and 3 ghostly paranormals (Ghost of a Promise 1/2015, Give Up the Ghost, & Ghost of You). You can get all the dish by signing up for my newsletter, http://eepurl.com/4Z1I5
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Why is because I had no choice. I was born with voices and plots in my head. When was around kindergarten with poems and short stories
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
After my first contract, I suppose, in 2011.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
It was a short story I wrote for a class assignment which was later adapted into a novel.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I tend to lean toward quirky and heartfelt with realistic problems woven in.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Titles usually come to me before the book. Ideas and inspiration come from everywhere–music, other books, observing.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
There’s a message in each book, but it boils down to whatever speaks to the reader.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
Though fiction, each book is realistic. It takes a lot of research to get a book right–setting, backgrounds, careers, everything.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Though some inspiration may come from my life, or a certain characteristic of someone I know, I try to keep my fictional world separate from the real one.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
All of them.
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
All of them.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I’m working on a heartfelt veterinarian series and my first erotica series right now for possible release in 2016.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My agent (Dawn), friends, RWA, other writers, readers. Most especially my street team, Moran’s Moxies. Great group of people! https://www.facebook.com/groups/moransmoxies/
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes. My only one.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Curse of the writer. We always want to evolve and change a book. I try not to linger on that or I’d never get future books done.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Both my grandmothers were big readers and I remember conversations with them on how we’d change books if we wrote them. I read a lot too and it started from there.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Because I have 5 coming out, I’ll just direct you to my website where you can see trailers and blurbs. http://www.authorkellymoran.com
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I always have a harder time writing in the heroine’s head than the hero’s. Writing in general is always a challenge. It requires a balance of internal/external, pacing, conflict, etc.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Too many to mention.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Not as of yet, but there are several signings, conferences and workshops I’ll be at.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
The publisher’s art department does that.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Each book teaches me something, as I’m sure it does the reader.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Good question. Here’s an article I wrote on this subject! https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/7292271-so-you-wanna-write
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Another great question! I, as well as most authors, do this for the readers. I can’t thank you enough for the posts, emails and support! It means everything. Here’s another article I wrote that I’d love readers to check out! https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/6220291-10-things-every-writer-wished-you-knew
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
No, but I’ll bet it was Dr. Seuss. As I got older and into chapter books, Charlotte’s Web was my first there.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I’m not a big crier, but the National Anthem gets me every time. Laughing? Most everything. I laugh freely.
Fiona: Is there one person past or present you would meet and why?
Hm. Edgar Allen Poe, Charlotte Bronte, or Jane Austen probably.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
Hm. Mother, wife, daughter, friend. Writer. “The voices have finally stopped.”
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I enjoy reading, baking, movies, NFL, MLB, and chasing my kids. I’m a coffee addict and chocoholic.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I like rom-coms and horror films. Don’t watch much TV, but I enjoy Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, American Horror Story & Forensic Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Gone insane. Before writing, I enjoyed the healthcare field as a Medical Assistant and my administration work with the elderly.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moransmoxies/THANKS FOR HAVING ME!!! Xo
Return to Me
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The Dysfunctional Test
GHOST OF A PROMISE (Phantoms 1)
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