Name K. Larsen
Where are you from: Maine
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I am a wife, a mother, a sister and a whole ‘lotta other things! I grew up in Maine, moved away after high school for College and then moved home 7 years later! I have a dog who is about the most handsome thing you’ve ever seen.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Oh! I just released Target 84 in January! It is about a female assassin and an ATF agent.
In June 2015 I have another new release coming out; Jezebel . It is a coming-of-age-romantic-psychological-suspense kinda story that I cannot wait to unleash on the public!
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
In 2012 I was laid off for the better part of a year. My daughter is in school all day and the dog only entertained me so much—so I just began to write…and three years later I’m still here with 8 novels out there!
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I would say when I went to my first signing last April. People actually stopped by my table and knew who I was. It was surreal and amazing and so absolutely cool.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I like to think I write strong heroines who don’t cower and know what they want.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
All my titles are inspired by the root of the story being told. For instance; Resistance was about a man courting a woman and getting nothing but resistance. Objective was a story about one woman’s objective or goal. So there is always a tie in between the title and story.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Be you! Don’t alter or hide yourself to ‘fit in’ somehow. My characters are who they are and own that- faults and all.
Fiona: How much of the books are realistic?
I would say most of each one. I like writing gritty, true life kind of stories rather than fantasy or the over the top happily ever after. Lots of my characters go to therapy. haha
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Both and yes! I take little bits of all sorts of things, people and experiences and weave them into my stories.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
I loved I Was Amelia Earhart. Loved that book.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I just finished Easy Virtue. It was a good read.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Absolutely! So many.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I am working on tying up Jezebel (out in June 2015) and Lying in Wait (a Jezebel prequel novella July 2015)
Then I’m moving on to Addict B… shh…it’s a secret.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
It is my career. I write 3 days and week and work in an office just 2.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Hm, no, no I wouldn’t.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Jezebel ©K. Larsen
Annabelle started at the curse from the woman before noting the huge smile on her face. “Eighteen will be the best year. You’ll see. You’ll look back when you’re sitting in some home somewhere, like me, and think, damn, eighteen was fabulous.”
“I sure hope so,” she answered, frowning.
“You have quite the pout, you know that? It twists up your features and makes you ugly.”
“That’s not very nice.” Annabelle scowled. She eyed the old woman, a sudden wave of insecurity rushing through her.
“It’s not meant to be nice. It’s the truth. Truths are often ugly.” Annabelle blinked, unsure how to respond.
“Child, are you always this…this boring?” the woman asked.
“I’m not boring!” she squawked crossing her arms and pursing her lips in irritation.
“Well you’re not exactly riveting either, are you?” the woman volleyed back, revealing a half smile.
“What do you want from me?” Annabelle asked irritated. This woman was crazy but not boring. She might actually enjoy some of her time if she got to sit with this mystery woman each week.
“Well, Annabelle Fortin, eighteen, let’s start with something easy.”
“Okay.” she answered.
“Why are you here?” the woman asked while pulling a blanket from the back of her chair down and placing it over lap. Annabelle looked at the woman’s sock clad feet. For the first time since her DUI she felt ashamed to admit why she was here. “This isn’t rocket science love, just spit it out,” pushed the woman after a pause of silence.
“I don’t have a choice. It was ‘volunteer for six months’ or serve jail time. I chose this.” she answered lifting her chin and meeting the woman’s gaze.
“A rebel. I like it. What’d you do?”
“I got pulled over for driving drunk.” Annabelle explained.
“Was anyone hurt?”
“Only my pride.” Her tone was laced with sarcasm.
“Oh posh, scandals and alcohol go together like peanut butter and jelly. That’s not all that exciting,” the woman tsked. Annabelle felt her face wrinkle in confusion. “There must be more to it…”
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Writer’s Edge Publishing
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The middle. I always have the beginning and the end worked out- getting the middle worked through is torture!
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Yeah- that I can write a novel! That’s pretty amazing.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Really work on the writing aspect. Quality not quantity.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
Hi. I love you.
Just to remind whoever is standing at it that I’m with them.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I love rehabbing old furniture!
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Shameless, Broad City, Justified, Walking Dead
Fiona: Favorite / Colors/ Music
Green. I love green. Music- anything but heavy death metal.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I had a career in marketing for 12 years!
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Amazon Page http://www.amazon.com/K.-Larsen/e/B00AN1BSIE