Geri: Has a special person in your life inspired you to write?
K.M. Daughters: Our parents inspired us to read, and despite budget
constraints, never refused the treat of book
purchases. Loving books as we did/do, the desire
to create them took root early in life for both of us.
In addition, our father wrote children's stories for
us. He was a first generation American, the son of
Irish immigrant parents, so he possessed a bit of
the "blarney" and a lyrical bent. He must have
passed on a bit of DNA to his girls.
Geri: Who is your favorite author?
K.M. Daughters: We're not hedging, honestly-but the list is enormous,
inside and outside the romance genre. And since
we're a team-the list is doubled. Whose books do
we always snatch up at release and gobble down
immediately? Nora Roberts, Christina Dodd, Brenda
Novak, and Roxanne St. Clair. Also Susan
Elizabeth Phillips, John Iriving(1 of us), Jodi
Picoult(the same 1 of us), John Grisham and
Steve Martini. We also admit to the four book
non-stop, addictive consumption of the Stephanie
Meyer Twilight saga.
Geri: How did you feel the first time you were published?
K.M. Daughters: Crazy excited, pinch us, shout the news over cell
phones. Where can we find an alcoholic beverage?
Smiles plastered to our faces, love the world
Geri: How many books have you written?
K.M. Daughters: Six manuscripts as a team, all contracted between
our first, THE CALL DATE. January, 26, 2008,
and now. Our inspirational romance titles are
JEWEL OF THE ADRIATIC, and ROSE OF THE
ADRIATIC. Our Sullivan Boys Romantic Suspense
series include to date: AGAINST DOCTORS
ORDERS, BEYOND THE CODE OF CONDUCT,
and CAPTURING KARMA. Five books are planned
in the series. We have one contemporary romance
in Ebook only, entitled PAST, PRESENT, and
Geri: Did you have favorite books as a child?
K.M. Daughters: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, The Bobbsey Twins
Series, Cherry Ames Nurse Series, and the
Nancy Drew series.
Geri: Do you have any current work in progress?
K.M. Daughters: Yes, our work in progress is the 4th Sullivan
Boys Series Book. Patrick Sullivan, now a CPD
Captain meets opposing council, C.J. (Charlie)
Demarco in our working title, ALL'S FAIR IN
LOVE AND LAW.
Geri: If you were to write a book in a different genre,
what would it be?
K.M. Daughters: We're planning a mainstream title, which may or
may not include the happily ever after quotient,
essential to the romance sub-genres we write.
Geri: How did you feel at your first book-signing, or
the first time you signed your book?
K.M. Daughters: Awed, and our non-stop smiling was apparent
to us afterward in jaw aching clarity.
Geri: Are your characters from real life, or from the
K.M. Daughters: Completely figments of our collective
imaginations. Occasionally, we'll compare a
character's physical traits to someone real.
For example, "He looks like Dr. McSteamy"
or some other he, "Looks like John Cusak."
Geri: As writers, we begin with a manuscript, and end
in promotions. What was your most difficult task?
K.M. Daughters: Promotions, hands down. It remains a perplexing
challenge for us, and we thank you, Geri, for
interviewing us so we can befriend your readers.
We write for our readers. Enabling book buyers
to find us is a gigantic challenge number 1. A huge
disappointment is learning that someone bought
our book, but didn't read it. We're thankful for the
buyer's loyalty and support, of course, but we don't
succeed as writers unless the reading experience
is worth, hopefully far exceeds the cost of the book.
Geri: It is an absolute pleasure, and a great honor to have
you both among our talented authors. You are a
delight to work with, and I wish you both very much
success in your writing achievements. Thank you for todays interview!
K.M. Daughters: You're welcome.