Tuesday, June 12, 2012
*INTERVIEW with Award-Winning Author~~KAYLIN MCFARREN
Author of: "SEVERED THREADS"
It is an honor and a pleasure to Interview Kaylin McFarren today. Thank you for your time Kaylin. I wish you much Success!
What inspires you to write?
So many things: dreams, books, movies, life in general. I'm compelled to write, because my brain keeps me up at night with possibilities. Once I have a story in my head, I'm completely consumed. If I don't put it on paper, or on my computer, I'm convinced I'll be haunted by the failed opportunity to impact other people's lives.
Who is your favorite author?
Wow! I have lots of favorites. Right now, I'm loving Lisa Jackson. But I've also collected and enjoyed books by Megan Chance, Jennifer Cruise, Meg Cabot. Included also is Annette Curtis Klause, Phyllis A. Whitney, and Mary Higgins Clark. I'm also a big Dan Brown fan.
How important is a book cover?
Essential! It sells the book and often hints at what's inside. Unfortunately, lots of covers don't do a book justice, even though the story is totally worth reading.
Did you enjoy reading as a child?
I was one of those kids who couldn't put a book down, especially when it came to fantasy and science fiction. When I hit my adolescent years, I turned into a romance junkie, buying used books at garage sales and begging for hand-me-downs from friends. In high school, I broadened my scope and got my mysteries and thrillers, and now I'm loving romantic suspense. So, I guess you could say that I love all genres.
Do you have current work in progress?
Just finished the first story in a three book series, SEVERED THREADS, which follows the adventures of a mismatched group of treasure-seekers, traveling the world to exotic places that I've had the pleasure of visiting.