Welcome, C. K.
What made you start writing?
I've always wanted to write, and played around with it even as a young child. After my own kids were past the mommy stage, I decided it was now or never and took the plunge. My first novel turned out to be about fifty pages long, so at that point I had to go through a steep learning curve. I never considered quitting, though. I think writing builds on itself and becomes a compulsion. Now I can't NOT write.
How long have you been writing? When did you sell your first book?
I've been serious about my writing for over ten years now. My first sale was in 1999, to Books In Motion, an audio publisher. That was Book #1 of my "Gunsmith" series, In the Service of the Queen. BIM has published the whole series. My first print sale was a little sword and horse fantasy from Amber Quill Press, entitled The Prince's Cousin.
What type of writer are you? Do you plan ahead/plot or do you simply fly by the seat of your pants?
I do some of both. When the story is conceived, I think about it until I have a point to start, a direction to head, an idea of the finale and of course, the main characters. After that, if I'm lucky, the characters will take over the helm and I ride in the passenger seat. That said, I find that while I'm out walking (gotta get the heinie off the desk chair once in a while) is a good time to solve the characters' problems and make additions to the plot line.
What type of writing schedule do you have?
Tell us about your new book.
A woman’s revenge and a man’s honor meet on a collision course...
Unfortunately, Marshal TJ Osgood arrives in town too late. He finds Isaac silenced for good after a crooked judge ordered him hanged. Now, with an under-aged deputy and a hound dog as his only allies, Osgood must sort out the truth, protect the bereaved Ione Gilpatrick, and bring a rough bunch of backwoods timber thieves to justice. That is, if Ione doesn’t beat him to it...
What other works have you published?