Author of the Month: Pamela Kelley
What do you like to write about?
I read widely, across several genres and tend to write similarly, depending on what catches my interest. Small town romance, women's fiction, historical westerns and mystery suspense primarily.
Tell us about your latest release. What was your inspiration for this book?
My latest release is a Kindle Worlds book, The Wedding Photo, which is part of a launch for Bella Andre's sweet romance series, Four Weddings and a Fiasco, which she writes as Lucy Kevin. In my book, Jenna is a photographer who often shoots weddings and has a gift for seeing how true their love is by looking at the pictures she takes. She is taken aback when she reviews the pictures for her most recent wedding which is for her best friend, Charlie's cousin. When she sees Charlie's individual photo, it seems like he's staring directly at her and she sees something in his eyes that she's never noticed before--intense interest. But does she want to risk their friendship on a romance that might not last? It's a friends to lovers romance, which is always one of my favorite story lines, and I'd been wanting to write one for a while.
What is your writing process? Tell us one unique or quirky habit you have when it comes to writing.
I don't recommend my writing process. But for the last few books it's gone like this. Spend a few weeks thinking about the story and putting off the writing. Then sitting down and writing the first half of the book slowly, as I figure out what the story is. Then, write the second half in a few very long days. I keep saying it would be so much easier if I just wrote a little each day, but it just doesn't seem to work that way often for me.
Can you tell us something about your ‘work in progress’?
The book that I am working on now is a bit different. It's more of a saga that spans a number of years. I think of it as my soapy saga. It's set in the world of country music and is called Nashville Dreams. It's about a young couple that are planning to marry and have their lives mapped out when something awful happens that sends things spinning in an entirely different direction and changes the course of their lives and dreams. The short synopsis I've been using is "True love torn apart by amnesia and an evil billionaire with political ambitions."
What is the single greatest challenge for indie authors today? What is your advice to aspiring writers?
The biggest challenge is standing out among the tidal wave of books that are being released. The very best advice I can give it to focus on the book and make it as good as it possibly can be. That is how you will stand out. People are always looking for a really great book.
What is your most important message to your readers?
Thank you for reading, and for making this author's dreams come true. :)
Connect with Pamela Kelley at http://www.pamelakelley.com/ or Twitter
Latest Release: The Wedding Photo
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