Today I would like to welcome Katie O’Connor to the blog it is a pleasure to have her on. Please welcome her.
Babs….When did you know you wanted to write?
I started writing just out of high school. Things got derailed. Tried again a decade later. After a boatload of rejections I gave up. Then I saw a call for submissions from a publisher. Scratched out a story and edited the crap out of it and here we are. Four published stories, one picture book and now AN AGENT! (Oops sorry, got excited there.)
Babs…..What would you like your readers to get out of books?
Hope. I want everyone to know that no matter how bad things get there is always hope.
Babs…..Do you have a current project in the works?
I’m working on a small town romance series. I’ve got book one finished. Book two is written (very roughly) books three and four are started. I’m like that, I work on a number of projects at once. The series has a potential for at least seven or eight books. All of them will be interconnected, but each will also be a stand alone.I’m working on a bit of erotica too (because my mind is a very twisted place.)
Babs…..Do you have a ritual when you are writing? ie coffee, music, food etc
I don’t have a ritual as such but I love to write at the local breakfast place. The girls bring me coffee by the gallon and keep me fed. Sadly neither my pocket book nor my waistline like this. So mostly, I write at home, radio on, feet up, coffee close at hand. I do my best work at our holiday place up north. Nothing fancy, just a trailer without plumbing parked in the trees. Primitive but beautiful.
Babs…..Hobbies outside of writing?
I doodle a bit, crochet baby blankets and quilt. And of course I read everything I can get my hands on.
Babs….What book or books are you currently reading?
I read a book about every three to four days. My current passion is for Holiday Romances. I do love a good Christmas love story. I’m also reading Lee Child’s Jack Reacher stories. Not my usual fair but I am enjoying them. They are a bit of something different, recommended by a close friend.
Babs….If you could be one character from one of your books who would it be?
I don’t know that I have a preference. On different days I want and need different things. (Drive my hubby crazy.) I try to be happy with the blessings I have.
Hmm, that’s a tough one. Okay, not really. Coffee or alcohol. I love a good scotch in the evening.
Babs…..What is your favorite ice cream?
Not much of an ice cream fan, unless it is in a root beer float.
Babs….What is your favorite food?
Anything not nailed down. I freely admit that I am a foodie and love to eat.
Babs…Anything else you would like to add?
My latest release is Rekindled Fire, a contemporary romance about refound love. Available in print and paperback.
Since the day Beth Watson lost her husband eighteen months ago, she has harbored a terrible guilt that his death was her fault. Could her unwilling attraction to another man have gotten her husband killed? Or was it just a tragic car accident?
Peter Holden struggles to remain strong and steadfast for his children while juggling too many balls. The fact his wife dumped him for his best friend isn’t helping matters. When an emergency arises and he has no one to help out with his kids, he calls the one woman he swore he would forever avoid, his old friend Beth.
If she dares to step in and help, can they get beyond the past? Or will fantasies of what might have been ruin any hope for their future together?