Interview with romance author Kelly D. Smith

Thanks for stopping by today. Today’s guest is Kelly D. Smith to chat a bit about her newest romance
novel, Princess.
Bio:
Kelly D. Smith is a 19-year-old erotica and romance writer from Canada.
After being home-schooled all her life, she got her GED and has been pursuing her
passion–writing– with the hopes of turning it into a full time career.
Smith is a personal improvement junkie and loves excelling at challenges.
She is a country girl at heart and loves spending the day outside with her 3
dogs and the cat!
Welcome,
Kelly. Please tell us about your current release.
Princess is about a girl named Becky. She ends up falling in love with
John, who is from a wealthy family. His grandmother is not a fan of Becky,
since she thinks Becky is only with him for his money.
But not only that, Becky has to struggle with finally having the chance
to meet her father– who left her before she was born–her vindictive roommate
who wants John for himself, and so much more.
What
inspired you to write this book?
I’m not really sure honestly…I wanted to write a modern fairy tail type
of romance. The idea was that Becky is making the transition from her lower-class lifestyle to a modern-day “princess’ so to speak.
Excerpt:
Oh, this is awkward.I hope he doesn’t notice
me.
I bowed my head, brushing
my hair into my face.
I moved forward as someone went to the counter
to place their order. Oh noo…I could feel it coming. My nose itched and
I sniffled before letting out a series of quiet sneezes. Please don’t turn
around, please don’t turn around.
And he did.
Turning to face me, a smile spread across his
lips and his eyes lit up. “Well hello.”
“Hi.” I smiled, pushing the hair out of my
face. The entire world stopped for a fraction of a second and my heart skipped
a beat. “How are you doing?”
“Pretty good, yourself?”
“Good…just, on my way home from work.”
“Ahh right, you said you worked at a bar,
right?” I nodded. “Did you finish that book yet?”
“No, I’m still stuck on the Celtic mythology
part. I haven’t had much time for reading.”
Someone stepped away from the counter and he
moved forward to place his order. He stopped halfway to the counter and turned
back to me. “Could I buy you a coffee, Becky?”
“Um…sure.” I followed him up to the counter as
he placed his order. The women turned to look at me. “A small hot chocolate,
please.”
She rang our total up and he pulled out a
twenty-dollar bill.
“So.” He turned to me. “I don’t mean to drag
you into this, but I’m guessing your friend isn’t going to call me back, is
she?”
I opened my mouth, figuring out how I was
supposed to reply. “Well…she isn’t really my friend, we just kinda…live
together with a bunch of other people, mostly because I am broke and can’t
afford to live anywhere else.” I gave a forced laugh. “But, I think you are
right… If you haven’t heard from her by now she is either playing hard to get
or not going to call you back.” A blush rose to my face as the waiter brought
us our drinks.
“Thank you.” He smiled as we picked them up
and headed for the door. “I was thinking, you seem like you would like to go to
a fundraiser at a museum, there’s one tomorrow night and I’m dateless…Would you
like to come with me? There will be a great exhibit open on Greek goddesses.”
“I…” Um, yes, please! But I don’t have
anything to wear, and it’s not like I can afford to go out and get a new
outfit.
Not that I was going to tell him that. “I would love to.” I’ll
find something.
I decided.
“Awesome.” He beamed, holding the door open
for me. “It’s formal. I’ll pick you up?”
“That sounds great and, um, thanks for the hot
chocolate.”
“Anytime. I’ll be there at five-thirty. The
fundraiser starts at six.” He turned in the opposite direction of where I was
going and headed off.
I stood there for a second as I processed
everything that had just happened. I think I just got a date. I grinned,
taking a sip of my hot chocolate. Butterflies filled my stomach and I started
trying to piece together what I would wear.
What
exciting story are you working on next?
I’m working on a couple things right now! I just finished a paranormal
romance that has some very CSI elements to it, it’s not like anything I’ve
written before but I’m very happy with it!
I’m working on a short winter romance; that really focuses on the
couples acceptance of the death of their baby, and the strengthening of their
relationship.
The last one is a paranormal chick lit, with lots of drama and lots of
eyecandy!
When did
you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve been a writer since I was about 13, but it wasn’t until my third
work was accepted that I really felt like I could consider myself a writer.
Do you
write full-time? If so, what’s your work day like? If not, what do you do other
than write and how do you find time to write? I write full time.
Most days I wake up, workout, clean the house, walk my dogs and then
finally settle down to write. Depending on the day I will get 1,000-5,000 words
done and as I am taking small breaks to eat I am working on marketing or social
networking. I end my day at about 5, depending on how things are going.
What
would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don’t think I really have one, but I’ll be on the lookout for one now!
As a
child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an Ironworker! I still do but the timing just hasn’t been
right, which is okay; it gives me time for my writing which I love.
Anything
additional you want to share with the readers?
I want to thank everyone. It’s something so small but it’s meant from
the bottom of my heart. Every act of support, even the smallest one, means the
world to me.

Thanks, Kelly! Happy writing!

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