Interview with romance author K.T. Castle

Today’s
special guest is romance author K.T.
Castle
. She’s chatting with me about her contemporary new romance, The Bridesmaids Checklist: Laura’s Wedding
(BCL series).



During
her virtual book tour, K.T. will be awarding
paperback
copies of The Bridesmaid’s Checklist Series and a $10 Amazon gift card
(US/Mexico only) to one randomly selected commenter and digital copies of The
Bridesmaid’s Checklist Series and a $10 Amazon gift card (international) to a
second randomly selected commenter. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your
chances of winning, feel free to visit
her other tour stops
and enter there, too.
Bio:
K.T. Castle is an author/artist on a quest to find the words,
forms, and colors to materialize the worlds and people of her imagination. She never
saw herself as an incurable romantic, but lately, that’s what she finds herself
musing about. Love is found everywhere, regardless if it comes from a nice person,
an ass — mundane or even vampire. When she’s not busy with work, in front of a
computer placing many thoughts in order, she makes her best to be creative or
relax with a good book and a snack. Some of her favorite characters are Sookie,
Rule and Shaw, Bella, Edward, Clary, Jace, Wrath, Hollywood, Blaire, Woods,
Ethan, the Sleeping Beauty, and Ariel.
Please share a little bit about your current release.
My book is a contemporary romance that deals
with the wedding of Kassandra’s friends. It is a romance at heart, but it also
deals a lot with friendship. Unexpectedly, Laura gives Kassie a call, letting
her know that she’ll marry. Now Kassandra will be the only single friend and
she starts questioning her life.
Things only get more interesting when she
discovers Laura is marrying her ex-boyfriend. How can she tell her friend about
their past relationship? Specially when she’s the only one of her girlfriends
dealing with all wedding preparations and only finds support on the best man, a
handsome, charming, womanizer she’s been avoiding for years.

Excerpt from The Bridesmaids
Checklist: Laura’s Wedding
:

From Chapter 4

This can’t be happening.
The person sitting at our table was
definitely someone I knew. Someone I actually had been avoiding for quite some
time.
“Well, well. Good morning, babe,” the
beautiful blond said to me.
I knew this guy. I’d constantly met him at bars
and pubs around the city. He was always well accompanied by attractive ladies,
but that didn’t stop him from hitting on me. Persistently, he’d tried for the
past couple years to get my number and into my panties.
This beautiful man and I had a history…well,
not really. We had a history of not having a history. He was an artfully known
womanizer in the circles we frequented. Knowing exactly what I’d be getting
myself into if I ever decided to tap that drop-dead gorgeous body of his, I had
no choice but to reject him over and over again.
One drunken night I almost caved in.
Laura couldn’t be marrying this man.
“Oh, God. Not you. You’re a man whore!”
He stood as soon as the statement escaped my
lips. He didn’t look offended. I guess he was used to my rejections by now.
“Nice to see you, too,” the handsome man said. “I like knowing that you miss
me.”
“Miss you? You wish! I can’t believe you’re
marrying my best friend.” And I really didn’t.
“No offense, babe, but I’m not the one
marrying Laura. I’m Ed’s friend. Name’s Josh, remember?”
Oh, right. Josh. For a moment there, I
thought I had to talk Laura into canceling the wedding.

What exciting story are you working on
next?

I have several projects in mind.
For starters, finishing the BCL series. Laura and Marisol had their wedding.
Natalie’s Wedding will be published in early 2018. Then Denise and Kassie will
get to tell their story.

I also have a paranormal romance that I will
edit and publish as soon as I can. But it needs a lot of work! So, I might take
a year for it to be ready for your eyes.

There’s a couple other romance stories that
I’m writing, and I’ll make the time to finish them and have them publish.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

I’ve written since junior high, in a way.
Comic books first, retelling the funny stories of my friends. Then some poetry.
But I’ve never consider myself a writer until I decided it was time to publish…
which was a year ago. So I’m a very very young 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?

Full time writing is a dream of mine, and I hope
that one day I can do it.
Right now, I have an amazing job in education.
I’m assistant principal of one of the best schools in the world. I love my work
and enjoy it very much. It is also challenging and demanding, and so very worth
it.
Most of my writing happens on the weekends.
But, when I’m writing a book, I create a plan and follow it as much as I can.
I’ve done Nanowrimo for two years in a row, and the aim is to write at least
10,000 words a week, so I know I have to write at least an hour a day on
weekdays and six over the weekend. It doesn’t seem like much, but it can be
hard and I’m proud to say I can handle it.

What
would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Something peculiar I do is that
I write in my living room, sitting on the couch with the computer in my lap and
Raven, my schnauzer baby, beside me. I have a desk, and I use it. I also write
on the bed sometimes. But my favorite spot is the couch… very Sheldon-Cooper-like.
I also like writing with music, and have
several playlist depending on my mood and the type of scene I’m writing.
Sometimes I found it distracting, so I go to YouTube and use Japanese anime
songs so I can concentrate on writing and not on singing the lyrics of my
favorite songs.

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?

When younger I wanted to be a
singer and actress. Later on, an accountant like my step-father. By senior
year, I wanted to be a Disney Imagineering. I’ve always had a passion for art,
in many forms: drawing, painting, music, writing, …

Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?

A random fact about me is that
I’m a bit obsessive. If I start a book I have to finish it, my pillows have to
be aligned a certain way, all pens with caps, all margins aligned. I like
everything in order and there’s usually a reason behind said particular order.
My friends always mock me about having OCD, until my best friend decided that
it wasn’t that but more like aspergers. Now he calls me Annie Aspergers. I like
it, I’m proud of my nickname in a way 🙂 I like order and I am obsessive, so it
doesn’t bother me.

Links:

AMAZON BUY LINKS
Laura’s Wedding

Marisol’s Wedding
Thank you
for being a guest on my blog!
Thank you, Lisa!! It was a blast to come and
visit. Hope I return soon!!

12 thoughts on “Interview with romance author K.T. Castle

  1. K.T. Castle says:

    Good morning!
    I'm so very excited to visit today. Thank you, Lisa, good having me in your blog. I really enjoyed your questions and hope everyone else does.

    I'll be checking in and out throughout the day since I have to go to work. But please, leave a comment or even more questions. Remember the giveaway!

    Later,

  2. Bernie Wallace says:

    Who is your favorite literary character. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  3. K.T. Castle says:

    Nice to see you, Victoria!!!
    Happy Monday to you, too.
    Hope you liked the excerpt and feel like reading the whole thing 🙂

  4. K.T. Castle says:

    Nice to meet you, Joseph

    My favorite character… that's an interesting question.
    As I grew up it was Laurie, from Little Women. Loved him!

    Later on, Bella and Edward… 'cause who didn't love Twilight back then 🙂

    Now there are so many!!!
    Rule from Jay Crownover is definitedly on the list.

    How about you??

  5. Bernie Wallace says:

    What was your favorite book growing up? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    • K.T. Castle says:

      Hello, Joseph 🙂
      When growing up I read a lot, but more than novels comic books (Archie and Japanese Manga were my favorites). I did read some books, mainly classic.
      I loved Little Women and House of the Spirits.

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