Interview with romance author Kelly D. Smith

book cover for rock stars are troubleRomance author Kelly D. Smith joins me today to chat a bit about her new rock star romance, Rock Stars Are Trouble.

Welcome, Kelly. Please introduce yourself.
I’m a 21-year-old romance writer from Canada. After being homeschooled all my life, I got my GED and have been pursuing my passion – writing – with the hopes of turning it into a full-time career.

But this blog isn’t about me. This is about writing – and with it, I’m hoping to share everything I can because I’ve been down the publishing road without much guidance, so I figured I’d toss my opinions and ideas out there and hope that it can help at least one person reading this!

Please tell us about your current release.
Rock Stars are Trouble is the first book in my brotherhood series that follows the band, Hooch in Hades.

What inspired you to write this book?
It was a chance to have fun and explore a billionaire lifestyle and letting my main characters get spoiled! Also, the research was pretty entertaining!

Excerpt from Rock Stars Are Trouble:
Kenda Lexan has one shot at this interview with Greyson Brant and she’s gotta make it perfect—otherwise she’ll lose her job.

Greyson’s up and coming, and got a major reputation for flirting with anyone who interviews him—too bad for him Kenda already knows that rock stars are trouble.

When she has to interview him again she can’t help but realize he’s not that bad of a person. He’s actually nice to his fans, and for some reason he’s nice to her, despite the fact she’s made it clear she’s not interested. So she agrees to hang out—as friends. She remembers what musicians are like, and a run in with her ex just solidifies that she doesn’t need anything to do with the type.

But when her sister ends up in the hospital and he shows up to help her out she can’t help but think she might be wrong. Are all rock stars trouble? More importantly is Greyson Brant?

What exciting story are you working on next?
I’m working on a few different things right now, however the two main things are. One is a four-part short story about the Hooch in Hades band as they all celebrate Christmas.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve been writing since I was about 16. When I was 18, I published my first short story and since then I’ve considered 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?
Most days I write part time. On the weekends, if I don’t have anything going on, I’ll spend the day in bed with my WIP, but more often than not it’s 500 words here or there during the week after my day job.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer and construction worker – both of which I am!

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Yes, actually! For any aspiring authors out there, myself and 8 other romance writers run a blog together that focuses on writing/publishing/marketing romance! It’s a great resource as it manages to have several different voices!

And if you’d like some insight into each book:

  • Do you want to see Greyson prove he goes against the stereotype that rockstars can’t be trusted? Rock Stars Are Trouble is for you!
  • Are you like Paige and believe that rock stars are only good for a couple good nights? Rock Stars are Fun is the one for you!
  • What happens when a rock star falls for a country girl? Rock Stars aren’t for Country Girls will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • Or maybe you want to see what happens when a rock star lies about who he is when he meets the girl of his dreams? Rock Stars are a Troupe is the book for you!

Thanks for being here today, Kelly.

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