Good morning everyone! The Thirty Nights countdown continues… this time with a little fun interview I did with another author: Kameron Brooks. And look who stopped by to completely derail me. David Gandy!!! (Ok, he doesn’t know, but in my head this is an actual date). Hope you like the read, check out Kam’s own works, and stay tuned for more: we have more excerpts, teasers, giveaways, and other materials coming up. Thank you for reading!
Author Showcase and Interview with Ani Keating
Welcome, Ani Keating!!
- For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the writing business?
(Ani) Hi, Kam. Thank you for having me on your blog (I love the Superman gravatar).
I’m a lawyer by day (please don’t stop reading, it gets better) and a writer by night. I have settled in Portland, Oregon, after trying out a few other places, and I love it here. Rain, green forests, bookstores, and coffee shops… I had no choice but to start writing. J It was something I had always wanted to do—since my first short story in third grade—but “real life” took its course. College, law school, job, family… It wasn’t until three years ago that I finally decided to go for it. I got this idea in my head that just wouldn’t leave me alone. Next thing I knew, I was outlining, then opening an account on fanfiction, then posting chapters online, and the rest became a roller coaster ride. I thought I’d be lucky if I had one or two readers and they’d both like it. I ended up finding quite a few more, then an agent, then a publisher. And now here I am, with my first novel coming out on November 17, 2015. I’m still trying to catch my breath, but I’m so glad I started. Being a writer is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do (and I argue for a living) but it has also been one of the most beautiful and fulfilling experiences of my life.
(Kam) Yeah, Superman ROCKS!!
- All writers fear the dreaded “block”. Please tell us how you handle it.
Continue reading here and take a look Gandy! 🙂 See you soon!! xo