Interview with Kathryn J. Bain
website: Kathryn J. Bain
Genre: Breathless is an inspirational romantic suspense.
Tell us a little about yourself: I’ve been writing for ten years and this is my first publication. I have two adult daughters and a dog named Gretchen. I’m the former President of Florida Sisters in Crime and the Public Relations Director and Membership Director for Ancient City Romance Authors. I have been a paralegal for over twenty years and work for an attorney who specializes in elder law. I moved from Boise, Idaho to Jacksonville, Florida in 1983 and have lived in the sunshine since.
Your book: The back cover blurb for Breathless is as follows: – Lydia Frederickson is afraid to answer her telephone. Widowed and alone, she only wants to get through another anniversary of her husband’s death without falling to pieces, but a stalker isn’t making that goal easy. The disturbing calls are becoming increasingly personal and threatening, and everyone who knows her is suspect. The only person she knows isn’t making the calls is her new ponytailed, tattooed—and breathtakingly handsome— minister, Matthew Winters. Former-narcotics-agent-turned-minister Matthew Winters knows he’s not what the town expected in their new pastor, but he’s up for the challenge. What he doesn’t expect is the sudden attraction he feels for parishioner Lydia Frederickson. When he discovers she’s the victim of a stalker, he feels God’s intervention has led him—both a cop and a preacher—to her. Matthew knows he’s falling for the beautiful widow, but a secret from his past may undermine their future.
Comment on your experiences in publishing: I’ve been pretty fortunate with my publishing history. I have two wonderful publishing companies, White Rose Publishing and Astraea Press. Both are very easy to work with. I do have one bit of advice though. Having two editors can be a problem only if you get edits for two different books at the same time. As fate would have it, that just happened to me. It was very time consuming.
Were there any authors who influenced you or helped?: I’ve had some great authors who have helped me by guiding me and answering any questions I have. Authors Elizabeth Sinclair and Dolores J. Wilson are always willing to answer any question I have whether it be about writing or the business of writing. Belonging to writing groups is a wonderful way to meet published authors who are always willing to help.
What advice would you give new authors?: Learn from experienced writers in your genre. I’m amazed by how many people put themselves out as experts in the fiction field without having a fiction book published. Also join writer’s groups. They are a good way to learn.
Best experience when writing: – I love when the muse hits me, and I can’t seem to stop writing. The words just flow. When that happens, I actually believe I was meant to be an author.
Worst experience when writing: I hate setting my scenes. I’m not very poetic or flowery so I want to say things like “The house is blue”. I don’t want to have to say “The two story ranch style cobalt blue home conflicted with the sky above.” I know that’s really bad. See what I mean?
Experience: What experience? I just sat down and started writing. It took me a couple of years to realize I didn’t know what I was doing so I started going to group meetings and reading books on writing.
Publication Date: Breathless was released on January 13, 2012.
Where can we buy your book?: It is available where all e-books are sold like Amazon Kindle.
If you want a print book, you go to my website at Kathryn J. Bain to learn how to get one.
Thank you Kathryn J. Bain for sharing this with us.
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