Today’s interview is with L.D. Wosar, author of the Kit Weston Chronicles.
Please see below.
1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
L. D. Wosar and I live in Nevada
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
I have a series out – the Kit Weston Chronicles. Crooked Halo and the Badge: Volume I; Wight Angel: Volume II; Frayed Wings: Volume III. They are in the Western genre
3) What is the book about?
The series is about a nearly condemned outlaw girl whose life changed after given the ultimatum of getting hanged or getting married. Obviously, she chose the latter or there would not have been a series of three books. However, there is a woman, Sophie Wilson, who has a prophecy of getting rid of the Mueller family who brought her family down and Kit must stop Sophie before she makes her prophecy come true.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I had come up with the idea years ago to write a Western, taking place in Tehachapi, California – a place that still lives in my heart. I toyed with so many ideas and finally, this one just fell into place due to the inspiration of family members and my granddaughter gave me the inspiration for the villain, which thank goodness, the real Sophie is the polar opposite of the woman I wrote.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
It was a few years in the making, but in all honesty, it took me at least 2 months to write it once the story came to fruition. I know authors spend years writing a single book, but this one just happened naturally and I was obsessed with getting the story written.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
What I did learn was my brand, I write Western Action novels. I learned I am terrible at writing romance, for I flourish at writing action and conflict. I also learned I will never write hardcore sex novels because those are the worst written chapters in these books. Most importantly, I learned to become a master at self-editing, although a few snafus had fallen through the cracks here and there.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
I do have a site: http://www.crookedwightwings.com
I have been toying with the idea of making a videocast, I just do not have the know-how to do it or the equipment. There is a podcast that I post in the Facebook group called KitCast.
May, I also mention that Crooked Halo and the Badge is available on audiobook. Wight Angel is close to going live and my superstar narrator, Justin Mills, is recording Frayed Wings at present moment.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Writing is the easy part of the process, but to be successful – make sure you have a perfectly formatted book and edit with a fine-tooth comb. I don’t have a billion dollars to pay for editing and publishing, so it’s been done on my own. Also, give the readers what they want and don’t leave them hanging. I learned on ‘Wight Angel’ that a cliff-hanger ending wasn’t as successful as I thought it would be.
For editors, I have no idea; honestly, I have yet to work with one. But cover artists, I did my own covers. Make a cover that pops and that people will notice first thing. A book cover is kind of like food – presentation is everything.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I typically love Mystery and Suspense – mostly James Patterson, who has always been an inspiration to me. Of course, I am open to reading new authors and reviewing their work.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
I would really have to say Cross Country by James Patterson. This book had the intensity and the brutality, so well written – of course, it is by the master himself.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
I have 1 pup – an amazingly calm, lazy, funny and super smart American Pit Bull Terrier named Kane after Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
I use my iPad as my electronic reading device – utilizing Kindle, of course.
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