Covers to Cover!

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 18 Comments



Today I'd like to welcome a couple of fellow World Castle writers. 
First up...Kathi Barton is on tour with her long line of best selling romances. 
This lady knows how to spin a tale... and she isn't afraid to add some heat! 
To say Kathi is a prolific writer is an understatement...this lady has title after title to her name- most written while she was still working as a security guard. 
Welp, she has hung up her badge and night stick to write full time, so now she has more time for visits, so I asked her over to explain- 
What is your writing process?
I’ve often been asked about my writing process. 
It’s not.
 A process I mean.  
I just sit down and let my muse have his way.  
He takes me on all sorts of rides and adventures and we have a great time together.  But he can be picky at times too.  
But process?  Not so much.

Writing is sort of like breathing.  I realize I’m doing it just not really anything that I think about.  Once I sort of plug into a story I can have entire conversations with someone, answer texts and also think about other things without having a single clue as to what I’m putting on the page. 

A few years ago I sat down to read. I don’t get to do that often, but that day I had time and decided to let my inner voice have a rest.  I read for hours and at the end of my shift (before quitting to write full time, I was a security guard) I still had a few pages to go. Frantic I wouldn’t be able to find where I was in the story, I tried to figure out who had written this story I was enjoying so much. Maybe I could find other books by the author!  Imagine my embarrassment and amazement when I figured out it was one of mine.

Also I never do an outline, take notes and the something really odd (mostly because it’s been pointed out to me on several occasions), I rarely write a series in the correct order.   I have written the first book, last two then maybe the third and then the second one.  And I keep the story line straight.  Or at least my muse does.  I have an amazing muse.

We also like it quiet. No radio and certainly no television.  He likes it quiet when he works and I don’t mind it myself.  I have my big glass of iced water maybe a couple packs of Smarties and we’re off.  Oh, and I have to set an alarm to stop for lunch.  When we get into a story we get lost there.

I love to write.  It relaxes me, makes me escape for a few hours a day and right now it’s paying the bills. And I’m having the time of my life.

So, do I have a process?  I suppose I do- if you want to call hodge podge writing a process. 

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Kathi Barton, author of the bestselling series Force of Nature, lives in Nashport, Ohio with her husband Paul. In addition to writing full time Kathi likes to spend time with her eight grandkids, three children and three children-in-laws. She writes to relax and have fun.  

Her muse, a cross between Jimmy Stewart and Hugh Jackman brings them to life for her readers in a way that has them coming back time and again for more. Her favorite genre is paranormal romance with a great deal of spice. You can visit Kathi on line and drop her an email if you’d like. She loves hearing from her fans. aaronskiss@gmail.com.
 
Also from World Castle, Lindsay Anne Kendal has some new cover love I'd like to share.
 From her upcoming YA Urban Fantasy:
In this final installment of the Bloodlines trilogy, Keira and her friends face their toughest battles yet. Not only with the ones they believe have set out to destroy them, but also with themselves and each other.  
Lindsay lives in Droylsden, Manchester with her parents and younger sister, Cheryl. Writing gave her life meaning and was nothing short of a dream come true.   
She is inspired by music, listening transports her from her room to a land full of inspiration where stories run like videos in her mind just waiting to be put to paper.  
She describes herself as dark...a lover of the spooky, supernatural, or  mysterious. And she may be all that, but the lady also knows how to write!
Lindsay








18 comments:

  1. Wow, I write a single novel out of order, but I couldn't imagine writing a series out of order!

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    1. It's not as hard as you'd think. I think the muse has it all down before we plug in anyway. He just enjoys being a little on the odd side. Thank you very much Annalisa.

      Kathi

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    2. I don't hardly do anything out of order. I'm a ducks in a row kinda gal! But I'm impressed with people who can!!

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  2. I'm not an outline person either Kathi, I just enjoy writing and seeing where it goes. I think I met my writing twin, glad you got to be guest here today. And quiet is the name of the game. I too had an experience with one of my own w.i.p.s. blowing my mind, I knew I wrote it but when I picked it up after leaving it for a while I was the one entranced. Crazy huh?

    I'd like to read Unstoppable Force (Force of Nature #5) because I hope things turn out well for Lou.

    Hi Linsday, your book has a nice cover and while I don't listen to music while I write, I do enjoy making playlist in my down time (though I write at anytime time so...). Dark huh, maybe that's why you're such a talented writer.

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    1. I'm glad to meet you as well. I was so nervous about telling people of my weird way of writing.I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one. Thank you Sheena!

      Kathi

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    2. How great is that? If you can interest yourself, imagine how engaged the reader will be!

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  3. Hey!!
    I just wanted to stop by and say Hi, and also thank you to Elizabeth for hosting me on here blog!
    Happy reading and writing,
    Lindsay

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    1. My pleasure having you over Lindsay :)

      Love the cover and the whole series sounds amazing!

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  4. Thank you Elizabeth. This is amazing!! I love it.

    Kathi Barton

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    1. My pleasure Kathi. You're quite the writer to look up to!

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  5. I adore these two authors. Great job ladies!!!

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    1. Kathi can write good books faster than I can comment! And Lindsay's are just all sorts of amazing.

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  7. Writing is like breathing--that SO describes my experience as well! I tend to write whatever comes and worry about putting it in order later. Great post!

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    1. I would never have guessed you for a pantster. You just seem so organized. Not that one way is better than another, just not what I would have guessed.

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  8. I love the cover montage of Kathi's books and it's great to meet Lindsay.

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    1. That is a neat idea. Thanks for stopping by Medeia!

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