Yesterday was International Woman’s Day and you know what. It makes me proud to be a woman in this day and age where we can do anything that we set our mind to. It also makes me proud that I have this #WCW segment to recognize all the amazing women authors that I have read and have the opportunity to be able to introduce you to them.
So without making you all wait any further here is an author who I fell in love with last year and even though she is just getting off the ground with her novels I think she has so much more coming for her! Katie Meyer every one!
First off, tell us a little bit about yourself.
Aside from being a total bookworm, I’m also a homeschooling mom, an animal lover, and a documentary addict. Best of all I’m married to an amazing man and living out my own happily ever after.
Now for the questions:
How was it writing your first novel?
A total roller coaster. I went from “maybe I’ll write a book” to ‘hey, a contest, I should try that” to “oh my goodness I’m a finalist and the book isn’t finished yet!” And there was also the emotional flip flop back and forth from “I suck, this is awful” to “this is really good! I’m amazing” and then back to “this is awful, I should delete it all.” Sometimes I would feel all those emotions all in one day. But the truth was somewhere in the middle, which is usually the case.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I don’t think so…I really like the way the book came out but it took a while to get there. I had some major plot twists come up that were a surprise even to me, but when I followed them they made the book better than it would have been otherwise.
What is your biggest accomplishment as an author is so far?
Making it as a finalist in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest was incredibly exciting, but I think the biggest accomplishment for any author is simply putting in the time to finish a book.
What is your go to food while reading/writing?
Coffee! I actually couldn’t drink coffee for a time after some surgery, and it really effected my writing. I need a steady supply of coffee or I just can’t make the words come. Other snacks are nice, chocolate is great, but coffee is a must. Preferably with whipped cream on top 🙂
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Give us some recommendations!
Fellow Harlequin authors Regina Kyle and Taryn Leigh Taylor both have fun, flirty, sexy books that I can’t get enough of. And for romantic suspense I LOVE Melinda Leigh – if you haven’t read her She Can series you need to go get it now.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Just a big thank you to all the readers out there. Romance readers are so supportive and none of us could do this without them.