Guys, I'm thrilled to welcome my dear friend and amazing author KATIE LEE to The Hook today. Her debut novel, WHAT ENDURES, is now available (see below for links to purchase!)
Hi, Katie! Please tell us a little about yourself and the novel you’ve written.
I’m a new author, and this is my first publication. I’m very excited about the book “What Endures” which is a contemporary romance, but not your typical romance novel. It’s a great love story about the strength of real love, what it can withstand.
It’s about two people – Jason and Megan – who go through a terrible crisis where Jason’s memories are wiped out as a result of a car accident and they have to rebuild their lives again. But through this rebuilding, they get to discover what love really is.
What genre do you prefer to write? Why?
I like writing Contemporary/New Adult romances. I love a good love story and I’ve always been fascinated about why two people fall in love, why a relationship works. I’m the annoying person who asks couples how they met. And I think love stories give us hope that we can find that connection that goes beyond ourselves, that gives us the strength to face whatever life throws at us.
Complete this sentence: Nobody knows this about me, but I really love to cook.
Do you have any writing rituals? Self-imposed rules?
I always break my rules! So no, I don’t have those any longer. I try to write when I can and to be efficient about it.
Regarding writing, what one piece of advice do you consider most valuable?
I once read somewhere – can’t remember where now – but it basically said that you can never be afraid to “kill your babies” – the babies being your words. I think that’s awesome advice. Never be afraid to cut out things that don’t work, and to edit in a way that works for your story and characters.
What do you believe to be the high points of being a writer? What about the low points, if any?
The high points are creating these great characters – and playing with them! Because trust me, I like putting my characters through the ringer! They need to work for their happy endings! I also love feedback from readers. The low points are writer’s block (ugh!) and parts of the publishing process that can be as I put it – soul killing.
What are you working on currently?
I’m working on Book 2 of a 3 book series about the insanity of Hollywood – the lies and manipulation – and how you can find true love in the midst of it.
What is your favorite quote (any topic)?
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. (Teddy Roosevelt – and oddly enough, I work in a building named after him!)
You’re on a desert island, which three books (other than your own) would you have with you to read and re-read until you, hopefully, are rescued?
Wow. Just 3? How about I just take my one Kindle? That’s cheating? Sigh. OK.
( Anne of Green Gables, The Princess Bride, Any book that tells me how to build something (raft, fire, etc) so I can get off the dang island!
How can we find you? Provide links to website, photos, etc.
E-mail – KatieLeeAuthor@gmail.com
Twitter - @KatieLeeAuthor
My book is available August 1, 2013 and can be purchased here –
Paperback - http://www.amazon.com/What-Endures-Katie-Lee/dp/1490997008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375232296&sr=8-1&keywords=what+endures+katie+lee
E-book - http://www.amazon.com/What-Endures-ebook/dp/B00E7JO69G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1375232321&sr=1-1&keywords=what+endures+katie+lee