Today I have the pleasure of having Author K. K. Harris on my blog. Please welcome K. K.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a wife, mother, sister, cousin, business owner, crafter, and blogger. Lol… I love any and all things creative.
What do you do when you are not writing?
If I’m not working on any of my other side hustles, I binge watch shows that I missed throughout the month. Binge reading is another thing I enjoy.
Do you have a day job as well?
The job that pays the bills is owning a janitorial business.
When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I started writing May 2012 over my blog and finished it 60 days later. That book was published in January 2013.
How did you choose the genre you write in?
It kind of chose me, honestly. My first story was a personal one. Hood love was what I could sympathize with so that is what I created.
Where do you get your ideas?
My imagination is very vivid. I can have a dream or see an example and instantly I see a story idea.
Do you ever experience writer’s block?
All the time. The longest my writer’s block lasted was about 9 months.
Do you work with an outline, or just write?
A little of both, it depends on the story.
Is there any author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
My literary love started with Terry McMillan and Brenda Jackson. The raw love and sweet romance helped me to escape real life back then.
Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?
I tried to do the traditional publishing thing. I submitted query letters to literary agents, rejected each and every time. The more I researched the more the push to self-publish was. Speaking with two of my favorites that were not traditional swayed my decision.
If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change?
I would invest in professionals for editing and promotions. Most importantly pace myself, and not try to appease others. I was always in a hurry to release the next book in hopes of not losing readers when I just tired myself out and still lost readers.
How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre?
Marketing my books as black romance with a touch of suspense has worked best as of late. In the beginning, urban was the hot topic. Now not so much, well not stories with substance.
Have have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
Since I self-publish, whatever I write is going to be published unless it’s meant for something else.
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
My upcoming book is the third part of my Motorcycle Series, Lincoln Black Knights. This story touches on one of the female characters embracing love and learning to trust.
Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
This series is all imagination. The actual emotional state of my characters are always life experiences.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
Definitely the love scenes are fun to write. My imagination can be a little raunchy. Lol… Whenever I have the girls in one room interacting, they always say the darndest things.
How did you come up with the title?
Syd is the name of the female character; she owns a bar. And Wolf is the biker, Syd’s Wolf Den.
What project are you working on now?
I am working on finishing the entire MC series before I move on to the other WIP’s that I have saved.
Will you have a new book coming out soon?
My newest release dropped on 12/13, and the next is scheduled for 12/23 – my birthday. Twenty-three books on the 23rd in celebration of my bornday.
How can your readers find you?
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