Tuesday Chat with Taryn

Okay folks, Kathy Kulig is here on the blog! One look at her yummy cover and I’m hooked. So many great authors, so little time…

A bit about Kathy…

Kathy Kulig is the award-winning author of sizzling paranormal, contemporary and erotic romances. Critics have described her writing as “very raw and hot”, “wonderfully unique” and “entertaining and captivating”. She’s won or placed in a number of writing contests including the PRISM Award, the EPIC Award, the Maggie, the Fire and Ice Contest, and others. Her interest in mythology, quantum physics and the supernatural, and also her extensive background in science provide inexhaustible material for new projects in the paranormal realms. Expect a hot, passionate read with lots of adventure.
Kathy was raised in a small town in northern New Jersey, and also lived in upstate New York, Colorado, and southern Florida. She now resides in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and lives in a 100-year-old Victorian home, which has a garage built of rejected tombstones. Write to her at kathy@kathykulig.com
 And onto the interview!
1.      Who was your first author crush and why?
Ray Bradbury. His stories, characters and worlds totally fascinated me. The Sound of Thunder, Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes and others I’ve read over and over since I was a kid. I’ve learned to love words

2.      What was your first clue you were a writer? Was it a long journey or a short one? Have you always known?
 I took an adult education class in creative writing for fun and the teacher told me to submit my work (poetry and articles) to a literary magazine and they were published. He also said I should write a novel but I didn’t think I had the talent or enough of a story idea to fill a whole book. It took years before I decided to try. I tried a novella and that was published. I wrote a novel and it was eventually published after several rewrites. I was also on my fourth book when the first one sold.

3.      What are some of your writer-esque quirks (do you have to be in your pjs? always facing the door? Do people look at you after something funny happens and say ‘that’s going in a book, isn’t it?’)?
I have to have a clean desk every time I start a new book, or at least neat piles of papers. I always write an outline with the major turning point of the book but don’t always follow it. I usually write the last scene first. I have to have a window to look out and a cup of coffee in reach. Yes, people have said that, “You’re going to put that into a book aren’t you?” My sister asked me once, NOT to put an event into a book. One gentleman kept asking me to put him in a book, so I did. Then I killed him off.

4.      Finish this joke: A clown, a priest and a writer all get onto an elevator…

The clown gives the priest and odd look. “What are you doing here?”

“I got a text message that someone was looking for pastors as the Lord’s worker.”

“What’s a clown doing here?” the priest asked.

“I’m a jester, not a clown. I got a test message that said someone was looking for jesters for porn actors. Hmmm. I hate when text messages auto-correct. Sorry, but I think one of us got the wrong message.”

Both the priest and clown/jester stared at the writer. “What are you here for?” the clown asked.

The writer continued to scribble frantically in a notebook, then finally looked up smiling. “I’m here to write a screenplay for a porno flick that happens to have a clown and a priest in it.”

5.      Speed round: Without giving it too much thought, pick which one you favour over the other: 
Chocolate              or         flowers
Talk                             or         Text
Mountains                   or         Beach
Cowboy                 or         Marine
Wine                         or         Beer
Cats                             or         Dogs
Ebooks                    or         Paperbacks
Pantser                                    or         Plotter(hybrid)
Batman                    or         Superman
Abilitytofly                     or         Power to be invisible
Prius                         or         Hemmie
Follow the rules          or         Breaktherules
TV                               or         Movies
NY                             or         LA
Vampires                or         Angels
Fall                            or         Spring
Neat                          or         Messy
Werewolf               or         Genie
Telljokes               or         Pull pranks
Home cooked meals    or         Goouttoarestaurant
Thanks so much for having me as a guest, Taryn!
Best, Kathy Kulig http://www.kathykulig.com

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