I have met so many interesting authors since I decided to jump into the Twitterverse. There are so many everyday people trying to become something awesome. I think that there is something to say for those people who pour hours and hours into making a work of literature.
One such author, K.L. Thorne, is someone who has been around since the beginning.
What makes a good book? The characters? The plot? In my opinion, the thing that makes a book good is specific to the individual reading it. For example. One of my all time favorite books is For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. If you were to wonder onto Goodreads and begin to look at the reviews, you’ll notice that people either five-star loved it, or one-star hated it. Now, that is a pretty large variance for something that is supposed to be a classic work of literature.
When I first met K.L. Thorne, the first thing that stuck out to me was how well she interacted with others on Twitter. And I think we all know that is the whole point. It does no good to be on a social site and not actually interact with your followers. I mean that is why they are following you in the first place.
But then things changed a little when we swapped books. I read the first book in her Hestaesia series, and I was blown away by how good it was. The story line was intriguing. The characters memorable. The description took me right into the story and made me want to read more.
There will always be those people in life who surprise you. If you are one of them, the important thing to do is to keep on surprising. Katy, keep surprising us, and keep writing great books.
K. L. Thorne (Katy)
What genre(s) do you write?
Have you published any books?
“A series of five – Hestaesia. The first being Lost in Love. Self-published through Amazon.”
What books are you currently writing?
“Book two of the Hestaesia series is complete and undergoing editing. Currently writing book three.”
What is your current writing status – Querying, indie publishing?
How did you get into writing?
“I’ve always liked writing – I can recall writing silly comics for my little brother when I was six or seven about the adventures of his teddy bear Billy! I’ve had the writing bug ever since.”
What is your motivation to write?
“I’ve recently taken a hiatus from writing while waiting on responses from my beta readers and was submerged in terrible anxiety. For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Until, one day, I wrote a little snippet from a random idea in my head. The anxiety vanished as each word flowed, as if writing itself was a sword against the beast. I write because it makes my insides feel quiet, as if I’m alone in the world I’m creating. And I love it.”
What do you want to accomplish in your writing career?
“I love people enjoying my work. I get a real buzz out of discussing my imaginary world with other people and have them be as excited about it as I am.”
Who is your favorite author?
What is your favorite band?
“Three Days Grace.”
What is your favorite food?
If you could go anywhere, real or imagined, where would you go? Why?
“Iceland – to see the Northern Lights and go to that blue lagoon hot spring.”
What is something that we don’t already know about you?
“I am owned by a stroppy, but ridiculous, Dalmatian called Roo.”
How can we get in touch with you?
If you aren’t following Katy, then you are missing out!