All of my books have an element of me in them, I always believe in write what you know. But other than little snippets of overheard conversations, or descriptions of places I’ve visited, they’re mostly just built on feelings that I’ve felt at some point or another in my life. There are no characters based on people I know!
What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I’ve danced on stage with Jason Donovan! In
Ibiza when I was 21. I’m not sure I was supposed to be on
the stage, mind you!
When did you first discover that you were a writer?
From a very early age. I’ve been writing since I could hold a pen. My parents still have books that I fashioned out of folded paper and sticky tape. Mostly picture books from that age, but as soon as I could reel off a story, I would.
Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I am currently reading The Corset by Laura Purcell as my downstairs book, and Normal People by Sally Rooney as my upstairs book. I am also enjoying The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield on my Kindle. I like to have a lot of books on the go at once!
I love anything with a gothic twist, or a good literary novel. I also absolutely love anything romantic, but I tend to steer clear of reading those while I’m writing so I don’t get too absorbed in a different romance when I need to be focusing on my own (writing—not real).
How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
By reading! I love settling down with a good book as it feels as though I’m taken to a different world where I can forget about deadlines and editing, and the internet. I also love to walk, I’m lucky where I live in that the beach is only a 30-minute drive. So, I love to walk along the sand and listen to the waves.
Oh, yeah. The sound of the waves is so soothing. How do you choose your characters’ names?
They chose them themselves! It sounds weird, but once I character outline and know the person inside out, if I chose a name the character doesn’t agree with, I find they hamper my fingers on the keys. The names tend to come to me mid-way through the character outlining.
In one book, I gave a character a first name, and about every third time I wrote about him, it came out a different name. I finally gave up and changed all the other names to the one he wanted. What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
My Billionaire A-Z Series. I have had such lovely feedback from my readers that it makes me proud every time I look at the books for sale. I think the readers really do make writing such a wonderful job and as long as they are loving my books, I will carry on writing them, and feeling proud with each one I write.
If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
I was going to say cat as they’re my favourite animals, but I think actually I would like to be a spider. I love people watching, and as a spider I could sit in the corner of the room and people watch without being as annoying as a fly on the wall. I’m a bit of a spider phobic, so it’s a strange choice for me really. But the more I think about it, the more fun I think it would be.
What is your favorite food?
I absolutely love berries. I could eat a tray of raspberries in one sitting, and pomegranate seeds, and blueberries. They’re my absolute favourite.
What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
I am the world’s greatest procrastinator. If I’m sitting down to write I will check Facebook, Twitter, have a gander at the news, and then make at least three cups of tea before I even open my writing software. I overcame this by learning how to write in “sprints.” This is a bit like the Pomodoro Technique, in that I’m productive for 15 minutes at a time and within that 15 minutes all I do is write, write, write.
Tell us about the featured book.
My Antisocial Billionaire is the first in the My Billionaire A-Z series. I wanted to start the series off with an exciting, wonderfully romantic story with characters that my readers would hopefully fall in love with. Something to make people want to read through the rest of the series, all the way to Z.
It is the sweet story of Ellie May and Blake, who find love despite the most difficult of situations. They both know that by being together they risk everything. But sometimes you have to risk it all to find out what truly matters.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Blake Fielding gently closed his laptop. The blood had drained from his face, turning his usually olive skin ashen. Five people stared at him from the other side of the wide boardroom table, their eyes cold, their mouths thin, hard lines.
“I don’t know how this happened,” he said, trying to keep his voice calm. His hands were shaking so much he had to rest them on the shiny walnut veneer. It was the truth, he didn’t know how this had happened. It was impossible. Every single Heartbook account was secure. But as the founder of the multi-billion-dollar social media network, his account had been triple-locked. Nobody on the planet should have been able to breach it, yet that very morning…
Way to leave my blog readers wanting more! How can readers find you on the Internet?
My website is https://katieevergreen.com
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