Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Kaily Hart on
tour with her debut short erotic romance Picture This.
Hi Jacqueline, so glad to be with you today!
1. Who is Kaily Hart?
I’m a wife, mother, chauffeur, referee, ex-corporate
executive, type A, slightly OCD personality who is just
unable to stifle the urge to write any longer.
Now, I can add author to all of that!
2. What genres do you choose to write? Why?
Actually, I read across all the genres, but I started off
writing steamy contemporaries. Why? I love reading
a good contemporary romance and it didn’t require
extensive research (such as an historical would involve)
or complicated world building (of a paranormal). LOL.
While I love historical, I don’t think I have the voice for it,
but I do think I’ll head to paranormal at some stage.
I have too many ideas not to!
3. What is the hardest part of writing for you?
I find it’s the actual writing part! I love to start a new
book. It’s all shiny and new and exciting. It remains that
way, but after the first chapter or two? Then it really is
hard work to adequately develop characters that the reader
can invest in, evolve those characters and thread through a
compelling enough plot with deep emotional undertones for
a satisfying story. Whew! By the time that’s all done,
I’m really ready for the next one!
4. What is the easiest part of writing for you?
Ideas! Ideas! Ideas! Ideas are the easiest for me. My
mind is constantly birthing ideas for stories, scenes,
characters and dialogue. I literally have an ideas file
that has about 35 books in differing stages of
development. Some of those I might never get around
to writing, but it’s fun to explore different scenarios and
try to come up with a premise that’s unique.
5. What do you do when you’re not writing/editing
or thinking about writing/editing?
Uh, sleep? LOL. Even then, my mind’s at work. I once
dreamt an entire story. I got up the next morning, wrote it
down and I have an outline for a book I’d love to write
one day. Seriously though, I have kids that are still young,
so anything outside of actual writing or writing related is
usually spent on some family activity. I also love interior
decorating and design. I’m one of those people who have
reams of designer magazines lying around. My house
needed a lot of work when we bought it and I’ve remodeled
it entirely both inside and out since 2005. It never seems like
it’s completely done, though. I’m always coming up with
some idea or another that I just have to try.
Hubby just rolls his eyes.
6. When did you realize you wanted to write?
This is actually a really difficult question to answer.
If you’d asked me two years ago, I’d probably have
looked at you funny and asked what you were smoking.
Seriously! I was heavily entrenched in the corporate IT
world. But things happen and stuff changes. Yeah, I
know very technical. It’s certainly been a journey of
realization. Today, I’d say it was at the end of 2008
when I sat down and decided I was going to write,
but I’ve since come to the conclusion that I’ve
suppressed it for awhile. I was always a voracious
reader, but I’m not really sure when the writing spark started.
7. While working on a story, do you write directly
onto the computer or are there notebooks and plot
ideas jotted down in various places?
I write directly on my laptop. Well, for the most part!
I carry a notebook around with me everywhere I go and
I’ve been known to jot an idea or some dialogue down
on a receipt, a kids school note, an appointment card,
whatever is available.
My desk sometimes looks like a patchwork quilt of sticky
notes where I jot things down as I’m working on the laptop.
I don’t want to lose my place in the story to put a note
directly in the manuscript or distract myself by typing it
into another document, so I’ll quickly put it on a sticky note.
Sometimes it’s just a reminder for the story I’m working on.
Sometimes, it’s a line of dialogue for another story entirely.
Sometimes, it’s a whole new story idea all together.
I often come up with the best ideas when I’m working on
something totally unrelated!
8. From your own writing, do you have a favourite
story or character? Why?
It would be really difficult to pick, but generally my
favourite is whatever I’m currently working on. I have to
be in love with it for it to be the best story I can write.
9. What’s one thing about you that your readers
may not know?
Well, at this point, they probably don’t know a whole
heck of a lot. I LOVE to travel. I love to explore new
places and get immersed in the character or culture they
have to offer. One of the best trips I ever did was a
driving tour my husband and I did of Scotland several
years ago. We had no accommodation booked and
just drove around. Absolutely beautiful!
10. What other books do you have out and in what
formats are they available?
I wish my answer for you here was very long and
detailed, but Picture This is my first published book.
It was released on June 29 from Ellora’s Cave and I’m
still celebrating! I’m hard at work to ensure it doesn’t stay
by it’s lonesome out on my author page! I’m currently
working on 2 more novellas in the same vein as Picture This
(short, sexy with ‘rough around the edges’ heroes), I have
a full length contemporary novel simmering and I’ve
outlined a couple of short paranormal series I’d love to
sink my teeth into in the not too distant future.
Jacqueline, thanks so much for having me here today!
The questions were really interesting and fun.
Hopefully, my answers were too!
Great answers Kaily!! Thanks so much.
Here's a bit about Picture This
Desperate and young, Jillian Moore did something
she knew would one day come back to bite her
in the ass. She’d posed nude. For money.
Years later, and on the fast track to a successful
career, she’s still haunted by her mistake.
She can’t help but wonder when her past will
catch up with her.
Samuel Steele is not short on female attention,
but the women who warm his bed pale in
comparison to the fantasy he’s created of
the seductive temptress in the painting
hanging prominently in his bedroom.
A fantasy that has ruined his once satisfying
sex life. When he discovers that her exact
likeness works in his building—for him—
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