So, the holidays are over and I am back at my desk. I am especially excited about all the changes taking place in my writing career and for my website.
And I am especially excited that New Zealand author, Kaye Kelly, is visiting this January, 2016. Author Showcase is filling up fast and will present some exciting reads.
Kaye will be interviewing with me each week this month so be sure to stop back by for more updates with Kaye.
So, without further adieux; please help me make welcome from
New Zealand, author Kaye Kelly.
Welcome Kaye, thanks for joining me here at Author Showcase.
AS: Mmm. New Zealand. Land of sunshine. The name evokes a sense of beauty and a place of peaceful respite. Have you always lived in NZ?
KK: Yes, I was born in New Zealand, Alexia, in a little town called Westport, though Tony and I have lived in Blenheim for over 30 years now. And you're right, New Zealand is a place of beauty and serenity, and pretty nice people.
AS: Sounds lovely. One of my favorite mountain climbing shows, Vertical Limit, was filmed there in NZ. The topography closely resembled the area surrounding the K2 so it made a perfect place to film.
So, let's talk about your first novel, Mecca's God.
KK: Mecca's Gold is an historical novel (1860s) with a New Zealand background. A simple romance, it was my first novel and published in 1998 by Quoin Press, a publisher long since gone out of business.
AS: Have you thought about condensing it and putting up a sample on your blog for your adoring fans?
KK: I've been thinking of putting it up as an e-book. It needs a good editing but I have a few other projects I'm working on for Indie publishing first. If I decide to release it as an e-book, it could take a while.
AS: I like the name, Mecca's Gold. And I enjoy historical romance novels and would love to see that out as an e-book. What a wonderful idea.
Perhaps with your help, we can entice Kaye to pull that one off the shelf, give it good dusting, so that we may once again relive the courageous lives of the characters within.
Each week Kaye offers some advise for those new to writing. This week, Kaye cautions authors to be careful in accepting offers from vanity publishers. With vanity publishers, the author pays the publishing company to publish the book. You may be stuck with trying to sell your book to no avail, then you could be out several hundred to several thousand dollars.
Kaye will be back again on Monday the 11th. Please join us then as we discuss Cross the River to Home, followed by A Secret Mind on the 18th and finally, on the 25th, we discuss her latest release, The Body Snatcher.
Thank you Kaye for joining me here this month in The Tea Room for Author Showcase. I look forward to all our visits.
I write ya romance and mystery. Take a sneak peak at Mystery at Bear Creek Island. You can also read the personal bio's of Duke and Kohana.
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