Studioenp: Silence or noise when writing?
Kait: I can go either way and it usually depends on my mood. I’ve been known to write quite happily while in the room with rabid gamers and at other times I’ll have to lock myself in a room just to get a few words down.
Studioenp: Yes, it all depends on the mood of the day, doesn’t it? What’s your latest release?
Kait: Touch, the first book in my new Sensations Series comes out April 11th. It’s a novella about a scientist who’s better with microscopes than with people who finds herself in a foreign situation for her. Having to woo a potential investor. Instead of the old man she envisions, Kieran is young, hot and seems to get her. This, of course, makes things even more awkward for her.
Studioenp: Oooh sounds jolly good! Nice to hear about a book with a scientist in it. How did the plot come about for it?
Kait: I have no idea! The idea of an awkward scientist having to try and persuade a philanthropist to throw money at them just kind of popped into my head and was too fun to resist.
Studioenp: Brilliant! Resistance is futile… How long did it take you to write it?
Kait: About a week once I got going.
Studioenp: Super fast! Fab! Those types of books are great when they almost write themselves, aren’t they? What’s next on your writing list?
Kait: I’m currently working on a contemporary YA for an anthology then I’m finishing off a book for the Beautiful Skin Anthology with Emmy before getting back on track with the Sensations Series. At the same time, I’m working on some longer works as well which require some ruminating while I write.
Studioenp: Ah, the wonderful Beautiful Skin book. It’s going to be awesome! Plotter or panster?
Kait: Pantser…most of the time. There are some occasions where I plot out points in a story that I want to hit, but getting from A to B is pantsing all the way.
Studioenp: Best way, in Em’s opinion! What is your go-to form of procrastination?
Kait: Gaming, cooking, cleaning, taking photos of the cat…you name it and I’m probably doing it when I want to avoid writing.
Studioenp: Hahahaha. Em’s been known to clean—yes, clean, dear God—rather than do what she’s meant to be doing. Oh, the horror of it. All that dust and whatnot. How many hours per week do you write?
Kait: I have no idea. I don’t look at the clock when I write but rely on hitting a daily wordcount.
Studioenp: Great way of doing it. What’s one genre you’ve always wanted to write but haven’t—and will you ever write it?
Kait: Paranormal Romance. I have a few ideas and will get to them eventually…I hope!
Studioenp: That’s the ticket, what! (Did you like that spiffing English accent?) What’s the best book you’ve written?
Kait: LOL! Isn’t that like asking who your favourite child is? I like to think that I’m improving with each book and hopefully readers feel the same!
Studioenp: Aww, we wouldn’t want you to choose when you put it like that. Well, it’s been fab having you here and finding out what you’re up to. I hope you come back when we do an interview with all the authors at once on Beautiful Skin. That should be interesting!
Dear readers, feast your orby-orbals on Kait’s excerpt and help yourself to custard tarts and cheese straws. Yummers! Oh, and there’s tea and coffee, as usual. The pods for the Tassimo are over there. Enjoy!