Sunday 27 January 2013
Author Interview: Kenya Carlton
About the Author:
Kenya has a B.A. in Mass communication, Television and Radio. She has fifteen years in production of television and film and five in television engineering. In 2009 Kenya Produced Dawn a short film and Executive Produced Destination Everywhere the pilot for a travel series through her production company Black R.O.K Productions established in 2008.
Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
I’m a plotter. Everything is plotted out before I start. Most of the time the story will take a turn that I didn’t anticipate originally, but it always seems to work out for the best when that happens.
Do your characters ever want to take over the story?
There was a time or two that a few side characters wanted to take the whole story and run away with it. I had to stop them in their tracks, since their personalities were just too big and would have caused plenty of chaos every place they went.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Night Owl, my ideas flow better late at night. Mornings are definitely foggy on the brain front.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Loudly! I do my best writing with music. Different genres, fast or slow, it has to be blasting for me to get into a good head space to knock out some chapters.
Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
Brazil is a romantic suspense. Two agents from different fields, fighting the bad guys while fighting mutual attractions, it is one of those love hate type of deals.
What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?
I’ve learned to have patience with part of my life. Most of the time everything is in slow motion, and then it’s rush, rush, rush, edit, edit, edit all at once.
Is there anything you would do differently?
If I said yes it would mean I haven’t learned anything.
Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
The more you write, the better you get at it. And more importantly, patience.
What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?
I don’t have just one favorite book or author, but I will say anything that makes me think about it long after I read is a favorite.
by Kenya Carlton
Charly Beaudliar has fooled many powerful men. Completely discounted due to her good looks, she makes for the perfect spy.
Unfortunately, FBI agent Leo Santos finds out the hard way that he can’t make the beauty do anything she doesn’t want to.
In desperate need to capture and destroy a man who obliterated his childhood, Agent Santos tries to enlist the femme fatale for help on a life-threatening case, a request Charly reluctantly fills.
Together, heady emotions collide on a mission that not only jeopardizes their hearts but also their lives, but Leo is determined to put his past to rest, even if it’s with the help of a woman he doesn’t trust and is not entirely sure he even likes.
AWOL from their bureaus, Charly and Leo are forced to rely on each other in order to right the wrongs from his childhood and catch one of the world’s biggest drug czars. With no room for mistakes, these two agents must squelch the soul-stirring chemistry between them in order to come out of the mission alive.
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