Wednesday, June 06, 2012

HEIDI'S PICK SIX: Kaitlyn Davis

HEIDI'S PICK SIX





Kaitlyn Davis


1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
2. Tell me about your travels.

3. Coffee, tea, or milk? 

Coffee! I have a serious coffee addiction! My Keurig is my best friend…


4. What else can you do besides write?
I love anything creative! Photography is a close second to writing and my walls are covered in my own photographs. At some point in my life I would love to try to sell some of my work. I recently started learning how to oil paint and I am really loving it! And singing has always been one of my favorite things – I’ve been known to rock out in the car, belt in the shower and grab the mic at a karaoke bar.


5. Who are you reading right now?

I’ve been so immersed in my own writing and creating my own paranormal universe that I’ve been reading lots of contemporary romances. I just finished Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and LOVED it! If anyone else has read it…Étienne, swoon! I think I might pick up something by Sarah Dessen next.


6. Pop culture or academia?

7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?

Believe it or not, the first scene in the first chapter of Ignite was the hardest for me to write. I knew the beginning of the book would be somewhat similar to Twilight just based on how I wanted to set up my plot and I knew I was taking a risk to keep it that way, but I also knew how I wanted my story to unfold and was confident that it would be completely different from Twilight in the end. Still, that first scene was really tough for me to put together and I can still think of a few things I might have done differently. But part of being a writer is never feeling like any manuscript is ready – there are always ways to improve something, whether it be a word, a sentence, or an entire scene!


8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
9. Food you could eat everyday.
10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
11. What kind of music speaks to you?

12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?

I openly admit it – I have a really strange writing process! Before I start any book, I create a chapter-by-chapter outline of how I want the story to progress. But, once I start writing, I let my characters take me where they want to go. By the end of the book, the outline has pretty much been ditched! I love having my characters surprise me – it makes them seem even more real and I think it makes for a more natural plot progression.


13. Celebrity crush.

Ian Somerhalder! I am totally in love with him right now… thank you Vampire Diaries! Tom Welling and Henry Caville are a very close second and third. See the trend? Black hair and blue eyes just get me! This weakness may have inspired one of my leading men :)


14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
15. Do you still watch cartoons?

Kaitlyn Davis graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She's been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a cockapoo puppy of her own.

Find Kaitlyn online at these links:



- http://kaitlyndavisbooks.blogspot.com



- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kaitlyn-Davis/354014464614748



- @DavisKaitlyn - https://twitter.com/DavisKaitlyn

PINTEREST - http://pinterest.com/kdavisbooks



Kaitlyn Davis - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5276341.Kaitlyn_Davis



- Simmer Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13577922-simmer



- Ignite Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12884001-ignite





- Tribute Books Blog Tours - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribute-Books-Blog-Tours/242431245775186



- Simmer blog tour site - http://simmer-midnight-fire.blogspot.com



DESCRIPTION FOR Simmer, Midnight Fire Series, Book Two:
Slowly, like a whisper almost blown away in the wind, two words streaked across her mind: "Kiss me."

Kira may have survived the eclipse, but her troubles are far from over. She's headed to Sonnyville with one goal in mind: to learn more about her parents. But with Luke and Tristan competing for her heart and Diana gunning for her head, time is running out on the search for her mother. And the closer Kira gets to answers, the more terrified she becomes. The conduits fear her, the vampires fear her, and Kira is starting to wonder if maybe they're right...

Ignite: Midnight Fire Series, Book One Book Summary
With one last look, one final search of the lines of his face for some sign, Kira turned and ran away from the sound of the man she loved laughing in the face of her death.

When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they're keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan's lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.

Simmer eBook
Price: $0.99
Release: April 4, 2012

Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007R82KLK?tag=tributebooks-20

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/148504?ref=tributebooks




Ignite eBook
Price: $0.99
Release: October 9, 2011

Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005U8GQT6?tag=tributebooks-20

Nook - http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=dcSBhG3Rj8w&offerid=239662.2940032804314&type=2&subid=0

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95191?ref=tributebooks

3 comments:

  1. Your series sounds awesome, Kaitlyn!

    Thanks for stopping by and picking six.

    :) Heidi

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  2. Thanks so much Heidi - for the feature and the compliment! I had so much fun with this interview, it was an honor to stop by your blog!!

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  3. Heidi, thanks for featuring Kaitlyn today :)

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