Nov 26, 2013

Interview with Kelly Blount

When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer?
I’ve always enjoyed writing and being a bestselling author is a dream come true!

Is being an Author all you dreamed of, or did it just happen? The best and worst thing about it?
Ha ha! I didn’t read through all the questions first. Being an author IS a dream come true! The best part about it is sharing all of my stories with my fans. The worst part about it is that not having as much time as I’d like to write!

What was the very first thing you ever wrote?
My first serious attempt writing a novel started in May of 2012. Within six months, I had finished Grishma and I had signed with my amazing publisher, Limitless Publishing.

What made you create (your book)?  How did it come to you?
I love reading and I had read some incredible young adult fantasy novels when I thought, “I can do this too!” So I sat down and started. Luckily, I have a super creative imagination and the story ideas just came to me!

Who is your literary hero?
I’m a huge fan of Amanda Hockings and Cornelia Funke!

How much of your characters are based on your traits or someone you know personally?
I use a mixture of both. I also create characters completely from scratch, traits and all! Sometimes I’ll be out and see someone do something memorable and BOOM I write it into my next scene.

Describe your main character in six words.
Grishma: Vicious, vile, rank, murderous, nefarious, and terrifying.

Describe the world you’ve created in six words.
Necoh: Mystical, magical, beautiful, mysterious, dangerous, and breathtaking.   

What are you working on now?
I’m working on the third book in The Necoh Saga and a contemporary romance novel.

Are there any authors or books you recommend?
I love Jessica Gibson and all of her books!

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?
When I’m not writing, I love spending time with my husband and our family, especially our little furry babies!