#AuthorInterview time!! ┬áWe were able to grab a quick few moments with KD Robichaux, author of┬áthe Blogger┬áDiaries. ┬áNot only is KD writing her fourth book, but she is also a senior editor (#dreamjob) with Hot Tree Editing AND still running her blog, Kayla the Bibliophile.
This woman is a hoot! ┬áSeriously, you get to know her so well through her blog and FB posts. ┬áGo follow her if you aren’t already; her social media interactions bring a new dimension to reading her books.
KD, we salute you for writing a great series, finding your prince, and following your dreams! ┬áThanks for taking the time to answer our questions 🙂
Wished for you is the first book in the Blogger Diaries Trilogy. What made you decide to chronicle your very own love story?
┬áAnytime I would tell one of my author friends the story of how Jason and I met, theyÔÇÖd tell me it sounded like a movie. Then my friend Erin Noelle told me I should write it as a trilogy, and the rest is history!
For those who donÔÇÖt follow you on FB or have not seen your book covers, IÔÇÖll spoil it and tell everyone itÔÇÖs KD on the covers.┬á How did you arrive at the decision to pose for the covers?┬á Is that Jason with you?
┬áI was in pageants growing up, and I always loved the photoshoots we did for the photogenic portion of the competitions. As an adult, IÔÇÖve done boudoir photography for Mike Fox Photography. With it being our story, it seemed weird to me to put anyone else on the covers, especially since I didnÔÇÖt even change our names. So yes! ThatÔÇÖs Jason and me on the covers. It was super fun making the hubs play model for a day!
What was the hardest part of the book to write?
The hardest part of book 1 to write was the cliffhanger at the end. Book 2 was the most difficult out of the trilogy, because it was a dark time in our love story. ┬áBut thankfully, the trilogy is complete, so yÔÇÖall donÔÇÖt have to worry about waiting to see what happens!
Was there anything in the trilogy you left out but would be willing to share with us today?
I have a reader group called KD-RobÔÇÖs Mob on Facebook. I post all sorts of pictures of the real people in my books and ÔÇ£deleted scenesÔÇØ in there.┬áhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/361767417319236/
Tell us a little about youÔÇªwhen did you start writing and what keeps you busy when youÔÇÖre not writing?
I started writing nearly three years ago. It took me a while to finish book 1, because I landed my dream job as a romance novel editor. That definitely keeps me busy! When IÔÇÖm not editing, IÔÇÖm writing, and somewhere in between, IÔÇÖm a wife, and mom of 2 little girls, Josalyn 9 and Avary 7. Throw in there that IÔÇÖm also blogger Kayla the Bibliophile, and IÔÇÖm lucky I remember to change out of my pajamas!
Now being a published author, which do you find you love more: blogging or writing books?
TheyÔÇÖre so very different! I still love blogging, because thereÔÇÖs nothing I enjoy more than sharing the books I love. But writing is equal parts stressful and exciting, and when I complete a book, IÔÇÖve never felt more accomplished! There was nothing better than combining the two, because I got to pimp a ton of my favorite authors in my trilogy 🙂
Who is your favorite author?
That is the cruelest question EVER! I have so many. But since IÔÇÖm still riding the high of meeting my ÔÇ£ultimateÔÇØ a couple months ago, IÔÇÖm going to go with Sherrilyn Kenyon.
What book have you recently read that you would highly recommend?
IÔÇÖm stuck on Wendy Lynn Clark and VF Mason. OMG. IÔÇÖm their editor, and their series are so good! I get so excited when I see them pop up on my editing calendar! Wendy is a Sci-Fi Romance novelist, and VF writes dark romances that are just amazing.
Any WIP progress right now?
What advice or tips would you share with aspiring authors?
IÔÇÖll share with you what the awesome Aurora Rose Reynolds told me. ÔÇ£Just put words on paper.ÔÇØ ItÔÇÖs as simple as that. If you can just make yourself sit down and allow the words to come out, youÔÇÖll be set. ThatÔÇÖs really the hardest part. Set aside time every single day, and get those words out. Oh, and hire a good editor. 😉Thank yÔÇÖall so much for having me!!
Get KD’s books here!
And they lived happily ever after.