K.T. Bishop was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and never forgot his Deep South roots. He fell in love with writing as a teenager, taking that career path to a successful life. His first book, Curing a Cajun Cold, was released in 2008 at Red Rose Publishing. By year's end, nine of his books will have been published.
You can reach him at the following sites: www.ktbishop.webs.com or www.kenibird.blogspot.com
I've always wanted to write a book since my college days. Just didn't have the time nor confidence to do so until 2007.
What was the inspiration for your latest work?
Curling Up was based on International romance at the Winter Olympics, a spot where you should easily find love.
Love the Olympics. I'm a big figure skating fan. What was the most interesting research you had to do for any of your books?
Reading about how people lived in Rome and Paris. I was shocked at how dirty the air was in France. Learning about the Italian pizzas and pastas were great!
Where do you go to do your research?
Either the Public Library or web surf.
I do most of my research on the web. Love the convenience of the easy access to information. Are you currently working on any new book projects?
I am slated to have five releases this year. I'm part of Bear Claw Anthology with a few other writers at Rebel Ink Press. I have my solo Anthology, Cougar Cravings, coming out at Rebel Ink. I have a Love Holiday series with Red Rose Publishing scheduled for the fall. I'll be tied into edits and covers, but I won't gripe!
Congrats. Glad you're keeping busy! Do you have any advice for beginning writers on how to write a book? Do you have any advice for them regarding promoting that book once published?
Rule Number one: don't fall in love with your manuscript. If it gets rejected, your heart will shatter into tiny fragments. Find an author who'll read through the book before submitting and take their suggestions.
As for promotions, I'm still trying to figure that out! The only advice I can give on the subject is find blog spots and ask for an interview. Also, find romance groups on Yahoo.com and join them.
How have your friends and family received your career as an author? Are they supportive?
My brother has told everyone who knew me as a child that I've written countless E-Books (Wished they'd buy more books- laughs!). My three favorite teachers from elementary, high school and college are all proud of me.
It's great to have someone in your corner, giving you support and encouragement. What’s the most challenging aspect of writing for you?
A combination of things. The POV issues and making sure I don't head hop can both be a pain in the ass. I've come a long way with both, but the possibilities of relapsing always exist. I'm still learning how to become a better author with each passing day!
Head hopping was an issue for me. Totally agree...I'm always learning each day too.
Curling Up is a Olympic romance story between a Swedish skater and American curler, two unlikely candidates for love.
Robin Friesz skipped college to take a radio gig in Canada. He walked into a drug raid in Toronto. The charges were eventually dropped. He was befriended by a Lawn care owner who harnessed his skills as a Curler. He worked his way on the American curling team. Inga Johan found herself out of work as her TV series was cancelled in Sweden. She re-discovered the world of figure skating and beat out a talented squad to make the Olympic team.
Sounds like a great book. Where can readers find it online?
Buy Link: http://redrosepublishing.com/books/product_info.php?products_id=352
Thanks for having me as a guest. Joanne. Hope we can do it again soon. I'll be giving away Curling Up to a lucky 13th person who comments.
K.T., so glad you could guest today on The Mustard Seed. I enjoyed our chat. Will definitely ask you back to my blog again.
If you'd like to enter to win a copy of Curling Up, you know what to do. We'd love to chat with you today.