Mason Cooley said, “Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.”
A Center Stage Moment shines a spotlight on writers who give us great places to visit with the characters we love and want to call friends.
Today, I have the pleasure of introducing to you Alora Kate!
Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters.
Have you always wanted to be a writer? No. It wasn’t until much later in life that I started writing stories.
Why did you choose to write your genre? I’m a multi-genre author. I’ve done, romance, mystery/suspense, and now paranormal. I love being creative and not limiting myself.
What is the strangest story you’ve ever written? I wrote a book where the main character had a lot of mental health issues and it was very hard to write. Took me almost three years. [Wow!]
What are you currently working on? My paranormal came out in May, and I’ll have another release set for Sept 2017. I write what comes to me, so sometimes I don’t even know what will be next.
What motivated the plot of your latest book? I’m not sure what motivated me to write Crash Burn Sting, but I love that it smacked me in the face and demanded to be written.
What was the hardest story for you to write? A Flaw So Beautiful
What process do you use to plan your novels? I make notes, and start files with characters’ names and where the story takes place. I write in order. It’s very hard for me to skip around scenes.
Who has been your favorite character to write and why? This is a very hard question to answer because I love them all, and for many reasons. They all have a part of me.
Do any of your characters reflect facets of your personality? Yes, like I just said, they all have a part of me. I put truth into all of my characters.
Have you ever experienced writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it? All the time. Usually the closer the deadline, the more the characters talk to me.
If you were to choose another genre to write in, what would it be? I’m going to try historical. Kind of.
Which authors inspire you? Kristen Ashley, Darynda Jones
What novel would you read multiple times? Three Wishes by Kristen Ashley
If you could meet anyone in the world, alive or deceased, who would it be and why? (Person could be a fictional character) Johnny Cash. If you read, Crash Burn Sting, you’ll know why. I love that man. I love his music. [I bought it and it’s on my TBR!]
What is your favorite quote?
And in my case, its true.
What is your favorite animal, real or imaginary? I don’t really have one but I’ve always wanted to own a Sugar Glider.
What is your favorite color? purple and pink or a mix of the two
When you’re not writing… I have 5 jobs. I’m an author, designer, photographer, PCA (personal care assistant), and work study student in the art department at the college I attend.
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There are TWO FREE books available as well!
Join me next time when Jody Pardo will be stopping by!