About the Author
Alysha Kaye was born in San Marcos, TX, where she also received her BA in Creative Writing from Texas State University. She worked in marketing for a brief and terrible cubicle-soul-sucking time until she was accepted into Teach for America and promptly moved to Oahu. She taught 7th grade English in Aiea for two years and also received her Masters in Education from University of Hawaii. She now teaches in Austin, TX and tries to squeeze in as much writing as possible between lesson planning.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I dreamt about The Waiting Room once, and offhandedly wrote my boyfriend a love poem about waiting for him after death. Somehow, that became a novel.
I love romance! I love capturing love in a realistic, raw fashion.
Tell us about how you write:
I hate outlines…which is ironic, since I am an English teacher who semi-forces her students to use outlines haha I am a very ferocious, in the moment type of writer. I don’t like to look back.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I definitely feel like they are my real-life friends haha they’re always with me! In everyone I meet, I see an old or future character.
What advice would you give other writers?
Use the romance you had, the romance you want to have, the romance you see in others…use it all!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I love the creative control of self-publishing! It’s the way to go for sure 🙂
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I just read an article about self-publishing being bigger than ever- I love it!
What genres do you write:: Fiction, fantasy, romance, afterlife
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print