About the author:
Kate Ashenden is a copywriter, public relations professional, and author of the new book 'Wanted in Paradise'.
With nearly fifteen years of creative writing experience, Kate is keen to become a full-time romance author.
Kate's desire is to continue to write unique storylines with traditional love interests that grip the reader.
Based in the United Kingdom, Kate spends her working time eyes glued to a computer screen (usually with coffee and biscuits on either side of the laptop!)
If you would like to connect with Kate, please visit her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ashendenauthor
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
Romance novels are enjoyable to write because there are so many exciting ways to convey the rollercoaster of love.
Also, the protagonist is often an ordinary person, facing daily challenges or recovering from a traumatic event, so for that individual to have a wonderful happily ever after is inspiring and uplifting.
Tell us about how you write.
I start in a very structured way, so I outline my plot in as much detail as possible and get a clear idea of what I need to write for each chapter. Then I write a summary of my characters to make them become real to me. The next step is to explore creative ways of portraying different moments in the story.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
I think about them a lot. They're in my head even when I'm not writing, so while I'm crafting the book they become real to me.
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Write what you would like to read not what you think you should write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to try independent publishing, just to see if I was up to the challenge! Only time will tell.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Many best selling authors have gone from indie publishing to a contract with a traditional publisher, so maybe we'll see more of that. It makes sense – if a book is doing well, great reviews etc, then surely that is a safer bet than a manuscript which hasn't been tested on the market.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
My books are available in the following formats: