When you think of books by Kristen Proby it’s easy to think of sexy heroes and sensational heroines. But in our amusing 20 Questions series, let’s look beyond the books and discover what inspires and intrigues Kristen. Read on to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of this blockbuster romance author.
1.Your best virtue as an author.
I can type really fast. Like, really fast. It helps..
2. Your most quirky author habit.
I think I have too many to choose just one.
3. Your favorite quality in a protagonist.
I think this can be said for both the protagonist and the antagonist: perseverance.
4. Your favorite quality in an antagonist.
See above 😉
5. If you could ask any other author, past or present, a question who would it be and what would you ask?
Nora Roberts: if you knew your career would become what it is today, would you have done anything different in the beginning?
6. When you aren’t writing, you are____
Being a wife. Riding my bike. Daydreaming.
They’re never easy. Ever. The novella Saving Grace took the least time.
8. Your hardest book to write.
9. Your ideal writing place.
In my office, when it’s snowing big, fluffy flakes and I’m on the sofa, laptop in the lap, puppy curled up beside me.
10. Your favorite childhood book.
We were always reading in my house. The one that I remember the most vividly is Are You My Mother by Dr. Seuss.
11. The book you’ve reread the most.
Several series by Nora Roberts.
12. Your favorite hero from literature.
Roarke from the In Death series by JD Robb.
13. Your favorite villain from literature.
I don’t have a specific one, but they’re usually a serial killer.
That Escalated Quickly
15. Your favorite comfort food.
16. First thing you do when you finish writing a novel.
Cry. Eat ice cream.
17. A secret talent you have.
I don’t think any of my talents are a secret. I announce them proudly.
18. Where have you always wanted to travel?
19. One tip for aspiring authors.
Write. It’s the most important thing, and isn’t necessarily what they want to hear, but you can’t make this a career without the words on the page.
20. Puppies or kittens?
I have both!
About Kristen Proby:
Kristen Proby was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.
During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.
Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their dog and two cats.
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