20 Questions With… Laura Kaye

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Laura Kaye finds that emotions run deep in the new installment from the Kristen Proby crossover collection! Worth Fighting For brings together divers Tara Hunter and Jesse Anderson, who are both wounded warriors looking for a fresh start. Together, they find the perfect way to blow off steam — an MMA training program that let’s them take each other down day and night. But even though it breaks all the rules, their inescapable attraction might just be the only thing truly worth fighting for…

In our latest 20 Questions with Laura Kaye, learn how she uses music to connect with her writing, why she considers Panera Bread a *very* special place, and plenty more on what inspires her to keep writing!

And Worth Fighting For is out now!

 

1.Your best virtue as an author.

Writing clean first drafts, because they’re not really first drafts since I start every writing day by rereading and revising what I wrote the day before.

 

2. Your most quirky author habit.

I find a song that connects to the book in some way and listen to it on repeat the whole time I’m writing a book.

 

3. Your favorite quality in a protagonist.

Bravery.

 

4. Your favorite quality in an antagonist.

Complexity.

 

5. If you could ask any other author, past or present, a question who would it be and what would you ask?

I would probably ask J.R. Ward if she would please write a book set twenty-five years in the future when Zsadist’s daughter, Nalla, meets her mate. Or I would ask George R. R. Martin how Game of Thrones ends.

 

6. When you aren’t writing, you are____

Spending time with my husband and two teenage daughters.

 

7. Your easiest book to write.

I don’t think any of them are easy! But Hearts in Darkness and Her Forbidden Hero kinda poured out of me when I wrote them.

 

8. Your hardest book to write.

Hard As You Can (Hard Ink series, #2), because of its subject matter, the characters’ difficult backstories, and the challenge of juggling the romance with the suspense plot.

 

9. Your ideal writing place.

LOL The last booth at my local Panera

 

 

10. Your favorite childhood book.

The Secret Garden.

 

11. The book you’ve reread the most.

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward.

 

12. Your favorite hero from literature.

I’m terrible at naming favorites because I love so many books and characters. Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series would be one favorite for sure.

 

13. Your favorite villain from literature.

Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall from Outlander is a fantastic villain.

 

14. The name of your autobiography.

Silver Linings – because my traumatic brain injury led me to writing fiction.

 

15. Your favorite comfort food.

Spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic bread.

 

16. First thing you do when you finish writing a novel.

Probably sleep!

 

17. A secret talent you have.

I haven’t made any in a while, but I know how to make stained glass windows.

 

18. Where have you always wanted to travel?

Ireland and Scotland are at the top of my bucket list.

 

19. One tip for aspiring authors.

Trust your gut but be open to learning and revising. Also, you can’t revise what you haven’t written, so getting the words on the page, even if they’re a mess, is the most important step to finishing a novel.

 

20. Puppies or kittens?

Puppies, but only because I’m allergic to kittens. I love them from afar, though!

 

More about Laura: 

Laura Kaye is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. A former college history professor, Laura also writes bestselling historical women’s fiction as Laura Kamoie. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Connect with Laura:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LauraKayeWrites

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/laurakayeauthor

Website: http://laurakayeauthor.com

 

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