Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Book Nerd's Dozen: Kaitlyn Stone

While we celebrate the COVER REVEAL of Walk With Me, Kaitlyn Stone graced us with a new edition of the Book Nerd's Dozen!!!  

1) Waiting in line at Starbucks, what are you ordering? What name do you give?

 I don’t drink coffee, so my standard order is a large (I refuse to learn the Starbucks lingo – I guess the hipster in me) China tips green tea. I don’t have to give my name for that order.

2) Who was your first book boyfriend? 

That would have to be from Scott Spencer’s book, Endless Love. They just remade the movie.

3) Last song you couldn't get enough of? 

Lorde’s Royals. I can’t get enough.

4) At this very moment, do your socks match? 

Barefoot. I hate shoes and go barefoot every chance I get. 

5) Dog-earing: okay or unforgivable? (The folding of book pages... NOT earrings on dogs)

 I used to dog-ear, but when I started reading books two, three, four, or even more times, I learned to use a marker. 

6) What is your super power? 

I had to choose this on a Facebook quiz once. My super power would be able to heal 
myself and someone else; that way I can do all the crazy adventures I crave without the fear of getting hurt and I can take someone with me.

7) Dog person or cat person? 

I was a cat person growing up. I loved their independent attitude and anti-social 
behavior. But now, as an adult, I’ve become a dog person. They’re just part of the family, loyal, fun, social, and an excuse to go to the dog park and chat up other owners. You meet the most interesting people/characters at a dog park. 

8) Nickname? 

Too naughty to say. They’re all special, pet names between me and my husband. 

9) If you had to leave one piece of advice for the next generation, what would it be? 

Take care of your skin. Sun damage is irreversible. Seriously, use sun screen.

10) Tell me about your best author fangirl moment! (Either one you had or one someone had with you!) 

Don’t have one. 

11) Are the men in your stories your ideal? Do you write them based off of someone?

 I write my characters based on a certain personality type – usually Alphas, but I borrow character traits from a few different people, combine that with specific quirks or strengths I think a person with his specific background/backstory would have, and then finally mix in 
what I find attractive in a man. I fall in love with my leading man while I’m writing his story. If they don’t make my heart thud, I couldn’t expect them to do the same for my readers

12) Now, this one is important... Do you return your buggy to its proper location after grocery shopping? 

Buggy? Y’all must be from the south. We call it a cart on the west coast. Yes, I’m a total dork. After my husband and I go to Costco and load our goods, I push the cart to the cart corral and he drives the car over to pick me up. 

And finally, for the last and final question in your Book Nerd's Dozen: 
13) Can you leave us fans with some juicy tidbit? A secret? (WE WON'T TELL!) A pet peeve? 

Ooo, a secret? How about this…My book WALK WITH ME was inspired by my own fairytale romance with my husband and about half of this book was based on true events in my own life. When people say, “I could write a book about my life…” That’s exactly what I did, but fictionalized it, created characters to speak the dialogue I wanted and project the message 
I wanted to spread about true love. Once my characters had life, though, they started saying and doing things that I didn’t intend. In my sequel, TURN TO ME, my characters are acting in a way that I’m not completely comfortable with, but really reflects the personality I’ve created and in line with their backstory. I’ve already written the ending, but the path for my characters to take to get there has been a little bit of a struggle for me. I know what their personality 
would want or do, but as an author you’re like a parent, and want them to behave properly and they just don’t want to. 

Thanks a million for taking the time to talk with us! I know our followers (and US) appreciate the glimpse into the life you live! :) 

Thanks for having me. I look forward to speaking with you gals next time. Cheers.

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