Monday, April 4, 2016

Interview with K.L. Hallam - Author of The Unmoving Sky

Interview with K.L. Hallam

Today I get to share with you a short interview with K.L. Hallman. I love learning about other authors.

R. S. What kinds of stories do you like to write and why?

K. L. H. I like to write anything surprising. When I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo I might only have a mood, maybe a character, and just write! I’ve written magical realism (shelved), SFF, MG & YA, suspense, thriller, and supernatural, and I’ve just finished a draft for a YA swing era whodunit. I like excitement and suspense, so that’s a must.

My favorite part is blending reality and make-believe, or writing “truth” hidden away in fiction where you can dig and discover something deeper.

R. S. What do you find frustrating about writing?

K. L. H. Making the time. It’s not me it’s them. Hah. I’m constantly interrupted. I write in fairly quiet jazz club that’s fairly quiet during the day and serve coffee. It’s our family run club. I have a great escape when my kids are home from school, which seems to be a lot. I don’t mind jumping up and serving customers, I can be a needed break. But it did take me about a year to get used to the interruptions (without growling).

R. S. Besides the standard stuff like write what you know, write every day, or read a lot, what is the best advice someone has given you about writing?

K. L. H. Getting an agent is one path. I tried to lasso one for years until I discovered publishers who I thought were a good fit for the projects I sent them. And bingo! There are many paths to publication. Try different avenues, and things that scare you—but never give up on what you love!

R. S. What question would you most like to ask other writers?

K. L. H. How do you stay organized? Find balance? I have too many lists, from index cards to Scrivener files and word docs. I love “trying” to be organized, it can be therapeutic, but I may have missed out on that chromosome. Won’t stop me from trying.

R. S. What is your dream as a writer?

K. L. H. To have a long career as a writer! Be autonomous, and have many opportunities to meet and greet my readers! Of course, I hope they enjoy my books! That is most important. Writing a good book is paramount.

Thanks for the interview, Rick.

This was fun.

Thank you! We can't wait till the release on May 16.

Jackson Bower has a lot on his mind lately. His younger brother hasn’t been the same since his mother’s death. His father’s drinking is out of control. Then there’s Jackson’s girlfriend and the grief that ties them together even as it threatens to drive them apart.

He distances himself, hoping for a little perspective at the family lodge. But when their father gets drunk and dangerous, he and his brother escape into the woods.

Night creeps in, and the rains come fast. Artie slips down a ravine. He’s wounded and the brothers seek shelter in a cave, only to find someone else already taking refuge there.

A desperate man with plans to destroy their town.

Jackson must get him and his wounded brother out of the cave and over the mountain to warn everyone in time. Without getting them both killed first.

Book Links:
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  1. Ooh, writing in a jazz club! I like it!

    1. Wouldn't it be so cool to be in that setting while writing. Never ending coffee on the house (in theory anyway lol)! Who needs to go to Starbucks?