Wee! I've got the awesome Kerrianne Coombes here today. Pull up a chair and get ready to hear some great answers.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, but I love a vanilla latte
Dogs or Cats? Uh, both. I love animals, but I have three cats, so probably if I had to choose, I'd say cats.
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere! But mainly with other people. I love to people watch. Sitting in a cafe, and just Seeing how people interact is wonderfully interesting to me. I sit and make up little stories for them. *grins* is that strange? My mum got me on that, and I never stopped. Also music. A good song can whip up inspiration so fast in me. I love That feeling when you get inspired and a story fills your mind--nothing quite like it.
Are you a pantser or a plotter?
PANTSER. I get an idea and write down the basic plot, maybe a few lines.Then after that I just write. Sometimes the characters need wrangling so I can hit the end I want, but other than that, I just go with it.
What’s your favorite of the books you’ve written?
I love Running Home because it is a lovely story, and it is my first ever contracted book, so it is very special to me. But my favorite book that I have written is a paranormal telling of a children's fairy tale. I just love anything paranormal, so that genre is fun for me.
Who is your favorite author and why?
Oh, god! I love so many. But if I had to choose one, it would be Sherrilyn Kenyon. Her books were the first paranormal books that I ever read, and the moment I picked up her first Dark Hunter book, I was hooked! I also adore Christine Feehan, Nalini Singh and Lora Leigh--just to name a few. I am a BIG reader.
What are your hobbies (reading and writing don’t count)? Do they ever make an appearance in your stories?
As far as hobbies go, I don't know. But I like to do a lot of stuff. I love hiking, horse riding, going to the movies, socialising. I love to be busy. I always try to write about what I know. I write fiction, so I try to make some of it fact for it to be believable. Like places I have been, and sights I have seen. But mainly my brain plants the characters within a situation that I have maybe, sort of been in. In Running Home the book is set on a rural farm in the English countryside. I worked on farms with horses for a lot of my life, so a farm is an easy place for me to describe.
What is the hardest thing about writing for you?
Managing my time between my hubby, kids, house and friends. Housework always sits at the bottom of my 'to do' list. So for me, it's the need to get in front of the computer and bang out a scene, and the need to make sure I am doing the best job I can in every other part of my life. It all keeps me busy, but I would have It no other way.
Does your family know what you write?
Yep, and they are all very proud x
What exotic locale would you most like to visit?
I have always wanted to visit New Orleans, and I am actually going there in August for the Authors After Dark convention. So I am so super excited!
Tom Cane, Ex-military man and self professed recluse turned farmer, wants nothing more from life but the chance to wallow in his own pity. The shrapnel lodged permanently in his leg a daily reminder of his failings during his last tour of duty. On a cold, rainy, British evening fate delivers a new reason to live in the form of Joanne Sloane, the daughter of a socialite and abused wife of an up and coming businessman. Desperate and in fear of her life, she flees her home and stumbles onto Tom's land. Together their passions ignite and the need to rescue one another entangles them in a bitter fight for their lives.