KO-I like strong heroes that aren’t jerks. So many times you see a hero that you have to ask yourself why the heroine loves. I want a hero that I call in love with as I read the story.
For a heroine, I want someone who is genuinely likable and realistic. I think women, as a whole, are insecure, so my heroines are generally insecure about something, but they are also easy to like and someone I’d want as a friend.
MP-Do you only write contemporary romance or do you have other genre’s in your WIPS?
KO-I have written on historical and hope to write many more. I enjoy reading historicals, and would love to have a bunch more under my belt.
MP-How do you react to a bad review?
KO-That’s a hard question. I react in a lot of different ways. I try to learn something from each one. One story, I totally rewrote due to bad reviews, taking into mind what people had told me and have had much better reactions since. Sometimes I laugh them off, because the people reading are not my audience. I’ve gotten several bad reviews because people thought my books were Christian romances and there was sex in them. I never said they were Christian. It was just an assumption they made. I can laugh those off.
MP-How do find marketing?
KO-I honestly don’t do a ton of marketing. I will respond if someone offers it, but my main marketing is simply putting out the next book. I think my work should speak for itself. Generally, if someone finds one of my books, they read them all. That’s all the marketing I really need.
MP-Since you’re a cub scout leader I’ll have to ask…what’s your favorite scouting song?
KO-I like Akela’s Trail J
Lily was only six when she met the man she knew she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. When he asked her father for her hand in marriage, he believed the lies her father told him, and immediately left to fight in the war against Napoleon. Once he is finally home again, will he be able to trust Lily again? Or will her father win?
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