Please welcome Karoline Barrett, romance author!
JCS: What was the first story you had published?
KB: My first story was a piece called Chinese Noodles, published in The Storyteller in 2006.
JCS: If you had to pick one reason why you write, what would it be?
KB: I love seeing my ideas and characters go from my imagination to growing and developing on paper.
JCS: When you’re writing, is there anything you do out of habit (listen to music, sit in a particular spot, etc)?
KB: I sit at my desk, which faces a window so I can look outside. Sometimes I listen to music, but usually I have to have quiet so I can concentrate.
JCS: If there was anything you could say to potential writers out there, what would it be?
KB: Do a lot of reading in the genre you want to write in; don’t be afraid to put your words on paper; know how to present a professional manuscript; and submit, submit, submit!
JCS: What is your current work in progress?
KB: I am currently working on two short stories. I am also working on my first novel, which I hope to have finished before this summer is over!
JCS: When you were selecting a publisher, what were you looking for? Would you do anything differently?
KB: A romance publisher that would publish a smaller piece as opposed to a full-length novel. No, I don’t think I would have done it differently.
JCS: Can you tell us a little about your latest release or upcoming release? When will it be available? Where can people purchase it?
KB: My latest release is a paranormal romance titled Between Here and Ever After, published by Wild Horse Press on January 12th, 2010. You can get it from Wild Horse Press; Amazon (Kindle version); 1RomanceEBooks; All Romance EBooks; and Coffee Time Romance.
JCS: Would you like to share an excerpt from one of your stories?
EXCERPT FROM Between Here & Ever After:
Brian’s face floated in front of me, the way he looked the last time I’d seen him. He’d been on my mind a lot since the invitation to my 10th year college reunion arrived last week. As I inched my Mini Cooper through Manhattan morning rush-hour, my heart fluttered and goose-bumps rose on my bare arms as I thought of him.
I tried a couple of times to find Brian despite our unhappy parting, but he had dropped from the face of the earth. His parents had retired to Florida, so I couldn’t ask them where he was. I suppose I could’ve hired a detective, but that seemed a little obsessive, even to me, especially since he didn’t want me in his life
JCS: Is there anything else you would like to say?
KB: I hope everyone enjoys my story and I want to thank everyone who buys it!
JCS: Thank you for taking the time to complete an interview with me Karoline. I look forward to reading your story and I’m sure others will be too.
For more information on Karoline Barrett’s works, you can visit her at http://karolinebarrett.weebly.com/.