**Author Peek** Interview with Kat Martin
BEYOND DANGER, The Texas Trilogy
Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.
My name is Kat Martin. I’m a full time writer and have been for more than 30 years. I live near Missoula, Montana and winter in Ventura, California. I’ve written seventy novels, beginning with historical romance, currently writing romantic suspense. I’ve been in the top ten on the New York Times Bestseller List seven times in a row–something I’m extremely proud of.
How did you get started writing?
My husband wrote a historical novel set in early California in the 1840s that I really loved. I was helping him with spelling and grammar and got hooked on the idea of trying to write a novel of my own. Magnificent Passage, a western romance, was published in 1988.
What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write romantic suspense because I love romance and I love mystery and suspense. To me, the two go hand in hand, the perfect combination.
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
I work on plot ideas, story lines, and dialogue. I imagine a lot of writers do that.
What is your favorite part of writing?
I like the independence it gives me, being mostly my own boss. I like the challenge of putting the story pieces and parts together to make a cohesive book.
What is your least favorite part of writing?
Writer’s block. Getting to a spot in the story where I can’t solve the next part or figure out what needs to happen in the upcoming pages. It’s torture!
Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Who would they be and why?
I’m not much on celebrities these days. I’d rather have someone real that I respect and love.
Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
I watch TV and go to movies. I read magazines and newspapers, a lot of other books. So much is going on in the world… there are a million ideas. I just work on finding something I think will be interesting.
Tell me about your ideal reader.
Anyone who “gets me” is my ideal reader. If they are onboard with my humor and the emotions I’m hoping to create, they are my perfect reader.
What is your “go to” routine that helps you get in the mood to write? Special beverage? Music? Etc.
I’ve got to have two cups of coffee in the morning to get my juices flowing. Got to shower, put on my makeup, and get dressed. Then–deep sigh–I go to my office to start work. I do my email and social media, then I’m ready to get started writing. I look forward to that time.
Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
After Beyond Danger, which is book #2 of my Texas Trilogy, Beyond Control will be out in June. That’s Joshua Cain’s story. Josh is Lincoln Cain’s brother in Beyond Reason.
Josh is former military, a guy home from the war who just wants to make his Texas ranch a success and find a little peace and quiet. Unfortunately, when Victoria Bradford shows up with her four-year old daughter in desperate need of help, Josh finds trouble instead.
Links to Kat’s website, blog, books, etc.
VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/AJju_yS1aB0
SPECIAL CONTEST: https://www.katmartin.com/beyond-reason-giveaway/
To CELEBRATE the release of BEYOND DANGER, enter my new contest for a chance to win a KINDLE FIRE 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB and a Kindle copy of INTO THE FURY, INTO THE WHIRLWIND and AINTO THE FIRESTORM. Contest runs from December 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018.
January Contest: http://www.katmartin.com/monthly-contest/
For January, Kat Martin is giving away to THREE winners a copy of both INTO THE FURY and an audio book.
Be sure to come back to read more about BEYOND DANGER on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench!