About Kelley Heckart:
I am a multi-published author of Historical Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. My latest series is inspired by my time as a rock-n-roll musician. The women are the rock stars in my Shadow-walkers series, and they command the supernatural males in their lives. In my free time, I'm writing songs with my musician husband, practicing target archery, or editing books for other authors.
What inspires you to write?
I have a persistent muse pushing me to write. Writing is like breathing to me. I love creating characters and bringing them to life.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a seat-of-the-pants writer. My stories are character driven, so I start with my main characters and plot by asking myself a lot of "what if" questions. It's actually very effective. I write every day, but I don't write for a specific word count. My muse controls how many words I get out. I listen to music to get motivated. My favorite kind of music is Icelandic Metal, rock/alternative, and Celtic music. A cup of coffee helps motivate me, too. I usually write in bed with my laptop.
How do you develop your characters?
My characters decide where the story is going to go, and the plot can change depending on character motivation. I hear bits of dialogue in my head, which can be annoying, especially when I'm trying to sleep. If I don't get up and write it down, I will forget everything by morning.
Who are your favorite authors?
Morgan Llywelyn, Ann Rice, Stephen King, Lynn Kurland, Mary Stewart, Evangeline Walton, Kate Horsley.
What genres do you write?: Historical Fantasy and Paranormal Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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