About Karina Bartow:
I grew up and still live in Northern Ohio. Though born with Cerebral Palsy, I’ve never allowed my disability to define me. Rather, I’ve used my experiences to breathe life into characters who have physical limitations, but like me, are determined not to let them stand in the way of the life they want. My debut novel, “Husband in Hiding”, was released in 2015 and was well-received by readers. I’m excited about my upcoming love story, "Forgetting My Way Back to You", to be released by Vinspire Publishing on October 15, 2018. I may only be able to type with one hand, but I write with my whole heart!
What inspires you to write?
Writing's always come naturally to me, and when I met an author as a kid, that was the starting point of my aspirations for sure. What's kept me writing, though, is my love of being able to take charge of every twist, turn and outcome, and there’s no right or wrong–just room for improvement. No one has that in everyday life, especially if you have a handicap.
Tell us about your writing process.
I enjoyed improv in high school drama class, and that's how I write. It's all extemporaneous. I think on where I am in the story throughout my day and sit down with a generic idea of where I want to go, but I never know the details until I'm in the moment. I try to write almost every day for two to three hours.
How do you develop your characters?
At any story's beginning, I'd say I direct them for the most part, but as they develop, they take over! In my upcoming novel, "Forgetting My Way Back to You", I intended to write a classic wedding scene, but once I started it, Hunter, the protagonist, said, "Nope, I'll handle this!" It became my favorite scene.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Nicholas Sparks.
What genres do you write?: Romance, Mystery
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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