Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author Spotlight With Kate Benson

The Promise 

The Choice 

Questions thank you for taking time to answer these!!!
1.    When did you decide to write?
I can’t really give you an exact age, but I think I always knew it was something I wanted to do. I started writing poetry when I was very young, (I wrote my first when I was five). I always knew a book was something I wanted to try, though. I tried a couple of things over the years and the story just never came together. Then one day, it just did and I never looked back!
2.   How did you come up with the idea of your newest book?
The Choice is the second book in The Promise Series, so it was just the natural progression of the story for me. The idea for the series came to me, believe it or not, one day when I went to the gas station. I’d wanted to write a book for a long time and had no luck so decided I’d just wait until it came to me. I pulled up to the pump and left the radio on so I could finish listening to the song playing and a man and a woman bumped into each other at the entrance to the store. I wondered to myself how many people met in such a way and that ended up being the start of it. If you’ve read The Promise, you’ll understand why that was significant. I went home that day and started writing and the first draft was written in a month.
3.   What Genre do write?
The Promise Series is contemporary romance. So far, the two books in the series are the only ones I’ve published, but I’d love to try other genres. Paranormal and mystery especially.
4.   Would you ever write with another author if asked?
I would love to try that some day! I would have to feel a strong connection to the project and good chemistry with the other writer, but I love the idea of that!
5.   Who is your biggest inspiration?
My parents and my husband. There has been such a huge outpour of support from everywhere since I started this journey, but they’ve been there since day one. I couldn’t have done any of this without them.
6.   Who are some of your favorite authors?
Oh man! You’re unleashing a big can of worms here! ;) I love J.A. Redmerski, Alice Walker, Harlen Coben, John Grisham, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Raine Miller, Tara Sivec, Jennifer Culbreth, Sarah Elizabeth, Gail McHugh, Katy Evans, Teresa Mummert, Callie Hart, S.C. Stephens, Jamie McGuire, Pella Grace, August Clearwing and of course, Sandra Love! I could go on for days with this question! 
7.   What genre do you like to read?
I love a lot of genres, but my favorite by far is romance.
8.   What was the last book that you read?
Fracture by Callie Hart and I loved it!
9.   What are you working on?
Right now, I’m actually working on two different projects. Book three in The Promise Series as well as another book that is not connected to the series called Escort.

Fun Questions:
1.   Favorite Animal
It’s a tie between elephants and giraffes.
2.  Favorite Color
Hot Pink
3.   Favorite Food
4.  Favorite Genre of Music
Another can of worms! Ha! I will leave it at I listen to almost everything and have very eclectic taste in music. Currently, I’m on a classic rock kick.
5.   Favorite Season

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