Today I am thrilled to be continuing my interview with Tonya Kappes, prolific indie author and fellow University of Kentucky alumnus. She’s the author of eight novels and co-author of Tricked Out Toolbox, a book on marketing for authors. Her ninth novel, A Charming Crime, launches this week!
You can buy A Charming Crime at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Tonya is giving away TWO copies of A Charming Crime and a copy of Tricked Out Toolbox to some very lucky readers! Email email@example.com with the subject line TK Giveaway and put your choice of book in the body of the email. Winners will be picked at random on Friday.
If you missed it, check out part 1 of this interview here.
Tonya, tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing. How does your personality influence your writing?
Hmmm….when I meet readers, they tell me they can see my positive and funny personalities in my characters. Life is so crazy and I try to give that escape. I’m a positive person and I want my readers to feel that positive energy when reading my novels. I want them to walk away feeling good.
When did you start writing and what was the learning process like for you?
Gosh, I didn’t start until five years ago. I’ve always been good at telling stories, but boy is that different than writing them down.
I took a lot of on-line classes, joined writer’s groups, critique group, and attended a lot of workshops. Writing isn’t an easy job, but it’s one that I continually learn something. The learning process never ends.
Do you (did you) have any writing mentors? Read more