An Interview with K.B. Ladnier
K.B. Ladnier and I had a good laugh a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!
AW: Which author wasn’t your greatest inspiration, but did make you think, “Maybe I could be an author”?
KBL: Mary E Twomey. That woman makes me laugh like crazy with her books! She’s also very kind. After reading her books I figured, why not try my own?
AW: Tell me about the first time you thought, “Wow. I’m a real author!”
KBL: When my first book went live. lol I cried like a big ole baby! My co-author of that book did too, but we’ll pretend I didn’t say that.
AW: What’s the oddest part about your routine that you simply must do in order to sit down and write?
KBL: I HAVE to have something to drink next to me. Mostly coffee. Sometimes wine. By sometimes I mean a lot.
AW: What is your biggest writing obstacle?
KBL: Netflix. I blame Netflix for everything. It distracts me.
AW: How do you prefer to network, and what impact do you think those avenues have had on your sales?
KBL: I usually use Facebook and Instagram ads for networking. It seems to work pretty well 🙂 I have gone through a couple of marketing services, but they really didn’t do much for sales.
AW: What is one mistake you’ve made in your publishing career that you’d like to warn other authors off of?
KBL: Promising deadlines you’re not fully sure you can make. I had to put off releasing a book because of personal reasons and felt awful. Always know your deadlines!
AW: Is there any advice you’d like to give to a new writer?
KBL: Never compare your writing to someone else who’s been doing it longer. As long as you are happy with what you’re writing, that’s all that matters. Be confident and you will do just fine 🙂 oh. And don’t add yourself to a bunch of book cover groups. I swear I go broke buying all the shiny, pretty covers lol
AW: You are definitely not the only author that has said that! What are you currently reading?
KBL: Does this interview count? lol I haven’t been able to sit down and read anything with my schedule lately. But I have quite a few books on my “to be read” list.
AW: Have any super fans found you yet, and if so, what sort of things have they done that seem surreal to you!
KBL: I wouldn’t say super fans, but I’ve had a couple people say they were having a hard time not fangirling. I’m just over here like “I’m fangirling over you for fangirling over me!” because I’m just an average person and it boggles my mind lol
AW: When people read your books, what do you want their greatest take-away to be?
KBL: That they felt what my characters felt and could put themselves in their shoes. And that I’m not nearly as crazy as I probably sound in the books.
K.B.’s got a new book coming out today! Check it out:
K.B. Ladnier writes mostly paranormal and fantasy reverse harem romance, but is steadily making her way into Contemporary. She is from a small city in Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter and three cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She is a cyborg and spends most of her time hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks as she reads her favorite books. She hates the beach, yet lives only ten minutes away from it and daydreams of mountains and snow. She is married to a hot nerd and loves him dearly even though he hordes cookies and occasionally hides her prosthetic leg from her so he can get a quick escape when she’s mad. She plans to write as long as people continue loving what she does, otherwise she’s going to say screw it and do her second dream of owning a coffee shop. Though, she may still do both.
You can find K.B.:
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