Author Watch: Kelly Gay

Who: Kelly Gay (Website, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook)

What he writes: Urban Fantasy, Sci Fi, Adventures, and Thriller (with a bit of romance!)

I have read: The Better Part of Darkness, The Darkest Edge of the Dawn, The Hour of Dust and Ashes

About Kelly

Kelly Gay has written one of the best Urban Fantasy books I’ve ever read: the Charlie Madigan series is fun, hilarious, and exciting. She also writes a YA series under the name Kelly Keaton. You can see all her books at her website.

I interviewed Kelly back in 2011. Here are a few of my favorite things she said:

Why and when did you begin writing?Gay-Kelly

I began making up stories from the time I was four years old and was six when I wrote my first story down. The 'why' is harder to answer because it's really something that feels intrinsic to who I am. I write because I have to, because the ideas in my head demand to get out and become a reality on paper. I began writing with dreams of publication in my teens and later, more seriously, in my twenties. The goal has always been to create stories for a living. 

What inspired you to write your series?

I just had these ideas in my head about a world where the paranormal had come out of the closet, and this single mom character who was faced with sacrifice and choices. I felt compelled to explore her more, to see how a single mom, urban fantasy heroine would cope and it kind of took off from there.

What advice can you give to young writers who want to publish their books?

Don't get caught up in finding the "right" process to write your fiction, in what size font to use, if you should outline, if you should plot as you go . . . etc.  There is no one right way to do it. Everyone's process is different. Do what feels comfortable to you. Concentrate on learning what makes a great story great by reading, reading, reading, and then studying books you really love, dissecting them, seeing how they address pacing and plot and characters... Great books are amazing tools for learning how to craft great stories yourself.

Read the rest of the interview here.

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