A big thanks to Alyssa J Montgomery for inviting me to join in the blog tour. Alyssa's Blog can be seen here. Alyssa's debut book Mistaken Identity is a must read.
So, on to my contribution:
My Writing Process
What am I working on? My current project is the tail end (the hard work of editing and polishing) of a time-travel novella, set in both present day and Victorian England. Like most of my books I couldn’t resist including fate and interconnected relationships over time in the story. The novella is for a second Anthology of stories from TWC Press entitled Timeless Encounters, and will follow-up from Moonlit Encounters available here. I am also working on a second reincarnation story set in ancient Egypt and a paranormal murder mystery.
How does my work differ from others of its genre? Most of my work has extremely complex plotting and though the love story/romance is central, I can’t help throwing in the odd bit of murder, magic or mayhem. All of which can be found in my most recent Harlequin Escape release Secret Reflection
Why do I write what I do? Most people who know me well would likely say I have a crazy imagination. I daydream a heck of a lot, but I remember a lot of my sleeping dreams as well. I am also a history nut … and a frustrated archaeologist. So if I can toss in some ideas from all these areas, I will. History is my biggest compulsion. Past events, and the people who propel them, fascinate me no end. The mystique, the romance of ancient times scratches away at my creative mind until I just have to write about it.
How does my writing process work? I am a highly undisciplined author. I spend a lot of time staring out windows or meditating or researching (research is a dangerous addiction of mine) but once I have everything fairly settled in my head, I write in a frenzy until I’m done. This generally means all my well-thought-out plans are circumvented by recalcitrant characters who take over the story when I’m not looking. I can’t complain too much though, it’s their story and they know it better than I do!
Kitty Bucholtz grew up in Northern Michigan, the setting for many of her stories. Now living in Southern California, she followed her husband to Australia twice when he worked on both Happy Feet movies, and she earned her MA in Creative Writing at University of Technology, Sydney.
Kitty is the author of the light urban fantasy Unexpected Superhero and the upcoming Superhero in the Making, in The Adventures of Lewis and Clarke series, and the romantic comedy Little Miss Lovesick. Take a look at Kitty's website: Kitty Bucholtz
Coleen Kwan writes both contemporary and steampunk romance. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching Criminal Minds. Coleen's website: Coleen Kwan