Talkshow Thursday: Meet Kris Ann Brown
Linda: Thanks for joining me today. Congratulations on your release Hearts Knit Together. Where did you get your inspiration for the plot and how did publication come about?
Kris: Thanks for having me! My inspiration for Patty's story in Hearts Knit Together stemmed from my own experiences in dating, and a bit of inspiration from Hallmark movies. I had prayerfully worked on the manuscript for years, and early last year found a wonderful critique partner, Mary. She guided me through publishing options. I ended up self-publishing on Amazon.
LM: Are you a planner or a pantster with your stories?
Kris: Happy to say I'm a true pantster! When I first entered the writing world, I had heard a writer had to be a planner. I was pleased to discover that wasn't true, and there are plenty of pantsters like myself. I like to go with the flow instead of plotting out each step.
LM: What do you do to prepare yourself for writing? For example do you listen to music or set up in a specific place?
Kris: I pray about what to write, then I either take my laptop or notebook into the comfiest chair in the living room and let the words flow. It's a slow process for me, I don't write for hours on end, more like little spurts at a time.
LM: What is the quirkiest thing you’ve ever done?
Kris: I am a fanatic for Christmas, I don't know if this qualifies for quirky, but I always leave up some Christmas decorations year-round just to keep the spirit of the season alive. This year I didn't take my tree down until March 1st!
LM: Here are some quickies:
Favorite movie: "Let It Snow" from Hallmark Channel (a Christmas movie, of course!)
Favorite Food: hands-down it has to be pizza! (which is why my main character, Patty, opens up a pizza place)
Favorite Season: as much as I adore Christmas, I am not a huge fan of winter, so spring would have to be my favorite season. I love the buds coming forth and planting my garden.
LM: You live in a beautiful are of the country, one many people go to visit. If money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
Kris: I've always wanted to see Hawaii. I love being outdoors, hiking from the white-sand beaches into Maui's lush jungle is very appealing.
LM: What is your next project?
Kris: I am currently working on a Christian fiction mystery romance titled Crescent Bay Cottages. It's my first mystery and I’m having a lot of fun with it.
LM: Where can folks find you on the web?
Kris: My website (with a blog) is www.writingwithkris.weebly.com and my twitter is https://twitter.com/AuthorKrisAnn.
About Hearts Knit Together:
Patty Dalke has been through the worst. In an effort to reclaim her self-worth and faith she heads to the quaint town of Abbotsford, Wisconsin.
Arriving in Abbotsford, she begins to restore her broken spirit by doing what she loves: cooking. Patty opens a pizza place in a space she shares with Cathy's Klickers, the local knitting club. She forms fast friendships with the close-knit group and discovers what she never expected to find in a small town: love.
Edgar Ellington, a dashing actor in town filming a movie happens upon Patty at her pizza place. Soon sparks fly.
But will Patty's jealous ex-husband and Edgar's trust issues put the end to the budding romance? In this heartwarming tale, Patty finds her faith restored and a family of friends and love.
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NC8MTHB