I am at the IRC (Indie Romance Convention) in Lebanon, TN. Sitting here with me is Author Karen Gordon.
What genre do you write?
I write contemporary romance and chick lit
Can you tell readers a little bit about yourself and do you read the same genre as you write?
I’m a mom of two. We live outside Memphis. I jumped out of an airplane, got a tattoo and wrote my first book during my mid-life crisis. I do read romance but not much chick lit. I like erotica and historical romances.
What inspired you to write in this particular genre?
I wrote my first book then figured out the category (NA contemporary romance). I tend to do things ass-backward but I’m trying to remedy that.
Where are you from?
I’m from St. Louis, MO but I live outside Memphis right now
Is there a character that you enjoyed writing more than any of the others?
Steve, the H from my second book is one of my favorites. He’s flawed–a drug addict with little future, but he’s got so much heart. I love his coming-of-age and second-chance love.
Do you have a special formula for creating characters’ names?
Some are based on people I know and the character name is close but in general I like common names. I write about common people facing extraordinary circumstances. I believe that every person has a story to tell.
Was one of your characters more challenging to write than another?
Most of my characters are at least partially based on someone I know so I refer that makes things easier, but Sebasitan in book 5 of the Vivienne series is challenging me. I’m working on that book right now and he’s such a quiet man that it’s hard to have him express what he’s feeling.
What is your motto?
my motto is “Love more, fear less”
What’s your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is sexy French and Italian movies.
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would want to meet Danielle LaPorte. She’s an amazing combination of tough, smart and spiritual and lives to raise women up.
Tell us your latest news?
My latest news is that I have an ARC of Fearless Flying available to anyone who would like to check it out. It’s the first book in my new 7-book series. I’m currently writing book 5 in the series and will release all pretty quickly (once I get a cover for book 1)
Thank you Karen Gordon for taking the time to answers these questions.
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About the Author:
Karen Gordon is an indie author who loves supporting strong and sexy women in fiction and in real life.
Born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri, she found her love of extraordinary stories about ordinary places by finding excitement in mundane suburbia. Although she currently writes romance and chick lit, you never know what she might do next. (You’ll never find a woman-hating, bad-boy hero though.)
She currently lives with the loves of her life, three very cool geeky men and one perfect puppy, just outside of Memphis, TN.