Book Tour – A Taste for Mystery by KD Rose
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K.D. Rose is a poet and author who currently has published “Heavy Bags of Soul“, “Inside Sorrow“, “I AM”, “Erasing: Shadows”, “Anger’s Children: Three Shorts That Will Blow Your Mind“, “A Taste for Mystery: Two Novellas” and “The Brevity of Twit“.
Her poetry has been published in Candlelit Journal, the Voices Project, and showcased in the Tophat Raven Art and Literary Magazine. K.D.’s book, Inside Sorrow won the Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal for Poetry.
K.D. has an eclectic mind and loves language, physics, philosophy, photography, design, art, writing, symbolism, semiotics, spirituality, and Dr. Who. KD Rose is an avid supporter of music, the arts, cutting edge science, technology, and creativity in all forms.
Follow private detectives Carolyn Woods, Jack Heart, and friends as they try to navigate murder, mystery, and romantic entanglements. Two novellas, two detectives, two lovers….what could go wrong?
He had six-pack abs, and I wanted to feel the carbonation.
This one dressed like the stereotype of a construction worker, down to the handkerchief he used to wipe sweat off his forehead. I don’t know if he or the hot day brought it out, but sweat poured off of me too. He had no interest in me as a person, though. I was invading his territory. Still, I enjoyed the view. For my part, I knew my clothes looked crappy. I didn’t have to wear uniforms anymore, but my street clothes, well they were very—street. So there I stood, a turd in the sun in front of this Adonis. Oh well.
He pointed to a small trailer up a muddy hill. The supervisor I asked to see apparently stayed in there. Stayed, as in never left. Great. Mud. Now I’d be a dried turd in the sun. Adonis went back to digging and I started the trek up the hill. At least I came with boots. Steel toed.
Once I made it to the trailer, I heard an argument going on inside.
“Look, I don’t care who you are. The plans are publically filed. Go get them yourself!” yelled someone.
Then I heard a voice I knew. Calm, cool, subversive. “Is there any reason you’re being so difficult? A man did die on your watch.”
An encounter I hadn’t planned on. Well, at least not until later tonight. I knocked loudly on the door and with my sweetest voice said, “Hello, boys. Am I interrupting something?”
“Great,” groused the supervisor. “A party.” He appeared to me like another stereotype, puffing on a cigar over a fat jowl line and rotund stomach that threatened to overturn the small desk he was behind. I guess there’s a reason for stereotypes. He looked about four hamburgers away from a heart attack.
On a wooden chair in front of the supervisor sat Jack. A fellow independent detective, an ally at times, a competitor…and my on and off lover.
“Well, well, well,” he said smiling, but I could tell he wasn’t happy to see me. Not here. It meant we were both working the same case. “Hello, Carolyn. Who hired you?”
“Girlfriend,” he answered back.
We stared at each other. Complications.
KD Rose’s Social Media Links
KD Roses Blog: https://authorkdrose.wordpress.com/
Networked Blogs: http://www.networkedblogs.com/user/100002817280090
K.D., thanks for being here today. Tell our readers about you
Belle of the pithy, acerbic ball. Eclectic. Harmless.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing or something to do with it usually inspires me. Seriously. Sometimes it’s breakfast.
If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
I’d say Jared Leto but I’m not sure I could keep up with his super spastic, intelligent, dramatic, player mind. So maybe Harlan Ellison, who I also probably couldn’t keep up with and since he’s known for drama too, I might get my ass beat, so maybe I’ll stick with Neil Gaiman. He’s a kind person.
What’s the story behind your latest book?
Mystery, suspense, romance…two novellas that relate to each other in time and whose characters cross over. The story is I wrote about two detectives who are on and off lovers and I’d like to write more installments. They each have a life and flair of their own.
Tell us your writing process
It goes something like this:
- Get a fabulous idea.
- Write some poetry instead.
- Write an unrelated article.
- Write a bunch of ideas down for other stories.
- Think a lot about how the actual book will go.
- Start on book.
- Throw out everything I thought about how the book will go.
- Write the book in spurts.
- Finish the book and never want to see it again.
- Edit, etc, publish, publicize.
- Wonder how the hell I can go through this process again.
What tips can you give other authors who are looking to get the word out about their book?
I’ve found some writers are receptive to reviewing books, especially if yours sounds intriguing (after all, we are readers too!). Sometimes this helps since review blogs, magazines and other places that specialize in reviews are usually swamped.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I started trying to write books when I was five (didnt get very far), loved creative writing in elementary school and English in High School and took as many writing courses as I could in college. So basically, since birth.
Tell us about your main character:
There are two main characters, Carolyn Woods and Jack Heart. Each novella features one more than the other though. They are on and off lovers, fellow detectives and both tough and weak at the same time. They like to spar but underneath they really care about each other.
What are you working on next?
Actually my “latest, latest” book is on Storyshift. It’s an adventure paranormal written on a platform that allows readers to vote on the choices at the end of each chapter. Then I have to write based on the outcome. That sounded like an exciting challenge and I’m writing it in a very different style. I wanted to do something different and this platform is a hybrid between gamers and writers. Readers can find that story (Kill Chain) here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/634402
Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
I’m stoic when everyone else would be freaking out. I freak out afterwards. By then of course no one understands and everyone’s like, “What the hell is wrong with you?”
Who are your favorite authors?
Old favorites. I can’t help it, I grew up with them and they continue to resonate with me. Madeline L’Engel for one, who was a children’s author. She was brilliant. Robert Heinlein, Harlan Ellison, Philip K. Dick. Many poets also because I am very much into poetry as well. I do find some new ones that I like. Malcolm Gladwell comes to mind and I enjoyed Leslie Jamison’s book of essays. I love groundbreaking books.
What do you like to do with your free time?
That goes to husband and family. Then free me time usually ends up back related to books somehow.
Tell us about your plans for upcoming books.
I’m procrastinating writing a poetry book again because I want it to be so good. That perfectionist streak is really an idea killer. Next will probably be a book of short stories. Or essays.
Any final thoughts?
Imagination is more important than knowledge – Albert Einstein
Thanks for being here today K.D.
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Posted on July 12, 2015, in Guest Authors and tagged @KDRose1, A Taste for Mystery, Anger's Children: Three Shorts That Will Blow Your Mind, author interview, Book Excerpt, book promotion tips, Erasing: Shadows, Heavy Bags of Soul, Imagination is more important than knowledge, KD Rose, Kill Chain, The Brevity of Twit, writing tips. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.