Friday, 7 August 2015

Interview: J. Kahele

I recently got the chance to interview J. Kahele, author of Violet Chain, as part of the book's blog tour. If you missed my review, you can find it here!

Introduce yourself to us!

I’m a married mother of three. I was born in Hawaii - my mother is Hawaiian and my father is Italian.

How did you first become interesting in writing?

I always wrote short stories, but it wasn’t until my children became older and more independent that I began to write novels.

How do you get inspiration?

Everyday life gives me inspiration.

What draws you to writing romance?

I love writing about two people finding each other in most difficult situations.

Tell me about Violet Chain.

Violet Chain is about a woman whose life is turned upside after she catches her fiancé cheating on her. She falls into the arms of another man for comfort and soon begins to develop feelings for him, but she is hesitant to let herself fall in love again.

What inspired you to write Violet Chain?

The name actually. I created the name before even knowing what tale I was going to tell.

What’s your writing process?

I have no real process, I just kind of type and let the words tell the story. I don’t ever know what the plot is until I’m deep into the story.

What’s the hardest thing about writing?

Character development.

What do you love most about writing?

Watching my story develop into something wonderful.

Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?

Write with your heart and be proud of yourself. Try not to care what others think.

What’s your all-time favourite book?

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Where’s your favourite place to write?

At work. Shush, don’t tell anyone!

If you weren’t a writer, what do you think you’d be doing?

Taking a lot more vacations!

What are you reading at the moment?

Alex’s Angel by Natasha Blackthorne.

Are you a fan of J. Kahele? Let me know in the comments below!

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