I thoroughly enjoy connecting and meeting other writers and authors. I meet my fellow writers through various channels online via social media, writers groups, friends and colleagues. I decided while I am getting to know them better I could also introduce these talented writers and authors to you too.
Interview with Author Kate Evangelista
1) When did your writing journey start?
In high school. But I never took it as seriously as I have only a couple of years ago.
2) What inspired you to write this book?
At the school I used to teach at, they used to ring a bell to signal to the students that they couldn’t be on campus anymore. I always wondered why they did this, which is why Taste begins with Phoenix waking up in the library to the ringing of the bell.
3) Please share a bit of your background with us.
I actually started out in med school. But I quickly realized that I didn’t like hospitals and every time I hear about a diseases I would think I have it. Very counterproductive. So I studied literature instead and became a teacher for a few years. After that I slowly realized all I really want to do is write and here I am.
4) Most writers are readers. What books do you have on your nightstand now and what are a few on your “to-read” list?
At the moment, I’m reading Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands. I believe that anything and everything can be a learning experience for an author, so reading is really important. Now that I’m planning on writing some adult paranormal romances, I’ve been reading everything in sight.
5) What are 3 of your writing tips for beginning writers?
Have lots of patience for all the waiting you will be doing. Learn to love the editing process because it’s what makes your novel a true novel. And enjoy every moment of it.
6) Please share about your latest book.
My next book is actually the first of a trilogy entitled Reaping Me Softly.
Here’s the blurb:
Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Nico Clarke, is a Reaper.
At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did? For those who want to join the cover reveal, please send me an email with your blog link an interest to join at evangelistakat(at)yahoo(dot)com
7) What else do you have going for the remainder of the year?
I have another YA novel that I’m editing for Entangled publishing called Til Death. Watch out for that one to come out next year.
8) Where can others get a chance to learn more about you and your books?
Please visit my website www.kateevangelista.com for constant updates. And follow me on Twitter: @KateEvangelista
Also, I’m holding a paperback giveaway of my debut novel, Taste. Here’s the link if you want to join: http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.com/2012/06/taste-paperback-giveaway.html
9) A question for fun sake—what would you say is one of your all time favorite movies or songs? Why?
My favorite movie is American President because it is the perfect example of a guy never being too busy when he likes a girl.
And my favorite song is Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. You have to listen to it to get why I love it.
I would like to take this moment to thank Teresa for letting me hang out today. I had so much fun answering her questions. And thank you for taking the time to hang out with us. Grab your copy of Taste today and dare to break curfew.
You are welcome my fellow author Kate. It has been lovely to have you to share your book (and allowing others to get to know you better). Happy Writing to you!
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.