I’d like to welcome Kerry Adrienne to Reading Reality. This very busy lady is the author of the utterly delicious All Mine time-travel mini-series nestled inside Decadent Publishing’s, let’s just say it, totally decadent, One Night Stand erotic romance series. I had the pleasure of reading the first two books in Ms. Adrienne’s series, Senator, Mine and Druid, Mine, and they were short and tasty treats (See my reviews of Senator and Druid to get a taste of just how delish!) . I’m definitely looking forward to Pharoah, Mine, due out in October.)
Until we can read about that Pharoah, let’s hear from Kerry about her take on time-travel romance…
Marlene: Hello, Kerry! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? What’s your life all about when you’re not writing?
Kerry: Hi! Well, I work a lot! I am an Associate Editor at Entangled Publishing, and Managing Editor of the Covet line. I teach classes at a local college. Hmm. I sew (I’m a costumer), paint, play guitar… I love my five cats and would have more if hubby wouldn’t blow a gasket. My main job, though, is mom to three daughters.
Marlene: Your All Mine series are all time-travel romances. What is it about time-travel romance that attracted you to the genre?
Kerry: I love history—I love researching and then pondering what life would be like to live in another time. I’m just fascinated by what the “everyman’s” life was like in different time periods.
Kerry: Not easy at all. *Laugh*. I could have written a lot more, but the point of the series is a quick read.
Marlene: What inspired you to choose the particular time periods that you did for your Senator, Druid and forthcoming Pharoah? And what was the research like for each period?
Kerry: Well, I minored in Classical Studies, so it’s a natural choice to pick those times. When researching, I would often lose myself for hours—completely forgetting I was actually going to write about the time period.
Marlene: Describe a typical day of writing? Are you a planner or pantser?
Kerry: Right now, there really isn’t a typical day—but I am working on a schedule. My youngest just went off to Kindergarten this year, so I have more time in the day to work. Sometimes I don’t write as much as I would like because my job keeps me busy. I am definitely trying to figure out a balance—and for me, that means a pretty rigid schedule.
Marlene: Who first introduced you to the love of reading?
Kerry: My aunt. She pointed me to her collection of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys—and I dug right in.
Marlene: Who influenced your decision to become a writer?
Kerry: Wow, that is tough. Lots of people. I don’t even know where to begin.
Marlene: What book do you recommend everyone should read and why?
Kerry: *one* book? Ouch. Well, I think A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is pretty inspiring.
Kerry: I hope to write another, yes. As time allows. Right now, I have six other projects on my plate—and not enough hours in the day.
Marlene: Coffee or Tea?
Kerry: Tea—usually. But I love coffee, too.
A tea-drinking, history major who is staff to five cats. Kerry, you sound like my kind of writer! No wonder I enjoyed Druid, Mine and Senator, Mine…Pharoah, Mine should be a treat.
Thanks so much, Kerry for answering all my questions!