– Kaitlin Maitland
– Genre(s): Erotic and Mainstream Romance, Suspense, Action, Sci-Fi, Western and some Fantasy. I write what moves me.
– Publisher(s): I’ve not been doing this long so I’m only at Red Rose Publishing and very happy there for the moment though I can’t say I won’t eventually submit elsewhere.
To Other Authors
– What are the three MOST important pieces of advice you would give to a brand new author?
- 1. Don’t ever let someone convince you to stop writing. If they can convince you to stop, you shouldn’t be doing it.
- 2. Write what you know. If you don’t know it, learn it. Research counts.
- 3. When someone critiques your writing, they aren’t critiquing you as a person. Accept criticism and learn from it, don’t freak out and quit writing.
– What’s your favorite way to advertise?
- I’m a huge fan of the internet, especially Yahoo groups.
– What hard-knock lesson did the publishing world teach you (can be your own experience or someone else’s that you learned from)?
- I haven’t had a lot of hard knocks yet but I know there’s one on the horizon somewhere and I have no doubt it’ll give me the smackdown.
For the Readers
– What are you reading, if anything, at the moment?
- The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander. It’s a fictionalized account of the last days of the Romanovs in Post Imperial Russia and One More Bite, Jennifer Rardin’s newest Jaz Parks novel.
– Do you prefer ebooks or print for your reading pleasure?
- Both. I buy a ton of both. Some days it’s just better to curl up with a traditional book and others I’d rather have a thousand titles at my fingertips to choose from.
– Name three of your all-time-favorite, read-them-over-and-over books.
Only three? Yikes!
- 1. The Lord of the Rings
- 2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Do NOT knock this if you’ve not read it)
- 3. The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Idle Curiosity Compels Me to Ask
– What inspired you to be a writer?
- I got tired of life not going according to script and waiting for my favorite authors to write sequels.
– What do you do immediately after finishing a manuscript?
- Put it away and start finishing the next work-in-progress on my long term writing plan. I have to give a new manuscript at least a week or two before I can look at it again with any objectivity.
– Do you talk to your characters or your muse or both?
- My characters talk to me, scream at me actually, in my head. That is what determines which manuscript I work on. Whoever screams the loudest gets airtime. When I can hear the main character’s narrative it’s time to write their story.
~ Most Recent Release ~
Red Rose Publishing
– The Kaitlin Maitland Romance Readers Group
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