Author Interview: Kissa Starling

The Basics
Kissa Starling / K. Starling
Genre(s): Romance — BDSM, GLBT (Lesbian), Paranormal, Sweet
Publisher(s): Alyson Books, Rene Books, Red Rose Publishing, Freya’s Bower, Cleis Press, Whiskey Creek Press, Lyrical Press, Inc., Love You Divine Publishing, Atria Books

To Other Authors

What are the three MOST important pieces of advice you would give to a brand new author?

  • Never give up, write every day and live life- it gives you something to write about!

What’s your favorite way to advertise?

  • Word of mouth

What hard-knock lesson did the publishing world teach you (can be your own experience or someone else’s that you learned from)?

  • Don’t keep all of those eggs in one basket. Publishers close every day. It’s always good to spread your work around.

For the Readers

What are you reading, if anything, at the moment?

  • Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris. I love the True Blood shows on HBO so much I decided to read the series and I’m on the second one. Readers can always find out what I’m reading at GoodReads.

Do you prefer ebooks or print for your reading pleasure?

  • It depends on my mood. I love the convenience of ebooks but there’s nothing like laying by the pool with a paperbook either.

Name three of your all-time-favorite, read-them-over-and-over books.

  • Gone With the Wind, The Pinballs and Bread and Jam for Francis. I have a huge collection of children’s books and still have all of my books from when I was young.

Idle Curiosity Compels Me to Ask

– What inspired you to be a writer?

  • I’ve always loved writing but the moment I decided to try writing for publication was a few years ago when I saw an ad for a Christmas contest.

– What do you do immediately after finishing a manuscript?

  • Begin writing another one.

– Do you talk to your characters or your muse or both?

  • My characters sometimes talk to me but only if they want something changed. My muse stays silently in the background but I always know when she’s there and when she’s ready to work!

Promo Section

~ Most Recent Release ~

My most recent published story was Kismet written under the K. Starling name. Kismet is a sweet novella about Bea and Harold. Two elderly people who met and fell in love in high school. Life and miscommunications got in the way and they drifted apart during WWII. Fortunately for them a high school reunion brings them back together and back to one another. This story was published in September by Red Rose Publishing.

~ Coming Soon ~

I have a short story being released by Cleis Press on November 1st. The title is Busted and it is part of the Peep Show print anthology all about voyeurs. I haven’t gotten my copies yet but I can’t wait to read all of the stories. So many people are interested in watching others. I people watch every day. Most of these stories take it a step further and involve people watching other’s most intimate moments. It will be available in all major online bookstores.

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Thanks, Kissa!!


  1. I've seen the trailer, and I can't wait to read the book. Kissa, you are one very talented woman!

    Kismet is an excellent showcase of that!

    I can't see what you have up your sleeve for me next.

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