The bio of Bob Kat starts with bio of Kathy Clark and her first 23 romance / women’s fiction novels that were published by several publishers, including Harlequin and Dell. Her early success having sold more than 3.2 million copies globally in at least 11 different languages, her books have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Best Seller lists and the numerous industry awards including Romantic Times Readers’ Choice Awards and numerous regional and state awards.
After several years of writing screenplays she came back to the author role with new skills, insight and storytelling capacity. Kathy Clark still write’s adult books but now they are focused on suspense with all the conflicts, conquests and contests with the opposite sex. Book #1 in the Denver After Dark suspense series, After Midnight is about one of three brothers, the cop, and takes place in Denver. The next two books will be about the fireman and the paramedic, all public servants in Denver and will be released during 2013 and early 2014.
Under the name of Bob Kat, Kathy now writes with husband, Bob Wernly. Bob Kat started in late 2012 with the publishing of OMG. This was first in their new young adult centered CUL8RTM Time Travel Mystery series and was recognized as The Best Indie Book for 2013 for Young Adults and was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards in 2013. Book #2 in the series, BRB [Be Right Back] was published in April and Book #3, BION [Believe It OR Not] will be published in July, 2013.
Also in late 2012, Bob Kat published a New Adult Romance that takes place in 1969 – 70. Every New Adult Romance criteria is fully met and Life’s What Happens is unique in that it is one of the few to not be set in today but is contemporary is very respect. The story centers on the tumultuous times of 1969 and 1970 at Kent State University and how the New Adults then dealt with the issues and changes of the times.
2013 is a busy year with third and fourth books in the CUL8R young adult mystery time travel series and book #2 in the Denver After Dark series being written almost daily. There is some early chatter about how to take the time travel elements of CUL8R series and bring in New Adult age characters to create a New Adult series. Whew…better run!
What inspires you to write?
For the adult suspense series it is about solving the puzzle of how to tell the perfect story. For the young adult time travel series it is about trying to get through to the teen sof today what a great life they have in front of them and how they can rely on their God given talents.
Tell us about your writing process.
Once the plot is down then the characters start to be created. A time line is documented on a white board.
Their backstory and personalities when thrown into the new plot cause them to react as people will do. The faces of the characters are taped onto the wall so as to better visualize them.
Getting that written down is the challenge of the writing process. This happens later in the evening and after midnight. The people on the wall start to talk as they walk through the plot.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What advice would you give other writers?
Better be excited about the plot and enamored with your characters you’re going to be with them the rest of your life.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Moving from traditionally published to self published was a control and economic one.
What do you use?
Co-writer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Romantic suspense, young adult, new adult
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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