Interview with Kresley Cole

March, 2010
Kresley Cole

Quick Start

SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

KC: Mostly unexciting, sometimes exhilarating, occasionally hazardous, usually humorous.

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

KC: Go big or go home.

What Readers want to know...

SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

KC: I've wanted to return to Australia since the day I last visited!

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

KC: My mom.

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

KC: Singing.

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

KC: Getting published and sustaining a writing career. This gig is tough!

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

KC: Perfectionism--it is not a writer's friend!

SS: What’s your best quality?

KC: Perseverance.

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

KC: I really like to laugh.

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

KC: Stoker's Count Dracula

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

KC: Going boating, and staying off land for days. Actually, I'm still writing then!

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

KC: Investigator of Paranormal Phenomena

SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

KC: Honesty, sense of humor, loyalty.

SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?

KC: Changes daily...

Questions About Books and Writing

SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

KC: Have a gut check at the beginning of this endeavor--if you're certain this is what you want to do, then don't dabble, just jump in with both feet.

SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

KC: Why can't you write faster? (which I love)

General Questions

SS: What is your birthdate?

KC: 12/29

SS: What were your previous occupations?

KC: College English Instructor, coach, boat driver, realtor, and a dozen more!

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

KC: Being a writer, but there are some close seconds.

SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?

KC: Went to Alabama for my B.A. and Florida for my M.A.

SS: What is your favorite movie?

KC: I will watch Aliens, The Piano, and The Orphanage any time they come on.

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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) She sounds like a genuine, fun person.

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Quinky I love Aliens too!

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Kimberly Wagner Kresley Cole, author of now 12 published, 1 to be released, and a final, series closing 14th book (sob! which I hope she reconsiders!) in her Immortals After Dark (IAD) series of adult paranormal romance novels, an anthology or two, and a recent foray into YA, could write the alphabet and make it interesting and sexy! I agree, having read all her books, seen/read interviews, and enjoyed her wicked sense of humor, that she must be a great person to hang with. And very humble, grateful and down to earth. Love everything I know about her, which I realize is still a great distance from who she is. Must be difficult for authors when fans feel a strong connection and even friendship, and think they know each author better than they do. Because Kresley is very accessible, this must happen to her a lot. She seems very patient and kind with those who feel that way. SPOILERS AHEAD: I'm sooo excited to read the Lothaire spin offs about the Dacians, and agree with "Lizvetta" that the female must be shipped off for some tough love from the Valkyries in Val Hall, tee hee! I recommend that Regin take her under her wing ;-). Finishing this overlong comment, I also am in awe along with a national reviewer who commented on the Herculean task of turning a series Arch Villain, Lothaire, into a character readers could empathize with, fall for, and like! SPOILER ALERT: The chapter after he helps Ellie rescue her family from a mine collapse and ends up in a wifebeater (and far more!) did no good to my broken ribs, as I laughed until I cried! Kudos to you, Kresley, on this resounding accomplishment! I highly recommend every book in the IAD series, and feel HORRIFIED that a FIFTY SHADES (god help us all) book beat Lothaire in the category in which they recently competed on this site.

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