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K.D. Proctor

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KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave. Trading in her textbooks for student handbooks and policy manuals, she began a career in College Student Personnel and she fulfilled her wish to stay on a college campus forever. Her mom always said she'd write a book based on her college adventures some day--and she was right!

KD lives in West Central, Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids. She's a member of the RWA and in 2016 KD won the YARWA Rosemary Award in the New Adult category for the manuscript that would become her debut novel. She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony. And yes. They always get their happily e
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K.D. Proctor The connections I've made with other authors and readers. I'm about connecting with people--not schlepping my book (okay, I do a *little*…moreThe connections I've made with other authors and readers. I'm about connecting with people--not schlepping my book (okay, I do a *little* schlepping...but that's minimal.)
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K.D. Proctor I'm going to share with you what Colleen Hoover shared with me: don't expect to make it in this business.

Tough love at its finest.
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I'm going to share with you what Colleen Hoover shared with me: don't expect to make it in this business.

Tough love at its finest.
She shared that with me via e-mail a few years ago (ask me about it sometime...I'd love to share the story). Her point wasn't to make me feel bad for even considering the idea of writing a book, but to lay out the realities that success in publishing is glamorized with rags-to-riches stories, seven figure deals and international book tours. That's for a select few. The rest of us? We're on the same street corner as everyone else asking readers to take a chance on us.

Doesn't mean it won't happen for you (if it does, cool!). But for the majority, here are my tips:


Write the stories that speak to you, not the stories someone told you to.

No. You don't have to write every day.

Don't be a dick. People will remember if you're a dick. Be remembered because you were kind and compassionate and genuine. Not because you were a dick.

Self publishing is not the devil and not every self published book is crap. I've met a lot of great authors who self pub and their books are some of my favorites.

With that said, if you self publish--be smart. Hire a good editor. Hire a good cover artist. Pay for some promotion through a PR firm.

No. Your mom, your grandma, your sister, your BFF, your cousin don't count as critique partners, beta readers, editors or cover artists. They can be good at PR though.

For the love of all that is holy--have fun. Do this because it brings you joy!(less)
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Meet Me Under the Stars

4.54 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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