Yes, that’s right! We get to do another interview! 😄
Today, I get to talk to Kellyn Roth, a self-published author! (I did a post on her cover reveal. Click HERE and check it out quickly!) She’s going to be launching her newest book (again, mentioned in this here post) and is having a launch tour!
I’m in bold.
Hi Kellyn! Thanks so much for the interview.
Thank you so much for having me, Julia! *dances like a chicken with the head of a monkey*
So, let’s jump straight to the interesting stuff: your book! Where did you first get the idea for it?
What made you want to use this idea?
The novel came together the way it was just because … it did! This was the easiest book I’ve ever written, mostly because I was just so pumped to get it down, and it just spilled out from beneath my fingers! I think the biggest thing that inspired me was introducing some new characters that are dear to my heart, writing my darling Alice as an adult, and finally getting out a romance – which is a genre I really enjoy!
Did you plot it at all? If so, was it difficult to do that?
What was the hardest part in writing this book? The easiest?
The hardest part for me is usually the ending, but for At Her Fingertips, the ending kinda just flowed. (The last page or so was especially easy … I can’t wait to share it with y’all!) It’s hard to get all the little details wrapped up in a satisfying resolution. The easiest is probably the beginning! Usually I spend a lot more time working on the first couple chapters of the book when I’m outlining and then kinda fade as I’m outlining the ending, so that’s probably the reason why. (This is why I have so many unfinished projects!)
Who would you say is your favorite character in the book?
Peter Strauss! An American reporter and author who just happens to be the sweetest being on the planet. He’s fun and easy to write, and he’s just such a gentleman. I’ve probably idealized him a bit – he does have faults, after all – but he is just the best.
Kirk’s feelings lingered somewhere between excited and nervous as the carriage left the train station behind and began the drive back to Pearlbelle Park. He didn’t doubt he could do his job—he doubted he could maintain a calm face when he met her again, after all these years.
How had she changed? She was almost eighteen now. That was quite different from twelve, especially in a woman. Did she remember him—and furthermore, did she remember him fondly? Of course she did. He’d bet his life on it.
He wasn’t willing to think about the class difference between them. After all, if it hadn’t mattered to her then, why should it matter to her now? Still, it nipped at the back of his mind like a badly-behaved puppy, demanding attention he had no wish to give.
Mr. Knight cleared his throat, and Kirk jerked his gaze from the window to his employer’s face. “When we arrive, I want to introduce you to the staff before you leave for the day. I won’t need you again until tomorrow, when I’d like to ride around the estate. I know you’re familiar with the land, but it won’t hurt for you to become better-accustomed to it. We’ll have plenty of business to discuss.”
Kirk nodded. He kept his hands on his thighs, gripping the legs of his trousers, and stared straight ahead of him, barely hearing Mr. Knight’s words. If he was honest with himself, he’d admit that not listening to his employer’s agenda for the next few days was a bad idea, but could Mr. Knight, knowing Alice as he did, really blame him for thinking only of—
The carriage jerked over a rut, snapping Kirk out of his reverie and Mr. Knight out of his train of thought.
“That’s another thing—I need to have this road graded. Could you write that down for me, Manning?”
“Of course.” Kirk pulled out a small notebook and scribbled it down next to ‘Johnson’s farm,’ ‘Peregrine’s colt,’ and ‘fence reparation between Wall’s and Kennedy’s.’
He’d learned while getting reacquainted with Mr. Knight and his methods in London over the last fortnight that it was good to have something to write on with him at all times. Mr. Knight had a brain that worked just like a semicolon; he was forever remembering something new that needed doing and asking Kirk to write it down.
Honestly, he was enjoying himself. After years of boarding school and then college, he felt ready to be out in the world, doing something useful that could provide for his mother and sister. Especially now that they were alone.
For a moment, grief overpowered him. Jim Manning had been a good father. But, though Kirk missed him, he was also glad the man no longer had to suffer.
The gates opened to the long drive of Pearlbelle Park, allowing the carriage to roll through. Mr. Knight glanced out the window and shouted for the carriage to halt. The horses jerked up, and Mr. Knight stepped out. Kirk sat with paper and pencil stub still in his hand. Why had they stopped?
Exerpt from At Her Fingertips
I know this sounds weird, but if it was a song, what would it be like?
Haha, no problem! It was a great answer! Did you enjoy writing it, overall?
Was any food harmed during the making of it? 😜
😆 That’s like me to my coffee. Your book has a gorgeous cover! Who made it? Where can we find them? And would they agree to make more covers for more writers?
Did you have to format the book at all? How do you even format one? (Or would that have to have an entire post to itself? 😛)
Cool! You’ll probably get an email from me sometime, then. On a scale of one to ten, how excited are you for this launch?
Absolutely! 😄 Thank you again for this interview! I wish you the best of luck with it!
Let’s all give Miss Roth a hand! 👏 If you want to find out more about her books, click HERE and check out her author website! If you want to read her blog, click HERE!
Do you want to follow the blog tour? Here’s the schedule! (Links included)
Author Interview by Julia @ Julia’s Creative Corner
Review by Abigail @ Novels, Dragons, and Wardrobe Doors
Author & Book Spotlight by Rebekah Devall @ Hunting for Truth
Guest Post from a Character by Kiki @ K.E. Stanton
Guest Post from the Author by April @ April’s Laundry Basket
Review/Character Interview by Heather @ Frozen Book Blog
Character Interview by Sel Young @ Hearth
Author Interview by Gabriellyn @ PageTurners
Author Interview/Review by Caitlyn @ Salt and Light
Book & Author Spotlight by Brian W.
Character Interview/Series Review by Libby May @ Geo Turtle
Author Interview by Medomfo @ Writings from a God Girl
Series Review and Author Spotlight by Charis Rae
Guest Post from the Author by Lela Markham @ Aurorawatcher Alaska
Author Interview by Sarah Addison Fox
Book Spotlight by Grace Matlyn Buckner @ Literatura
Book Spotlight by Kaylee @ Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Character and Author Interview by Amie @ Crazy A
Author Interview by Jessica Grayson
Author Interview by Rachel @ Rachel Rossano’s Words
Character/Book Spotlight by Erika Mathews @ Resting Life
Author Interview by Loretta Marchize @ Just Writing
Series Review/Author Interview by Lisa @ Inkwell
Guest Post from Character by Kelsey Bryant @ Kelsey’s Notebook
Author Interview by Germaine @ The Writing Mafia
Book Spotlight by Angela @ The Peculiar Messenger
Alice Knight is looking forward to her debut as it means she will be able to carry out her plan. She will have her first Season in London, she will meet her husband, and she will marry him. However, Alice struggles to make her feelings reconcile with her goals.
Alice is sure that, if she can only cling to her plans, she will manage without help from anyone — including God. A childhood friend returning unexpectedly, a charming gentleman who is not all he should be, and an American author with strange ideas about life all make her question the plan.
With the life she longs for at her fingertips, can Alice grasp it?
And, you lucky readers! Kellyn is holding a giveaway! Click HERE and enter!
Woohoo! Doesn’t this sound fun?! 😃 Make sure to check out all the posts on the blog tour!
Are you going to enter the giveaway?
Are you excited about Kellyn’s new book?
Isn’t the cover gorgeous?!