26 September 2011

INSIDE THE AUTHOR STUDIO: Interview/Giveaway with Karen Rose Smith



INSIDE THE AUTHOR'S STUDIO
WITH
KAREN ROSE SMITH

Karen Rose Smith's plots are all about emotion. She began writing when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. After expressing feelings in poetry, earning a degree in English and French, completing short stories that became too long to find a market, she turned to her love of relationships in romance. This award-winning best-selling author has sold 75 books since 1991 and has published with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington and Meteor/Kismet. Her awards include the Golden Leaf in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance, cataromance.com's award for Best Special Edition and Romance Review's Today's Best series romance award. Jane Bowers of Romance Reviews Today states: "Karen Rose Smith's storeyworlds are complete and realistic and lovely places to visit and revisit. She excels at stories that feature couples brought together by infants and children, and she handles her plots and characters with sublime sensitivity."

Karen is well-known for writing emotion. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books—Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from, seven children in her mom's family and ten in her dad's. On weekends she was often surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. She believes universal emotions unite us all and that is the reason she uses them to propel her plots.



Describe yourself in one sentence? 

I am a romantic realist who loves to write

What are the one record, book, and food, you'd take to a desert island?

Record:  MEET THE BEATLES!
Book:  THE PROPHET
Food:  Ice Cream

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An interpreter

Which book do you wish you'd written?

THE FLAME AND THE FLOWER

What makes you happy?

My family, my cats and my gardens

What makes you angry?

Judgmental people and hypocrites

Name five people who you'd like to invite to a dinner party?

Dean Koontz
Michelle Obama
Chris Matthews
The Dalai Lama
Diane Sawyer

What's the scariest thing you've ever done?

Jumping off a platform into a lake

What inspired you to start writing?

I had back surgery and was flat on my back for four years.

Where would you most like to live?

Flagstaff, Arizona

What is your favorite curse word?

 Damn

Who is your favorite man candy?

Simon Baker



Sum up your latest release in no more than twelve words!
 HIS COUNTRY CINDERELLA:  A Cinderella romance with a country music singer hero


Karen is offering up on copy of HIS COUNTRY CINDERELLA to a lucky commenter.  So please comment below to win. The contest ends on Sunday October 2, 2011 at Midnight EST. Good luck.


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2 people posted their 2 cents:

Sarah said...

I'm not normally a Simon Baker fan but he does look fine in that picture!

Enter me please. riddikulus.sarahATgmailDOT[com]. I've really enjoyed her books in the past!

KRS said...

Sarah--I'm glad you've enjoyed them!

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