Author Spotlight: Kat Ransom

  • This week we got to speak with author Kat Ransom. Kat writes some epic fast burns about formula 1 racing. There are currently three books out on Kindle Unlimited with a fourth on its way. Her books have been described as sexy, sassy, and hot! If you ever wanted to read a fast, fast burn, check out Fast & Hard, it will get you all started!

  • Q: What got you into witting? A: I’ve always been a ‘writer’ but it’s only now that I believe it. When I was a child, I made a magazine about cats and dogs in my area and distributed it to the neighbors each month. I was first published in high school. My college professors told me I was a writer. I never believed them, never thought I was any good, never thought it was a viable career choice. I started The Fast Series as a personal project and now, in hindsight, I kick myself for letting those inner voices win!
  1. Q: What is your favorite book/series of yours? A: I’ve had fun with all of them but, right now, I’m partial to Fast & Hot. Fast & Wild drops this month and I’m proud of that one, too, but Dante’s book was just so much fun to write.
  1. Q: Why write formula 1 stories vs others? A: I’ve been an F1 fan for years, never miss a race. I’ve been to races all over the world so I love incorporating my own F1 travel experiences into the storylines. I crush on several of the real drivers and I was shocked when I could not find any books about the sport. So, I figured, why not see if there are other readers out there who are also looking for fast cars and hot guys?
  1. Q: What is your favorite character from your books? A: Gah, I love all of my heroes for different reasons. I fall in love with them and struggle with moving on to writing a new book when their story is over. Currently, my favorite characters are Brodie and Mila, who readers will meet in Fast & Wild this month. Mila is a total badass and Brodie is strong enough to let her shine.
  1. Q: How did you come up with the characters from the series? A: You know what they say–write what you know. There’s a part of me in each of my characters, their struggles, the inner workings of their minds. There’s a part of my husband in each of the heroes, too–particularly the sarcastic, funny side. He’s a great muse. I also do an obscene amount of research to delve into the minds of the characters I create. I’m sure I’m on an FBI watchlist for my internet search history.
  1. Q: What is the most difficult thing about writing? A: Getting into the right head space. Some days the words just come and I can bang out 20,000 words. Other days, I stare at my monitor and struggle to make a single sentence. I wish I could figure out the rhyme and reason for it.
  1. Q: Any recommendations for someone looking to get into writing? A: Don’t listen to your evil inner voices telling you that you are not a writer! Anyone can self-publish these days. There is no reason not to try.
  1. Q: What is your favorite writing spot? A: Fast & Wild was written almost entirely from my bed, on my laptop. There were days I did not leave the bedroom and my husband brought me snacks to sustain life because when the words come, I need to get them down. I’m not a person who can write at a coffee shop or in public, though. I need solitude and headphones to drown out everything else.
  1. Q: What is your favorite vacation spot? A: My favorite places in the world, which won’t surprise readers, are Prague, Iceland, and Dublin. When we’re all past coronavirus, my first stop will be a Dublin pub.
  1. Q: What is your favorite food? A: I am a shameless candy addict. I have zero self-control when it comes to Skittles. 
  1. Q: What is coming next from you? A: Fast & Wild drops on April 24th and I am working on a new series right now. That series will feature the Donington F1 Racing team. Tentatively, I also have a series planned after that for the naughty Irish brothers of one of the new characters.

Thank you again Kat! Check out our Fast & Hard review here!

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