Ho boy did this week go by! Extremely happy that it is Friday. We had the pleasure of interviewing K.A. Knight a fantastic RH writer with breathtaking worlds and epic characters. I love all of her characters and their different personalities. Currently I am working my way through Their Champion series and can find my review of The Wasteland here. And onto the good stuff.
1. What got you into writing? A: I first started writing when my nana got sick and I was looking after her. It became an escape for me, I had always enjoyed curating stories and poems but starting a book was a big thing for even for me. But I had a lot of emotions that I couldn’t get out any other way and I poured them down onto the paper. A strong untouchable woman (Worth) but damaged and haunted took over my mind. She was everything I needed to be at that time, strong and kick-ass, unrelenting and unbending. Once I finished the book, I sat back and realised it wasn’t enough. I had other voices (muses) in my head wanting to be let out. It took over my life, I would hide in the toilet at work to write and eventually when I become a full-time author I realised this wasn’t just a hobby or a job. This was who I was now.
2.What is your favorite book/series of yours? A: My favourite is always Their Champion Series. Maybe it’s because it was one of the first or that Worth just always holds a special place in my heart. She was was with me at the beginning of this journey and I don’t think I will ever be able to let her or the story go.
3. What got you into writing reverse harem books? A: Honestly, I don’t really remember. I was always a big reader and I stumbled upon RH by mistake and once I did I could never look back. I became obsessed with the idea of a woman getting to love more than one man and the complexities and issues that would surround such a relationship.
4. What is your favorite character from your books? (Or another book/series) A: Worth OFC, but also Dawn (Her Monsters Series) She has a unique look on the world, she has this mixture of fierce strength and pure softness. She wants to save everyone but she is willing to spill some blood to do it. She’s outspoken and strong and yet willing to love and trust. I think we could all do with a bit of her strength in our lives.
5. How did you come up with the characters from the series? A: Usually, a character will speak to me first, before any plot points or scenes I see them. The characters, sometimes it’s a song or a movie, or real life that inspires me and they take root until I flesh them out. I have to know what makes them tick, what do they love? What do they hate? What makes them cry and what makes them fight. My FMC’s always tend to be strong and I love playing with the different strength’s a person can have. Once I know what their personalities are like, I figure out how I want them to look, usually spending hours scouring the internet until I find the right model/picture.
6. What is the most difficult thing about writing? About writing reverse harem? A: One of the most difficult things about writing is the nerves. Even now after…gosh I don’t even remember how many books I still get the nerves. Maybe even more so than when I first started. I worry that I’ve gone too far, that I’ve not gone far enough, that I will let fans down. That this will be the book that everyone thinks is rubbish. It can be debilitating sometimes and block my writing. I don’t think the nerves will ever go away tbh.
The hardest thing about writing reverse harem is keeping track of everyone (ha), especially during group sex scenes. Which person is where, wait is that enough hands…where is everyone’s penis? Honestly, it’s hilarious but super hard to navigate.
7. Where do you get your inspiration to write? A: A lot is from songs or movies. I am a junkie for both, and sometimes it just hits me. Like when you get goosebumps and can’t get that scene out of your head? That burrows into my mind as I pick it apart and wonder if I could do that. Sometimes it’s dreams, I wake up in the middle of the night with vivid storylines and characters!
8. Any recommendations for someone looking to get into writing? A: A big one would be to make friends, don’t be scared to approach people, chances are they are going through the same or already have. My support base is what keeps me going when it gets tough, and it does, without these people, I would have given up a long time ago. Also, always use an editor (ha)
9. What is your favorite writing spot? A: I have a few but the one I always find myself in is the corner of my sofa, curled up with my laptop on my knee and earplugs in watching the world pass through my giant windows. Another is in my office surrounded by books!
10. What is your favorite vacation spot? A: I love Dubai, I even mention it in one of my books, it’s a place I never expected to go or love but I did. I go at least once a year now, the culture and people made me fall in love with it.I love Dubai, I even mention it in one of my books, it’s a place I never expected to go or love but I did. I go at least once a year now, the culture and people made me fall in love with it.
11. What is your favorite food? A: Burgers and ice cream. I’m a big burger girl, take me to a fancy restaurant? I’ll get the burger
12. What is coming next from you? A: A Lot! I have a tendency to never relax, always working on at least four projects. My most recent being Den of Vipers (A Mafia RH Stand-Alone). Right now I’m working on Worth’s final book, trying to do her justice, as well as the fourth book in my monster spin-off series. I also have a secret WIP that I am super excited to share, it’s a bit of fun and definitely steamy. After these…well let’s just say I have a long list. I won’t be stopping any time soon!