Welcome to the FIRST #TNEE Friday! This weekly feature will be ALL about authors attending The Novel Experience Event in Atlanta, GA April 6-10, 2016. You should be keeping an eye on this weekly post as it will have giveaways for attendees and non-attendees. You don’t want to miss the awesome chance to win and learn more about some great authors! The Novel Experience is FREE to readers with the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets!
Today’s author is Kerry Adrienne. She is kindly giving away one $15.00 Amazon gift card and let me interview her! Check out her new release!
Welcome to Booked & Loaded!
I am super excited to kick off this first #TNEE Friday. Please welcome my first victim, Kerry Adrienne!
Annie: So first, let’s talk a little about #TNEE – The Novel Experience Event and why you chose this event.
Kerry: The biggest reason I chose TNEE is because I love Stella’s events. I’ve found that I get more personal time with readers, and it truly is quality time, not just an in-passing hello. I’ve made some really good friends at Authors After Dark.
Annie: Are you planning on doing any special events or trips with readers?
Kerry: To be honest, I haven’t gotten that far in my plans yet. I know that some authors are super planners, but I still have another conference this year to go to so I’ve still got to get stuff ready for that. It’s actually a writing retreat, but it’s still traveling, so…
Annie: The Villain’s Ball is going to be Friday night and a little birdie told me that you love to sew costumes and cosplay. Are you willing to share your costume plan or is this going to be a well guarded secret?
Kerry: I do love to sew historical items and cosplay. I am less of a fan of wearing costumes, but I will definitely dress up for what promises to be an awesome ball! I don’t know yet what villain I will be though! I can’t wait—we are all going to have so much fun!
Annie: Yesterday was release day for The Guardian of Blackbird Inn – Happy Release Day! Tell us a little bit about it.
Kerry: Awww, thanks! The story is part of All Romance’s WICKED series—and invitation series of paranormal stories with the common theme of “wicked”. (And truthfully, who could resist that?). The story is based on Gothic romances of old (updated, of course)—with curses, old buildings, spooky atmospheres, ghosts, and a girl in white.
Annie: Where did your inspiration for this story come from?
Kerry: The story actually completely came from the last name of the innkeeper—Amstel, which means “blackbird”—it just grew from that. I was looking for a word that translated that I could use in New England for an old inn and the family that would have owned it and it developed from there.
Annie: What character in Guardian of Blackbird Inn misbehaved the most during the writing process?
Kerry: Arturo. I can’t say any more about that though.
Annie: I also hear that you have various small pets. I need to hear more about this! What do you have?
I love animals and have had a bizarre variety of pets over the years. Including a snake (yes, and it was in my room) when I was about 7. Currently we have a polish rabbit, M. Kay, who resides inside and is a serious spoiled brat and likes to bite the cat’s tail any time she allows it to stray into the cage.
Kerry: I love pets! We have seven cats (two are Bengals, which count for more than two…), a mini lionhead bunny, a panther chameleon, and a leopard gecko. And of course, we raise crickets to feed the reptiles. All the pets are inside.
Annie: What childhood book influenced you most as an adult?
Kerry: Wow, that is a tough question. Probably the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series of books that my aunt had—which probably explains my obsession with Gothic mysteries…
Annie: What extinct human culture fascinates you the most and why?
Kerry: Also a tough one because I love history. Probably would have to go with Ancient Greece. So advanced and so open, yet so hierarchical.
Annie: What book are you currently reading?
Kerry: The Best of Horror Library: Volumes 1-5
Annie: If you were fighting zombies what would your weapon of choice be?
Kerry: Light Saber
Repped by Marisa Corvisiero, Kerry writes in many genres including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, m/m, erotic romance, and more. In her spare time, she homeschools, is a part-time college instructor, editor, and dabbles in most things creative. You can usually find her posting cat pictures on Facebook and Twitter when she’s not working.