Happy Monday! Welcome to the start of Foster an Author Week! I thought it would be fun to get to know K.A. Duggsy and Lexi C. Foss so I asked them both to answer a few questions. Let’s see what answers they came up with!
Name three things you never leave home without.
Neither author would leave the house without their cellphone. (Photo credit: Thom Weerd/unsplash)
K.A. Duggsy: My children, keys and my phone. Super boring answer, I know but very practical.
Lexi C. Foss: My cellphone, passport and money.
Who would you include in your list of your top 3 favourite authors and your favourite books by them?
K.A. Duggsy: One would have to be Tillie Cole – she’s so versatile with her genres and yet I’m still to read a book of hers I haven’t loved, my fave of hers would be a toss up between her Hades Hangmen series or her Sweet Home series. Next is Dean Koontz, I love reading the twisted worlds he creates and the quirky characters. I read The Funhouse years ago and it played on my mind for weeks. And I can’t pick a third, I have too many top authors, so I’m going to cheat… Lauren Rowe, Samantha Towle, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Martina Cole and probably a million more I can’t think of off the top of my head.
Lexi C. Foss:
Definitely Lindsay J. Pryor
and Blood Shadows
(note from Kim: also a fave of mine!), Keri Arthur and Full Moon Rising,
and Nalani Singh’s Angels’ Blood.
Who is your celebrity crush?
K.A. Duggsy: This is quite new to me, I’ve never really had a celeb crush since I got old lol but… My daughter recently forced me to watch The Vampire Diaries with her and I got hooked. Ian Somerhalder was a huge reason why – those eyes, need I say more… yum!
Ian Somerhalder – K.A. Duggsy’s celebrity crush
If money were no object, where would you go for a month to write?
Lexi C. Foss: Iceland – It’s quiet, gorgeous and peaceful; the prefect place to write!
Iceland – where Lexi C. Foss would love to go and write if money were no object. (Source: Taylor Leopold, unsplash.com)
When and why did you first start writing and what is your favourite of the books you’ve written?
K.A. Duggsy: I started properly a few years ago. I’d always wanted to before then but just couldn’t seem to do it. Poems were all I was ever capable of.
I have an anxiety disorder and at times it’s awful. After a particularly bad attack, I decided I wanted to write down exactly what it felt like when in the grip of it and somehow a story ended up wrapped around it which became my first novella. From then on the ideas just kept coming.
My favourite of my books has to be my time travel romance – Advance (Advance Industries #1) it’s a genre I never thought about writing but the idea happened and it clicked – it’s also my first full-length novel. The reviews it received blew my mind.
Lexi C. Foss: I started writing in 2009, but I didn’t publish until 2017. I’ve always loved paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but wanted something a little edgier and decided to let the voices in my head come out to play. Before I knew it, I had over 500,000 words of world building for my Immortal Curse series. It came so naturally, and I loved it.
Of all the books I’ve written, I would say Blood Laws is my favorite because it was the first story I allowed others to read. Stas and Issac will always hold a special place in my heart.
What does your writing room look like (or where do you like to write)?
K.A. Duggsy: I’d love a writing room but no such luck. Usually I’m at the kitchen table where it’s easier to re-fill my cuppa and grab snacks. A lot of times it’s whilst I’m in bed with my laptop propped on my lap and my partner begging me to stop tapping.
Lexi C. Foss: My writing room changes depending on my mood, but I usually work in my office. It gives me easy access to my bookshelves, and it’s comfortable. Sometimes I prefer to work downstairs in the living room so I can cuddle one of my dogs while I write.