Welcome to another wonderful Tuesday. Today on my blog I am sitting down with Contemporary Romance author Karin Beery in her very own interview. Check out what she has to say below. Happy reading everyone!
Tell us about yourself?
I’m one of three daughters raised in a small town in central western Michigan. My sisters have moved out of state, but I’m still living in small, Michigan towns (now in northern Michigan). I have a degree in English from Hillsdale College. I love watching football and hockey (though I rarely get to watch hockey anymore because the games are on so late). My husband and I are truly an odd couple — we don’t have much in common, but we both love country music and God, so it works. Really though, it works because we both put God first in all things, including our marriage. That sounds contradictory, but it’s kept us together for more than a decade, and we couldn’t be happier.
What genre do you write? Why?
I write contemporary romance or women’s fiction with a lot of romance in it. I write contemporary novels because I have no desire to do the research needed to write historical novels (though I enjoy reading them). I write romance because, for me, fiction is an escape. There’s enough drama and hardship in the world; I want to know that at least one thing is going to work out well (even if it’s made up).
What is your favorite hobby?
Hanging out with friends. I work from home, which can be lonely. I like doing anything with friends — going out or hanging out at home.
If you could be one person who would it be?
What is your favorite type of fantasy creature? Why?
Pegasus. That way I could fly wherever I want without having to go through TSA.
What does your writing process look like?
I like characters, so I start by creating detailed characters. I figure out their personalities and quirks, then I ask, “What would they do in this situation?” Then I keep putting them in situations until they end up together at the end.
What do you have in the works right now?
I’m working on the third part of a trilogy (my first series). It’s about three sisters, with one of them actually based on one of my sisters. I’ve already written book one (a novel) and book two (a novella). I’m excited to see how book three plays out.
Tell us an interesting fact about the world your books revolve around.
With the exception of my first book, the rest of my novels take place in a world built on biblical principles but without any salvation message or preaching. I wouldn’t be able to write believable characters outside of my belief system, but I know that it’s absolutely possible to write sweet, romantic stories that don’t contradict my beliefs.
What should we expect from you in the coming months?
When I’m not writing, I’m editing and reading. Look for news about new book contracts (fingers crossed!) as well as lots of book reviews and plenty of tips to help other writers figure out how to put together a well-written story.
Do you have any special closing statement you would like to share with your fans?
Please don’t hesitate to say hi! I love getting feedback and meeting people, so please don’t hesitate to contact me on social media or by email.
About the Author
Karin Beery grew up in a rural Michigan town, where she wrote her first novel in high school. Today, she writes contemporary stories with a healthy dose of romance. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s reading, editing, or teaching it. In her free time, she enjoys watching University of Michigan football and action-adventure movies with her husband and fur babies.
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Ashley moves to a new town to marry her fiancé. Instead, she buries him.
Ashley Johnson moves to northern Michigan to finally meet her fiancé face-to-face, but she arrives in time to go to his funeral. With no home back in Ohio, she decides to stay in what would have been their house, except his cousin Russ lives there too, and Russ has never heard of Ashley. To complicate matters, her fiancé accidentally willed her the family farmhouse. Eager to please everyone and desperate to disappoint no one, she proposes a marriage of convenience that could solve her and Russ’s problems, if they can get past her aunt, his sisters, and an ex-girlfriend.