Kathryn Bain – Duval County Writer
We have a mystery writer this time for our featured post. Kathryn J Bain writes mysteries, romance stories, and a couple of non-fiction books as well. We hope you will enjoy this feature and when you get a chance try one or two of her books. She is another published author who offers autographed copies of her books directly from her website. It sounds like a sweet deal to me. More authors should offer that service.
I was born in Spokane, Washington, then immediately shipped to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where I lived until the ripe age of 19 when I graduated from North Idaho Jr. College. I then packed my bags and moved to Boise where I lived for two years until I could no longer tolerate the winter weather.
Once my toes hit the sand in Florida, there was no turning back. I have lived in Jacksonville for over 26 years where I am a Florida Certified Registered Paralegal. I have worked in the legal field for over twenty years specializing in guardianship, probate, and estate planning. I am also the mother of two grown daughters.
Contact Information for the Author
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Kathryn-J-Bain-248456325239552/
KT Morgan Short Suspense Series
The Visitor – 2014
Small Town Terror – 2015
Reunion – 2016
Run Away – 2020
Lincolnville Mystery Series
Breathless – 2011
Catch your Breath – 2012
One Last Breath – 2014
Take Her Breath Away – 2016
Beautiful Imperfection – 2012
Knight & Day – 2012
Game of Hearts – 2012
The Chain You Forge – 2017
Fade to the Edge – 2019
Holding the Hand of a King – 2017
30 in 30 – 2018
Taking God Personally: 60-Day Devotional - May 2020
Writers Interview Questions
Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
I am starting to write middle-grade books, and someone suggested that I write under a pseudonym. However, because everything I write is clean and free of sexual content, most authors suggested I just keep with my current writing name. Now, if I ever do write my Christian porn series …
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Because I write Christian or books with a slight Christian undertone, I do try to be a bit more original than most Christian authors. Too many Christian authors write sweet and preachy books. In all their books, the Christians are the good guys and the non-Christians are the bad guys. That’s not real life. I try to put more realism into my books. That being said, more realism and less preaching are actually what Christian readers want.
What did you edit out of this book?
In Run Away, the fourth in my KT Morgan Short Story Series, my editor suggested I take out the first chapter and some of my bad guy’s point-of-view. Why pay for a top-notch editor if you’re not going to listen to her? So, that’s what I did. Basically, the first chapter showed Darius overhearing the drug deal that was going to go down. Instead, I began the book with Crystal Pence’s point-of-view. She’s the girl who kidnaps KT. If you’re interested in reading any of my “lost” words, you can do so by signing up for my newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bzOpBX. I give those out occasionally.
What is your favorite childhood book?
I never really had a favorite book, but I always loved the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Series. I couldn’t get enough of them. In fact, I’ve been re-watching the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mystery Series from the 1970s with Parker Stevenson, Shaun Cassidy, and Pamela Sue Martin.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
That depends on the length of the book and the edits necessary to make it good. For instance, it took me two years to finish Fade to the Edge because of suggested edits from Hank Philippi Ryan. I ended up changing the entire tone of my main character which meant redoing the entire book. I’m glad I did because the story is much better. However, two years is unusual. Most of the time, it takes me nine months to complete a fiction/non-fiction full-length novel including all the edits. My KT Morgan Short Suspense Series usually takes about three months.
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