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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Author Interview – Alicia Renee Kline

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Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? I have always enjoyed reading.  Add that to having a creative mind and you begin to dream about making something of your own.  It’s kind of like imagining yourself as a rock star after going to an awesome concert – the desire to want to have people captivated by your ideas.  Writing accomplishes that for me without the stage fright.

When and why did you begin writing? In elementary school I entered a Young Author’s contest with my book titled “My Cat Fizzgig”.  I believe it was in second grade, and our teacher made all of us in the class write something.  She then selected what she thought was the best to send in and represent our school.  My book was chosen, and I got to go to the area contest, but I didn’t win anything.  That was probably the first time that I wrote a complete story that others actually read. 

How long have you been writing? I would say since about the second grade.  In risk of aging myself, it’s probably been a good twenty-five years.

When did you first know you could be a writer? I’ve always felt like I could be a writer, but with this release, it really hit home for me.  There is nothing more encouraging than when other people actually read my work and connect with it.  It’s one thing to have your friends read your stuff and tell you it’s good.  It’s totally another thing when they feel inclined to tell other people about it.  When I was selecting people to read over my rough draft of Intoxicated I made sure that one of them was someone I had never met.  She has since become one of my most vocal supporters via Facebook.

Who or what inspires your writing? I come up with ideas in the most random of places.  I could be standing in line at the grocery store or waiting at the dentist and a whole story arc will play out in my head.  I am heavily influenced by music – there are some great songs out there which have inspired me to write backstory for characters.  It’s amazing when a three minute song can so succinctly express the emotions contained in a scene. 

What genre are you most comfortable writing? If I had to classify my writing, I would say it fits into either the romance or the chick lit genre.  I think it’s kind of a hybrid version.  I write the type of books that I would enjoy reading.  I’m not trying to create the next literary classic; I’m trying to entertain you for a couple of hours.  I’m not going to alienate any reader and say my book is definitely not this or that – all readers are welcome.

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Genre – Romance / Chick Lit

Rating – PG13

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