Interview with K. Bromberg
About The Author
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
As a child, what did you want to be when your grew up?
When I was little, I wanted to be many things from a veterinarian to a chimpanzee trainer (think Jane Goodall) to a doctor.
Super Mom. My superpower is mulitasking and the ability to do 500 things at once.
Diet Coke. Or my laptop.
I would make sure to watch each sunset and sunrise because my time to watch them would be limited.
Fortunately, no. I honestly have only had 2 first dates in my life. One of them, I dated the man for 4 years after that and the second one, I married.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing? (First book written, How long ago, etc)
I am a Mom of three little ones (Ages 11, 8, and 6) who spends most of her days writing feverishly between soccer practices and school functions. I have two bachelor’s degrees that have nothing to do with my job (political science and economics) … and I worked in accounting before. 5 years ago I read a book called Fifty Shades of Grey (you may have herd of it, lol) and I decided to challenge myself to see if I could write a book. Fast forward a year later and I released Driven in May 2013. It did okay. Then Fueled released 90 days later and life started to change. It took me a year to quit my day job and become a full time writer.
I write contemporary romance and I love writing it because I love to write the push and pull between the characters. I love the dynamic of it all. Of weaving a story, creating the suspense in the reader over whether a HEA will happen. And I love writing that final scene that makes your heart swoon and swell and twist so that you can’t contain the happiness when they fall in love.
What is the hardest thing about writing? I would not have a clue where to start! It is mind boggling when I even try to imagine.
For me it’s the first chapter. I outline heavily but it’s the first few lines of that first chapter that have to be perfect so that a reader doesn’t put it down and continues to read it. I also find pacing hard … to make sure the story moves at a good pace but with enough description to draw in the reader and make them invested.
Sadly, I don’t read much any more because I don’t have time to.
Hmm. I do like both. The good thing with ebooks is I can look up vocabulary I don’t know and that’s pretty awesome …. and paperbacks… I love the feel of the paper and feeling their weight in my hand.
It’s whichever one I’m editing at the time to be honest. It changes from book to book.
Not really. If I listen to music (which I do), it has to be songs I already now the words to so that I don’t become distracted.
How important to you are character names in your books? Do you choose the name based on liking the way it sounds or do the names you pick have a meaning?
Names are very important to me. I pick them yet not by meaning. And I like to pick unique ones so that the character stands out.
Is anything in your books based on real life experiences or do you write purely from imagination? (If you have a real life Colton Donovan in your life, pretty please can I pinch him?)
I write purely from imagination. I’m sure some of my every day life experiences are present in my books in some way or another but for the most part It’s all make believe.
Which of your books would you like to see as a film and who could you see playing the lead characters?
Hmm. I’m not sure. Of all of my books, I personally think that Hard Beat or Sweet Cheeks would make the best transition to film but I know most readers would say the Driven series… and if I were to make a movie of it, I’d want reader input into who would play the characters.
To anyone who wants to write, my words of wisdom are to write, write, write. As a writer, you become better with each word, each scene, each chapter you put down. The more you write, the better you become.
Thank you so much for participating in this interview Kristy 🙂