Interview with Vi Keeland
About The Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been know to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting New York Times & USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!
In 2013, she released her first romance novel and never looked back. To date, she has ten novels released, with two more in the works for 2016. Her novels have appeared on the Top
5 lists of Amazon USA, UK, Canada, iTunes and Barnes & Noble.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a lawyer.
If a genie offered you three wishes, what would they be?
To give one wish to each of my three children.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
I love the show Shameless.
If you were an animal in a zoo, what would you be and why?
A goat. (You’ll have to read Cocky Bastard to find out why 😉 )
What is your favourite love story (movie or book)?
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Do you have a special time to write? Or how is your day structured?
I write best in the morning. I get up at 5am and do emails and administrative work, then try to get some writing in. While most authors tend to say they are up all hours of the night writing, that’s definitely not me. I can’t write after nine at night. Ever.
Do you work to an outline or plot, or do you just prefer to see where an idea takes you?
I don’t outline. I write notes, but not an outline. I’m very unstructured and although the basic story is usually set in my head, the way the story unfolds grows as I write.
Are you able to tell us anything about what you are currently working on?
I just completed another book that I co-wrote with Penelope Ward, and I’m currently starting my next solo project. I think readers will be surprised by the characters in my next book—they are very different from anything I’ve done before.
How do you market your books?
A lot of everything! Teasers, mailing list, paid ads, blog tour, cover reveal, organized sneak peek excerpt, Goodreads, fan group, giveaways…the list is a mile long!
Which of your books did you enjoy writing the most and why?
Easy—Cocky Bastard. It was co-written with Penelope Ward, and we had a great time writing it. I actually found co-writing easier than writing my own book. We were both so entrenched in the story and characters, we couldn’t wait to read the next chapters the other person was writing each week.
What do you think most characterizes your writing?
My hero is always strong and knows what he wants—both in and out of bed.
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad?
I read reviews before the book is released—from the advanced readers. Then I stop going on Goodreads. Even with 500 great reviews, one horrible gif-filled, taunting bad review can mess with my head for days. And those reviews always get the most attention.
I don’t respond to reviews.
Do you have any advice for any future writers?
Write every day. You won’t love every scene you write, but keep the story going. You can edit when you’re done, but you can’t edit blank pages. Disconnect from social media to do it.
Thank you for paticipating in the interview Vi 🙂