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What is the favorite book you remember as a child?
Forever by Judy Blume. I remember checking it out from the library, huddling in a closet with a flashlight, and reading it against my mother’s wishes. My most fun time reading a book EVER.
Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books. I usually read it once a year. The first time I read it, I was amazed that the book was so funny. It taught me the biggest lesson I would learn in my writing career. Humor is timeless.
Quirky, lost chick finds herself and love at rock bottom.
Christmas Pets & Kisses, a sweet romance ebook box set of 16 authors. I love all kinds of fiction but I love a sigh-worthy romance during the Christmas season.
E-reader…mostly. The reason is because I wok full time and I write into crazy hours of the night. When I read it’s usually in bed late at night. E-readers allow me to snuggle under my blanket and turn off the light so I can read until I fall asleep.
I read multiples. I write only one at a time. Writing a book is the only place where I can truly find focus, strangely enough. The self-diagnosed ADHD doesn’t translate. When I’m reading, I can have ten or so going at a time, but I will usually finish what I start. I just might start in one year and finish in another.
It’s a tie between Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber and The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts. They are both Hallmark movies that I’ve watched a zillion times. I really enjoyed them recently even though the latter was significantly different from the movie.
On the beach, in the bed, or snuggled under a blanket on my couch, not necessarily in that order. I love it when a book won’t let me put it down and refuses to let me go to sleep. Those are my favorites.
Romance and chick lit. I love romantic comedy. My favorite genre of movie. My favorite kind of story to write. I like the idea of taking pain and turning it on its head to make people laugh. It’s one of the most cathartic, non-depressing genres.
Absolutely. There are a few books that I’ve re-read. Pride and Prejudice is one I read once a year. I’ve also read Jobs by Walter Isaacson multiple times. I was shocked at how much I loved that book and enjoyed the story. Jobs was a man who’s relentless passion helped change the world. He’s an inspiration despite the controversy that sometimes circles his legacy because of his management style.
Miki Vincent's entire life stalled because she's addicted to the beginnings of things, especially relationships. She relishes in the emotional highs, first hugs, first kisses that new love brings. But sex always ruins it. That's why abstaining during the first three months of a relationship—following the 90-day rule—was supposed to help land her down the aisle with Mr. Right. Miki finds out the hard way, Mr. Wrong can wait that long, especially if his ultimate prize is her inheritance.
One assault charge and depression later, Miki devises the Honeymoon Plan, guaranteeing her a lifetime of firsts and zero heartaches. But following her own rule sends her life into an out of control spiral in which she's sentenced to more than perpetual break-ups. A new pursuit and a string of sexy suitors offer her the opportunity to jumpstart her life and test her new strategy. The only problem? It just might work.
Miki's best friend Pam, a repressed artist, struggles to keep her honeymoon alive but she can no longer ignore the blatant evidence staring her in the face: Her husband is having an affair. A different kind of "honeymoon plan" designed to free her from her troubles, and a chance meeting with a handsome artistic stranger, help reignite her passions. But will they destroy her marriage in the process?
I spent my time trolling Facebook and shopping Tiffany & Co. for engagement rings, looking back on those dizzying, emotional highs between day 1 and day 89 after you meet someone new, wondering why I couldn’t put them on Groundhog Day repeat. I wanted to relive each first touch, first hug, first kiss, and first roll in the proverbial hay during The Honeymoon Phase—those heavenly moments at the beginning of a relationship during which sublime happiness could not be contained, when you agreed to everything and fought about nothing. And the butterflies. Oh, the butterflies. How they flapped around in your stomach as you lie giddy with anticipation waiting for the phone or the doorbell to ring. The mere thought of you compelled him to acknowledge your presence on earth and in his life. And don’t even start on the lovemaking. It was so delicious and frequent you could produce enough serotonin and dopamine between the two of you to fuel a medium-sized Chinese village in the Shanghai Province. I convinced myself that this vision of perfection, excitement and passion was how we all should experience love, not just in the first ninety days, but always.
K. L. Brady is a D.C. native but spent a number of her formative years in the Ohio Valley. Her writing career started in the pages of diaries when she was 7 or 8 years old. But it wasn’t until her 40th birthday and an Oprah “Live Your Best Life” moment that she finally answered her calling and wrote her first novel–The Bum Magnet. The originally self-published novel was picked up by Simon & Schuster in a two-book deal, and K.L. hasn’t looked back since, penning the follow-up, Got a Right to Be Wrong and self-publishing the first books in two young adult series and a spy thriller series based on her 20+-year career in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
She has a B.A. in Economics, an MBA, and is a member of the Maryland Writer’s Association, Romance Writers of America, Sisters In Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She’s addicted to writing and chocolate—not necessarily in that order—and currently lives in the Washington D.C. area with her son. She is hard at work on several projects, including the next installment of the series.
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