My Author of the Month for May really needs no introduction. Her writing will leave you awestruck. Her books are taboo and dark. She takes no prisoners and will slay you in every story. Please enjoy this intimate look at Author K. Webster!
When did writing become your passion?
I’ve always loved books, but writing one seemed so daunting. But one day, I went to a signing with a friend, and she told me she was writing a book. I did a little research and realized the only thing holding me back was me. So I opened a Word document and ten days later, I had a book. I’ve been powering through stories ever since.
What are some of the disappointments you’ve encountered on your journey as an Author?
My biggest disappointment is that the book world isn’t just about books. It’s often about popularity, which is so not my scene. I am a book nerd first and foremost. I laugh at my own jokes and geek out over basically anything weird. I love being able to talk about books literally 24 hours a day if I so choose, I just hate when books take a backseat to high school drama. I tend to stay away from all that noise, and bury my nose in a book or write one.
An aged Merlot or an aged scotch?
Hmmm, I’m more of a fresh coffee girl. Ha!
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love reading and pinning pictures to my secret #larry board on Pinterest. I’m a closet obsessed boyband lover. Especially Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson from 1D. Larry Stylinson is real.
From a Fan: Out of all the books you’ve written, which one shocked you the most?
I was shocked when I wrote Dane. Not because it’s MM, but because I didn’t know if I could write MM and do it justice. At one point during writing, I had an extra “member” in the scene and I was like what is even happening right now?! I sorted it out and that story is one of my favorites to this day. Since then, I’ve gone from dabbling to writing many MM secret projects that haven’t released yet. I’ve been falling in love with that genre and even have my mom hooked now.
There’s a Movie made about your life. What’s the Title?
The Webster Bubble
What advice would you give a new Author?
Write your book first. Then worry about the rest. So many people come to me telling me they’re going to write a book or they’re in the middle of a book and want to know what they should be doing. My answer: finishing the book. The rest will fall into place once you have your story. I think your story should always be your primary focus.
Beach vacay or Romantic Getaway to Italy?
Beach vacay for sure. Love the sound of the ocean. So relaxing.
From a Fan: What is the craziest thing you’ve gotten inspiration from for any of your stories?
I was watching the move Dracula Untold with Luke Evans and it randomly inspired Becoming Lady Thomas (an erotic historical romance). Something about seeing their love in that movie got me excited to write a historical romance. Also, a song called War Baby by Big Wreck made the idea for This is War, Baby spring into my head.
What is your life motto?
You’ll get glad in the same pants you got mad in. (I am a firm believer in get over it and keep going. Ain’t nobody got time for wallowing. Don’t worry, be happy. Keep moving along with a dang smile on your face.)
Who are some of your favorite Authors?
Nicky James, Ruby Dixon, and BB Easton just to name a few.
Have you ever written a book that you did not publish?
I have several that are partially written but I stopped for certain reasons. Like I have a book that follows The Wild, but I need to be in a stronger headspace to finish that one and release it. I have a few others that came after The Wild that I stopped in my tracks because I need to make decisions on those whether I keep them as is (unsafe for Amazon) and release them on my site, or modify them to make them Amazon safe.
What do you want readers to walk away with after finishing one of your novels?
That love is love. No matter how confusing or difficult or messy, if there is love, it’s worth going through all the muck to get there. All my stories have a strong love story threaded throughout. Where it might be dark or taboo or contemporary or whatever, you can always count on the emotions to be overpowering and intense.
Finally, what message would you like to give to your supporters/readers?
Thank you for always “going there” with me. I know I take my readers on wild journeys (that not all of them even read), but they support the fact that I took the journey in the first place. I love that my readers don’t go into my books with preconceived notions of how the story will turn out or get disappointed when it doesn’t go as it should. They’re flexible, brave readers when it comes to my books and I am so thankful. I appreciate my readers and supporters more than they could ever know. As my gift back, I just keep writing stories that are torn right from my soul—broken, messy, unconventional, unique. Thank you for loving my books!