K.T. Rose is a horror, thriller, and dark fiction writer from Detroit, Michigan. She posts suspense and horror flash fiction on her blog at kyrobooks.com and is the author of a gruesome, suspenseful short story series titled A Trinity of Wicked Tales and an erotic thriller novel titled When We Swing–An Erotic Thriller.
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
KTR: I’ve wanted to write since college. I did technical writing for a while but after starting my career, I got back into reading fiction. Lots of it. Then I took a crack at writing and haven’t stopped since then.
- How long does it take to write your book(s)?
KTR: Good question. Anywhere from a month to a year. It depends.
- What is your work schedule like when writing a book?
KTR: I work from 3 am to 1130 am. I come home and write until 3 pm or sometimes until I go to bed around 7 pm. On the weekends, I write on my daytime work schedule. It’s hard.
- Where do you get your ideas or information for your book?
KTR: They come to me in ‘what ifs’, dreams or my mom calls me and we sling ideas around.
- When did you write your first book?
KTR: Back in 2016, I started writing short stories. Those turned into longer works. I have one novel out and a novella on pre-order.
- What do you do when you’re not writing?
KTR: Beating myself up for NOT writing and adulting.
- What does your family think of your writing?
KTR: They’re proud. They love the fact that I go for what I want.
- What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books?
KTR: That it’s insanely hard and time consuming. But it’s a beautiful thing. I’ve learned alot about appreciating the differences between people. I’ve also grown to understand why people do the things they do (character development).
- How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
KTR: I’ve written four books and am currently working on a fifth. I think Netted is my favorite. It pays around with being kidnapped by a darknet cult. So fun. I’m working on book two now.
- Any tips/suggestions on getting started?
KTR: Start. Just start. Take constructive criticism. It’s good for you. Grow. Always look for a chance to to improve your style. But you can never grow or be criticized if you never finish that first manuscript.
- What do you think makes a good story?
KTR: Real people, a fine plot structure, and twists. I love it when I can’t see what’s coming and how the characters deal with it.
- As a child, What did you want to do when you grew up?
KTR: A medical examiner. But based on the job market, I decided to skip medical school when I was an undergrad.
*Netted is available for pre-order on Amazon (Book available February 22nd, 2019)