Iris: Hi Kelli thank you for answering these questions on such a short notice! But I love to have you here as guest on my website!
Iris: I have just read one of your books Hair of the Dog, Would you tell us about Hair of the Dog?
Kelli: Hair of the Dog is aparanormal shifter tale set in a small tourist town ripe with mystical lore, plenty of charm and quirky characters. Throw in some witty banter, a steamy love story and a surprise twist that ends with a bang.
Iris: When I was reading Hair of the Dog I noticed the fun internal monologue. Are you the same or do you really have a great imagination that make you write these fun parts?
Kelli: One constant in my writing, regardless of the serious life or death conflict, is a splash of comedy now and then. I love to laugh and make others laugh.
Iris: I think you have made from Ivy a great, sort of strong heroine she is funny, not afraid, strong. DO you recognize some of her personality in yourself?
Kelli: Ivy is strong, yet vulnerable. Sometimes she’s a bit of a hapless heroine who lusts after a guy who’s out of her league. She underestimates her strengths and abilities. So, yeah, we’re probably somewhat alike.
Iris: I think I can say without being it a spoiler that the book has a happy end. and the main characters are living happily ever after.If Ivy looks in her fridge, what would always be in there?
Kelli: I’m a romantic, so I’m not sure how to write a story that doesn’t have a happy ending. Now if Ivy opened her fridge it would never be without a cold bottle of beer.
Iris: Ivy has a tattoo. How about Grant? Has he one?
Kelli: Except for turning into a wolf and running through the woods, Grant is pretty straightlaced. He’s the mayor of Mystic Spring, a town full of shifters and they kind of keep to themselves. I’m not sure if they have a tattoo parlor in town. I’ll have to check into that.
Iris: Where there thinks about Ivy and or Grant that you didn’t put in your book? Maybe the long over due waxing appointment Ivy mentioned. She maybe fixed that half way in the book?
Kelli: I’d like to think Grant changed his answering machine message.
Iris: If you would have to add an extra power/skill to a werewolf character like Grant. What would you choose?
Kelli: I couldn’t think of anything so I asked my research assistant, Guillermo (who is not a werewolf) and he said mind reading. I asked my son (also not a werewolf) and he said mind control.
Iris: My favorite books are with paranormal characters like werewolves,alpha wolves and vampires Ever interested in writing a Vampire book or something totally different like sci-fi?
Kelli: Funny you should mention that, I just contracted a short vampire story for The Edge series at Decadent Publishing and I’m writing a ghost story.
Kelli: I am working on anot
her book set in Mystic Spring. I’d love to write as many shifter stories as people will read, cougars, foxes and more wolves of course.
P.s. can you send me the address of this resort maybe there’s still walking something interesting around…. ☺
Kelli: Thank you for having me. I will tell you that Mystic Spring is in the Pacific Northwest, not far from where I live. There are acres and acres of woods for all manner of critters to run wild.