I am London Casey, the pen name for Karolyn James.
Find me at www.KarolynJames.wordpress.com
2. Other than writing, what is your favorite hobby or thing you enjoy for fun?
I love to read and watch old TV shows. No lie.
3. How long have you been writing? How many books have you written? They don’t have to be published.
I have been writing since I was a child. As far as books written??? Wow… I’d say close to 50. Please note that these date back to grade school days. Those books were a little terrible – lol.
4. What genres do you like writing the most? And why? Is this genre the same as the one you prefer to read?
It’s all about romance. I love new adult because it can be dark, edgy, sexy, and yet romantic at the same time. It’s as much fun to read as it is to write.
5. Are you currently writing anything now? If so tell us about it? If not make something up…
Right now I’m getting everything together to the final book in The Upside of Being Let Down trilogy. The final book between AJ and Bryan is REALLY deep and emotional… it’s been hard to write this.
6. How do you typically begin your projects? Do you create outlines and character profiles or jump in head first with the initial idea? And do you focus on just one at a time?
I just jump in and write. I’ll write until I hit a little wall and then print it out. From there, I read it, edit it, and then form the outline. Then I write again and don’t stop until the book is done.
7. What aspect of your writing do you consider your strength? Your weakness?
My strength is my work ethic. I’m known for 10,000 word days with ease. My weakness? I get lost in the story and start creating other stories… I have notebooks full of ideas that I hope to someday bring to life.
8. After publishing, the next trouble facing writers is marketing. What do you typically do when marketing your novel? Do you have tips you’d like to share?
Marketing is hard. I do my best to just stay active with readers. I pride myself off being able to communicate with readers. To me, that’s the best marketing. Getting to know readers and appreciating them.
9. What advice would you give a writer who is starting out?
Seriously? Sit your butt down and write. Write until you can’t. Write until you truly feel you have something worth while. Then get involved in everything else.
You can get her book, The Upside of Being Let Down at the link below and she has also included it’s synopsis…
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HNDSM4S/
The fact that AJ’s sister is a stripper has been the bane of AJ’s existence for as long as she can remember. Every guy that has showed interest only wanted to get closer to her sister. After being kicked out of college, and subsequently out of her apartment, AJ heads to the strip club for some sisterly advice. Instead, she lands in the apartment of a cute stranger who seems way too eager to help.
Bryan is a regular guy looking for the simplicity in life. A strip club is definitely not his idea of simplicity, but he is pleasantly surprised at who he finds not prancing around on stage. In the middle of a strip club his eyes are glued to a woman that is fully dressed and thus begins a rollercoaster romance that he never saw coming.
When a risky dare is set in motion, an earth shattering truth is unraveled and AJ no longer knows who she can trust. Can Bryan prove that he loves AJ and help save her bond with her sister before it’s too late?