GP: Would you tell the readers a little about yourself, hobbies outside interests when you aren’t writing.
TK: When I’m not writing, you will either find me reading or crafting. I love reading as much as I love to write. I’ve been crafting since the 80s. I love to paint and create wreaths. If you want to see what I do, here is my Facebook portfolio for my crafts: https://www.facebook.com/eclecticcraftsbytandd?fref=ts
GP: I recently read your debut novel Changing Lives. What would you say was the primary inspiration for the unusual twist you put into a well known love story?
GP: Many authors report starting to write at a young age. When did you begin writing and what made you decide to begin publishing your work?
TK: I’ve always loved telling stories. I didn’t start writing until about 6 years ago. I was out of work and bored with the search. I had a strange dream that stuck with me. I sat down and started to write. Took me 5 years to write it, but I got it done.
GP: As a new author, what was the best advice you ever received to help you in your writing and from whom?
TK: The best advice I received was “try.” I didn’t think anything would come of my story. It took one person to tell me that they enjoyed my story and that I should send it in and see what happens. I sent it in and 2 days later had a contract. Eryn Black and Nicole Campbell (both Authors) were the two that helped me out in the beginning and I will be forever be grateful.
GP: Has publishing your debut novel changed the way you view your writing?
TK: Yes. I get a lot of feed back from readers. I take everything that I’ve learned and put it toward my next book. I’ll never stop learning and it’s not easy, but I have a great support system filled with great Authors that help me when I need it. To bounce ideas or to just vent. Authors make the best friends.
GP: Did you plan your story in advance with an outline or did you have a basic premise in your mind then the characters and plot unfolded as you wrote?
TK: I had an idea where I wanted the story to go. I don’t outline. On a good day I sit down and just write until the voices stop talking. When the voices are quiet, that’s when I craft to wake them up again! It usually works.
GP: Can you give us hints about your next book?
TK: My next book I hope to release in December. The title is Freeing Lost Souls. It’s based in modern day Gettysburg. I’s a historical romance with a paranormal twist. The characters in this book are much stronger then the ones in Changing Lives, not as much drama. It has more adventure, surprises, and sex!! wink emoticon
GP: I’d like to let readers know where they can find more information. Do you have links you would like to share so readers can find you and your work?
TK: Here are my links:
Website with blog: www.tkincaidauthor.com
Instagram: Tracy Kincaid Author
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Tracy-Kincaid/e/B0121XT1W6/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
GP: I would like to thank you again for being with us today, Tracy.
Readers, Thursday I will have a review of Tracy’s debut novel, Changing Lives. Please visit again to read my review. Find Tracy’s book on Amazon.