Monday, April 9, 2012

Author Interview w/ Kathleen Ball

Hey Book Lovers,

Got a little treat for you all today, I was lucky enough to get to interview Author Kathleen Ball. So sit back and enjoy the interview...

Stacey - Who is your favourite Author & what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Kathleen - My favorite author is Diana Palmer. I love all the emotion and turmoil in her novels.

Stacey - What was your favourite chapter to write and why?

Kathleen - My first chapter is always my favorite. It's where I can make the setting and characters come to life

Stacey - Do you ever experience writers block?

Kathleen - I haven't yet and I hope I never do

Stacey - What is the last book you read?

Kathleen - The last book I read was Unfiltered by Stefan Ellery. I loved it.

Stacey - What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Kathleen - I love to read. My kindle is my best friend.

Stacey - Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

Kathleen - It's imaginary but it's full of emotion that I've experienced.

Stacey - Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Kathleen - I started writing almost three years ago. Just thought I'd try it. Now I have five books contracted. Keep writing and most of all read. Read your genre, study the rules of writing and be current on your knowledge. I didn't know about point of view when I wrote my first two novels. Currently I am editing commas. I'm constantly learning.

Stacey -  Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers and fans?

Kathleen - Thank you to each of you. A lot of my fans I've gotten to know. The friendships I have made are priceless.

Some quick questions...

Light or Dark chocolate?

Sunrise or Sunset?


Dogs or Cats?


Favourite Colour?


George Clooney, Brad Pitt or Aussie hunk Hugh Jackman?

George Clooney

Favourite Disney movie?


Thank you Kathleen for answering my questions, it's been a pleasure.

Now, here's a little info on Kathleen's book Callie's Heart (The Lasso Springs Series #1)

Goodreads Descriptions:

Callie Daniels' mother has one dying wish. She wants neighboring rancher, Garrett O'Neill, to marry her seventeen year old daughter. It's not supposed to be a conventional marriage.Garrett O'Neill would keep Callie's ranch safe and Callie would go away to college.

Four years later, Callie comes home with stars in her eyes and happily ever after in her heart. She plans to make their marriage real until finds the new housekeeper, Sylvie in Garrett's arms.

Heartbroken, Callie takes off to her own house, which they closed up four years ago. She stays there with Old Henry, a longtime friend and ranch hand, until her new horse injures her. Garrett forces Callie to move back in to his house.

Callie finally gets her heart's desire. Alone in a line shack, they make sweet love for the first time. Unfortunately the love light is gone from Garret's eyes the next morning.

                                                Author Bio:

Kathleen lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her wonderful husband. She has one son a Marine. Originally, from Rochester, New York, Kathleen finds Texas culture amazing. The more she immerses in it the more she likes it.You can find updates on all of Kathleen's novels, releases and currentworks in progress at
Here's a small Teaser, enjoy!

Callie Daniels was home.

Her heart fluttered as she stepped on the porch of the achingly familiar ranch house. Each lonely night as she finished college, she'd longed for this ranch, the sounds, the smells, the feel of the earth under her feet. Yet her longing didn't stop there. She longed for the man inside the house. The man she'd fallen in love with as a tiny girl, shadowing his every move. She'd finally come home to him.
Now her real life could begin. Inhaling, she smelled the sweet Texas grass as excitement filled her. Yet she hesitated. Would he have changed? She hadn't seen him in months. They hadn't spent last Christmas together, he'd forgotten her birthday, and most puzzling, he hadn't attended her graduation. Not knowing what to think, Callie gave him the benefit of the doubt. Ranching always came first, but he'd been missed.
Admiring the improvements made to his house made her smile. They'd decided that keeping one house open was more economical. It looked grand with its new coat of white paint, and new green shutters. The door was still red. His mother had insisted a red door brought good luck. Anticipation filled her as she opened the door and walked in. It always seemed such a cheery house, with lots of windows to invite in the bright Texas sun. A sense of peace came over her as she walked down the hall, until she walked into the living room. Speechless, she froze at the door.
He sat on the couch with a black haired beauty in his arms. They didn't notice her as they kissed, his hands moving through her hair. Callie watched the woman unbutton his shirt. She gasped, they looked at her and jumped up off the couch.
The dark haired woman seemed confused but Garrett O'Neill's expression changed from surprise to guilt. He quickly buttoned up his western shirt and tried to give her a smile. ''I didn't know you were coming home.''

Ooooo doesn't this book sound amazing?!?!

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  1. Great interview! Your book sounds intriguing.
    :-) Maria

  2. What a fun interview! The book is on my wish list.

  3. I'm so excited about this interview! Thank you so much!!

  4. Great interview! Interesting excerpt!

  5. Great interview! I loved the novel & look forward to your next book!!


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