Kate O’Hara

Author Interview Form
Tell us your name and where you’re from.:
Kate O’Hara from the dead center of the lower 48 states.
Emphasis on the word dead.
What led to your decision to become an author?:
I like to reinvent myself every 10 years or so. This is the
new me I chose for this decade.
Tell us about what you’re currently working on, and
what you’ve written in the past.:
I have one short ebook published – The Dystemporal Reporter.
It will eventually be incorporated into a series called Tapestries.
The books are designed to be a biography told in short first-person
narratives with collections representing time spans. The series uses
the oral story-telling traditions to weave the tale of a life.
What are some of your strongest points as a writer,
and what if anything are you constantly working to improve upon?:
My strongest point is probably evocative language skill. I’m
a poet disguised as a reporter. I am stretching my styles and genres
to create this series, so am learning to write romance instead of just
report it.
Are you self published, traditionally published or
both? Why did you choose to go that route?:
First item is on Amazon. It seemed like a relatively painless
way to get past the publishing block and move on.
What format are your books available in? Which of
these formats do you prefer and why?:
For now, Kindle only. Eventually when the collections are
published, I expect to also make them available in paper format for
those who prefer the feel of a book.
How do you go about marketing your books?:
I haven’t yet.
Have you ever had to deal with harsh criticism in a
re view, and how do you handle it?:
Not yet (first book just published). Four 5* reviews so
What are your favorite genres to both read and
Prefer to read crime now, but have a huge collection of
classic Sci-fi collected over a half-century. I write or have written
everything over the years as a freelancer. The Tapestries collections
will use memoir, romance, paranormal and outright heaven/hell battles
as the story progresses through the decades. It will always be
“informational” because I can’t help still being an investigational
reporter in my writing.
What authors have influenced or inspired you?:
All of them – for better or worse.
What kinds of things do you enjoy doing when you’re
not writing?:
Reading, teaching, movies…. the usual stuff.
What software do you use for your writing? Did you
try others before you settled on the one you’re currently using?:
MS Word. Have been using it since its first release in 1983
for DOS. I also use Acrobat and have experience with many others, but
Word has always been my favorite.
What is it that you like about the software you’re
currently using that makes it the best solution for you?:
What’s the best advice you could possibly give to
your fellow authors?:
Write! Let it out so the spark of inspiration can keep the
fires of creativity banked.
Where can people find out more about you and your
Amazon or my new website http://www.kateoharabooks.com