|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
|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
|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|