Interview with Kate Laurens Author of Love Me for Me

by | May 2, 2013 | Author Interview, Books

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Can you tell the readers a little about yourself?
Hmm, let’s see. I’m Kate Laurens, and I write contemporary new adult romance. I spent about 90% of my day at the computer, coffee in hand. I love beer, kickboxing and reading. I’m thinking of taking up jogging… but I’ve been in the thinking phase for a very long time!

Do you write full time?
I do indeed. Love me For Me is my new adult debut, but I’m traditionally published under a different name in a few other genres. I won’t ever be sharing that name though—it’s very important to me to keep them separated.

What are 5 fun/interesting facts about you?
That’s a toughie, I don’t think I’m that interesting! Here goes. I am obsessed with barbeque potato chips and diet cola. I hate snow. I have a cat. I wish I had red hair. And I don’t wear high heels if I can avoid it.

What are the “must haves” for you when you sit down to write a book?
Coffee is the only one. I can work in most places, with all kinds of different noises going on around me, so long as I have never ending coffee.

What made you decide to become a writer and how old were you?
I first tried to write a book when I was about twelve. I showed it to my school librarian, who was encouraging, though it was a dreadful Nancy Drew knockoff. I’m still not sure what made me decide to give it a go for real.

Who or what was your inspiration for writing Love Me for Me?
I had been reading a lot of new adult romance, and very much enjoying it. I knew I wanted to try to write one. After tossing around ideas for a few days, the characters of Serena and Alex began to sprout. I’m not sure I’d say that they were inspired by any one thing in particular.

Do you feel that you can relate to one character in Love Me for Me more than any other? And why?
Kaylee is a lot like I was in college. My “issues” weren’t as deep as hers, but I acted a lot like her when something was bothering me. So that definitely resonates with me!

What do you Love most about writing?
I love looking back after I’ve finished something and thinking “wow, I wrote that”.

What is your biggest challenge when you write?
Finding time to do it! I have young kids, and they take up a good chunk of my day.

Do you have any advice for any other aspiring writers out there?
Finish that book. So many people dream of being a writer but never push through and finish the manuscript. You can’t sell it if it’s not done!

What do you do when you are not writing?
I like kickboxing. I like hiking. I’m thinking of taking up climbing. And lest that all sound too healthy, I also watch more TV than I should—I’m especially into New Girl right now.

When you’re not writing what kind of books do you like to read?
Right now I’m very much enjoying contemporary new adult romance. I also like paranormal young adult and  contemporary erotica.

Since becoming published, what has been your favorite part of the process?
Handing in the finished book! LOL.

If you can, tell us what is up next for you?
Kaylee’s book, Love Me If You Dare, is up next. Her secret will be revealed, and she’ll give her hero, Dylan, a run for his money!


Love Me For Me by Kate LaurensLOVE ME FOR ME
Author: Kate Laurens
Genre: New Adult Romance
A fresh start…
It’s been three years since Serena King learned to say no—no to the boys that were a desperate cry for help, no to the extra weight she put on in self defense, and most of all no to the abuse that has haunted her since she was fifteen. Now a sophomore in college, all she wants is to be normal. The last thing she expects is a guy who can make her want… make her want everything.

A new guy…
Alex Blackthorn is a bundle of contradictions, a sexy dark haired badness who goes slow… deliciously slow. And despite the iron will that has gotten her through the last few years, Serena finds herself unable to ignore the heat that sizzles between them whenever they’re together.

A dark past…
Serena never thought she could be involved in a relationship, but Alex makes her long for things she thought were out of her reach forever. When he finds out her secret… when he finds out what she did to keep herself sane… will he still want her, or he will treat her just like everyone else?

And Alex has a secret of his own.

Recommended for mature readers aged 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Kate Laurens is a proud Canadian who loves beer, coffee, kickboxing and books. She writes New Adult Romance and falls a little bit in love with each hero that she writes.

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