BIO: Author Kate Perry’s book, Tempted by Fate, is listed as part of The Guardians of Destiny Series, with Marked by Passion and Chosen by Desire released first. She has other titles in contemporary romance; Project Date, Project Daddy, and Playing Doctor. Kate Perry is a master in the art of Kung Foo San Soo and collects swords. She resides in San Francisco, California.
Thanks for being here again, Kate. It’s always a pleasure.
It is a pleasure, Kelly. Thanks for asking me back. I’ll try to behave myself this time. Ahem.
#1- Tell us a little about yourself outside of your writing career…
I’m a little country, I’m a little rock and roll.
Just kidding. I’m not really country at all.
Okay, I’m going to be serious now—at least as serious as I can be. I just moved back to San Francisco a couple months ago. I spent the past year living in exotic, far-off places like Buenos Aires. And Madrid. And Fayetteville, Arkansas.
I came back to San Francisco partly because my Kung Fu instructor teaches here. I go to class three times a week. I also do yoga and tai chi—they help me think more clearly. Something about downward dog often helps unstick a tricky scene.
In other facets of my life… I’ve taken up tango this past year. I like to cook, although my new kitchen isn’t quite equipped yet for heavy duty cooking. I’ve been going on a lot of dates. Just usual things.
What else do you guys want to know? Ask me questions. I’ll answer them—probably truthfully.
#2- If you could spend a day with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Dead: Chrétien de Troyes. He wrote Arthurian tales in the twelfth century. His books rock. They’re a little action, a little adventure, a little romance. And at the end there’s always a strong moral the main character learns. For example: having balance in life.
Living: Stan Lee. Although doesn’t everyone know that I think Stan Lee is a master at crafting characters? I’m surprised no one’s arranged for me to meet with him. Please get on that.
#3- If you could choose one book out on the market as the "book you wish you'd written," which one would you pick and why?
The Bible, because it's consistently been the top selling book in the world for decades. I know—I’m a capitalist mercenary at heart.
#4- All writers have a weakness. What do you think is yours, and how do you overcome it? (Chocolate is not an appropriate answer! LOL)
Wikipedia is my Achilles heel. I’ll go on there, fully intending just to look up a simple fact, and suddenly it’s half an hour later and I still haven’t written anything. I’d be inclined to think the devil created that site specifically to draw authors into temptation, but I’m probably being overly dramatic. Maybe.
#5- Ever get mistaken for Katy Perry, the singer? Is it irritating?
Ack. That’s all I have to say about that.
Did you know Katy Perry and I have the same bra size? That wouldn’t be especially noteworthy except that it’s not a common size. Just thought I’d overshare.
#6- Are there any upcoming releases we would like to know about, and could you give us your web site so readers can check it out?
Come to my site and play along! http://www.kateperry.com. Or follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KatePerry.
#7- This about concludes it. Thank you again for joining us. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Um, are you sure you want to ask me this question? Really? Because it could all go south here.
Feel free to ask me questions. And thanks again, Kelly, for having me again!