Tuesday, September 29, 2015

When the Right one Comes Along by Kate James: An Interview

On tour with Prism Book Tours.

When the Right One Comes Along (K-9 Trilogy, #1)
When the Right One Comes Along
(K-9 Trilogy #1)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 293 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.
In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.
Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal's canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?

Interview With Kate!
Interview with Natalie from The Written Adventure

Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Natalie.

1) What is your favorite thing about writing?

That’s a great question! Nothing makes me happier than hearing from a reader who enjoyed one of my books. To be able to entertain people, and to know that they’ve chosen to spend some of their limited and valuable leisure time reading one of my books is a great honor.

In terms of the writing process itself, I like the fact that I can control every facet of what happens, something we have a limited ability to do in real life! In this manner, hopefully I deliver a story that is both emotionally and intellectually satisfying for readers.

2) What is the hardest part about writing?

The hardest part is saying goodbye to my characters. That is one of the reason I decided to write a trilogy this time: to prolong my time with them!

3) Who/What inspired your characters?

I take inspiration from a variety of sources. For the K-9 trilogy, the inspiration for the K-9 unit members came from real-life police officers who work tirelessly and often at great peril to themselves to protect us and keep our communities safe. Jessica Hansen was partially inspired by a good friend who is a medical doctor. She has an important and unique job.

4) Where did you get the idea for the plot?

The plots for the three books in the K-9 trilogy evolved from the specializations of the police service dogs and their handlers. Once I decided on the specializations to be search and rescue, narcotics detection and explosives detection, and set the stories in San Diego, the plots seemed self-evident to me.

5) What helps you get through editing and revising?

I love editing and revising! This probably has a lot to do with the fact that I am privileged to work with Paula Eykelhof. With each manuscript and every stage of the process I learn something new from her. She truly challenges me to create the very best stories I can. It doesn’t hurt that she has a terrific sense of humor! (A large mug of tea also helps.)

6) Which author(s) have inspired you the most?

In terms of the women’s fiction/romance genre, I have tremendous respect for Nora Roberts, Heather Graham and Brenda Novak. Having met Heather and Brenda, I also admire them for being exceptionally gracious and supportive people.

Thank you, again, for the opportunity to visit your blog, Natalie.

It was great having you! Thanks for answering my questions. I'm going to have to learn to love editing and revising too, it's nice that you have someone so awesome to work with. Saying goodbye is hard for me too, whether it's in my own writing or the books I read. Thanks again for giving us your insight!

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Kate James spent eight years of her childhood living in foreign countries as her professional parents travelled on business. She lived in four countries and spoke five languages before settling down in Canada again to attend university. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, she held a variety of positions in the field of real estate development and operations, and ran three substantial organizations. While her writing during this period was mostly business related, including presentations and speeches she delivered both nationally and internationally, her passion is and always has been fiction.
Kate's business and personal experiences enable her to write fiction with a deep, often first-hand knowledge of what she is writing about. This approach makes Kate's stories richer and more vivid.
Kate’s goal is to entertain you with well-written, engaging stories, set in intriguing places and with strong, likeable characters. “I hope my stories bring you pleasure and entertain you. Nothing pleases me more than receiving feedback from people who have chosen to spend their valuable leisure time with one of my books,” notes Kate.
Kate married her husband, Ken, in an elegant, ocean-front wedding on a tropical island. When they are not traveling, they split their time between their properties in southern and central Ontario in Canada.

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  1. Thanks, again, for hosting me on your blog, Natalie!

  2. I love that this is based on the police force and their dogs, what a fun idea and one that does need more recognition!
    Great interview Natalie!

    1. I am glad you like the concept. I had a lot of fun doing the research!

      If you get a chance to read WHEN THE RIGHT ONE COMES ALONG, I would love to hear from you and get your feedback.

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    1. Thank you! If you get a chance to read the book, I hope you will enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you, very much, Paij. I hope you'll have a chance to read it.

      Happy reading!