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Author Revealed

About Kelly Keaton

Q. Previous occupations

A. Equine neo-natal nurse, groom, waitress, movie projectionist and theater manager, copy editor, scooper of ice cream, seller of men's underwear...

Q. Favorite job

A. Author! Next would be the equine nurse: helping to bring foals into the world and caring for them = amazing job.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Vivaldi

Q. Favorite movie

A. The Fifth Element, Gladiator, The Mummy, Ladyhawke, Excalibur... I cannot name just one!

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A sunny day outdoors with my family after a good night's sleep.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mom. Her strength is incredible, and her perseverance and commitment to family are things I can only hope to emulate.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Just. Apparently. OMG & LOL (but I'm working on those addictions!)

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Self doubt

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Tenacity

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. An immortal. Kelly, Goddess of Thunderstorms, Horses & Autumn.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Merlin

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Selfishness & Meaness

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Archaeologist

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Potatoes, because then I'd have options. :-)

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mary Stewart, Margaret George, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Anne Rice, Graham Hancock, Libba Bray, Lynn Kurland, Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cassandra Clare, Walter Farley...

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The Black Stallion. Interview with the Vampire Outlander A Wrinkle in Time The Mists of Avalon

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. There is no one 'right' way to write a book, everyone's process is different, so keep reading and writing, and once you're done one story, start another!

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