For several years I’ve been asked these questions. So, in no particular order, here are my answers.
Q. What is a Kay Lyons KLASSIC?
A. If listed as a KLassic it means the novel is one of Kay Lyons’ earlier works and may fall into the mature category for content.
Love Kay’s stories but want the wholesome version? Be sure to check out Kay’s New Releases (NR). Kay is working hard to turn her older novels into new releases (NR) that generational readers can share. See her New Releases (NR)booklist on her website for titles featuring the same characters/storylines as the “KLassics” (KL) updated for readers of all ages. Have questions? Contact Kay via the links provided.
Q. Where do you get your ideas?
A. Ideas are everywhere. Music, television, right outside my front door. I remember as a kid looking up at the sky and seeing an airplane, but while my family just saw an airplane, I saw a hundred or so people on their way to somewhere, each with a story to tell.
Q. I’ve always wanted to write a romance. How can I get started?
A. If a romance is in you dying to be written down, check out http://www.rwanational.org. They’ll put you in touch with local chapters and get you on your way.
Q. What’s your normal writing day?
A. What’s normal? I really don’t know anymore. Life has blasted me with huge changes in the last few years so no day is the same. Ever. I write when I can. If I can. It’s all a part of the adventure.
Q. I’ve got an idea. Can I tell it to you, you write the book and we split the profit?
A. Uh, no thanks, but I appreciate the offer.
Q. Why romance? Why not a real book?
A. First off, romance novels ARE real books. What is more complicated, more intriguing or more exciting than falling in love with someone? I love writing romance (see my bio if you don’t believe me) and can’t imagine a book without a romance in it. But I also want a happy ending. One of my biggest pet peeves is to hear someone talk about how wonderful a story or movie is, how romantic, only to discover the hero or heroine dies at the end. That’s not a romance, that’s a tragedy. In this world of war and sickness and sadness, I write about love, hope, faith and more. How great is that?
Q. Do you speak to schools/organizations?
A. It depends on my schedule and my mood. I love to talk about writing and can do it all day. The best way to know is just to ask. If you catch me on a good day, I’ll say yes.
Q. Am I the character you wrote about in your book titled ????
A. (LOL) No. Sorry for bustin’ your ego, but my stories are fiction. ALL fiction. Any similarity in a character is purely coincidental.
Q. I’m an aspiring author. Will you read my story and tell me what you think?
A. No, but thank you for asking. Between my writing, promoting, my responsibilities etc, there just isn’t enough time in the day. My suggestion? Find one or two others who are interested in writing and team up. Set up some ground rules and have a test trial. If it works, fantastic. If it doesn’t, move on until you find the right people. It’s business, not personal.