December 2, 2009

Author Kathryne Kennedy

Q & A with Kathryne Kennedy, Author of My Unfair Lady

When did you know that you wanted to be a writer? When I sold my very first short story. That’s when I thought that people would actually want to read what I wrote.

Who has been your biggest inspiration? My dad. He’s always inspired me to reach for my dreams.

How do you create the characters in your books?  Are they based on people you know? They come totally from my imagination, although I study real people for certain physical characteristics and mannerisms.

What is the one book you think everyone should read? So many books have such very different amazing things to offer that this is a tough one. I guess I would have to default to the very first book I can remember reading: Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

If you weren’t a writer, what be your profession? As I’m a licensed insurance agent and still run the agency, I guess I would continue to do so. But life would be pretty dull if I couldn’t use my creativity.

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, past or present, real or fiction, who would it be and why? Mary Magdalene, cause I’ve got a lot of questions for Jesus Christ.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be? Chocolate, my laptop, and a very long power cable to the nearest electrical source.

What is your favorite movie of all time? Sense & Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. I’ve seen it a dozen times, and I still cry when Marianne gets sick and Elinor’s vulnerability is exposed.

What is the one thing that you want all your fans to know? That I’m just an ordinary person who has the same feelings, hardships, and joys as anybody else.

If you could invite 5 people to dinner, who would they be and why? My mom, my husband, my two sons, and Jeff Dunham, cause we can all use some laughter in our lives right now.

My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy—in stores December 2009!
He created the perfect woman…
The impoverished Duke of Monchester despises the rich Americans who flock to London, seeking to buy their way into the ranks of the British peerage. So when railroad heiress Summer Wine Lee offers him a king’s ransom if he’ll teach her to become a proper lady, he’s prepared to rebuff her. But when he meets the petite beauty with the knife in her boot, it’s not her fortune he finds impossible to resist…
For the arms of another man
Frontier-bred Summer Wine Lee has no interest in winning over London society—it’s the New York bluebloods and her future mother-in-law she’s determined to impress. She knows the cost of smoothing her rough-and-tumble frontier edges will be high. But she never imagined it might cost her heart…

About the Author
Kathryne Kennedy is the author of the Relics of Merlin series, acclaimed for her world-building and best known for her historical paranormal romances. She has also written a fantasy romance and this Victorian historical romance. She has also published nearly a dozen short stories in the SFF/Romance genre, receiving Honorable Mention twice in the “Writers of the Future” contest. She has traveled a great deal and has lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S. She is a business owner and currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons. For more information, please visit

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

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Erin Quinn said...

Hi Kathryne! LOVED MY UNFAIR LADY. Can't wait for your new one to come out. (I was lucky enough to be a pre-reader, but great book alert to all you readers--The Fire Lord's Lover is amazing too!)

Keep up the good work!

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Sounds really good!! I want to read!!!!

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Sheila Deeth said...

Great interview, and sounds like a fun book. I always loved My Fair Lady.

Melissa Burmester said...

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Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

I Heart Book Gossip: How kind of you so set up all those links. Thx a million!

Erin: You're wonderful to stop by and leave such a kind comment.

Thank you, Rachie G!

CallMeKayla: That's so great to hear!

Sheila: Bridget did a fantastic job on the interview, asking terrific questions. So I have to thank her for the great interview.

Thank You, Bridget3420, for hosting me on your blog. I know it's a lot of work for you, and I truly do appreciate it! You rock!

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I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

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