BK Walker currently lives in Central Pennsylvania with her three children, Brittney, Hunter and Danny, her dogs Rancid, Sadie and Haven, a cat named Whiskers and a goldfish named Fat Albert. She has always had a love for reading and writing, even as a child she created stories reading them to her stuffed animals. With a love for vampires and werewolves, you will not be disappointed with her writing as she mixes up the paranormal juice. Aside from writing, BK also supports Indie Authors organizing virtual book tours, helping them to market and promote their work. Her book review site, BWB Reviews, is just another small way she contributes to the reading world. With many stories floating around in her head, she writes when she gets the time between working as a Pediatric Home Care Nurse, being a single mother, and continuing her college education in Graphic Art Design. When BK's not fighting with her muse, Mouthy Mary, who has much to say way too often, you will find her at a baseball game with her children, or relaxing with a good book in her hand.
1. What inspires you as a writer?
Everything. I can get ideas from a conversation with a friend, sitting at a red light and looking at my surroundings, from TV, and from my dreams. Inspiration is all around us, we just need to grasp it and run with it.
2. When did you have that ah ha moment when you knew you were a writer?
I'm not sure I've ever had that "ah ha" moment. There are days when I still don't consider myself a writer, just a good story teller. I'm still learning new things everyday, and maybe one day I will consider myself in that term, and it will hit home that I am a writer.
GP: BK, I have seen your work, believe me you Are a writer!
3. What is your writing process?
Man, my writing process is crazy. There are times when I write as a panster, other times I have to develop each character by conducting an interview, and plan out the plot with sticky notes on a poster board so I know where the story is going. It really depends on my muse, and the characters. Many times the scene will come to me in my dreams and I will need to get up and type it all out right away so I don't lose the feel of it. All in all though, I don't really have a set writing process.
4. Tell us about your favorite character and why you chose to write about them?
Wow....I'd have to say that right now Keara is my favorite character. She's strong, and going through so much. She thought her life was perfect and well planned, but when her parents die and she starts experiencing things within her, and meeting new people that are trying to help her, she quickly learns that life is never what we expect it to be. Keara is a fun character to write because she goes through so many changes. As she learns more about herself, I learn too and the writing for her becomes fun and entertaining.
5. What are you currently working on?
I'm finishing up the final touches on Broken Captive, about a girl who is broken by abuse and help captive by self inflicted pain. Serpent Seekers is in its beginning stages as well, another paranormal romance.
6. Any upcoming events?
Romancing Your Dark Side tour will run until October 31. We have a couple of Live Author Chats and Live Book Signing events, just check the schedule for those at www.vbtcafe.com
7. If you could be anyone you like, who would you be?
Hmmm. Now that is a loaded question. I don't really think I'd like to be anyone else other than me. There are many people I'd like to get inside their heads to see how their thought processes work, but I'm happy being me.
8. Do you have any advice for new writers and something that a seasoned vet can learn?
For new writers - Don't ever let anyone tell you that you're crazy and it can't be done. If you can tell a good story, you can write a book. For seasoned vets - I think we all pretty much learned it and continue learning everyday. Always reach for your dreams.
9. Where can your followers find you?
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1831525609
Twitter - www.twitter.com/bk36
Immorality and Beyond - www.immortylcafe.com
Virtual Book Tour Cafe - www.virtualbooktourcafe.com
Blog - authorbkwalker.blogspot.com
10. Any last words?
Dream a dream and reach for the skies!
Thank your for stopping by BK Walker.