Today I’m excited to welcome back to The Never Ending Bookshelf one of my favourite local authors, Whitney K.E!
Whitney is the author of What Happens In Ireland and Deceive Me In Ireland. As evident from the titles, Whitney is a lover of all things Irish and her books specialise in bringing you romance from the Sunburnt Country to the Emerald Isle.
What are you currently reading?
What’s the last book you brought?
My own haha. I just ordered a big box full of copies of my second novel, Deceive Me in Ireland to deliver to my readers hehe.
But otherwise, the last book I bought was Kiss Me Annabelle by Eloisa James. I love Eloisa’s novels.
Do you prefer to read books in print or electronically?
I prefer print, but sometimes ebooks are just easier. 🙂
If I was to walk into your house right now, what would your bookshelves look like? Do you have an organisation system (genre, colour, author…) or are you just happy to go with the flow?
Haha, how about a photo? As you can see there’s no sense of organization. And if you look at my desk and open the trunk at the end of my bed, you’d find books there too.
How often do you read?
When I can. Most nights before bed and if I have the time, longer periods daily. I try to read every day as its one of my simple pleasures.
Describe what you would expect to find in your dream book?
Jeez… There’s so many. I’ve taken a fancy for gothic romances. But I love too many genres. I really couldn’t say. I guess… I hope I write the book of my dreams. Sometimes that’s how the stories start. The book you want to read doesn’t exist, so you go ahead and write it yourself!
How do you choose what to read next?
I generally look to my favourite authors. Then there is always going by genre. I tend to sample a book on amazon even if I see it in the store first. 🙂
So you’ve started a book and discover it’s not for you. Are you more likely to discard it or finish it?
I tend to discard them if I really think I can’t give it a chance. And it happens. The important thing is to refrain from writing a review. I don’t think its polite to write a review about a book you have never read or that you know, was just not for you.
If you could read any book again, for the first time, what book would you choose?
Only You, by Judith McNaught. It is a favourite of mine. I’m still searching for more copies of McNaught’s novels.
What is about books that appeals to you so much? What is your favourite part about reading?
I read to escape. I love being someone else of the duration of a novel. I’m an escapist through and through. Reading is much like writing for me. I need it.
Was there any particular book that inspired you to start writing?
So many. I read a lot of romance. There are so many authors I have to thank.
Do you have any advice to other writers out there?
Never regret the things you’ve done. Only the things you were never brave enough to do.
If you want to write, start today. Dreams can’t come true if you don’t work for them.
And lastly, what are you currently working on?
At the moment I’m working on a two manuscripts. A historical romance called My Lady, the Diamond Thief and a rural romance, Fixing Fences.
To find out more about Whitney K.E and her writing make sure you check out the following sites: