Tonite on Transition Radio TV with K’Anne Meinel Author live at 8 PM EST. the show can be watched on our website at 8 PM ESThttp://www.transitionradio.net/chat_and_television.html, or can be seen on demand a few days later. http://www.transitionradio.net/kanne_meinel.html
For quite some time I have had people ask for readings of my books. So here is my first attempt at READINGS with my first Novel SHIPS:
So sit back, grab some popcorn, and listen to my reading of one of the chapters of my first Novel and one of my favorite ‘scenes’ from the book. I hope you enjoy it and the pictures I put together for you to enhance the story….
I meet the love of my life, a whirlwind romance, love, passion, and happily ever after…right? Marriage, until death do us part…..
It has been a while since I released a short story but this one came to me and I felt the need to share it. It’s not what you expect, the title is a double entendre which those of you who know me know I LOVE to use…. Even the description is a bit of a double entendre… I hope this intrigues you and delights you with it’s unexpected twists and turns. ~K’Anne~
Among the majestic shoreline of the Central Coast of California lies a secret…Leah Van Heusen finds a hidden staircase….
The ancient house she finds among the overgrown foliage is amazing…and eerie, most wouldn’t even step a foot closer but she is intrigued and feels drawn to the old mansion….
Leah finds more than she bargains for after seeking out the owner and purchasing the entire estate for a dollar. As she starts to restore it, she finds out who her real friends are, she also finds out who her family really is…What’s a few ghosts between friends?
Between repairs, upgrades, and finding out the houses secrets, Leah has her hands full. Finding out her sexuality and dating is the least of her worries. As her beloved dream of an Inn becomes reality she finds it suddenly in jeopardy, who will kill for it or the immense fortune that she has found?
Available in both Paperback and E-book, just click on the pictures below!
1) WHAT AM I WORKING ON?
Currently I’m finishing up OUT AT THE INN a contemporary romance that takes place in one of my favorite places on earth, the Central Coast of California. A woman finds an abandoned house in San Simeon California and remodels it with the help of friends and crews of workers. She meets various women until finding the love of her life. There is mystery, intrigue, and love, always the love… as well a few more ominous characters, ghosts, and possible death…
2) HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?
I tend to write whatever I feel like but the fans have been terrific as they have really responded to whatever I write and seem to like my detailed realism. The characters feel and act real not like someone who you would never want to know but possibly someone you would strive to be like or know. Some of what I write puts the reader in the place of the character and I like that, it makes them feel a part of the story.
3) WHY DO I WRITE WHAT I DO?
Because some of my favorite authors weren’t writing fast enough for me that I felt the need to write my own stories and as an avid bookworm my entire life I had to jump into the fray and found my creativity overflowing. I have over 100 different stories on my computer at any given time to work on in various stages of completion so the creativity is always there.
When I first started writing Lesbian Fiction also known as Lesfic I knew of NO OTHERS who wrote it. In the decade plus since I first wrote SHIPS, I have found many many new authors coming forward in this industry and I welcome quite a few of them. I continue to strive and improve as my writing has developed over the years and I hope my fans like that as well. I still get compliments on SHIPS and as that was my Freshman attempt at writing I am amazed, I no longer write like that but it is an old favorite of both mine and my fans.
4) HOW DOES MY WRITING PROCESS WORK?
I may start a story and do the outline or just the idea. Sometimes that is all that gets written for some time. Other times bits and pieces, scenes, funny lines, whatever comes to me randomly for that story will get put into these various stories. I try not to repeat myself from book to book but I also incorporate some common themes. Two reoccurring characters are the dogs or cats names and I find this humorous when my fans capture that theme as it is deliberate. The familiar names in the pets but the absolutely unfamiliar characters blend beautifully in my stories. I may work continuously on a book for weeks on end only to stop because I get burned out. Other times I can finish a short story or a novella in a relatively short time and get it out to my fans who are waiting for more. Some books take years to finish and others, not nearly so long depending on how fast I can exorcise it from my mind and onto my word processor.
When OUT AT THE INN is released it will be my 54th book and already I have ideas for #55, #56, and #57….
Congratulations to my fellow author and good friend Dawn Carter on her debut novel THE CROSSROADS and her upcoming novel HEART OF FIRE!
Shadoe Publishing is proud of our author with her debut novel and the turnout she got for her first book signing THE CROSSROADS available from Shadoe Publishing at www.shadoepublishing.com
A good time was had by all and we eagerly look forward to the release of her second novel HEART OF FIRE in February!
Have you ever thought that you are doing something wrong? I mean you write a book, you put your heart and soul into it and it doesn’t sell very well. You do all the ‘right’ things; the friends read it, the beta readers, the fantastic cover, and still very few sales. It’s heartbreaking.
Now we are not all going to be J.K. Rowling with her phenomenal success of Harry Potter. Let’s face it, that’s a once in a lifetime achievement for anyone and will NEVER be seen by a Lesbian Fiction (Les Fic) author. Not that we don’t all hope for it.
It takes the ‘right’ um er ‘write’ people to see it at the correct time, fate and karma and a few other celestial entities in it as well for it to strike the right chord and spread like wild fire to the ‘right’ people. It’s a hit or miss many times.
But if you went into this ‘business’ with the thought that you could ‘retire’ on your residuals you are sadly mistaken. Getting rich at writing isn’t why you should write. The love of a good story, the sharing of your mind with your fans and friends, this should be why…not money.
I write and I write and I write…is everything I write fantastic? Oh hell no. Some of my earlier stuff just makes me cringe. But you know what, some people like the older stuff, some like the newer stuff, and some like the different stuff…I try to write a variety of things. Things that randomly occur to me and appeal to me. I only hope they appeal to those who read my stuff for the first time and they are curious enough to buy my other novels, novellas, or short stories…
I’m certainly not in this for the money but if I tell a good story and you like it, then mission accomplished. If you tell a friend, if you tell 1000 of your CLOSEST friends to go read my books, then I’m thrilled and it helps. Best of all is when the fans leave a ‘review’ telling how the book affected them and I hope enthralled them. Even the bad reviews I have learned from and improved what I am doing.
Let’s face it, it’s a craft and we are always learning from ‘the craft.’ If I’ve bewitched you with my writing then so be it. If I’ve entertained you for a few hours, a few days, or weeks on end, then I’m flattered. I do appreciate the fans, after all, you are my ‘judges’ and it’s for you that I do this, not the money…