Name: Kristal McKerrington
What attracts you to the genre in which you write?
Wrestling has had a big influence on me my entire life. I have longed to make their lives better just like I did when I was a dancer for other dancers. I love dance, romance and this was the only chance my friends who have passed on could have their dance characters finish a great adventure. An ending they would be proud of.
What piece of writing advice do you wish you’d known when you started your writing adventures?
Write every single day, you’ll get better with practice and don’t let whatever publishers stop you for having your story out there. Read every day, watch something like TV or a movie at least four times a week. These are the tricks that will improve your writing. Keep notes, ask your characters questions and keep a notebook where you write down things about the characters that make them whole.
If you could have dinner with any famous person or character who would you choose?
I would choose to have dinner with Dwayne Johnson, Jeff Hardy, Vince McMahon for the famous people. I would rather have a WWE dinner party. If its a character then I have to say I would like to have dinner with Claire from the Morganvile Vampire series by Rachel Caine. I’d like to have her for dinner.
Who has been the greatest influence on your own work?
My husband, Rachel Caine, Catherine Cookson, Shane Helms, Rhyno, Joe E Legend, Rick Riddle, Raphaello to name a few. I have others to thank – like Katherine Tegan, Lydia Sharp, Melissa Miller, Kathi Sprayberry and Emma. I would like to think Jane Austen has a hand in my writing style. Debi Glori for getting me started down the writing trail. Barney Cohen for being what a lot of us writers long to be. Colleen Hoover for her excited behaviour. Alyxandra Harvey for keeping my spirits up when I have been at my lowest. Dinner party at my house, open invitation for you always.
Do you think the e-book revolution will do away with print?
No, I don’t think it will, because there is a huge number of people who are always going to like the feel and smell of the book. You don’t get that with an ebook. I think that is what keeps us readers loyal and special.
Which 3 books would you take to a desert island and why?
I can’t take just three, but I would take three series. I would take the Lakehouse saga by Rachel Caine, Alyxandra Harvey’s Vampire Chronicles and Sherrlyn Keyon’s Dark Hunter series. That should keep me busy for a really long time.
Author bio and book synopsis
I’ve had Arthritis since I was 2 1/2 years old, I’m 29 now. I spend most of my writing with my cat Bob. I like reading with my soon to be husband Ian. I just completed start writing fiction, Jane Austen module, Maternal Health and introduction to screenwriting. I’m doing more courses through future learning.
I’m a keen blogger and have a blog where I review books.