Please give a warm welcome to our guest author, Keira Kroft!
Here are a few details about Keira before we begin our visit.
Keira carries a vet assistance degree. Her love for animals is as great as her love of people. She gives a percentage of her personal book sale profits to the animal welfare league. Residing in a quiet suburb in the outskirts Chicago with her husband and daughter she spends any spare time she has working with her cats Scamper and Sawyer, to achieve total world domination, one red velvet cake at a time. Her passions include Reading, Writing, Football, Comic Books and Family

Keira pull your chair a little closer to the fire and settle in for a little conversation.
Now, that I have you all relaxed, sip your tea and answer a few questions for our readers. We'll start with the easy stuff, I promise.

What are your favorite foods?
Coffee! But if you insist on that food part I love pizza and enjoy other Italian foods like manicotti.

What are your favorite movies?
The Godfather is my favorite movie. Are you sensing a theme here? :) To be clear, my nationality is Dutch, just say’in. But when I am feeling down and need a laugh, I will pop in Old School or a Chris Farley movie.

What are your favorite kinds of sports?
Football, baby! Dah Bears!

What are your favorite colors?
Green like Emeralds and I also love the greenish gray on US currency :D
What are your favorite kind of shoes?  
The kind that don’t hurt after 12hrs a day, of work :)

How do you find time to write with family and job obligations?
I keep a time lord in my pocket. Actually, I write in the wee hours of the morning.
But that was years of a struggle to get to that.
What made you want to be an author? 
I just am, there was never any other choice. You know some people are born to be doctors. I was born to write novels.
When did you decide to write romance and how long have you been at it? Also, have you written other genres?
I didn’t. It chose me. I must just be a romantic at heart. Romance finds its way into most of my stories, but I prefer subgenres of Romance like romantic suspense or paranormal.  However my stories range from horror to self-help and everything in between.
How do you get over writer’s block?
I have never had it, but I know why. Is it okay, if I share that? I am not afraid to work on multiple projects at once. Many of the great writers and publishers have just groaned. But I follow my muse and I take her quite seriously, if she feels like working on that self- help book that I started or my mafia thriller instead of the book that is supposed to be published next, I will. Because I feel that by going where your strengths are in that moment make each story strong instead of week by forcing it.
How many books did you write before publishing one?Two. But I didn’t know shit about writing and I also didn’t know that I could embrace my strengths.
How many books have you published? 
Two. One novel, one short story. I have two novels on the way. A self-help book and a Vampire tale.
Who’s your favorite author to read? 
John Saul.
Favorite book? 
Salem’s Lot. I love me some vampires.
How have you coped with rejection?
By getting up, dusting off and doing it again.

What themes go through your books?

Chicago. I write what I know.
Which other jobs have you had? 
I have been everything from a secretary to a bartender. But now, Hubby and I own hellfire Comics, a comic book store in a mall and Hellfire Publishing, we publish mostly fiction novels.
Which "bucket list" types of things have you done? 
My bucket list is almost complete actually. I am married to the man of my dreams, my book is finally published and we have our own businesses that I love, I have a beautiful family and we love where we live. You can’t ask for much more than that.

What do you love most about writing and do you not like?  

I love it all. I have nothing negative to say about writing. People that disrespect the craft, that is another story... that pisses me off.
Why do you write? 
Because I love it.           
Glow in the Dark-- by Keira Kroft
Jake slid his fingers down her arm and across her wrist. A spark lit through her. She gasped and her gaze locked with his. She made no attempt to draw away. Corey couldn’t…she didn’t want to.
“How is it?” He glanced at her scraped and bruised elbow.
Coming out of the trance, she lifted her arm and showed him the slight injury. “Oh, it’s fine.”
“I would have been over sooner, but the other guys got you, and I didn’t want you to be overwhelmed.”
Corey couldn’t conjure up a response. What he said, and how he said it, turned her knees to jelly. She felt like the high school girl who was just noticed by the popular jock. She couldn’t stop staring at his soft, dark brown eyes, even though a sensible voice in her head told her to just walk away and forget him.
“I’m very sorry. But I really have to go.” She peeked around his massive chest to the men beyond. “It was so nice meeting you guys,” she called over, waving. She turned to pick up her bike, then pushed it along and hopped on.
“Stop by anytime,” she heard Jake yell behind her.
She smiled but didn’t turn around. Glancing at her watch, she’d realized she was supposed to have started her first day of work eight minutes ago. Fear made her pedal faster.
She hoped she hadn’t lost the job already. But what if she did? How would she pay rent? How would she feed Molly?
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  1. Mary Marvella // December 6, 2012 at 8:14 AM  

    Good morning and welcome, Keira!

  2. Judy // December 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM  

    Welcome, Keira! Love hearing about your writing and your new business! We've had several friends who've lived in the Chicago area and they LOVED it. Could be those hotdogs and other special things, huh?

  3. Tamara LeBlanc // December 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM  

    I really enjoyed this interview. I love questionaire type blog posts with authors. To me, that's the best way to get an idea of the person who writes the books.
    I think its AWESOME that you own a comic book store. I can't wait to visit your website!
    Thanks so much for visiting the PFSW. And thanks, too, for adding an excerpt. Loved it!!
    Have a great evening,

  4. Scarlet Pumpernickel // December 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM  

    Keira, thanks for visiting with the pink fuzzies! We are so pleased to be included on your blog tour for Glow in the Dark! This sounds like a great read, really enjoyed the excerpt.

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  6. Keira Kroft // December 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

    Hello ladies,

    I am sorry that I am late. I am sad too, you all look like a fun group. One of our tires went flat, and we were told that it couldn’t be repaired. Then we found out that we had the hardest to find tires on the planet, so we spent hours alone, just looking for the darn things. But we got them and I am here now :)

    Thank you Scarlet for having me here today. This is awesome :)

  7. Keira Kroft // December 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM  

    Good evening Mary :D You know I am such an early bird too. I was up, just couldn't be online for reason or another, I hate it when life gets in the way of my job or my fun time :D

  8. Keira Kroft // December 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM  

    Thank you Judy. Chicago is awesome. You must come and visit. The publishing compaany is fairley new, about a year and half in. But we have had the Comic Book store for over 5 years now. Working for yourself is exhausting, but so very wonderful :)

  9. Keira Kroft // December 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM  

    Thank you Tamara, I love getting to know my authors as well and I agree that these kinds of Interviews are the way. And they just know how to conduct an awesome Interview here on Fuzzy Slippers.

  10. Keira Kroft // December 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM  

    Scarlet, it is a pleasure. Thank you so much for having me.

  11. Mary Ricksen // December 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM  

    Wonderful cover! thanks for the visit and I wish you tons of sales!

  12. Keira Kroft // December 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM  

    Thank you so much Mary Ricksen. Are you a writer?

  13. Mary Ricksen // December 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM  

    Yes, a wanna be anyhow, Keira!

  14. Josie // December 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM  

    Hi Keira,
    A warm welcome to you for visiting the Pink Fuzzies. Fun and interesting interview. I write because I love it, also.