How long does it take you to write a book?
KK: Depending on the book actually. The first book of Twisted Family took me about a month and a half. But Ivy’s Tale was like 6 months because of the content I was writing. That was the longest it has ever taken me to write anything. Every other book was between 1 and 2 months.
How many books have you written?
KK: I have written 8 books. 3 of them is being rereleased soon and we are combining the two of the series into one since characters correlate. (SURPRISE!) My favorite book will have to be Unknown Love (new title: Crossroads).
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who?
KK: I have two, actually. Ivy Harris from Twisted Family is one. She is the epitome of broken but her character delves deep. I can’t say much until Ivy’s Tale is released but you will see what I mean. I wanted a character that suffered from that shitty ass mentality of “what goes on in this house, stays in this house.” To me, Ivy, although everybody hates her, embodies that statement. The second one is Darius Washington aka Syncere. He is a product of the streets and unapologetic about it. He started off as a supporting character but his growth is tremendous.
Where do you get your inspiration?
KK: From everywhere. Movies, past life experiences, friends, family and articles. Sometimes, the characters approach me in the shower. My kill scenes are inspired from all my favorite tv shows and I try my best to put that Kaige spin on it.
How do you read other's work & not let it disrupt your flow of writing?
KK: When I’m writing, I try not to read as much. I have a vivid imagination so I can become greatly influenced and I don’t want to be known as that author who steals ideas from another author even if I add my own spin. I have read a shit ton of stories and even though I can remix that shit, I won’t. Because I will fight any and everybody if somebody create their own version of Twisted Family or any of my books.
What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
KK: Rereading it. When I’m writing, I feel 50% of my characters pain but when I go back over it, to spruce it up, I feel their pain greater and it sucks. That and the synopsis. I wish it didn’t exist.
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers?
KK: So since Kaige Keira has been dubbed Killa Kaige, I have created a different persona. Kai Amour. Different genre, Romantic Suspense. You will get somewhat of a happy ending under her than you will with Killa Kaige. The name of the novella that I am currently working on is called Countdown to I Do. Nobody dies (surprisingly) but it follows the paths of the bride and groom as they make their way to the altar. That’s the romantic part.
Why did you decide to go from indie to signing?
KK: I felt like I needed growth and I wasn’t doing shit correctly. I can write a book. Tell a story and send it to an editor. But what’s next? That’s what I wanted guidance on the most and I’m getting that now as a signed author. Skye and AP have sat me down numerous times to teach me the politically correct way. I’m their problem child because I have all these ideas and it’s hard to contain it but they put me in the right direction. They are the reason why two of my series are getting combined so everything will make sense from the reader‘s standpoint. Plus I’m interacting with other authors who write in different genres and learning gems from them.
Would you ever write a different genre?
KK: Hell yea! I came into this industry saying I am going to be a pen whore. My pen will be in every genre there is and create a few while I’m at it. Horror, suspense, mystery...shit I might fully come into Romance and fuck that shit up. Have y’all crying and saying Bravo like it’s Romeo and Juliet.
Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
KK: You can find my books (also Kai Amour) on my website www.twistedsoulsplayhouse.com and also on Amazon/ KU.