Most readers these days are enamored with fiction books, but I myself, can appreciated a work of fiction based on true stories. That is exactly the type of writer Kennedee is. She doesn't hold any punches when putting her pen to paper. Here is a short interview so you guys can get to know her and hopefully check out her work.
1. When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?
I wanted to be a journalist when I was growing up, however I ended up in another field. I've always had a passion to write. But to be honest I didn’t know I wanted to be an author until my first book, Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right…It Makes Us Even blew up. For that book I just wanted to tell my story, I never imagined that it would take off the way it did. After that I was like I guess I better write another book. Look at me now 5 books later, and maybe one soon…
2. What is your writing process?
Phone on do not disturb, lights off, a lil music playing, and the dim light of my computer screen as I stroke the keyboard.
3. Describe a typical writing day.
I work a 9 to 5. When I am working on a book, I usually allocate 2 hours to working on a chapter. I can usually knockout one chapter within those 2 hours. If it’s a ghostwriting project I am going over the audio, and transcribing then more adding details or verbiage.
4. How do you handle literary criticism?
You definitely have to have tough skin. Someone reviewed that With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies was written like an elementary diary. Dammmmmmn!!! That was cold, lol. However, the best compliment I've received that readers can relate to the experiences I share in all of my books. I have learned that when I receive harsh criticism that there are more people who love my books than people that dislike them, and those are the people that I continue to write for the ones that love my work.
5. What has influenced you the most as a writer?
My real-life experiences, I couldn’t make this stuff up even if I tried. I have so many crazy stories to tell that I could at least write 2 more books.
6. What behind-the-scenes tidbit in your life would probably surprise your readers the most?