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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Interview With Author Katherine Winfield


Belle Grove: Corsica Volume 2


1. What really inspired you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and conveying it into a book?
I’ve always loved writing. I had a vivid imagination as a child and loved to create stories about places I’d gone to or people I’d met. When I moved to the Eastern Shore I was delighted by the uniqueness of the area. Even though it’s in close proximity to Baltimore and Washington D.C., I felt as if I was stepping into another time, another world. Everything moved at a slower pace and the long-time residents were filled with intriguing tales of historic homes that were haunted. I knew then that I had to write a story.

2. What is it about and whom do you believe is your targeted reader?
The story is about the dynamics of family, temptations, and the need for love and acceptance. I believe that anyone who enjoys a good character-driven plot would enjoy my book.

3. What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? What should remain with them long after putting it down?
The Corsica Series, I hope, gives readers an escape from their everyday lives. I want them to feel as if they’ve stepped into this town, met a new set of friends and that they are left with an uplifted feeling.

4. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers?
Don’t stop. Keep writing every day. Writing a novel can be daunting at times, but if you stay focused on the journey the story will happen.

5. What trends in the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing industry is
heading?
With digital on-demand printing, the publishing industry has gone through massive changes. I think there are good and bad with those changes. It allows authors a chance to have their voice heard, but it also allows a lot of bad writing to get published. I think, though, that well-written, independently published books are getting more and more accepted into the traditional world of publishing. 

6. What great challenges did you have in writing your book?
To make sure the story flowed at the right pace and kept the reader engaged. I have a tendency to write long and then pare down later. But I feel that even though many scenes get edited out it allows me to know my characters better, which translates to the reader.

7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
I’ve heard from my readers that they are starved for a good character-driven story that they can connect with and they felt that they found it in both, Haverford House and Belle Grove.

Katherine Winfield is a seventh-generation Washingtonian currently residing on a farm nestled in the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The rich culture of the Eastern Shore provides the setting for her novels, and the colorful inhabitants of the region serve as inspiration for her unique characters. Winfield has been writing for more than thirty years, all while running a business with her husband, raising three kids and caring for countless animals.
For more information, please see: https://www.facebook.com/authorkatherinewinfield/

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