Welcome to another Interview with the Author!
This week I’d like introduce K. Williams. She’s one of the first authors I clicked with on Facebook, and she’s dear to my heart. I love her fiery soul, and how she will step in and defend those being mistreated. I’ve read the first book in her The Trailokya Trilogy: The Shadow Soul, and I have the second, Burning Down waiting in my kindle. Her writing is brilliant, and I love the depth and passion of her books and the honesty of her characters. I didn’t really know much about her other two books, which is exactly why I’m so glad that I got the chance to get to know her and her books more!
“Williams’ World War II spy thriller [OP-DEC: Operation Deceit] brings to life a shadowy world of espionage, Nazis and secret agents, vividly evoking the pre-war and wartime eras, depicting days of chaos, confusion and uncertainty. The narrative crackles with intensity. She excels at historic details and characterization.” – Kirkus Indie Review
- Introduce yourself. Name. K. Williams Nickname. Don’t have one.
- If your Wi-Fi name was a reflection of you, what would it be? Magnus Castle, the headquarters of the illuminati General who keeps watch of the Earth, protecting it from incursion by demons.
- What personality trait has gotten you into the most trouble? My sense of justice (right and wrong). I’m a political firebrand, always fighting for fairness.
- What genre (of collection) do you write in and why? I write in historical fiction and paranormal horror, both utilize thriller/suspense traits. I write in these because history has always fascinated me and so has the paranormal. Some might not think the two are all that related, but if you recall that ghosts are made by history, and that the supernatural has a lot of historical lore attached, you start to get the connection. As for thrillers, history and the paranormal are rife with suspense!
- Who is important to you? My family. They have always been the most important thing in my life.
- Where do you call home? Upstate New York, Saratoga Springs.
- What books are/have you written? I am the author of Blue Honor, OP-DEC: Operation Deceit, and The Trailokya Trilogy: The Shadow Soul, Burning Down, and The Lucent Rise. I am working on the sequel to OP-DEC, called OP-GHO: Operation Ghost. The Trailokya series are clearly the paranormal horror (Dark Fantasy) books, the others are historical. Blue is written in the vane of literature/drama. OP-DEC and its sequel are spy thrillers taking place in the era of World War II.
- If you are having a rotten day, what do you do to conquer that? Get home and reconnect via time with my daughter and my dog.
- If you were invisible for a day, what would you do? I’d be very anxious, likely panicked. This isn’t something I would enjoy at all. Most likely, I’d stay home, and hide out.
- Your life is made into a musical. What is the title of at least one of the songs? “Holy crap, how do you put up with all this, all the time…” “where do you find the time?” “gimme all the dogs”
- What are your sleeping habits? I love being up late, but I also love my sleep. Prior to my baby, I would go to bed well after midnight, and not worry about the lack of sleep during the week, catching up on the weekend. Now that I have my little one, I tend to stay up just a few hours after her bed time, catching up on writer things, and getting prepared for the next day. Now, I find, that I need a lot more sleep. She’s a great sleeper though. I am blessed, thus far with that. And, the older she gets the later I am finding myself up, again.
- What would you name your boat? ORCA 😉
- What’s your biggest kitchen disaster? So, I am a great cook and baker, so this is a good question for me and the readers. No great cook or baker has ever NOT had a disaster, and they happen more frequently than they’d like you to know. I’m a very plainly honest person, and I love to talk about these things, because I feel it puts others’ minds at ease, especially when they are trying to improve their own skills in said area. My last disaster was when I was using a glass dish on the stove top to prepare scalloped potatoes, and the cold milk I added was enough to shatter the glass. What a mess! In the stove, on the floor…glass shards, milk, water, dried potatoes…I just picked up another small shard of glass from the incident the other day.
- Tell me about one of your characters. Would you get along in real life? I think I would get along pretty well with all the ‘good’ characters in my books, but definitely not the ‘bad.’ That’s easy enough. I’m sure that even those on the ‘good’ side would still be able to annoy me. I don’t know which character to select, to be honest. Let’s select Argus…I think we would get along, and he would be extremely protective over me. Any conversation we would have would be a humorous but interesting foray into ‘lost in translation.’ While he struggles to understand the meaning of my words in the context of my world, I would struggle to understand his nonchalance about life. As a guardian from Zion’s moon order, he would be all I need to get through the day without a scratch, no matter what came at me. And then, he’d make a brilliant friend for Fionn, and I’d have the two of them to watch my back while I sleep. Hopefully he would be visible, and that that would not give me any legal concerns, considering he is an artic wolf.
- If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done? I’d say they’d think I had done something with a political protest.
- What are your favorite clothes to wear? Jeans and a t-shirt.
- If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would they end up learning? They would learn how to take care of a child, a dog, cook/bake, write, draw, paint, screen-write, make videos, critical thinking and political such and such.
- What are your future writing plans? I’m hoping to release the final installment of my trilogy next summer. Following that, in a year or two, the sequel to OP-DEC. I am considering a third in the OP series, and penning a follow up to Blue Honor. I’m also toying with extending Traiokya off world…
- What’s one thing you absolutely adore in life? Dogs. They are the most perfect thing, in my mind. I have always loved having dogs at my side.
- What is one of your pet peeves? People not following through. A lot of folks have promised me things and never followed through. So, when this manifests even in day to day events, like saying you’ll do something and then not, I get miffed. It does take a cycle of it. It’s not like I get angry with people who accidently forget, but I do with serial forgetters, because it shows that they don’t care, likely had no intention of following through. It’s such a letdown, creates extra effort and stress…
- You’re in the middle of a wizarding duel. What animal do you transfigure into? Mountain Lion…
- Would you survive if you were a character in your own books? Absolutely! I’d be the witness (narrator’s source) if not one of the main characters, I’m supposing. If I’m the witness, I must survive to tell the story. If I’m one of the main characters, I’m quite likely to survive, unless I find myself a bad guy! Hopefully I wouldn’t randomly take over the part of Morgentus! I’d be a terrible demon.
- You are putting on a dinner party. What do you serve and who do you invite? I’d start with a small salad. Then, I’d make a roast, either pork or beef. Mash potatoes and gravy with a nice side of steamed broccoli. If pork, I’d make a stuffing and apples, too. If beef, I’d do stuffed mushrooms. Of course, there would be fresh rolls and butter, and appropriate wines. For dessert, I’d make a pecan toffee for the pork dinner or a black forest cake for the beef dinner, with tea and coffee.
- Would you rather relive the same day for 365 days or lose a year of your life? If I’m losing a year of my life before having my daughter, that would be fine, so long as it didn’t affect my writing and growth since. I think living one day over and over would result in insanity.
- You are transported to one of your favorite books. Where are you? I’m going to pick my own. That’s pretty much why I wrote it, so I could transport to another place. I’d transport to Trailokya. Or, are we already there?
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