I’m thrilled to introduce author, Alysia S. Knight. Thanks for joining us today.
KRB: Hi Alysia. I understand you have a new book out. Can you tell us a little bit about it and when it will be available?
Alysia: Thanks Kathy for hosting me. Temperature Rising is my third book out. It was released in January. It’s a sweet romantic suspense.
Laken Williams is an architect with a fever. On the way home she literally bumps into a man going into the pharmacy who scares her. That night she experiences a fevered vision of murder. When the woman in her dream ends up dead, she goes to the police hoping to help.
Detective Spencer ‘Mac’ MacDaniels is faced with the end of his career after being shot. Working his last big case, he’s intrigued with his possible witness until he finds out she dreamed it all. Eventually, he starts to believe Laken but it becomes personal as he falls in love. Things heat up when she becomes the killer’s next target.
KRB: Sounds like a great story. What makes this story unique from others on the market?
Alysia: I write sweet, but give you lots of adventure and romance.
KRB: Tell us where you got your inspiration for this story.
Alysia: I have the best dreams. Honestly, most of my books come from dreams. I write the classic hero story, so needless to say my brand is: Heroes for all times.
KRB: Where can people get your book? Will it be available in e-book format as well as print?
Alysia: It will be available on Amazon and with Astraea Press my publisher. I’m so happy with them. They do only sweet but wonderful books.
KRB: Tell us about your writing routine. Do you use music to inspire you? Do you find yourself being able to get more done in the morning or late evening?
Alysia: I write whenever I get the chance, morning before work, after I get home and again in the evening. Mornings or late at night when the house is quiet is best. I really look forward to my days off to be able to write at least half the day. I do have to break to do housework sometime, unfortunately.
I am one of those who always have music on when I write. My music depends on the scene. I love the Piano Guys, Mannheim Streamroller and soundtracks; Avatar, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and others by those composers.
KRB: Have you always wanted to be an author?
Alysia: I actually started writing my own Hardy Boys books when I was in high school. I just always thought it was kind of crazy, me wanting to be an author. I was from a small town in Wyoming and not good at English.
KRB: It sounds as if you’ve reached a dream. Who has had the most influence on you as an author?
Alysia: I actually just write what comes to me. So I’m all over. It just has to have an intrigue and a love story. I will write a romantic suspense, then a young adult; a future or fantasy then a western historical. I just like to entertain myself and hopefully readers, too.
KRB: Where can readers go to find out more about you and your upcoming stories? My next book with Astraea is Kare For Me and will be out in a couple months. I haven’t been given a release date. I’m also in the process of getting Blind Witness ready to self publish. I’m interested to see how that goes. To find out more, go to my website.
KRB: What advice would you give others who want to become authors?
Alysia: Write what you enjoy and have faith in yourself.
KRB: Anything else you’d like to tell us?
Aysia: Have a great day, and if you happen to read one of my books, I would love to hear from you.
KRB: This has been fun. Thanks so much for taking time to visit with me today.
Alysia: Thanks so much Kathy. I loved stopping by.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read one of Alysia S. Knight’s books, you’re really missing out. Try one. You won’t be disappointed.
K. R. Bailey