For this week’s Neverending Blog Tour, I interviewed Karen Fowler, the woman who writes under three separate names!
She chose to write under different name to keep the neighbors from gossiping about her more “controversial” books, so I won’t dime her two noms de plume out in public!
Of all Karen’s books, I featured “Still Life Paintings,” a collection of short stories that explores the relationship between art and life for three different people.
What I loved about this collection was Karen’s use of art to reveal complex emotions both to the reader and to the characters themselves. Her poignant visual cues and uncluttered writing style produced not only a careful illustration of the human soul, but had me taking notes about how to work similar portrayals into my own writing.
I also really appreciate – and agree with – her philosophy of writing “true” to oneself! In this day and age, where writers often feel pigeon-holed into a specific subgenre, it’s refreshing to hear someone still to what they love.
About the Author
LF: Tell me what readers should know about Karen Fowler, the woman with three names!
LF: What inspires you to write?
LF: If you had a perfect writing outfit, what would it be?
LF: How do you define success as a writer?
LF: Does your family read your books?
LF: What’s the #1 piece of advice you’d like to give other indie authors?
LF: What’s the hardest part of writing a novel, in your opinion?
Karen’s books and noms de plume
LF: When I first visited your website, Quirky-Gurl Media, I had no idea that all three authors featured on your site were you! What made you decide to write under different names? If it is because each name specializes in a different genre, what are the genres each is known for?
LF: Many of your books are short story collections, and the topics on which you write range from erotica to heart-warming literature. Do you choose what to write, or does the story choose you?
LF: You appear to do much more than writing! Tell me a little bit more about your other pursuits.
LF: Choose a story from this collection that really spoke to you when you wrote it. Which story did you choose, and why?
LF: What’s the story’s main message?
LF: Who is/are the main characters?
LF: Which character do you admire from this book?
LF: Which character surprised you when you wrote him/her?
LF: If you could be stranded on a desert island with one of your characters from this novel, which one and why?
LF: Which one would you definitely NOT want to be stranded with and why?
LF: What did you learn about yourself when you wrote this book?
LF: What other projects do you have planned?