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Advice from IR Approved Author K. Thomas: “Even if one person reads your book and thinks, ‘Wow, I love this,’ it’s worth it.”


time to wake up Received a 4+ star review, making it an approved IndieReader title.

He then found an interview with the writer K. Thomas.

What is the name of the book and when was it published?

time to wake up, Published on February 14thGod’, 2021, because who does not want to release an affair on Valentine’s Day.

What is the first line of the book?

I frothed the shampoo contentedly on my hair, trying to relax in a hot shower on my own, but my son did not eat it.

What is the book about? Give us the “plot”.

Sanlis is your typical artist. Empathy, hates mornings, and bears a strange name she passed on from her grandmother. With a penchant for caffeine and a ghost pet, she’s just trying to live her best life.

She mentioned that she also happens to be prey on souls? No? Well, that’s a bit of a killer … unintentionally puns.

As new neighbors move in across the street, Senalis forms an unexpected friendship with the equally bizarre Katie. The two mingle in a circle of parties that leaves a line of missing girls – and a trail back to Senlis’ less humane origins. At the center of everything is Hunter: a guy not smart enough to keep his distance. He’s arrogant, frustrating and terribly distracting … just, please do not tell anyone she admitted in the last part.

Is Hunter involved in the mysterious murders? Or is he just in the wrong place at the right time?

As she tries to understand Hunter’s motives, Senalis eventually learns what it means to be an elephant, and how she went through a role-playing role in the murders. The book takes you through Senalis’ self-discovery as she navigates friendship, romance and serial killers – you know, the everyday problems.

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? Event?

I had very intense dreams and nightmares as a child and teenager. It has become a habit to list them. The original version of Time to Wake started from two separate dreams I decided to put together as a high school story. Twenty years later, we are all trying to find ways to stay calm and stress free during the plague, and writing has been my starting point. I needed it to sleep, to relax from the day. By chance I came across a handful of chapters saved on an old computer backup and decided I wanted to finally turn it into a book. However, the final version is barely similar to the original story, and so these things are often conducted.

What is the main reason someone really needs to read this book?

It creates a fun getaway for readers who love character-focused stories and well-timed dialogue.

What is the most special thing about the main character? Who – real or fictional – would you say the character reminds you of?

She has an insecurity that revolves around her powers, mostly fear of what she can do to another person, or what they will think when they find out what she is. However, overall, she is strong and confident, and a little nervous (just a little … really). In my head her personality is an anti-social Jennifer Lawrence.

If they turned your book into a movie, who would you like to see the main character?

I have no idea how to answer this question … Post it was everything, I’m not yet into movie production fantasies!

When did you first decide to become a writer?

It was always something I wanted to do, but in the last year my husband has pushed me forward. It takes a strong support system to put yourself out there sometimes.

Is this the first book you wrote?

Yes, or at least the first to go through the initial manuscript phase.

What do you do for work when you are not writing?

A work day that I love but keep a top secret. Pen names are a beautiful thing.

How much time do you usually spend in your writing?

When I write actively, between ten and fifteen hours a week. Usually, an hour or two at night, then one day on the weekend.

What’s the best and hardest part about being an indie?

The best part is controlling your schedule and your deadlines. This, of course, comes with control over your PR and marketing as well. You can not have everything!

What is great advice you can share with other indie authors?

Do not stop writing. Even if one person reads your book and thinks “wow, I love it”, it’s worth it. And they will.

Would you go traditional if a publisher were to call? If so, why?

It really needs to fit exactly. I love my day-to-day work, and traditional advertising says deadlines and commitments need to be balanced, but the right publisher may be worth it.

Is there anything special that motivates you (fame? Capital?)?

Give someone an escape, even for a moment. We all need it. Writing books is mine, and it makes me happy to know that reading them provides it for others.

Which writer, living or dead, are you the most adoring?

If I have to pick just one … Neil Gaiman, because what can this man not do?

What book would you like you to be able to write?

Flowers in the attic By VC Andrews. Her whole franchise is amazing, and she was iconic. I do not know if I’m sold for wanting a traditional publisher for my books, but I remember wishing I could write ghosts for VC Andrews. It will be an amazing experience.



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