A warm welcome to today’s Spotlight Author, Kenna Knight.
Thank you for joining us and sharing more about yourself.
The prized possession you value above all others… I would have to say my most prized possession is my computer. It holds so many ideas for future books as well as every manuscript I’ve ever written. Without it I would be lost and unable to work and since I love my work that would be devastating.
The unqualified regret you wish you could amend… I wish I had spent more time with her before she died. She had a stroke three years prior to her death and after the stroke I couldn’t see the person who raised me in her eyes any longer. It made it difficult to spend time with her but I should have done it anyway.
The temptation you wish you could resist… Sugar, plain and simple. I have a terrible sweet tooth.
The book that holds everlasting resonance… Brightside by Kim Holden moved me deeply. It showed me how beautiful and positive people can be even in the face of adversity.
The priority activity if you were invisible for a day… Oh, this is easy. I would hang out in my teenage daughter’s room and find out what she’s doing up there all the time.
The film you can watch time and time again… Okay now, don’t judge, but I can, and do, watch the Twilight series over and over. I love it and if I’ve gone too long without seeing it I’ll sit down and binge watch all five movies in a row.
The person who influenced you the most… My grandmother made me the person I am today. Without her love and guidance I don’t know what would have become of me.
The unlikely interest that engages your curiosity… The first thing that popped into my mind when I read this question was, strangely enough, writing. I wanted to be a nurse ever since I was a little girl and that is what I went to college for. Writing came straight out of left field. If you had told me five years ago that I would be quitting my job at the hospital to become a full time author I would have laughed in your face.
The poem that touches your soul… Sticks and stones will build your thrones but love lives ever after. Atticus.
The event that altered the course of your life… My mother’s death when I was nine years old. Nothing has been the same since.
The happiest moment you will cherish forever… There are several, every time I had a child felt like the happiest moment of my life.
The unfulfilled ambition that continues to haunt you… Finding true love.
The way you would spend your fantasy twenty-four hours, with no travel restrictions… I would want to see England and France but with only twenty-four hours I would have to choose England.
The pet hate that makes your hackles rise… Mouth noises make me gag and crinkling wrappers in a quiet room makes me want to scream. OMG just stop!
The figure from history you would most like to buy a pie and a pint… Mary Queen of Scots. She was such a heroic, strong willed woman who fought for what she felt was right even when those around her tried to convince her differently.
The piece of wisdom you would pass onto a child… Love more. Judge less.
The treasured item you lost and wish you could have again… I didn’t lose it; it was stolen from me, but my mother’s wedding ring.
The crime you would commit knowing you could get away with it… I would rig the lottery so I would win the Powerball!
The character you enjoyed writing the most… I wrote a story about an alpha male who was the wealthy owner of a chain of restaurants all over the world. He was damaged and brooding but when he met the protagonist he wanted to be a better man. To me that’s what love is all about, two people who are better when they are together.
The character you found difficult to write… It might sound odd but writing happy well-rounded characters is difficult for me. I don’t know many people who are genuinely happy and that makes them feel foreign to write.
The book you enjoyed planning/writing the most… The story about the alpha male I spoke of earlier. It was a trilogy that I put my heart and soul into. I was invested in those characters. I loved them. I knew them inside and out, they felt like my friends and family. I still miss them.
Kenna Knight was born and raised in the Midwest and now lives in sunny California with her children and her fur babies. Kenna is a laugh out loud extroverted introvert who has a voracious appetite for reading all types of romance stories.
A former health care professional turned romance author Kenna thrives on working full time from home where she can keep an eye on her kids. Kenna has been writing contemporary romance for five years under other pen names but only recently read her first m/m romance novel. She liked it so much she decided to try writing the genre herself and found that she loved it.
Kenna enjoys writing emotional stories with a touch of heartache, a pinch of disappointment, a smidgen of healing and a king sized helping of happily ever after.
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