Welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, a weekly feature shining the light on Indie and Debut authors, this week I have the pleasure introducing readers to:
KAIYA HART~Author of Getting Thin
Hi Kaiya, please tell us a little about yourself.
What inspired you to write Getting Thin?
This was one of those rare books that required no real help from me. Eva just started talking in my head one day and telling me this story. She is one of my favorite characters, despite all the darkness in her. She has a beautiful, poetic mind, and once she started talking, that was all the inspiration I needed because I always wanted to know what she was going to say next.
If you could pick a song that fit the mood of the book, what would it be and why?
Actually, I have soundtracks for all my books when I’m writing them. There are several songs which I could pick, but I think the song that really fits best is The Kill by 30 Seconds to Mars. I love the lyrics of that song because, to me, it is a song about someone realizing they have to accept who they are, no matter what anyone else thinks, even those closest to them, even if it means they have to accept their own insanity.
Well, I don’t usually check to see who is indie and who isn’t. I just read what appeals to me. However, there are a few that I do know are indie and well worth a read. The first is Brains, Trains, and Video Games by Alicia Hart. Birthright (The Dark Gifts) By Willow Cross (or anything else Willow has written, really) is my second choice. Vs. Reality by Blake Northcott is my third pick and this one is really something if you love the superhero genre. There are so many talented authors out there right now, but these are books that I think are extra special.
What would you like readers to walk away with after reading your book?
If I could point out anything for people to pay attention to, it is that Eva was so willing to give herself up because she thought she wasn’t good enough. It took someone else to point out how amazing she was. I would tell people that, no matter who you are, what you look like, or how much you weigh, you are amazing and anyone who can’t see that isn’t worth your time. Don’t wait for someone else to come along and give you value. Find it for yourself and don’t let anyone take it away.
Can you share any future plans?
Well, I have several books I want to write, but right now I’m working on books 2 and 3 of my fantasy trilogy The War for Inisfail. I really want to finish that before moving on to anything else.
Kaiya, your book sounds fabulous! Thanks for stopping by today and PS- I love that song you chose, my first celebrity crush (after New Kids on the Block of course) was Jared Leto so that is awesome...true story.
Today- thanks to Tim Mann, I have five eBook copies of Getting Thin to giveaway to my readers! Woot! This is open to everyone, please just leave a comment for an entry! Winners will be picked May 26, 2012. Thanks and goodluck.
When Roxy was alive, she was the perfect friend. When Roxy was alive, she was the girl everyone wanted to know. When Roxy was alive, she was the girl everyone fell in love with. The trouble is, Roxy isn't alive anymore and now she is looking for payback. Even if it means destroying her best friend in the process. This is a tale of Eva, one girl haunted by something more than just her best friend's tortured spirit. Her sanity is Getting Thin and she is starting to become the one person she never wanted to be. For Eva, Roxy is the key to finding herself and sometimes discovering who you really are isn't a good thing.
Find out more about this author at: www.kaiyahart.com