I'm pleased to have Kathryn E. Jones, author of "Scrambled," with us today. Let's get to know her.
Patricia: Kathryn, what are your favorite things to do when you’re not reading or writing?
Kathryn: I love to take walks in the mountains or on the beach. Since I have mountains where I live and not many beaches, the mountains win out the majority of the time.
Patricia: What’s your favorite color? Why?
Kathryn: I love red. I also love hearts. I love wearing red and like to decorate with the color. Red makes me feel powerful and a bit glamorous. I like it because when I wear it I can't hide in a room of people and it forces me to talk. I wear red often when I give a presentation because it make me feel more courageous. I also love red roses and chocolate dipped strawberries. Yes, I am a romantic, but I don't write a lot of romance.
Patricia: How would you describe yourself, personality wise?
Kathryn: Along with being a romantic, I like my alone time and I don't like the idea of people covering up secrets. I think if something needs to be said it should be said, with tact of course, but it shouldn't be kept inside. I'd like to think that I am a pretty good conversationalist and that I care about what's happening in other people's lives. I like to have fun but I also like those quiet moment of meditation.
Patricia: Do you like to travel? If so, what are some of your favorite places to go and/or what was your favorite vacation?
Kathryn: I LOVE to travel! My dream vacation is Paris, but I haven't made it there yet. I have been to New York and Hawaii, and have loved both. I've considered traveling to the coast of Oregon, staying on the beach for at least a week and writing, but haven't done that yet either. Mostly, I have dreams of traveling when I've sold enough books to get there.
Patricia: How would you complete this sentence? If I won a million dollars, I would
Kathryn: build my dream home. I would want to be involved in all of the elements, from creation of the project to the design and decor chosen. Part of the reason I'd want to be involved in all of the elements is so that I could create a large enough space to house my creative writing classes, tutoring sessions, computers, etc. I have even considered adding a bathroom and a small kitchen to the area. Most of this room is already designed in my head. I think it would be great for writers to be able to come to a place especially designed for them and to get the writing assistance that they need--all in one place!
Kathryn has been a published writer since 1987. She has published various newspaper stories, magazine articles, essays and short stories for teens and adults. She is the author of: A River of Stones, a young adult fiction novel dealing with divorce published in 2002, and Conquering your Goliaths—A Parable of the Five Stones, a Christian novel published in January of 2012. One of her newest creations, a Conquering your Goliaths—Guidebook, was published in February of 2012. Scrambled, published in September 2012, is her first cozy mystery.
Kathryn graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Mass Communication and a minor in Creative Writing. Her studies included work in creative writing, public relations and journalism. Recently, she has opened the doors to Idea Creations Press, a publishing services company that caters to writers and their writing, publishing and marketing needs.
Find Scrambled at: http://www.ariverofstones.com/scrambled.html. Purchase the book from Kathryn and get it autographed, or purchase the book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (links are on the site listed above). Scrambled is available in both paperback and Kindle versions.