Do you see yourself in any of your characters?
Obviously the female characters have some of my voice in them but not really. My close friends say I'm closer to Haddie but I don't see that.
What did you do in your former life before becoming an author?
Let's see... I did lots of things. I was a purchasing agent for a large housing developer. I dealt mainly with all of the options you can buy when you buy a new house. And then I was a controller for a construction company. And then I took some time off to have baby number one and then returned to work doing accounting for a yacht broker. Nothing very exciting.
Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?
Not really. I usually eat cinnamon jolly rancher or spearmint lifesavers. And have a diet coke. And listen to music I know the lyrics to already so that I don't get distracted by new lyrics. I think that's it. And sometimes I have to turn on an internet blocker so that I don't get distracted by social media.
Which other writers inspire you?
When I first started, I was inspired to write watching all of the other women make it big indie and then turn traditional publish. At that time it was Jodi Ellen Malpas, Raine Miller, Tina Reber, Jamie McGuire, Katy Evans, etc. Their success inspired me to have to courage to write myself...but nowadays there isn't one, set thing that does.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I don't get to read much at all nowadays. I think I read three books last year total. That's really sad, I know.
Kristy Bromberg's BIO
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her--the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.
K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, and Hard Beat as well as a '10 year gap' novel to follow up the conclusion of Crashed.
And our bonus questions,
JUST BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH
What inspired you to start writing?
I was bored. I was reading all of these books in the after FSOG publishing frenzy and I thought "I can do this" so I started outlining Driven...
Since Hawkin is a musician, what kind of research went into Sweet Ache?
Honestly, not much. Lol. The book doesn't really focus much on the band as a whole. Music is what Hawkin has made his career but his backstory is what makes the book interesting and his want to overcome it in order to finally have a chance at love.
Is Hawkin based on a real person?
No. None of my characters have ever been based on a real person. It's all fiction.
If so, can I have his number?
You and me, both :)