Hi, readers! I am pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. We’re doing something a little different. This is our eighth official author interview on this romance blog! I know in the past, we did character interviews then switched over to the author’s take on it, but this approach is a bit unusual.
We have a real treat for you, readers. Today we get to speak one-on-one with a talented author. Please join me in welcoming Kaitlynzq to ILRB! 🙂
Marie Lavender: Hi, Kaitlynzq. Please have a seat.
Author Kaitlynzq: Hello, Marie.
Marie: Hey, it’s such a pleasure to have you here!
I’m going to throw in a few standard questions first.
Obviously, we know your occupation as an author, but some writers have other jobs as well. Do you have another occupation? Do you believe you’re any good at it? Do you like what you do?
I know I’m overloading you with questions, but we’re really interested in finding out more about you…
Kaitlynzq: I’m an author with a focus on adult literary fiction, poetry, and romance. To write for me is a need, almost like breathing. Writing is how I feel in rhythm with me, as me.
Marie: I know what you mean! 😉
Tell us…what is your greatest dream?
Kaitlynzq: I have many dreams; some centered on my writing, and others on love. These are delicate areas to talk about, and not always easy to discern what to share. For my writing, I have many aspirations for my current books, and for the stories that are evolving within me to write.
Marie: All right. I know dreams can change.
So, let’s try something else now, okay?
What was your dream growing up? Did you achieve that dream? If so, in what ways was it not what you expected? If you never achieved the dream, why not?
Kaitlynzq: I have always dreamed of being a writer as long as I can remember. Even as a young girl when I explored other artistic mediums, like being a fashion designer, or dance choreographer, creating time to write fictional stories was always part of how I would design my life’s plan.
Marie: Me too!
What is your deepest desire, Kaitlynzq?
Kaitlynzq: As a continuation to your previous questions, one of my deepest desires is to get to spend my life writing, and get to create the stories that are in my imagination.
Marie: That’s understandable.
Tell me something…what is your greatest fear?
Kaitlynzq: One of my greatest fears is that my doubts, and internal criticism are true.
Marie: I think we all fear that on some level…
So, I want to try something different next.
Readers, let’s shift somewhat and get the author’s perspective on one of her characters. 🙂
We’ve heard rumors about the hero of your story, Kessington. Quite an interesting character. Can you tell us a little about him?
Kaitlynzq: One of the characters within Legend of Song de Light audio book that I hold in a special way within my heart is Kessington.
He’s a tender gentleman that feels deeply, and has a natural open heart within all the degrees of emotions.
His birthday is September 18th, and his full name is part of the discovery within Legend of Song de Light.
What are your character’s greatest strengths?
Kaitlynzq: He is a man with a wonderful curiosity, and an openness to the world.
And, his exquisite way of painting the felt experiences of living moments into a song.
And what are his greatest weaknesses?
Kaitlynzq: I find it very hard to find any weaknesses within him.
Marie: I see.
Let’s try something fun, shall we?
What are some important elements we can find within Kessington’s world?
Kaitlynzq: He creates model vintage train sets that bring his amazing imagination to visual display that he then streams into soundscape artistry of what his heart hears in his experiences.
Part of his sound world that plays a significant link in his life is a saxophone, and the instrument’s subtleties are shared throughout Legend of Song de Light audio book.
His favorite color palette is antique silver and seafoam green, and he has a special fondness for the KEWORA Symphony.
Marie: Awesome… 🙂
How about another question?
What’s a positive quality that your character is unaware that he or she has?
Kaitlynzq: He emanates so beautifully a masculine tenderness.
Marie: Cool! Those characters are usually difficult to come across.
Will readers like or dislike this character, and why?
Kaitlynzq: I realize that each reader will have their own experience with Kessington’s story.
Recently, I’ve started creating videos that share more about the characters in Legend of Song de Light. This particular video for Kessington shares about a very special sound within a soundwave.
I’m looking forward to creating more of these videos.
Now that we have a real taste of Kessington, we have a few questions for you as well as the author, about the writing process of your book.
What first gave you the idea for Legend of Song de Light?
Kaitlynzq: The idea for Legend of Song de Light was a continual prompt from my heart. Something told me to begin, and the story revealed itself the more I wrote. One emotion filled layer after another. And, this story continues to reveal more for me now, each time I listen to the audio book, or read the audio play.
Interesting how the muse works, huh? 😉
Let’s try something else.
What is your writing style like? Are you a pantster or a plotter?
Kaitlynzq: I’m definitely a plotter. I have my notes, notebooks, online documents, and spreadsheets. All trying to stay up with my imagination.
Marie: I know, right?
I’m throwing this one in for our aspiring writers. Did you come across any specific challenges in writing Legend of Song de Light or publishing it? What would you do differently the next time?
Kaitlynzq: I think that there are benefits with all of the possibilities in how an author chooses to publish their work. For me, I’ve decided to self-publish all of my books, and created my book boutique to make them available for everyone online.
One challenge for me are my nerves as I proceed into something new, whether that’s within a new element of writing, or all that is involved with self-publishing. So many feelings occur, such as, scared, excited, ‘what if’ doubts, et cetera, and often, all of these feelings at one time. I’m still working on this challenge; however, somehow I know these particular choices I’ve made are right for me.
Marie: Indie publishing can be quite a challenge…
Well, it was a such a pleasure having you here on the I Love Romance Blog! And how apropos is that, considering what a great story Legend of Song de Light appears to be. Congratulations on your book… ♥
Here is the blurb:
The stories within Legend of Song de Light
connect, unfold, interweave many character’s stories
needs, feelings, desires, dreams
their threads as two crescent moons
connected under the firelights
that layer the chords, and form the lyrics
all of you entered my world as dawn’s awakening sky of soft palette
my garnet heart melted in iridescence to bloom in sun’s rays glow in night’s depth as the stars echo the rhythm of my heart my insides sigh and expand in delight harmonious blend as our lives
circle the melody
Information for the audio book: Recorded in Kaitlynzq’s voice with a blend of music like a heart’s wave into downloadable MP3 files.
An audio book which is interwoven in the Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu series that includes…
Ancient Script of Lovecontu audio poem
Legend of Song de Light audio book
Legend of Song de Light audio play
Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu audio set
Hashtag for series of interconnected stories: #lovecontusongdelightlovecontu
Kaitlynzq is also offering us a teaser from the audiobook!
“…I awoke to a sonic dream of rhapsody ensemble, hummingbird wings, and chimes that were the arrangement…”
“…Again and again I muted the caution sign, and proceeded with Kamille, but my mind got even more insistent as I thought of telling her…”
“…Those chrysanthemums burst a duet of color that are silk to the touch, and bring visions of a certain lady, but I haven’t returned to the garden since that day in May…”
Your drum of cashmere footsteps,
harp of silk strings touch,
and velvet flute voice,
Are an ensemble for my heart.
“…As my imagination worked its magic, I vibrated to a guitar string’s luxurious touch…”
“…Dendranthema x grandiflora has layers of petals that caress every fiber of the flower’s center, as my dear Rquhwy’s touch vibrates in my veins to the core of my breath…”
“…The room that is partitioned with a fireplace’s heat wave, and holds teardrop flower petals in the corners, flows freely into my heart with each pebble of sand in an hourglass. Wisjvye’s heartbeat radiates…”
“…Danseur pulls ballerina into him, their eyes speaking the volumes in their hearts as he lifts her above to hold a cherimey for an eight count. He draws her into him again, and upon her signal, tosses her high in the air for a leatur to land softly in his arms. Danseur reimey, as ballerina performs an intricate olor fu de ar, a bea uh li, triple tizpin, turns back to Danseur, and magnifi-gras-se-susay. Danseur catches her right on cue. Joined hand to hand, they geeté, geeté, adream petite into the final truset luh-es-aglo lift, and return encircled with their eyes speaking the volumes in their hearts…”
…The developmental process of this collection included the use of a paint brush to add to the photos the undercurrent of feeling within them, and when the four piece panorama is placed side-by-side, a gentle stream is seen that carries this private story…
Intriguing! I’m curious to find out more… 😀
Title: Legend of Song de Light
Author Name: Kaitlynzq
Genre: Adult Literary Fiction, Romance
Available to purchase on my Website that is supported by two URL addresses:
Direct Links on my Website to the story:
We’ll be sure to get a copy of this adult literary romance! ♥♥♥
UPDATE 5/13/19: Here is my book review on Goodreads.
I currently live in Elk Grove, California. My fictional stories are written from the inside view of a character’s interior heart-
beautiful, vulnerable, intimate space
feelings, desires, needs, dreams
a blend of
delicate feather ripples of heart waves
needs, feelings, dreams, desires
quiet, gentle heart strings
soft, vulnerable air mist
circles, weaves to caress
a sonic sea of heart’s breath
Woven into audio books that are recorded in my voice with a medley of music as a heart’s wave into downloadable MP3 files; audio plays adapted from the audio books, and layered into PDF files like a heart’s song; audio poems that are multiple poems designed to connect to form a story as a heart’s breath; and audio sets that are sets of these interconnected stories with elements from each story that interweave in one another as heart’s wave, heart’s song, heart’s breath.
And, if you want to know how to connect with the fascinating Kaitlynzq, here are some author links…
Here are her video and blog post about this interview…
Once again, I’d like to thank Kaitlynzq, the brilliant author of this romantic audiobook, for stopping by! It was a pleasure to have you here! Readers, check out her work! ♥