YA Spring Fling Interview with Author Kimberly G. Giarratano
Today Author Kimberly G. Giarratano is being interviewed here on the blog as part of the YA Spring Fling happening from the 20th March to the 3rd April. There are over 100 different books for readers to win, and over 70 authors. To be entered to win some of greatness you’ll have to check out things tomorrow (the 20th) but today you can still be guaranteed at win at least one free Ebook by signing up to the mailing list HERE.
Special thanks to Sarah Dalton, who put this great experience together!
Now, onto the interview, where you’ll learn more about Kimberly G. Giarratano and her books!
What’s your favourite thing about spring?
Seeing my lawn for the first time in months and shedding my winter coat. I live in the Poconos and I am sick to death of dirty, yellow snow packs.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
I love the creativity and work flexibility. I hope to never work a 9-5 job again. I also love the reader response to my work. I love to talk books and it’s both surreal and amazing when people talk about characters and worlds I’ve built. There’s no other feeling like it.
What’s the worst thing about being a writer?
Honestly, it’s the actual writing. It’s fun to be creative and to develop characters and plot twists and settings, but it can be exhausting to sit your butt down and pound out words.
Tell us more about your books.
I wrote a YA paranormal romance/mystery called Grunge Gods and Graveyards. If you love romance, a page-turning mystery, ghosts, and the 90s, you’ll love Grunge Gods. There’s lot of references to late 90s alternative music in the story. I’m currently revising a novella to Grunge Gods called The Lady in Blue. That’s a spin-off story and should be out soon. And I wrote a short story that’s available on Amazon called One Night Is All You Need. If you have 99 cents to spare or are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, I recommend you download a copy. I think it’s some of my best writing.
Tell us something interesting about your main character.
Lainey Bloom is a 17-year-old in 1996 (she’s actually my age) who loves alternative music and is terrible at Spanish. She can also see ghosts, which puts her in an interesting position to solve a murder. She’s also got a great sense of humor.
Coffee or Tea?
Plotter or Pantser?
What was the last YA book you read?
I’m currently reading All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry. It’s haunting and beautifully written.
Why do you write YA?
I was a YA librarian for a few years before I had kids. YA is my favorite audience level. I’m a big believer in writing what you love to read.
What are your top tips for surviving a bad review?
Read the one star reviews of your favorite authors and you’ll see no one is immune. You can’t please everyone, so you gotta get past it.
Where can readers find your books?
Grunge Gods and Graveyards can be found on all ebook platforms. If you click here, it will take you to links for all retailers. One Night Is All You Need can be found only on Amazon.
I can be found at www.kimberlyggiarratano.com and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KGGiarratano. I love to hear from readers.
Don’t forget! To be entered to win some of greatness you’ll have to check out things tomorrow (the 20th) but today you can still be guaranteed at win at least one free Ebook by signing up to the mailing list HERE..
Thanks for having me!
There’s definitely something to be said for flexibility! I love your coping strategy for dealing with bad reviews, too. And having people talk about the worlds you’ve built must really be the most amazing feeling.
All the Truth That’s In Me was one of those books where my thoughts on it changed as I went. Let’s talk when you finish it.
p.s. Sarah and Faith, I signed up for your mailing list!
Hi Jill! Thanks for commenting 🙂
It’s always exciting for me when people talk about wanting to go and explore some place I’ve created. It always feels real to me, so it seems oddly natural, too.
The mailing list is JUST for the giveaway, so you’ll only be contacted about picking up books for this giveaway. There’s tons to choose from! 😀