Kat Green was born Nov 1979 into a military family, and moved around alot during her childhood. This shaped her into the person she is today. At ease with meeting new people and adapting to new surroundings. Her family roots are from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Kat now lives with her husband and son on the south coast of England, Portsmouth. She doesn't pretend to be the best, and is still growing as a writer and having fun along the way. She loves books and has a busy imagination. Her love for music plays a big part in her first novel, Strings. Kat loves to watch live bands, and can usually be found at gigs around the UK. In 2010 she lost her mother to blood cancer and it was time to put her words on a page and stop worrying about what people might say, 'Life is too short and precious to waste' is her motto. Writing is her passion and her escape. If you like what she does, she says 'Thank you!' For those who don't, she says 'Thanks for giving her a chance.'
I have recently done a review of Strings by Kat Green and now I got to do an interview with her!
She is one of the most loveliest authors I've spoken too and Strings is such an amazing story!
1. What made you want to become a writer?
It's always been something I have wanted to do. As far back as 11 but as with most things confidence in my writing ability held me back. Then 4 years ago I watched my mother lose her fight with Blood cancer. It made me want to live, and experience all things in life I wanted to do. Life is way too short to let things pass you by because others might bring you down. Don't let them.
2. Where did the idea for Strings come from?
I honestly don't know. It was just in my imagination. I am very passionate about music, and blog for unsigned bands. But, that actually started after I had penned the first draft of Strings.
3. Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mum and my Son.
Music is also my inspiration.
4. What books have most influenced your life most?
I love reading. I love books so picking one is hard. I just love a story that makes me laugh, cry and make me escape real life.
5. Do you find anything challenging when you're writing?
I find the doubt in my mind sometimes is actually the hardest. It can sometimes distract you. There have been nights where I have sat down to write, an hour later I have done nothing but read what I have already written and made more notes, changed my mind and then gone back to my original plan. Time has run away and I have written nothing.
6. Do you have any advice for people who want to become writers?
Write the story you have in your heart. Don't write what you think others might want. It's your story. Of course, support and advice from someone you trust is vital but you can work on that once you have penned the story you needed to write.
When I started it was like a box full of stuff, what was I going to do with it all. I just turned the box over and let it all fall out, it scattered out in several directions. Then I put everything into the right place, removed the rubbish, until it was all neat and Tidy.
Just be brave. Don't worry about those who don't like your book it's a given someone won't. Just be at peace with that and do it anyway.
About Strings-The rise of the Black Eagles was meteoric, from band practice in the garage to global stars almost overnight. And Melissa Webb, the beautiful girlfriend of the front man, appeared to have it all.
But when Luke Black disappears without a trace and Melissa wakes up in a hospital bed after a savage attack, her perfect world is shattered and their lives are plunged into a potentially deadly crisis.
Where is Luke, and can he be found before it is too late?
You can buy it here!