Ms. Phoenix is a rare bird herself – a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. She serves as the Membership Chair for the Las Vegas Romance Writers and is also a member of the Kiss of Death and Women’s Fiction chapters of Romance Writers of America.
Prior to writing, Kay was a Graphic Artist for 15 years, and her designs can be seen in casinos around the world. Kay also holds an Associate’s degree in Graphic Technology. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping and photography and is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She is also a member of the Vegas Artists Guild.
What is your favorite book, character and why? Hmm, that’s such a hard question. Currently, it would have to be Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series with Jamie Fraser as the hero. Why do I love Jamie? I think it’s his honesty and humor. He isn’t an alpha hero because he makes mistakes (and gets seasick a lot). I’m excited about the “Outlander” series that Starz is filming right now.
Do you prefer to write erotic or sweet? I prefer writing sweet, but I like to read erotic sometimes. Perhaps I’ll try my hand at erotic someday; I have a few ideas swimming around in my head.
Which famous person, living or dead, are you drawn to? It doesn’t seem to go along with romance writing at all, but I really love Walt Disney. He had a dream and saw it through.
Where do you see yourself in five years? I’m not sure where I’ll be but I know that I’ll still be writing and putting forth my best efforts.
What advice would you give aspiring writers? Don’t give up! Join RWA and surround yourself with like minded peers to inspire you. Tell your story, don’t follow trends.
What do you see yourself writing in the future? There has been a steampunk gypsy story bouncing around in my head for awhile now and I’m eager to start on it.
If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? Teleportation! No more traffic or lines. I’d have so much more time to write.
What time of the day are you at your best to write? In the mornings after my son is at school.
Explain your perfect day. Disneyland with my loved ones … with no lines (does that ever happen?)!
What is the most decadent desert you can’t say no to? I love a chocolate milkshake from Dairy Queen with whipped cream and a cherry on top. It’s pretty simple, but to me, it’s heaven!
Do you have a favorite holiday what is it and what makes it special to you? Halloween is my favorite holiday because I love seeing what people in my life decide to dress up as. It’s only one night a year…have fun! Life is short.
What key words describe you best? Tenacious!
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