Amazon.com sometimes-bestselling-author, Kristy K. James, had one goal in life … to work in law enforcement – until the night she called the police to check out a scary noise in her yard. Realizing that she might someday have to check out scary noises in other dark yards if she continued on that path, she turned to her other favorite love, writing. Since then, her days have been filled with being a mom and reluctant zookeeper (3 pets), creating stories, and looking for trouble in her kitchen.
I’ve decided that I need to add a little bit more about me, as an author. While I love to read any good book, I’ve never felt that plots must follow ‘Formula WXYZ’ to qualify as good. While I’ll admit that W+X+Y=Z has turned out some wonderful stories, sometimes J+C+O can equal Z, too. In other words, sometimes different works out very nicely.
I guess you could say I’m different. In my choices for movies and television, in my choices for books, and certainly in the way I write. My style might not be a good fit for everyone, but I know I’m not the only one who likes good, clean novels. Novels that don’t always follow the guidelines traditional publishers have made their gold standard.
So if you like different, too, you just might like the stories I have to tell.
In the song, Love Story, Taylor Swift sings about about a love that lasts through the ages. And I believe, deep down, we all wish for that same thing. A love that was always meant to be.
A love to fill the lonely places in our hearts.
That will be there in the good times… And the hard ones.
For someone who cares enough to hold us when we cry.
Who will rejoice with us in the special moments.
For the one who’s in it for the long haul.
For as long as I can remember, those are the kinds of stories I wanted to read. Stories fraught with one trouble or another, but that no matter how bad things got, the heroine always found her knight in shining armor. It didn’t matter that his armor was always a little tarnished because she wasn’t perfect either. But the love those couples shared … that was perfect. Or pretty darned close.
And when I started writing my own love stories, my goal was to find just the right blend of hardship and trials, strength and tenderness, and above all, love. My heroes and heroines all have flaws, but in the end, whatever problems they might face, they will eventually find their happily-ever-afters.
So whether you’re new here, or you’ve been with me for a while, I hope you enjoy the tales I have to tell … because I write each one of them with you in mind.
I’ll leave you with another favorite video. Yeah, I’m a closet Taylor Swift fan – at least of her country music. She told the best stories in her songs…