Kaylynn produces interesting, captivating and stimulating pieces of work, which absorbs the reader down to the last page. She has used not only her imagination, but glimpses of the life she has lived and grown to love, in order to produce quality, flowing works of art. She believes that the mind is one of our most wonderful assets here on earth. Kaylynn opens you up to things that will make you think outside the box. Her hope is that through her stimulating roller coaster rides of emotion, your mind will have the proper exercise necessary for continued growth and enlightenment.
A Detroit native, Kaylynn grew up on the east side of the city and has always had an insatiable passion for writing. One which will soon birth what we are now predicting to be one of the next top authors. Kaylynn still lives in the suburban area of Metropolitan Detroit, enjoys reading and spending time with her family and many friends.
Her titles include: Recipe of Deception and Love with a Vengeance
About “Recipe of Deception”
Lucas and Moreen Harrison appear to be a happy couple on the surface. They say never judge a book by its cover. This one is no different.
Lucas is a man who only wants to take care of his family and thrive in business. But he finds the haunts of a past love and life too distracting. He becomes mesmerized by a gorgeous woman with a beautiful soul, unaware of her good and bad intentions.
Moreen craves intimacy that has been lacking on the home front. She allows herself to be charmed and swept off her feet by a Casanova found in an unlikely place. Confident that her husband would just about allow anything rather than be alone, she finds power to immerse herself in this sea of seduction.
The two are caught in a web of lies they unknowingly weaved together. This ordinary love triangle takes another shape all of its own. Both thought their truths would be hidden from the light. Neither of them realizes they are in the hands of Destiny.
Preheated to 400 degrees
1 16 oz. bag of cheating
1 cup of lies
1 1/2 cups of back-stabbing
2 cups of seduction
3 tbsp of manipulation
1 tbsp of revenge
a pinch of rage
Mix them together with a heart broken, psychotic woman and grief. Stand back and watch Destiny explode.
DP: When did you first decide you wanted to become an author?
Kaylynn: The thought first crossed my mind in high school, I wrote poetry then mostly. However, I thought seriously of pursuing writing when I read Waiting to Exhale. I have much respect and admiration for Teri McMillan and don't get me wrong I loved the book. But the simplicity of it made me realize I could too do this.
DP: How did you decide on the idea for your first book?
Kaylynn: I didn't really decide, it decided for me. One day I sat down, started writing and the story took on a mind of its own. I didn't drive the story the story drove me.
DP: How long did it take you to write your first book?
Kaylynn: When I finally began writing my first book, I had been yearning to do so for so long. I'd put it off for many years. Honestly, it only took me about two weeks to get the entire concept on paper. It wasn't complete and ready for print then but the beginning, middle and ending were committed to the pages.
DP: Did you self-publish or are you signed to a publishing company?
Kaylynn: I Self Published
DP: How did you decide on the cover for your most recent book?
Kaylynn: Recipe of Deception's cover was inspired strictly by the story. I wanted to pique readers’ interests with the cover and reveal a little of what MIGHT be going on between the pages.
DP: Tell us about your writing style. Do you write on a schedule?
Kaylynn: My style? Hmmm when the feeling hits me, I write. Sometimes I do force myself to sit in front of the computer to put words on paper. But once it begins to flow, I sometimes have to also make myself stop. No there is no schedule, I don't commit to a certain number of pages or words. Some days I write two sentences, some days five pages.
DP: What makes your writing unique?
Kaylynn: The unique part about my writing I think is that I have a way of drawing the reader in. I like to have them thinking the story is going in one direction. In fact, they never see what's coming.
DP: As a writer, what motivates you?
Kaylynn: I find motivation in my readers' anticipation. The fact that I have people ask "When is the next book?" excites me. I wouldn't want to let them down. Also, the ability to take the mind any place I choose between the pages. There is no box and I wouldn't stay inside it if there were.
DP: How do you balance your writing and various responsibilities that come along with being an independent author?
Kaylynn: I don't think there is a balance. I do the things that I need to when it’s called for. My mind is always on more than one thing. I can be writing a story, thinking of what the cover should look like. Working on a cover design while toying with the idea of different marketing aspects go hand in hand. Multitasking is the name of the game.
DP: When you’re not writing what are you doing?
Kaylynn: Ha! I live a full life. I'm a mother, sister, daughter, and friend. I do live life to the fullest. I'll just say when I'm not writing I'm gathering intel for my next project.
DP: What’s a typical day like for you?
Kaylynn: Well, unfortunately I still have a full time job (not for long). So, my day consists of showing up there. After which I come home to two teenage boys. Some days I write, some days I read. Intertwined in all that, I'm on FB.
DP: Tell us about your last book signing.
Kaylynn: My last signing was in South Carolina in a beauty salon. It was interesting. I sold a few books. But in my opinion signings are utilized to be seen, show the work to people that may have never seen or heard of me. It is simply an attempt to open another market.
DP: Do you have contests or giveaways?
Kaylynn: I have had giveaways in the past. For example on my FB fan page the 300th person to 'like' it received one of my titles. I've posted questions and the winner received a sneak peak at the next novel. There will be more in the future.
DP: Many independent authors find it hard to get readers to buy their books. How did you handle the challenges that come along with being a first-time author in a competitive and ever-changing market?
Kaylynn: I really don't think of it as a competition. There is an abundance of readers with an abundance of tastes. The best thing for me is to just put it out there, promote everywhere. When the opportunity arises I try to get my name out there. The more it's recognized the less apprehension in purchasing my work.
DP: What did you do on your 2nd book that you did not do in your first one?
Kaylynn: My first and second books are on totally different planes. My first, written in 1st person, gives you a view through the voice of the main character, Savannah. Whereas in the second novel, written in 3rd person, tells a story of all the characters. In the second book readers get a peek at what’s to come before the characters discover what’s going on. Which, I believe keeps them reading to find out how each character would react.
DP: If you could give one piece of advice to an up and coming author, what would it be?
Kaylynn: I'm going to answer this as a reader. PROOFREAD! EDIT! Though I know from experience every novel will have a few mistakes, when a novel is riddled with grammatical errors, misspelled words, poor sentence structure, it makes it difficult to read and easy to put down.
DP: Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?
Kaylynn: There are several places to purchase:
DP: Please list any literary awards, honors, and book club affiliations.
Kaylynn: It would be remiss of me to not mention the wonderful ladies of EyeCU Reading and Social Network. I affectionately refer to them as my gang. They're supportive, encouraging and inspiring.