Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Author Interview With Kelly Yeakle

First of all, I would like to take a moment to thank Kelly for joining me and allowing me to interview her.

V- What was your journey into publication like, and where do you get your inspiration?

K- My inspiration stems from all sorts of things. I can see something in nature that triggers an idea and that small little spark turns into a campfire before I know it. My kids inspire me a lot. I like to listen to them when theyre playing and they think Im not listening. Their creativity rubs off on me. My first published novel The Legacy Keepers Treasure was picked up right away by Decadent Publishing, and was actually my first attempt at getting published. So my journey was fairly simple, write, submit, accepted.

V- Whats your most current release and what can we expect to see from you in the near future?

K- My most current release is Timeless through Evernight Publishing. Im wrapping up a f/f romance right now that I hope will be picked up and available by the end of summer. Its my first attempt at a non-heterosexual story, and I hope that I dont let readers in that genre down. It has been a challenge writing it, and that makes it all the more special to me.

V- What words of wisdom do you have for writers just starting their journey?

K- Honestly, don’t sweat the small stuff. Not everyone is going to like what you write, and you may face a few rejections before you get an acceptance. Don’t give up. Keep reaching for your dreams.

V- Self-publishing has come up so often lately in the media both online and off, whats your views?

K- I was actually approached a while back by a self-publishing company and the deal they offered was really reasonable. I was quite tempted, but I like the fit and feel of an actual publisher because you have a support system that way. Being as new to the writing world as I am, I prefer having that support versus trying to do everything on my own.

V- And now for some less formal questions.
     If I were to look at the current books youre reading, which titles would I find?

K-  Right now, The Valentine Fae by Emma Shortt is top on my reading list. Most Eligible by Lisa Marie Ordone and Share Your Soul by Rachel Carrington are also on my TBR list. I’m looking forward to the newest Nora Roberts which I believe releases this month sometime as well.

V- Whats the one thing in the world that you cannot live without?

K- I cannot survive without my cell phone. Im a text addict from the time I get up in the morning until I lay my head down at night. I would also die *insert dramatic sigh here* without my computer!

V- If you could have one wish, what would it be and why?

K- If I could have one wish it would be that there would be a cure for cancer. I have lost people to the ugly disease and know others who have, too. It’s a life taker and I wish they could find a way to cure it.

V- Where do you see yourself ten years from now?

K- Ten years from now I hope to have many more books in circulation for my readers. I would hope that my name will be a little more well known, and that I can consider myself just a wee bit famous.

V- Once again Kelly, thanks for doing this interview. It's been a pleasure.

K- A huge thanks for letting me stop by today! I hope you’ve learned a little more about me.. Feel free to friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter (KYeakle27). You can check out my website and my blog .

You can find Timeless at Evernight Publishing and be on the look out for the print version which should be releasing by the end of April or early May.

You can find The Legacy Keeper’s Treasure at Decadent Publishing .


  1. Great interview, gals! :D


  2. You will LOVE Share Your Soul, Kelly!
    Great interview.

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