Interview with K.K. Allen, author of The Trouble With Gravity
07 Jan 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, The Trouble With Gravity?
The Trouble With Gravity is a frenemies-to-lovers story starring two completely new characters in the Gravity series! So this is very much a standalone. Kai Ashley and Sebastian Chase are two people with haunting pasts who find each other at both the worst and best possible time in their lives. “If you love a strong and confident heroine and a cheeky bad boy with a heart of gold, you’ll fall nose over toes for Kai and Sebastian.” I couldn’t have said it better than BookAddict’s review did.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
For as long as I remember, I’ve had a Nicholas Sparks book on my nightstand. Even after I’ve finished reading it. He has had such a huge influence on my writing career, since college, that it just feels natural to have his books nearby. At this point, they’re more decorative than anything else. I also have a Dragon Masters book sitting there, courtesy of my eight-year-old.
What advice would you give your teenage self?
Oooh, this is a good one! Never think something is impossible. Just because you don’t know how your dreams can be accomplished, doesn’t mean they can’t be. Write the book, and figure out how to perfect and publish it later!
If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?
Assuming this hour is in the middle of the day when my son is at school, I would most likely spend that time writing or distracting myself from writing by talking to my reader group, Forever Young, on Facebook (aka: my favorite place on the internet).
What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?
My son recently turned eight, and every year around this time I can’t help but think about where I was then, and where I am now. From the moment I found out I was bringing a little human into this world as a single momma, my entire perspective changed. In all honesty. I grew up fast. I stopped letting life happen to me. I started reaching for goals I’d never dared to dream before. It’s safe to say that’s why I’m here today!
What scene in The Trouble With Gravity was your favorite to write?
Gahh, this entire book was so much fun to write. I cannot gush about that enough. All writers know what it feels like to be “in the zone” because that’s when the magic happens. When your heart tells the story, and your fingers fly across the keyboard. That was me during the entire process of writing this book. But my favorite scene in The Trouble With Gravity would have to be when Sebastian is in an empty theater, composing music on his piano. He doesn’t know he’s being watched by our heroine, Kai. Until this moment, Sebastian has been such an impossible tough guy, but when he’s behind the piano, he’s his most vulnerable self and that’s what Kai is getting to witness. I can still feel the rush that went through me when writing that scene, of describing the feelings moving through him during the rise and fall of the number, until the moment he sees Kai watching him. BEST EVER MOMENT!
This interview has been so much fun. Thank you so much, New In Books! And I hope y’all check out The Trouble With Gravity.
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