Interview with Karen Kay, Author of She Brings Beauty to Me (The Medicine Man Book 4)

26 Jun 2024

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write She Brings Beauty To Me (The Medicine Man Book 4)?

This is book #4 in The Medicine Man Series, and the hero in this story was a young boy in book #3. In book #3 (She Paints My Soul), this young boy of seven showed such courage and knowledge for his age that I wanted him to have his own book…of course he is grown up in this story.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of She Brings Beauty To Me (The Medicine Man Book 4), what would they be?

It would be my inspiration for the plot of this story: Pie Jesu. The song is so beautiful I had to have a story to go with the song.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

It’s the Romance genre in general, although I do prefer Historical Romance. But I also love to read historical accounts. And yes, Historical Romance is my favorite genre to write in.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Mostly I have research books by James Willard Schultz on my list to read. I find it difficult to read other romance books when I’m writing, and so I content myself with reading historical research books which are not dull in the least. They are usually full of true life adventure.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

There are several scenes that I loved because they made me giggle, as the hero teases the heroine. But, probably my favorite scene is the one where Stands Strong (the hero) first meets Czanna (the heroine).

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Well, I write with music in the background and usually the songs that inspire me are the songs for that particular book. Also, my feet need to be warm when I write…unfortunately, even in summer.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I think it would be that kindness to another is more important than anything else in a relationship, be it one’s marriage partner or a friend. Kindness and generosity are probably more important than any of us realize, I think.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

That people truly in love can work out almost anything if they really want to and if they keep trying.


Karen Kay is the author of the new book She Brings Beauty To Me (The Medicine Man Book 4)

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