Interview with L.A. Kaye, Author of Dearly & Deviant Daniel

26 Oct 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dearly & Deviant Daniel, Dearly & the Departed, Book 1?

Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, I knew the local mortician’s son, and he had the best stories about living over the funeral home his parents owned. Some of them were hysterical, and they stuck with me.

When I decided to write a paranormal book, those memories were my inspiration, though he never mentioned if he could see ghosts!

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Dearly & Deviant Daniel, Dearly & the Departed, Book 1, what would they be?

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”–Dash knows how to thrill Keir!

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

My favorite genre is M/M Romance, which is what I write.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Mike Bravo Ops by Eden Finley, and Cold Case Psychic series by Pandora Pine.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The prologue when Keir meets his first “guest.”

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

When I write, I have to have noise in the background. If it’s too quiet, I scare easily!

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

Love is love.

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

We don’t live forever, so make the most of the time you have.


L.A. Kaye is the author of the new book Dearly & Deviant Daniel, Dearly & the Departed, Book 1

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