Author: Kiki Archer
Top of the lesbian Amazon book charts, popular Author Kiki Archer shares what gets her excited about writing & more…
Independent or published author? Independent
Preferred pronoun: She
1. What’s your first memory of enjoying reading?
My parents had to pay me to read. My older sister’s books were forced upon me and I never quite bonded with Malory Towers, Little Women, orBlack Beauty, hence the payment to complete a story. However once I discovered the Beano books this little lesbian was well away.
2. What are you currently reading?
Peter James Want You Dead. The 10th book in the brilliant Roy Grace series. I love a good thriller.
3. Which character you’ve created/written do you wish you could spend a day as?
Jenna James [One foot onto the Ice]. I love skiing and she’s a ski instructor. She also has very good sex.
4. Which character that someone else has written do you wish you could spend a day as?
Lucy from Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta series. A very smart, very rich, very hot lesbian.
5. Have you created any characters you don’t like?
Yes, but I like them for being so unlikeable. Bea, Marcus, Zara, Amber. It’s great to get readers cringing, or shouting, or simply feeling the intense emotion of hatred for a character.
6. What was the first thing you ever wrote that made you think, “I want to be a writer”?
It was when But She Is My Student started to sell. I saw it get to #1 on the UK and US lesfic charts and stay there for months. It was at that point that I thought – maybe I can do this.
7. Do you edit as you go or as a full process after a first draft?
Both. I reread and edit my work from the previous day before I start my new word count. When I’m finished the whole MS goes to the wonderful editor Jayne Fereday: http://feredayediting.wordpress.com/
8. Where do you write? And what do you need around you?
Mon-Thurs 9.30am-2.30pm in my office. Friday 9.30am-2.30pm in Costa. Both places need lots of coffee and cakes. Outside of these hours I do my real job – a stay at home Mummy.
9. Pen and paper, typewriter or computer?
Laptop. [see photo!]