Monday, February 21, 2011

Author of the Week: Karyn Grice

How did you become a writer?
While watching television I said out loud, I'm going to write a book. Six days later my first novel, Single Black Female was complete.

What are you hoping readers take from your book?
That women are smart and strong and can manage a relationship and a business.

Who is the hero in your life? How does your hero inspire you?
My husband is my hero. He is very generous and is always helping others. I call him my knight in shining armor.

How do you relax after a long day of writing?
I listen to music while I read and I also listen to music while I write. It's very relaxing.

What are your favorite marketing and/or promotional tools?
I like attending book club meetings. I enjoy talking with a group of people and hearing their opinions about my characters. I'm also on Facebook.

What is one thing you have learned about the publishing industry?
Determination and patience is paramount.

What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
To do their research and due diligence. There are numerous publishing and self-publishing articles on the internet. Join online writing groups to find out what other authors are doing.

Who was the first author you read?What was the title of the book?
Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna. I read it when I was a teenager.

Tell us what new projects you are working on.
I'm still learning how to write. I read a lot and since I've already written my next novel, I've been working on perfecting it.

Where can your readers find you?
I'm on Facebook. I also have a website at and my author page at

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