Please give a warm welcome to Katelyn Beckett
Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi, I’m Katelyn. I fell in love with romance in 2012 and only recently began publishing reverse harem romance books. The genre is amazing and full of incredible readers who are always searching for more. I’m just delighted to be a part of it.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
Absolutely. It’s the air I breathe.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
Her Secret Menagerie sprung from a tease between myself and a friend. I joked that there had to be a sweet romance series called Puppy Love. When I looked, there wasn’t. I was shocked. I love shifters and I thought it’d be a perfect fit. Why not run with it? I considered making the series about one girl and countless guys, but Sadie ended up deciding that she wanted to have a pack, not everyone else, too. So, Olivia, Nicole, and so many other wonderful girls took or are taking their spots with their handsome boys.
What are you working on now?
More Her Secret Menagerie, More In Love & War, and a half-dozen other plots. It’s going to be a busy year, but I’m striving to make books that are both sexy and fun. It’s a careful balance.
Do you have any quirks while working?
You know that bisexual “we sit like pretzels” meme?
What are your hopes for the future?
Other than “I hope people like what I’m writing”? Settling down. My spouse retires from the military soon and we get to find an actual home. It’s a little overwhelming, but we’re both looking forward to it.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Write your soul on a page. Somebody’s going to love it. And don’t be afraid of saying you’re wrong. Basic B*tch’s release went to pieces because Amazon ate half the book. As soon as I heard about it, I tried to let everybody know that I was on the case and working to fix the issues. Always reach out to your readers in a situation like that. I had some amazing readers come through and tell people, in their reviews, that I was working to correct the disappearance of half the book. I couldn’t be more grateful to them and, had I hunkered in horrified silence, they would have never been able to help like that.
And never be afraid of honing your craft further. Authors are always learning, evolving, and becoming more than they were yesterday. Don’t get stuck in the past. Embrace knowing that you will never be finished. It’s a beautiful thing to realize that there is always something more.
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
Y’all brought me through a rough 2020 and I hope I helped bring you along, too. I’m excited to see what we can do together in 2021. Love you ❤