Please give a warm welcome to author K.B. Everly
Tell us a bit about yourself…
Hmm let’s see. I was born in Newfoundland, Canada but I was raised military so I’ve spent most of my life where I live now in Southern MS. I have a daughter who pretty much torments me just for giggles but I love her to pieces. Along with her I’ve got two devil cats and a poodle pup who is the smartest dummy lol I’m also an amputee for about 10 years now after a motorcycle accident which was kind of how I ended up becoming a writer. When you can’t go to a physical job and stand for hours on end you look for something you can do. I’ve loved writing since I was a kid but never dreamed I’d get to do it for a job. I friggin love it though! My 4 year authorversary as K.B. Everly is coming up and I’m about to publish my 20th book 🙂
Have you always wanted to become an author?
Actually no lol I wanted to be a tattoo artist. Which I did for a while. As mentioned I always loved writing but art had been my outlet for years. The tattoo thing didn’t work out though. It wasn’t for me. I actually got the inspiration for my second book Blood from working in a shop. I realized pretty quick though that writing was my new passion, so I went with it.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
My current book is a firefighter RH which was inspired from watching one too many episodes of Station 19 lol I thought to myself “why not? Who doesn’t love sexy, sweet men in uniform saving people from fires?”
What are you working on now?
Firefly, the firefighter book mentioned above. Soon I’ll also be working on a second book in my Bad Habits duology that I wrote with author Emma Cole. Now that’s a dark one.
Do you have any quirks while working?
MANY. Lol I can’t write during the day unless I’m outside of my house, whether that’s sitting in the car line at my kids school or posted up on my back porch area. Otherwise, it’s nighttime writing for me! I have to be drinking something or eating something while I write. For some reason it helps me concentrate better. I CANNOT outline for the life of me, so pretty much all my books are just written on a whim unless I have a coauthor who can outline 😂
What are your hopes for the future?
I just want to write that one book. You know the one that people know you for. I don’t feel like I’ve hit that point yet. I have loyal readers that have read everything of mine from the beginning and know me, but I want that one book that everyone in the RH community talks about. Even if it’s for a short time. That would be worth it.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Never doubt yourself. You’ll make friends and lose friends in the writing world, because let’s be honest, it can be a lot like high school. But don’t let anyone ever make you doubt that you’re not good enough. We should all raise each other up and support each other, not act like this is all some competition or popularity contest. Be true to you and the people who support you. Just keep writing!
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
Man, there are not enough words for them. I wouldn’t be where I am without them. They’re the glue in my career that holds it together. I’m so grateful for them all and love them all dearly for reading my books. What I publish are tiny pieces of my soul being sent out into the world just for them. Thank you. Just thank you for being there.