Today, I’m introducing you to Kelly Tinkham. She and I have done several author events together in West Michigan and she let me read a draft of her current work in progress. Needless to say it was awesome and I can’t wait to see it published.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. I never thought I would work at a library but I do and love it! I enjoy travel and cats and boxer dogs. My favorite colors are blue and red. I’m crazy over dark chocolate.
What is your favorite thing about writing? I love the magic that happens when I create the story world my characters live in, the characters themselves, and plot how they overcome their problems to a satisfying end.
How do you develop your ideas? I enjoy history so lately I glean my story ideas from experiences people had in the past. I create a character and import her or him into similar difficulties based on the historical time period I am interested in. Before that I based my stories on experiences I had.
Where do you write? Mostly I write in the mornings at my dining room table before I head to my day job. Sometimes I migrate to the sofa with my cat or dog and cup of tea.
What is the best book you’ve read lately? I love, love, love the author Ruta Sepetys, SALT TO THE SEA.
Coffee or tea? Tea
Favorite superhero? Captain America
Sandals or boots? Summer sandals!
Werewolves or vampires? Werewolves
Typing or handwriting? Typing.
Learn more about Kelly’s book, Hair for Mama: