Thursday, 19 December 2013

Author Hot Seat Welcomes Kenya Wright

The author hot seat specials are designed to help readers get to know some of todays popular and up and coming authors a little better. The questions are broken into four sections - About your writing, about you, fun stuff and finally. Some of the questions are easy, other may need a little more thought and some may cause our author friends to hesitate before answering—still, they all answer. 

Our guest author today is Kenya Wright. The multi-genre author is currently on blog tour promoting her latest book Theirs to Play. 

So let's get started and see what Kenya has to say.

Tell us about your latest book. What was your inspiration for writing it, is it part of an ongoing series, the characters, the genre etc?

I really wanted to write a strong contemporary heroine that is similar to the kick-ass heroines of urban fantasy novels, except her weapons are her word play and mind. 

About your writing:

How many books have you written during your career so far and which is your favorite?

I’ve written twenty books. Fourteen have been published. The rest are soon to be released. Which is my favorite is almost an impossible question to answer.

Each time I write a book, I decide to pick a particular topic, research and absorb myself in it. So really each book that I write is sort of an elaborate vacation or journey through something fascinating. When writing Theirs to Play, I spent a lot of time researching Monte Carlo. It’s a fascinating place. So I really can’t think of a favorite.

Have any of your books received negative reviews and how did you handle the situation?

Every book that I or one of my publishers have released, get a negative review. It would be crazy to even think any of them wouldn’t. No one book will be loved by all. Even the Bible has negative reviews. So when I get a negative review I pretty much either don’t read it, have sex with my husband, or continue writing. People’s opinions are theirs, and that’s okay.

Do you believe in writer’s block and if so, how do you overcome it?

I don’t believe in it. However, that is more my inner fear coming through. I currently have twenty plotlines in my head but no time to write them all. The very idea, that I could wake up one day and not have any new character strolling through my mind, freaks me out.

What is the one genre you would never write and why?

Christian romance. That particular market calls for an author that lives a faithful life. I go to church, but I’m a very devilish and naughty person. It would be hypocritical of me to pretend and I hate liars. Additionally, I’ve written erotic romance and most Christian romance publishers and fans don’t appreciate that sort of cross over.

Have you ever written a book that you’ve regretted publishing and why?

Definitely.  A good writer should be improving with each book. Their grammar, craft, storytelling, presentation, everything. . .it all should be even more amazing than the prior book. So when I read some of my earlier books, I cringe. Granted, I still get loads of fans with those books so they weren’t awful. It’s just I write even better.

I read a Stephen King interview once, when he said that he can’t even read his novel Carrie due to how bad it is written. I absolutely love Carrie!

If a reader said they wanted to write a book, what advice would you give them? 

Read in the genre you want to write in. Read all of it—the good and bad. Then read books that are outside of the genre while you’re writing. A writer that doesn’t read in their own genre is a crappy author. Period.

About you:

Tell us what a typical day in your life is like?

I have three kids so I get them ready and drop them off to school. I read a book on the train. Sometimes it is a craft book on how to write a particular way. Sometimes it is literary or my favorite trashy romance! I work at my job/write. My ride back home on the train usually involves a Netflix show, more reading, or me voxing to my best friend about how awesome I am. Then it is dinner, playing with the kids, writing, sex with my husband, and sleep.

What sort of things put you in a bad mood?

News about violence toward kids depresses me. I actually don’t follow the news anymore because my mind simply can’t take horrific stuff.

Do you have a bucket list and what’s one thing you still want to do that you haven’t done?

Orgy! (That’s right. I said it.)
Scuba diving.
Sky diving.
Go to: Paris, Tokyo, and anywhere in Africa.

What makes you laugh?

Funny people and images. The closer to reality they are the better.

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?

Oh god. When I was a teenager, I used a sock as a maxi pad because I was out in the middle of nowhere and there was no help in site. Poor sock.

Do you like to read and what are you reading at the moment?

I love reading. It is a huge part of my life. I’m reading Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.

If you couldn’t write anymore, what would you do instead?

Asking a writer what would they do if they couldn’t write, is basically saying. . .what would you do if you were paralyzed from the neck down? It is a sad and horrifying thing to me. But fine. . .I’ll play your game. Lol!

I would do something else that was creative—paint, sew, make movies, etc.

Fun Stuff:

If you could go out with one famous person who would it be and why?

Jason Momoa! Holy Batman’s Hairy Balls! He’s fine!

Do you have a habit that drives your partner/friends/family nuts and what is it?

I’m super controlling of activities.

In your opinion, what makes a person attractive?

Their personality.  A charismatic person steals the crowd anytime. I’ve battled with weight all of my life, but I’ve never had a problem with getting the exact hot guy I craved because I could always make them laugh, aroused, and happy all in one sitting.

What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?

Funny. I’m a foodie so I eat loads of things that many would consider strange. I’ve ate all of most animal’s organs roasted, baked, or boiled, except sexual organs. If I find a restaurant that specializes in roasted cow penis, I’ll be there with a fork and knife to check it out.

Would you rather have a classic 1969 convertible Mustang or have the use of a beach side condo any time you want?

Beach side condo!

And finally:

Would you rather survive an apocalyptic event (yes, even a zombie apocalypse) or die instantly without knowing what happened to your family and friends?


Thanks for being with us Kenya and all the best with sales for the new book.

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Two billionaire brothers enjoy twisted games where women are the sport. They find a female, date her, and compete to see who can bed her first. 

Too bad they picked the wrong one this time. Dawn's too smart for their verbal play and too quick to get trapped by clever ploys. 

The more the brothers work to capture her heart, the more they discover she might not be theirs to play.

Multi-genre Author


Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sang the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She's tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university. 

However, writing has been the only constant love in her life. Will she succeed? Of course. 

For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.

Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya’s head at night.

For more information on Kenya's Blog tour visit 

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