Welcome to Author K.W. McCabe
K.W. McCabe is a Californian transplant to Minnesota. She lives there with her family where she tries very hard to stay warm in all the snow. She has loved fairy tales, Sci-fi, and fantasy all her life, and has been writing stories and poems of that nature since she could first spell. She has worked, in the past, as a library assistant, a baby sitter, a counseling hotline intern, and as a case manager. She maintains that art and writing can only be done when inspired, and inspiration comes from a sufficient amount of laziness. Currently, she is working on Dragon Kin.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I’d go back to the past and fix all my college year mistakes 🙂
One food you would never eat?
I don’t eat chocolate. Or peanut butter – but I guess that’s two things 😛
People who smile in your face when they really can’t stand you. I much prefer people who can’t stand me and tell me so. I appreciate honesty 🙂
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m writing Dragon Kin right now and when I’m finished with that I want to work on an urban paranormal story – we’ll see 🙂
What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
Well, I don’t really watch a lot of tv. The only two shows I watch are Once Upon A Time and The Vampire Diaries. A few of my friends have told me I should be ashamed of watching Once Upon A Time, but I love fairy tales, so I guess watching that show was inevitable for me lol
If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it?
Reading and writing 🙂 I know – I’m hopeless lol
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Man – either Michelle Sagara West or J.A. Konrath
Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one?
I prefer books. Anyone who gets me a gift certificate to a bookstore is my best friend lol
If you could take over the world, would you?
Yes. And you all would be my minions 😛 lol
Do you prefer to write in silence or with music?
Depends on the story. I write most of my stories in silence, but when I work on Dawn of the Dead, I put on heavy metal.
Something your readers would never guess about you?
I cry at movies. I’m a serious wimp – I cried at Bambi.
Do you have any weird or interesting rituals you do to get into writing mode or while you’re writing?
Well, they don’t seem weird to me lol. First, I have to get coffee. The caffeine puts me straight into productivity mode. Then I grab my laptop, plump my pillows behind me, and read the previous chapter before starting.
If you weren’t a human, what would you be?
I would probably be a sprite or a pixie lol
What’s your favorite word?
I use the word “interesting” a lot. For example, someone says something really stupid and I’ll say, “…That’s interesting.” – It’s the best way to be politically correct when you don’t want to come right out and say something negative or positive lol.
If you could leave this world for your “book world,” would you?
In a heartbeat. The worlds I write tend to have happy endings 🙂
What books do you love that don’t get a lot of hype?
Man, there are so many awesome books out there that don’t get a lot of publicity. Brood of Bones by A.E. Marling, A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish, Tell a Thousand Lies by Rasana Atreya, Cornerstone by Misty Provencher – the list could go on…
How many books are in your TRB pile?
Oh boy, lol. I’m an obsessive-compulsive downloader – I can’t pass up a free book. I have over 800 books on my kindle archives that I haven’t even touched!
I miscarried summer of ’11 and nearly died of blood loss.
Texas Roadhouse – their rib-eye steaks are epic.
Do your friends or enemies ever find themselves in your books?
*cough* Of course not! >.>
Are you for or against books being made into movies?
It depends. There are very few times that a movie is equal to or better than the book. I don’t have anything against books being made into movies, but it’s disappointing when movies don’t live up to the world the author created.
Where is your favorite spot to write?
My cozy room in my cozy comforters 🙂
What drives you insane about the writing process?
I hate when I get stuck with writer’s block – but then I guess every writer hates that lol.
About how long does it take to write a book?
There’s no specific amount of time. I wrote The Dragon’s Call in 5 months – but it took another 6 months to edit it.
What is your favorite part of the writing/publishing process?
The best part is when everything is completed and your book is out there – and someone sends you an uplifting note about your story. Writing is a hard process, so when someone – anyone – appreciates what you’ve written, it’s the best feeling in the world.
The Dragon’s Call by K.W. McCabe
In a thoughtless final act of destruction, humans wake the one creature of legend they have no protection against.
Years after the complete subjugation of the human race, Derek, heir of the Dragon Queen, and Cecily, create a tentative friendship.
But something or someone is stalking the human enclave. Cecily and Derek must find out who and why before she’s next.