The waiting! Don't get me wrong, there's always the tricky part about combating distractions, dealing with sections I don't feel like writing, edits that seem endless--but there's a music and flow to that as a normal part of the process. Hands down the toughest part is waiting for news whether it be on contracts, acceptances/rejections, and waiting for release, etc.
Can you give us a short synopsis of Rising for Autumn?
Sure can! Necromancers are wreaking havoc across Philly, and the leader of the Philadelphia Coven, Alanna Carrington has to stop them. However, the only guy with information on the necromancers happens to be the same one who hates her guts, and the first guy to spark her interest in far too long. The longer they work together, the more their passion ignites, but as the necromancer threat grows larger, they might not survive long enough to save the city.
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
On average a couple, though some days more than others! My main goal is 500-1000 words a day Monday through Friday. Thus far, I do a pretty solid job at keeping to my schedule!
Name your top five favorite books.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
A lot of the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, but probably Caressed by Ice or Branded by Fire
Lover Awakened by JR Ward, part of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series
Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
How long did it take you to write Rising for Autumn?
Probably about one and a half months and then a month or so to edit before I submitted the book!
What are you working on now?
I just submitted the final Philadelphia Coven Chronicles book, Waking for Winter to Loose Id, and I'm working my way through a shifter story, Forged Alliances, with series potential. It's an enemies to lovers romance which is by far my favorite. I love, love, love snarky banter.
Author: Katherine McIntyre
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Crisis and danger have become second nature for Alanna Carrington—after all, as the boss of the Philadelphia Coven, she’s responsible for upholding the laws amongst the supernatural. Which means when the Order of the Serpent rears its ugly head, this time with the most powerful necromancer this city’s ever seen, she’s the one person who can keep Philly safe. Ex-Order djinn and now ally, Samuel Karim happens to be the best suited guy to help. Except he’s also the first man who’s stoked her interest in far too long, and ever since she commandeered the lamp he’s tethered to for safekeeping, he also hates her guts.
As the Order gathers the necromancers of her city and sparks a dangerous alliance, she finds herself working with Samuel Karim more and more. Hatred burns to passion, and when he exhibits a strength and compassion that breaks through her ironclad defenses, she finds herself falling deeper despite the complications between them. Yet with her city under siege and their lives on the line, the sharp desire between them erupts into the temptation to break their own rules, before the Order of the Serpent robs them of the chance permanently.
Author BioA modern day Renaissance-woman, Katherine McIntyre has learned soapmaking, beer brewing, tea blending, and most recently roasting coffee. Most of which make sure she’s hydrated and bathed while she spends the rest of her time writing. With a desire to travel and more imagination than she knows what to do with, all the stories jumping around in her head led to the logical route of jotting them down on paper. She writes novels with snarky women, ragtag crews, and guys with bad attitudes. High chances for a passionate speech thrown into the mix.