KAREN H. VAUGHAN
Karen H. Vaughan lives in Peterborough Ontario with her husband Jim and a cat named Sugar. She is the mom of a 23 year old daughter and four grown step children and a 3 year old grandson named Ike. DEAD COMIC STANDING is her second novel. Her first novel DEAD ON ARRIVAL garnered praise from friends, family and online gamers. She also enjoys doing crafts and other hobbies. Her third book and sequel to DEAD ON ARRIVAL is called OVER HER DEAD BODY. DAYTONA DEAD is the third in that series and was released in May 2013. Other than writing Karen loves to read, do crafts and play online games.Currently she co-hosts an internet radio show with Dellani Oakes and will be hosting WRITERS ROUND TABLE starting January the 14th. She has a quirky sense of humor and show this in her mysteries
A little Q & A with WRITE STAR Karen:
1. What was your favorite chapter to write and why?
I liked Chapter 7 of Daytona Dead because Laura (my protag got to face off with the annoying cop Dave Meecham and basically put him in his place. It was a very comical moment in the story after she had to deal with her exes death.
2. What old/new author has garnered your attention the most?
My fave author has become Janet Evanovich. I love her casual style and how she can pull off comedy in a murder investigation.
3. Which author do you feel your stories are most like?
I think I write like Janet Evanovich and I have been told the same. Our characters are quirky and sarcastic and I think we both love the humor aspect. My stories are 90% comic relief.
4. Did you learn anything from writing your book(s) and what was it?
That I am getting more and more warped and sarcastic with every book I write.
5. What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine?
No not really; I seem to write when the flash of brilliance hits me. I try to sit down twice a week when I choose to take a break from my real life and create. Sometimes it feels forced and I don’t do my best work
6. Tell me about your muse?
My editor seems to play that role and when she doesn’t think I am writing enough she sends me pictures in my emails of stick figures hold guns to the heads of other stick figures write the $%^& novel—she even personalized that one on a t-shirt—or QUIT PIDDLING AND WRITE ! My muse is a task-master!
7. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I hate editing! That task a necessary evil.
8. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just keep to the writing. Don’t let people or rejection letters discourge you.
9. Are there certain characters you would like to work with again, or a theme/idea you’d love to work with?
I would love to work with the characters from DEAD COMIC STANDING again. It was a fun book to write. I got to mix the comedy with the acts of a serial killer.
10. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
My editing sucks and that I should fire my editor. However, people think my writing is hilarious.
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