Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I grew up in the Midwest and was a voracious reader as a child–so much so I would run out of things to read. That’s when I started writing my own stories, and I’m still writing them today. I’m married with grown kids, a couple grandkids, and a couple dogs.
How do you make time to write?
I can (and do) typically write anywhere, as long as I have a keyboard. I’ll use a lunch hour, and an empty house, and when I have a deadline, set a schedule to ensure I get things done.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
No, which is to say I’ve never experienced it. I believe in taking a wrong turn and writing yourself into a corner, but I’ve never been in a place where I couldn’t put words on a page
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it.
I write historical (20th century and ancient), contemporary, and paranormal. The theme is consistent: redemption. I love characters who are seeking to be better or find a better way. My voice is different in each genre, and the “easiest” for me is the 20th-century historical because it’s something I heard from my parents and family for years.
How are you publishing your recent book and why?
I am strictly an indie author right now, however, I have been traditionally published by The Wild Rose Press and Carina Press. I have republished my books from The Wild Rose Press independently, and still, have one title with Carina.
Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
Team introvert all the way! Writing recharges my batteries, so when I write, I come out the other side ready to interact with the world.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
“Pressure makes diamonds.” I think this is George Patton, and I learned a long time ago not to avoid change and growth situations, even if they are stressful.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing! This is the job, to write, to learn to write better by writing. Write what you want to read, write to entertain yourself first and foremost.
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
My website has all the goods: https://www.mkchester.com/
Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share with us?
My latest paranormal series blurb:
Welcome to Midheaven.
Where heaven and earth collide.
All manner of beings exist behind the veil of everyday mortal life. Their paths should never, ever cross with humans. Until they do.
Thibodeaux women have been unlucky for seven generations. Sensitive to the feelings and perceptions of others, they are targeted by an immortal Fallen Angel, who needs only one of them to buy into his plan long enough to throw the whole world into chaos.
Grigori, originally sent to earth to teach and train humans, instead fell in love with women, tumbled from grace, and became half-human, half-angel. Some hybrids know their calling from birth, while others stumble into divinity when humans need them most.