Wednesday, September 14, 2011

RYDS Tour Stop - Interview with BK Walker


Welcome to Day 4 of the Romancing Your Dark-Side (RYDS) tour set of author interviews here on Reviews and Interviews. The tour itself is Aug 5 - Oct 31, and here's the full schedule. I'm hosting all 7 authors here this week.

Today's guest is BK Walker.

And at the end of the week, there will be a Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway for one commenter - Ebooks upon Ebooks, swag, and other goodies. So make sure to leave a comment today and each day this week!

Bio:
BK Walker currently lives in Central Pennsylvania with her three children, Brittney, Hunterm and Danny, her dogs Rancid, Sadie, and Haven, a cat named Whiskers and a goldfish named Fat Albert.

She has always had a love for reading and writing, even as a child she created stories reading them to her stuffed animals. With a love for vampires and werewolves, you will not be disappointed with her writing as she mixes up the paranormal juice.

Aside from writing, BK also supports Indie Authors organizing virtual book tours, helping them to market and promote their work. Her book review site, BWB Reviews, is just another small way she contributes to the reading world. With many stories floating around in her head, she writes when she gets the time between working as a Pediatric Home Care Nurse, being a single mother, and continuing her college education in Graphic Art Design.

When BK's not fighting with her muse, Mouthy Mary, who has much to say way too often, you will find her at a baseball game with her children, or relaxing with a good book in her hand.

Welcome, BK! Please tell us about your current release, Night Secrets.
Keara Crosby has just lost her parents to a tragic accident. When her mysterious aunt comes to live with her, she finds strange things beginning to happen. Her best friend Jared finally convinces her to get out and get on with life, and she meets Channing and Corbin. Channing is handsome, she yearns for his touch, and he's a werewolf. Corbin is dark and mysterious, and she is sure she's met him before. She will soon learn that things aren't always what they seem, or make believe, when she's hunted by a crazed vampire, falls in love with a werewolf, and is granted protection from the owner of Night Secrets, a new club in town. Sometimes what the night holds, just might kill you.

What inspired you to write this book?
It was a dream. I had this same dream several times, always of this girl, who was of the fey lineage but she didn't know it. As the dream progressed, I was always seeing this Raven. This dream was before I knew it was my muse talking and I knew to listen, and when it hit me that it was meant to be a story, I wrote it.

What exciting story are you working on next?
I'm hoping to release Broken Captive in September. About a girl that is struggling to survive, fighting the outcome of abuse, and dealing with it in a very negative way. As she tries to find the love she misses in her life, things only get more complicated when the one thing that grounds her is tragically taken away. I'm also working on Serpent Seekers, another paranormal romance and book 2 for Night Secrets, Corbin's Descent.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I've always written stories since I was a kid. I still find it hard to consider myself a writer, but more so a story teller. It will come though, when I grow up lol.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I don't write full time, I wish I did. I work midnights as a pediatric home care nurse, and this is where I get most of my writing in. I'm glad for it too, or I might die of boredom lol. My nights are very quiet, and though I really enjoy writing to music, the peace of working midnights, being the only nurse in the house is welcoming. It gives my muse so much room to work.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Coffee and Shot In The Dark music, which I still do listen to on occasion at work.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A vet. :). Love my animals.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I love to hear from you. Anything at all, I more than welcome a shout out on Twitter, Facebook, any of my blogs or an e-mail. I can be found all over the Internet, all you have to do is google me :). For quick links, see below.

Paranormal Blog - www.immortylcafe.com
Author Blog - authorbkwalker.blogspot.com
E-mail - bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net

Thanks for being here this week, BK, and for all you do for writers promoting their books.

Remember, at the end of the week, there will be a Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway for one commenter - Ebooks upon Ebooks, swag, and other goodies. So make sure to leave a comment today and each day this week!

18 comments:

InlovewithTwilight7 said...

I think Bk is awesome. I see other then our love for books we have a love for animals in common. I work at our local vets office. I'm the groomer. I love what I do.. I have a great rest of the week....

Tash.

natasha.strong@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Great interview and I have to say that the book's cover is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!
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ROCCO LOTEMPIO said...

great interview, BK

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Denise Verrico said...

I wish I could write at my job! I work with little ones too, but they are all awake most of the time.

Margaret West said...

Great interview. Loving the cover art :-)

BK said...

Thanks for stopping in. I have to gloat a little and say that I designed my own cover art :). It was fun. I love doing that kind of thing.

Keep on keepin' on!

BK

Heavensent1 said...

Great interview BK...I have a menagerie of critters myself...hehe Have a groovy tour~!!

dawnmomoffour said...

Loved the interview. Wow, a lot of books come from dreams. I have had some wicked ones, hmmm, wonder if they'd make good books. LOL Thanks for making me smile! Can't wait to read the book.
-Dawn aka dawnmomoffour
thedoyle6@rogers.com

Brenda and Steve said...

I love stalking - oops LOL I mean following Bk's interviews and learning more about her. BK, I'm in awe of you; single mom, full time job, published author and so giving of yourselves to us Indie authors. My hat off to ya Lady. Didn't know you designed the cover. Where do you find the time. Oh I think I know! You don't sleep right? LOL

"Writing is my Drug. A fixed Addiction." said...

Nice interview! Great hearing from you! I hope you have a wonderful book tour!!

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Shifter Evolutions

BK Walker said...

First I forgot to say thank you to Lisa for hosting me today and our tour all week long...so Thank You.

Heavensent I'm so glad you could stop in :).

Dawn - happy to make you smile :). It's contagious.

Brenda you can stalk me anytime lol

Thanks for stopping in Ami :).

You guys rock!

A.Lightbourne said...

Hey BK, great interview, as always. Really like that cover with the branches and her eyes and everything. You designed some of your other covers too didn't you?

I like looking at author's covers, especially if they had a say in how they were designed.

A. Lightbourne
YA SciFi/Fantasy Author

david said...

hey bk ~ good interview. so nice you have a chance to write at work

BK Walker said...

Hi Aurora, thanks for stopping in. Yes I designed all my covers except for Dares and Dreams. I love doing it, allows me to delve into my creative side :).

Thanks for stopping in David, it's been awhile. Don't worry I didn't forget about Spyder either ;)

Lisa said...

It was great reading your interview BK. I am looking forward to reading your newest story!

I love being part of your occult following : D

insight117 said...

Great Post BK :)

Jennifer said...

Sorry so late..away from my computer all day!!! :)

Great blog and post!! :)

Looking forward to your next works BK!

Jen

Nikki said...

BK is awesome! I didn't know you did your own coverart. I think the cover is awesome! Are you going to be doing all the ones in the future?
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