Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What's New with Author Kathi Daley

Kathi Daley
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Welcome back to Vision and Verse, the Place for Art and Authors. What's new with you? 
I have more than 70 books in print. I currently write 8 series.

What is your favorite genre to write? 

Favorite food. 

Tea or coffee? 

Pizza or ice cream? 

Wine or beer? 

Where would you like to visit? 

Favorite musical artist.
Bon Jovi 

Do you listen to music when you write? 

What makes you laugh? 
My goofy dog being his wonderfully goofy self

How old were you when you started writing?

Do you plan out your book with outlines and notecards? Or just write? 
I just write – I never outline.

Describe your perfect evening. 
Sitting on the beach with a warm bonfire, cold glass of wine, and a my warm and cuddly husband

Where do you get your inspiration?
It varies but I would say overall I get inspiration from locations. My series are all set in locations I love. Lake Tahoe, San Juan Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, South Carolina Island, Oregon Coast, Montana.

What do you do when you get a writer's block? 
Take a walk until an idea occurs to me. It usually doesn’t take long.

What was the last book you read. 
No Living Soul by Julie Moffett

What would you do for a living if you weren’t a writer? 
I only started writing after I retired from the real world so I would probably be doing nothing. At least not in terms of a job.
Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why? 
My husband. We are high school sweethearts who basically grew up together. I think we influenced each other at every point along the way.

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer? 
Just do it. The only way to publish a novel is to put your butt in the seat and write it. Wishing you could publish a novel will get you nowhere without taking action.

Do you have some links for us to follow you?
USA Today bestselling author, Kathi Daley, lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken. When she isn’t writing, she likes spend time hiking the miles of desolate trails surrounding her home. She has authored more than seventy five books in eight series including: Zoe Donovan Cozy Mysteries, Whales and Tails Island Mysteries, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Series, Writer’s Retreat Southern Seashore Mysteries, Rescue Alaska Paranormal Mysteries, Tess and Tilly Cozy Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Mysteries. Find out more about her books at

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  1. Her books are a wonderful, amusing way to escape the world.

  2. Yes, Karen. I agree. Kathi is terrific! Thanks for stopping by.