We’re so excited and privileged to share inspiration with you from our conversation with indie author K. M. Shea. With over twenty novels published to her name, K. M. Shea started writing in eighth grade and hasn’t stopped since! She has worn many career hats including journalist, library staff member and newsletter editor, but her most favorite is as a fiction writer which she’s happily been able to do full-time since 2014:
1. Are there 2 or 3 favorite authors that you feel were influential in inspiring you to write? What impact have they had on your writing?
Vivian Vande Velde, C. S. Lewis, and Jane Austen are three of my favorite authors who had a profound impact on me, and consequently my writing. Vivian writes primarily fantasy, but she commonly attacks dearly held fantasy clichés, and her stories are the sort that make you laugh out loud. I learned a lot about presenting humor by reading her books. Jane Austen was the author who taught me romance can be fun, and C. S. Lewis stoked my love of high fantasy—which you can see in all my fairy tales. more “Ask An Author: K.M. Shea”