Name: Kerri Carpenter
Birthday: July 17
Genre: Contemporary Small Town Romances
Publishing status: Published!
Click here for a complete list of Kerri’s books and where to find them. I’m also published in newspaper and magazine, and represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.
Awards and Accolades: Under a different name, my soon-to-be published book, The Best Kind of Love, won first place in the 2013 Linda Howard Award of Excellence in the contemporary series category, first place in the SWFRW’s “Hold Me! Thrill Me!” contest in the contemporary category and was a finalist in the WRW’s Marlene Contest. I also won first place in USA Today’s Happy Ever After’s #HEA140 romance novel tweet contest; Blogger of the Month for my Question of the Day blog on PNN.com; Best Daughter Ever, given to me by my mother annually.
Music or Silence (while you write)? Music, definitely!
What weird food do you like? Anchovies – I don’t think they’re weird, but some people do.
What is one of your most irrational fears?
Colonial people – it’s the buckles on the shoes. I don’t trust them.
How many novels/short stories/screenplays/poems/etc have you published?
I’ve published articles in The Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, South Brunswick magazine and the now defunct Jane magazine. And of course, my Garden and Ghost Stories Free Reads published here in October 2011 & 2012. And my first novella is now available with Entangled Publishing!!!
How much do you write every day?
It depends on what is going on with my day job, my dog, and marketing my other books. But it’s never as much as I want.
How much do you WISH you could write every day?
All day long!
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a new contemporary romance that is a mix between Sabrina and Gossip Girl.
If you could write like one author, who would it be?
Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Jane Porter, Sophie Kinsella, and/or Joss Whedon
If you could be one superhero, or have one superpower, who/what would it be?
If you could be on any reality tv show, what would it be?
Dancing with the Stars
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
I’ve done lots of cool things. I had a Question of the Day blog, I wrote a zombie screenplay that my friends and I made into a short movie, took belly dance classes for a couple years, acted as an extra on West Wing, was a competitive figure skater, and the list can go on and on.
What’s the coolest thing you’re about to do?
One can only imagine….
Name three things on your List of Things to Do Before You Die.
I had three things that I really, really, really wanted to do before I died. They were rescue a dog, buy a condo, and get published. And guess what? I accomplished all three in the last year. Phew – I’ve been busy. 😉