Author Interview-Kelly Moran

What inspired you to become a writer?
I don't know if it was so much inspiration as it was something I had to do. From the time I was little I made up stories and had ideas. As I grew older, I was smart enough to start jotting them down.
Who are your favorite romance characters (besides your own?)
Any character in a Roxanne St. Claire, Robin Wells, Jill Shalvis, or Kristin Higgins book. Hands down. Wish they were all real!
Tell me what inspired this story.
Funny story. One night, a few years back, my husband, sister-in-law, friend, and I went to this secluded abandoned house. We did this on occasion--visited "haunted" locations. The house was not visible from the road, and was surrounded by dense woods. We're all walking down this gravel path when I stop. Just stop. Like I can't walk any farther. In a blink, the flashlight flies from my hand and across the path. A voice whispered in my ear, but it was in another language, so I don't know what it said. Plus, everyone else was three steps ahead of me, so no one human whispered the words. Needless to say we booked it outta there. But this event inspired The Drake House.
How do you balance your day-to-day commitments with your writing life?
An abundance of psych meds, caffeine, and no sleep. Oh, you mean seriously. I try to follow a schedule and that keeps me and my priorities straight.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? 
You can buy The Drake House at Amazon or B&N. You can find me at my site,, where you'll find the links to social sites too. I'll give away a FREE eBook to one commenter here. Thanks!
Kelly's been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her, and that there's always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself.
She began her writing career in the Indie market, becoming the recipient of an Editor's Choice Award, a Finalist in the 2008 Best Book Awards, and a Finalist in the 2009 Indie
Excellence Awards before moving into traditional publishing. Her books not only have honors from the top review sites, but from NY Times bestsellers too. She is a respected reviewer and a Romance Writers of America member.


  1. Thanks so much for having me, Mariposa! I'm stuck at work all day, but I will come by after to check comments and answer questions!
    FREE book, guys. Don't forget to leave a way to contact you. xo

  2. Kelly,
    I'm hitting the Internet, before I head off for work myself. What an eerie inspiration for a novel. Thanks for joining us today and giving readers an opportunity to get to know you and a chance for a free book.

  3. Kelly, love to hear the experience you had which inspired you to write The Drake House. This book sounds like my kind of story. Thanks for giving away a free copy.

  4. I don't like to go the abandoned houses but I do like a good novel that will keep me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. The Drake House sounds like a book I would truly enjoy

  5. Thanks for the comments and support, guys. Joseph, you win! I'll email you soon. Thanks for having me, Mariposa. xo

  6. Kelly, well that was a shivery inspiration. Best of luck with this one. It's a terrific premise!

  7. Great interview, ladies. I love the book cover. It's pretty. Thank you for sharing :-)

  8. Wow that was quite the tell that inspired you to write The Drake House . Congrats my friend .

  9. So creepy and wonderful that you survived and put it into a book for us all to enjoy. Whoever is the lucky winner will have a treat to read!

    I'm so inspired that you're able to stick to your schedule with your three kids plus husband. Your family sounds so supportive and you so motivating to make no excuse I can come up with relevant.

    Thanks for writing and reading,

    Sarah Butland author of Arm Farm, Sending You Sammy and Brain Tales - Volume One


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