My interview with Missy Tippens:
New Kid on the Block: Kit Wilkinson!
Missy, here. You may have seen Kit Wilkinson’s name as an author writing for LI Suspense. But in July, she has her very first Love Inspired Romance coming out, Mom in the Making. So I thought I’d feature her as our New Kid on the Block this week. I did a fun interview with Kit…
-Was it difficult to write a straight romance without the suspense element?
Surprisingly, no! And I really enjoyed using the extra “space” to develop the characters. In a suspense, there’s SO much to cram in the plot that it’s difficult to study character and not lose story momentum. In the romance, I didn’t have to worry about that. It was kind of nice 🙂
–What’s one thing we may not know about you?
I lived in Europe for most of my twenties, in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was definitely a defining time of my life. I studied at the university there, taught English classes and traveled some. It was a fabulous experience. I’m very ready to go back for a visit!!! (um…I’m hoping my parents are reading this and are moved to buy me a ticket )
–What do you plan to write next?
Right now, I am writing an Amish suspense for Love Inspired Suspense. This is a story about an Amish raised police detective who is asked to go back to his hometown to solve a murder–a sort of prodigal son story. I’m having a great time writing this. I find the Amish culture fascinating, so I have enjoyed the research (including a trip to Lancaster).
–School’s almost out! What’s your favorite summer activity? Favorite ice cream flavor?
The BEACH! I don’t know if that’s an activity but that is my favorite part of summer. No doubt. We have a great place just two hours away and I hope to spend LOTS of time there as soon as school’s out. I love to walk, run, read, and play with my kids there. And I love how tired we are at the end of the day. I also have a great place to write there and get a lot of work done, so that’s nice too.
I like cookie dough ice cream best, but honestly I’m not a huge ice cream fan. I’d rather skip the ice cream and eat more cake!!!