Author Interview A Taylor-Made Love
I’m interviewing Kary Rader, author of new adult romance “A Taylor-Made Love”. I hope you enjoy the interview!
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved writing. When I was in high school I wanted to write soap operas. That’s sort of what I do now.
Where did you get the inspiration for A Taylor-Made Love?
Taylor is the heroine in the first book of the series, A Taylor-Made Life. She’s dying of cancer. That story is about her fight to live. This book is about the love she finds in the precious gift of life she’s gained.
What is your editing process like?
I typically do one revision before sending the story to the editor. After that, two more passes before publication.
Who is your favorite character from the book?
Oh I love Brad, the hero. He is sexy and mysterious from the first book , and I love how he sees Taylor for who she really is from the moment he meets her.
What are your writing goals for 2015?
I have a great new release scheduled for this summer titled Killing Casanova. It’s about an administrative assistant addicted to romance novels, her playboy boss and his mother dying of cancer.
Are you working on something now? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
I am working on the third book for the Taylor-Made series called Fat Chance. Here is a little introduction.
Hi. I’m twenty-two-year-old Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer, Candace Chance, but you can call me Candy.
In my life I’ve had every opportunity that money could buy. You see, my father is Gregory Chance, successful businessman and controlling partner of the Anaheim Avengers, a new NFL franchise in Southern California where I grew up. I’m Greg’s only daughter, so he withholds nothing from me—except his approval. Not that I blame him. While I am smart, charming, loyal, and sweet, I’m also fat—clinically obese according to the team of doctors Greg hired for me.
Last year—my senior year at Stanford—I fell in love with the Cardinal star quarterback, Matt McCallum, and he fell in love too—with my best friend, Taylor. Then things really got crazy, and due to some NCAA violations and legal issues I’m not allowed to discuss, Matt broke up with Taylor, was stripped of his Heisman, and kicked out of college football for life—which really sucks because he was a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame.
Anyway, now my dad’s hired me for the summer to get a new recruit in shape before training camp, and, you guessed it, Matt McCallum is the undrafted free agent he’s tasked me with. I have three months to get Matt ready for a chance to fulfill his dreams and convince him he’s the right man to fulfill mine. Ha, I know what you’re thinking: Fat Chance!
Coming Fall 2015
Thanks for having me on today!
About The Book
Author: Kary Rader
Genre: New Adult Romance
When fate spares your life, your destiny is always love
Twenty-year-old widow and cancer survivor Taylor Smith-Taylor is running her late husband’s billion-dollar gaming business because she’s made a vow to keep TME—and Gavin’s memory—alive. But she’s falling hard for her sexy attorney Brad Richards, and it’s not just their professional connection that has her tied in knots.
When Taylor’s new idea takes off, she relies on Brad to help. Using company funds to back the innovative project, they begin a tumultuous affair and a multi-million dollar negotiation that could dominate the market or put the company in jeopardy.
As the corporate dealings escalate, their volatile relationship leaves their priorities more tangled than their bed sheets, and a fatal accounting error divides them, putting the company on the brink of bankruptcy. Brad pushes Taylor to embrace her idea, and him, by selling TME—a decision that, for her, goes deeper than money. When she refuses, it seems easier for both to walk away, and only a perspective from the grave can help her realize her future comes down to one choice: the love she’ll lose or the love she’ll make.
Praise for A Taylor-Made Life
WINNER of the 2014 RomCon Reader’s Choice Award
FINALIST in the 2015 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Awards
Seven years ago while I was pregnant with my youngest child, my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma cancer. He went through surgery, chemo and was pronounced cancer-free two weeks before my son Brady was born. I never dealt with those emotions I experienced while he was sick. There wasn’t time. But three years ago when a friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer, all of them came flooding back. As a result, I wrote A Taylor-Made Life.
A Taylor-Made Life became an Amazon Bestseller and I’ve received letters from all over the world (e.g.UK, France, Uganda) saying how the story has touched hearts. It has a 4.21 Goodreads average with over 400 ratings and recently won the 2014 RomCon Reader’s Choice Award. The story is a finalist in the 2015 Electroinc Publishing Industy Coalition’s (EPIC) eBook Award. ATML also won several RWA chapter contests. It continues to touch people with its special message.
“A Taylor-Made Life is one of the best books I’ve read this year and it’s not one I’ll soon forget… Taylor and Gavin stole my heart and my breath, and I wasn’t ready to let them go.” – Nikki Barrett, Storm Goddess Book Reviews
“Beautifully written, and I would dare anyone not to cry….. Gavin and Taylor have such depth and emotion, it’s hard not to fall in love with them. These two characters will remain in my memory forever.” – Melissa Limoges, Insert Clever Quip Here Book Reviews
“6 Stars, 2 full boxes of Kleenex…Beautiful!” – a.c. Mason, bestselling author
“Kary Rader is a wonderful new voice in New Adult fiction. Taylor-Made is a must-read.”– Jill Limber, author and editor, Boroughs Publishing Group
Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she’s drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn’t anything that can’t be accomplished with words. It’s the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day’s work. With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.
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