Interview with Kate Moseman
Happy Monday, lovelies. I hope you are all safe, healthy, and had a good Easter weekend. I have another interview for you today. Meet Kate Moseman, author of A Good Demon is Hard to Find. This paranormal romantic comedy is now available! Get to know Kate below, and then check back on Friday for an except from the book!
What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
The most interesting thing about me is that, in addition to being a writer, my day job is food blogging and my hobby is bellydancing. I’ve been blogging about food for 5 years, and bellydancing for more than 10 years.
Do you have your own writing space? If so, what's in it?
Technically, my writing space is my office, which was converted from a vanity area to an office, but the truth is I spend much more time writing while sitting on the floor or on the porch with my laptop. I use my office to store my writing books, my published books, and my favorite cookbooks, along with a shelf of my favorite essential oil perfumes. I love mint, lavender, and orange.
If you could bring to life any of your characters, which would you choose and why?
It would be really helpful to bring Andy, the gentleman demon, to life. His special powers, such as invisibility and flight, would come in handy. Plus, he’s a great cook!
What genre would your characters read?
Erin, the female main character from A Good Demon Is Hard to Find, would read self-help books and chick lit. Andy would read obscure 18th-century novels for fun, and angelology/demonology books when he wanted to have a good laugh.
You're stranded on an island. What two books would you bring with you and why?
Persuasion by Jane Austen, because it’s the best book ever written, and something by Terry Pratchett. Don’t make me choose!
What's your favorite 90s jam?
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I love the Cranberries, They Might Be Giants, Green Day, and REM. At this moment in time, I’d probably pick “End of the World As We Know It” by REM.
Why did you choose to write in the romance genre?
I started writing romance because I wasn’t finding the kind of angle on romance that I wanted to read. So I decided to write what I would like to read.
Tell me one unique fact or quirk about one of your characters.
The secondary female character in A Good Demon Is Hard to Find, Raya, is a school librarian. I was a school librarian for four years and loved my job, so I decided to give her that job as an homage to my former career.
What inspired your book?
Lots of things! Good Omens, the book, was probably the number one inspiration, followed closely by everything else Terry Pratchett ever wrote. The banter in the British TV show “Coupling” inspired the rhythm of the dialogue in A Good Demon Is Hard to Find. Can you see that I’m a bit of an Anglophile? On the American side, I was also influenced by a number of light fantasy books published in the 1990s.
If you only had three lines to tell readers about your book, what would you want them to know?
If you read A Good Demon Is Hard to Find, you’ll laugh out loud, you’ll fall in love with Erin and Andy, and you’ll feel good all over by the time you’re finished reading.
Sometimes, a date from hell is just what you need...
When Erin thoughtlessly lays a curse on Mark, her cheating ex-husband, she doesn’t expect a well-dressed Great Earl of Hell to show up in her kitchen to fulfill the curse (and make damn good coffee while he’s at it).
Andromalius specializes in wickedness and revenge. He’s ready, willing, and able to rain down hell on Erin’s ex—but when Mark announces a hasty new marriage, Erin needs more than just revenge.
She needs a date to the wedding.
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Kate Moseman is a writer, photographer, and recipe developer who lives in Florida and enjoys going to theme parks as much as possible.