Sunday, January 9, 2011

Interview with K.T. Bishop



Hello Everyone,

I want you to welcome my good friend and fellow author, K.T. Bishop. He's the short guy with boxer, Roy Jones Junior. What a pair they make. LOL I'm so glad to have you here today, K.T., but you don't know what you're in for because I'm one nosy broad, and I have lots of questions for you. Grin!

Before we get started, what is your beverage of choice?
Mr. Pibb or Mountain Dew. I don't want you to get dry mouth. Hands him a Mountain Dew, and then they relax against thick cushions on the couch.

Tell me a little bit about yourself, K.T.

I've written my entire adult life. For the past 18 years, I've worked as a sportswriter at a newspaper on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I've won a few awards, including being part of a Pulitzer prize winner.

SKM: What made you become a multi-culture, sports romance writer?

K.T.: Since I was a teenager, I've always wanted to write a book. Once I wrote the first one, the feeling never went away. I've written 13 books, and seven will be published by the spring of 2011.

SKM: That's wonderful news, K. T.. Congratulations! Was there any person who inspired you to write these stories? I think they are unique and not widely accepted by the publishing industry.

K.T.: Picking Cotton came from a girl that I didn't know. The football team wanted to date her, but she left after one year. She was one of the most beautiful girls I ever saw. The College Love 101 series was loosely based on my sophomore year of college. The summer of 1990 meant so much to me.


SKM: Beautiful cover, K.T.. Since you have three threads, sports, multi-cultures and romance, in your story is it hard to weave them together?

K.T.: Not really, because athletic events usually produce beautiful love stories. For example, a star quarterback always ends up with the head cheerleader. What about a cheerleader and nerd getting together? The dynamics exist for romance in sports, and I try my best to find it.


SKM: Where do you get the inspiration for your books?

K.T.: When I lived in Florida, three nieces (ages 2, 5, and 8) always interfered with my thoughts. Just as I was about to begin a chapter or start another book, they demand I take them to the park or for ice cream. The time away gave me a new perspective on what I was writing at the time.

SKM: Where do you think the publishing industry is headed? Do you think some day
there will only be eBooks or something even more modern? For instance, we might
be able to say the name of a book and the words appear in the air for us to read. lol
You know something very futuristic. Snort!

K.T.: In five years, E-books will have taken over. Print books are slowly becoming obsolete, as we speak. That's unfortunate for someone like me who just got into this business. I just love the smell of a print book, makes you feel legit.

SKM: What's the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?

K.T.: When I was playing high school football and my pants fell down in front of everyone (teammates, opponents and fans) to see.

SKM: LOL I had something similar happen to me, but that's for another time. Since you write love scenes have you ever had sex in a public spot? lol I'm putting you in the hot seat now. Wink!
K.T.: My junior year in high school just ended. It was a rainy, thunderous Saturday morning in June. This girl, who had this huge crush on me, dropped by my house. I sat in her car. She wanted me to kiss her. My lips touched the groove of her neck and cheekbone. She did the same to me, but wanted our lips to touch. We connected and she grabbed my hardened cock. We made love in her silver Chevette.

SKM: Whoa! I just never understand how girls could make out in a car. To me there wouldn't be much enjoyment to having sex there. Well, lets move on. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

K.T.: Napolean was one of my heroes and I wanted to rule the world like him. I admired Napolean for overcoming his shortness to dominate the world for a short period of time.

SKM: All the short people I know want to rule the world. lol What are you working on now, K.T.?

K.T.: I am real excited about 2011, where my Love Holiday Series will be coming out. You know how time flies, Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.

SKM: Yes, time does fly. Tell us where we can find you?
K.T. Here are my sites: http://redrosepublishing.com/books/index.php?manufacturers_id=100; http://www.ktbishop.webs.com/

K.T., thank you for coming to chat with me today. I've enjoyed getting to know you even better than before. Smile.

K.T.: Hope I didn't come away thinking that I need a psychiatrist. I always love the time and chance to promote my books.

SKM: Oh come on, I'm not that tough that I would drive you to need mental health help. Snort!

Below, you'll see some more covers of K.T.'s books. By the way, I think all of your covers are beautiful. These are just a few of the books, K.T. has written, and I hope some of my readers will be interested in them.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. Good luck with your stories, K.T. I forgot to tell you that I have a couple of your books. Once, I've read them I'll do a review at this site.


See you next week, folks.


Sandy AKA Sandra K. Marshall
Author of The Catalyst, Addiction, and The Deceived
http://www.eirelanderpublishing.com/







24 comments:

KT BISHOP said...

Thank you so much for having me, Sandy.

Sandy said...

It's been a pleasure, K.T., and I'm hoping you'll come back again.

ciarcullen said...

Great interview! Happy to learn more about you, KT :) and I have to agree, your stories have inspired some kick-ass covers.

Bethany said...

Great interview - love hearing more about one of my favorite authors. Way to go K.T. Good luck on everything in the future!

Sandy said...

Thank you for coming by, Ciarcullen and Bethany.

Gracen Miller said...

Neat finding out your inspiration for Picking Cotton. It was great learning more about you, K.T. I wish you all the best of success with ALL your books, current releases, new releases and coming soon releases.

~huggles~
Gracen

juliazknight said...

I agree about the covers. That Cajun Cold guy....

Nice interview.

KT BISHOP said...

I've been fortunate to work with Artists and Editors at Red Rose Publishing. They always seem to come up with what I envision on book covers!

Sandy said...

Thank you for coming by, Gracen.

Thank you, Julia. Yes, K.T., has great bookcovers.

Flash said...

All right KT! Keep up the great work! It's awesome to have a man of substance and personality working with us at Red Rose! Much love and continued success!

KT BISHOP said...

Thank you Stephanie.....

Linda LaRoque said...

Happy to meet you K.T. Enjoyed your interview. I've never read a romance written by a man though I know many men enjoy reading them. Will check one out.

KT BISHOP said...

A man is capable of writing romance novels the same way a woman can become President of The United States, Linda. It's something I enjoy!

Marianne Stephens said...

It's always so great to find a man who can write romantic stories...good for you! Your success shows you've got a great voice and audience ready to listen. Wonderful interview!

KT BISHOP said...

To paraphrase the Carpenters, "I've only just begun."

Hales said...

Congrats KT on publishing! Sandra and KT what a great interview :) I love sports stories and look forward to reading yours KT. Yes you have only just begun.

KT do you twitter or facebook yet?

KT BISHOP said...

Hales, I have a nice selection of sports stories, and highly recommend Curling Up. Look me up on Facebook (James K. Jones)

Betty Ann Harris said...

Love the picture of you and your friend! Great interview as well. Sports and romance, what a terrific combination. Keep writing, KT. I love your books!

Nancy Lennea said...

I loved 'Catching a Cuban Curveball' and hope you have as much success in 2011.

KT BISHOP said...

That picture was taken, Betty Ann, at a boxing event I covered four years ago. I've aged since then! LOL!

KT BISHOP said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Nancy. When my next release comes out, I am going to have comments from other authors! You and Betty Ann will be on the clock!

Ilona Fridl said...

Good wishes on your writing career, KT! I, too, am an ebook author and I agree with you that there's nothing like a print book. My publisher has both. But I guess that's the future.
Wonderful interview, Sandy!

Sandy said...

Thanks to everyone for leaving a comment. I'm glad you liked the interview with K.T.

Casey said...

Looks like a fun read!