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27 responses to this post.

  1. Katrina, are you on Twitter? And I haven’t seen you around in a while, glad you’re back! Have a great night, Sue Ricci

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  2. I love the South and its writers, Cool web site, Katrina.

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  3. Will check out your work. I have lindle so I hope I can try samples first.

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  4. I meant Kindle, of course.

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  5. Shall do. Thanks.

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  6. Just ordered it. Will read it (given the time) and write a review. Great title.

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  7. Hi Katrina, (how ironic, your name, given that most of your story takes place in N.O).
    Bootlegger is off to a great start. Real slam-bang stuff, especially against poor Marie Claire. Thank goodness for her dad. I’m up to the part where we meet Winston.

    It’s refreshing to read the classic past tense-thrid person again. So many pretentious wanna-bes out there trying to sound like Updike. I like the flow of your words.
    Anyway, lemme get back to the book. Talk soon.

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    • Hi Rob, I wasn’t expecting you to start reading the book so soon. With all of your film projects from your website, where do you find to the time to read books? Bootlegger Haze (Books One and Two) was my favorite book to write. I understand what you mean about first-person and third-person tenses. I have a difficult time loving first-person narratives. They read more like journals or diaries than novels. I hope you continue to enjoy the book.

      Katrina

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  8. Those film projects are behind me. I’m working on a book (who isn’t?) I plan to finish
    your work. I hope one day (“and that day may never come”-Mr. Corleone) that you
    can review something of mine. I won’t flood you with stuff.
    Anyway, talk soon.

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  9. Hi Katrina,
    I just placed my review on Amazon of BOOTLEGGER HAZE (part 0ne). As u know, it’ll take a while to surface. I enjoyed the read. (Big Civil War fan)

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  10. Hi Katrina. Just checking in. I’m sure you’re busy tap-tapping away. You must be really
    passionate about writing, having pubbed two series. I love that you go back in time with your stories. Having been to N.O. your story brought back the streets and the flavor. Are there any historical figures youre considering as backdrop to future stories?
    (I’m gonna check out The Hankering. I adore the cover)
    Best to you,
    Rob

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    • Hi Rob,

      How are you doing? It’s good to hear from you. I have not been to New Orleans yet, but it is on my to-do list. I am interested in doing some writing on the Tuskegee Airmen (several of them lived here in my state–should be a lot of info to use for research). I haven’t sat down to put ideas on paper yet. Hoping to get around to doing some research in the next months.

      How is your novel going? I know you are excited! Are there any other ideas you are working on?

      Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
      Katrina

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  11. I just completed my novel LITTLE BLUE EYES. It’s about a young black/hispanic woman who had just been fired by her racist boss. Then one night, after yet another “we’ll let you know” from a personnel mgr, Elena finds an abandoned white baby in an alleyway. How she deals with the baby is what the story’s about.

    Although I’m Puerto Rican, It feels weird writing a black character (even tho she’s PR as well) Your thoughts on this are welcome.

    I’m curious if you had thought of writing a story or novel that takes place before/during/after Hurrican (ahem) Katrina. That would be fascinating.

    -Rob

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    • Hi Rob,

      I think your story “Little Blue Eyes” sounds interesting. I struggled with writing about white characters in my novels also. But I asked several white friends to read some of my drafts to see if my characters were ringing true to them, and they encouraged me to keep writing how I saw the story develop.

      Maybe get some of your black friends to read some of your drafts to see in your characters ring true for them. I appreciated all the feedback my friends and family gave as I was writing my stories.

      I haven’t thought about writing about Hurricane Katrina. If I lived in New Orleans and experienced some of what they did, maybe I could do it justice.

      Katrina

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  12. No need to have been in N.O. during Sept 2005, I’m sure. With your talent, You’re capable of writing a story that rings true. As for your white men, they rang true to me, maybe bc southern white folks have that same cadence as blacks folks (more or less) Just my opinion.

    Two black female friends of mine have read the first draft of ‘Blue’ and they told me
    I “got it down”. Also: growing up in Spanish Harlem and having many black friends and co-workers didn’t hurt. I guess as a writer ya gotta have that ear for dialogue.

    Thanks for responding, Katrina. Not many writers out there (especially in Goodreads)
    willing to take the time to speak to other writers. (Wattpad is a gigantic clique for teenage white girls, lol)

    R.

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    • Thank you for the kind words.

      I understand about not having many writer friends to discuss the topic of writing with. I didn’t find many writers at Goodreads either that used that platform to discuss writing in general.

      I did find a Facebook group of writers (Indie Writers Unite!) that I joined when writing my books. There is a ton of info and resources posted in the group, and you can ask questions that other writers will be happy to respond to.

      Just remember do not promote your books there. Those posts will be deleted and you may be dropped from the group. It is for discussing the writing process.

      If you are interested, here is the link. You will have to wait to be approved to join, but it is a worthwhile group. Very active.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/indiewriters/

      Katrina

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