|Clarissa: Celtic Destinies|
Kissa Starling, welcome
to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about your book, Clarissa: Book One in the
Celtic Destinies Series.
lovers proves to be the easy task. How will she ever find her own true destiny?
halfway around the world to Scotland
hoping to escape her sordid past and begin anew. What she finds is two unruly children,
a single father who travels, a elderly cook and a couple of ghosts who demand to
be reunited. It’s hard to figure out who plans to give her the most trouble- the
children or the ghost of a kind long since passed. Will it all be worth it in the
end and what must Clarissa do to obtain her own happiness?
an ex-stripper turned nanny. She is in her late twenties.
in his late thirties. He is a business man and lord of his castle. He has recently
become Clarissa’s boss since she is nanny to his two children, Gregory and Sally.
world. What is it like in this period or place?
is the setting and one I love oh so much. I am really into genealogy and a few years
ago I went all the way back to the 1600’s for both my family and my husband’s. His
family is from Scotland and part
of mine from Ireland.
We both love anything medieval. I can only imagine going there one day and seeing
the castles, moors and hills where our ancestors loved, laughed and played.
current book do you think readers will like the most? Why?
She isn’t a main character in this book, but she will appear in all of the series
books. She’s eccentric and different and she may possibly have a story of her own
of my head. Ha, ha. I am partially kidding. The characters do talk to me once I
begin their stories. I had one character invade my dreams for several nights until
I understood she didn’t want her sexual business out there for the whole world to
see. She wasn’t that type of girl! I rewrote a few scenes and the result worked
perfectly. Now I’m more apt to listen when they talk.
what would we find you doing?
walking. Usually we let my husband come along too. I go to the movies a lot, drive-ins
are my favorite. There’s nothing like tailgating and then watching them slip the
film onto those huge reels. (They let me come in and watch.) I love driving down
roads when I don’t know where they go. I find the best shortcuts that way. If my
day includes reading, writing, spending time with the hubby and cuddling with my
cat it’s a good day.
held besides writing?
I haven’t held would be easier. Let’s see how many I can remember- cashier at a
children’s clothing store, cashier at the mall, waitress, hostess, cook, dishwasher,
worked at a truck stop, cashier at a convenient store, gas attendant, babysitter,
telemarketer for carpet, magazines and donations, housekeeper at a motel, custodian,
cafeteria worker, substitute teacher, afterschool teacher, tutor, maid, I pressed
shirts and sewed on buttons at a drycleaner, I put together plastic car parts by
the garbage bag full, assistant teacher, counselor, survey taker, house sitter,
I transported people to doctor’s appointments, I sold Mary Kay for a few years,
and I remember several lemonade stands along the way!
reading for fun? Anything for research?
above and beyond my topic when I should have already started writing. When I wrote
PS – I Love You, I spent hours watching videos of Woodstock. Oh, the music back then…. Right now
I am into zombies and I’m reading a lot of zombie books. I collect cookbooks and
always have one on the bedside table to be read. My research library is what some
might say is extensive.
the windows open and sleeping with fresh air coming in, even in the winter. Alas
my house has no screens on the windows. My husband went to Home Depot to buy me
one and they told him they don’t make them in that size. One day I came home from
work to find one screen on my bedroom windows and a smiling husband with many cuts
on his hands. He spent the entire day making me a custom screen to fit. It melted
what era would be your first stop?
and things they did in the past and while I’d love to meet them in person I’d like
to meet some of my descendants even more. What happens to my great, great grand-daughter?
Is she the first female president? What is she driving? Eating? Doing for fun? Does
she wonder about me? And most importantly, does she need my help? I love being there
short arms so I use a child’s size guitar to learn on. My father can play anything
with strings and I am so jealous because I love music. He is teaching me. We’ve
started over several times. I tend to quit when my fingers get sore. I’ll get there.
Banjos are so cool.
|Experience the many sides of Kissa Starling|
Please complete the sentence
(which I’ve never attempted to eat!) Onions and sausage are my favorite.
up north. My deep southern accent masks it.
would be sparkly with ribbons hanging down.
go live in South America for a while.
well, I’d die!
Starling who only writes sweet romance.
Books Coming Soon
Him anthology from Cleis Press in March. http://amzn.com/1573449253/
will be released this year at Red Rose Publishing- http://redrosepublishing.com/books/product_info.php?products_id=1296
Publishing and is set to be released in the Uniforms Optional anthology sometime
this spring. I don’t have a link for that one yet.
this year and I’m working on a full length novel as well. (my first!!!)
to one lucky reader.