The Organised Author

Blaze














It's with great pleasure that I introduce editor and author K. C. Sprayberry, author of Blaze-A Team Omega Thriller





1.                   What is something unique/quirky about you?
Most people who know me on social media think I’m a really outgoing person. Actually, I’m pretty shy and won’t speak up until I know people well. This goes back to when I was a child, the oldest in a large family and the rest were all outgoing and loud.
2.                   What are some of your pet peeves?
People who hurt small children or animals, hate… I will walk away from haters without a second thought. Bullying drives me nuts and I’ll step between a bully and their victim, just to make a point. 
3.                   Where were you born/grew up?
I was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley of California. We lived in the cities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, and Monrovia, on the eastern side of Los Angeles.
4.                   Who is your hero and why?
My husband… he put me on the path to my writing career and has supported me unflinchingly ever since I started back in early 1996. 
5.                   What are you passionate about these days?
My books and exploring where we live in NW Georgia. There are so many legends in this area. I don’t think I’ll ever learn all of them and I still have trouble pronouncing some of the city names.
6.                   What do you do to unwind and relax?
Read, do embroidery or cross stitch, binge watch my favorite shows on Netflix, and spoil my grandbabies. 
7.                   Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Intense, motivated, driven, and quiet.
8.                   When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I sold my first short story to Listen Magazine. I can’t even remember the title, just that they sent me a check and the magazine the story appeared in. I actually squealed and got back to writing even more.
9.                   What inspired you to write this book?
Blaze A Team Omega Thriller has been around since 2002, when I first conceived the idea. It’s gone through many, many changes, with everything scrapped when I started following the fires in California over the last nearly eight years. This was my home state, the place where I grew up, and it was burning on a regular basis. I still have a lot of friends out there, one of whom lost everything when his home in Paradise was destroyed by the Camp Fire. Everyone kept asking when will this end, what will it take. Someone jokingly said they needed a superhero to show up and put out the fires and the light bulb blinked on. After some research to give the story authenticity, I finally got to work and by early November, the tale had been told. 
10.               Do you believe in writer’s block?
Oh, absolutely, although I rarely have a problem with it. I learned long ago to take breaks after working on intense scenes, play a few games of Mahjong or Solitaire, or go for a walk. After letting the characters rest, they come back and we’re back to work.
11.               Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
All of them? LOL! Honestly, I’d love to see Blaze A Team Omega Thriller made into a movie. It’s very visual and could fit in with the current trend of superhero movies. 
12.               What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
This book ripped every one of my writing muscles and made them leaner, stronger. I’d never experienced that with the other books. I feel now I can tackle some other tough projects and come up with equally intense stories.

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