Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.
When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.
She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally
- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
A. Not have to work my day job
B. Be able to spend more time with my hubby/family
C. Visit the British Isles
- Given unlimited resources, what would be your ideal writing environment?
Hmm… My idea writing environment would probably be a nice library-esque room with natural, earthen colors, a fireplace with actual fire, lots of comfy couches, a snack cabinet and fridge, and a place for my desktop (since I prefer to write on that over my laptop.) And access to an unending supply of mechanical pencils, lead for said pencils, and notebooks (college ruled).
- Where do you actually write?
I actually write at work during the kids’ nap time (preschool), using a notebook and mechanical pencil. Or, at home on my desktop computer, which is situated in the corner of what should be the dining room but is more like my “whatever I need it to be” space.
- How long does it normally take you to write a novel?
That’s a good question. Hmm.. well, when I first started writing, it took at least three months to get the whole rough draft down. Now… it depends on how willing my characters are to talk to me. I’d say between two to three months for a rough draft?
- What are your inspirations?
I take inspiration from other writers, such as Tolkien, Rowling, and similar. I also look to nature, human nature, and what I observe from others. I usually get the great ideas from my dreams, so those are a good source too.