Interview: Meghyn King, Author of Scarred

Hey guys!

Today I had a fun little chat with Meghyn King, author of the gorgeous book you can see above, Scarred! 

Before I let you take a peek at the interview, let me introduce you to Meghyn! 

Meghyn King was born in a small Australian town where sugar cane burned hot and the working mills smelled sweet. Growing up in Ayr, Queensland, didn't give her many options in friends, but she preferred to create her own anyway. Through the multiple stories she began to write as a child, her characters ranged in age, ethnicity, and gender, with one common attribute with each story: it involved a romance.

She writes with a cat for company and music for inspiration. You'll often find her lost in her imagination, surfacing only for food and a good conversation.

If you had to choose one character from one of your books, which one would you want to be?

Scarred is my debut novel in the het romance genre, so I don’t have many to choose from. Haha. But I definitely love Scarlett. I think she’s the kind of character that you either hate or love, very strong willed and confident, everything I’m not. She’s happy with her curves and I wish I could say the same!

Who are the top five authors who have inspired you to keep writing?

First, the ones who REALLY matter to me. My friends. Brooke Edwards, Ki Knightly, and Susan Reeves. They’ve inspired me to write, to keep going, even when I wanted to give up. Then there’s a couple of well known names: JK Rowling and Stephen King. Why? Because they are humble and kind and truly and utterly care about their stories. They prove that anything is possible if you dream it.

What would you rather drink while writing, tea or coffee?

Neither! I don’t drink coffee or tea. I prefer Coke. I know, I know, it’s bad for you. Haha.

Do you have any pets? If yes, tell us about them!

I do! I have one very spoiled cat who thinks of herself as a writer as well (AKA, she sits on my keyboard as soon as I turn my back. When I come back, I find my manuscript has a lot of extra letters in it.)

Tell us something about your current work in progress?

I’m working on a couple of different stories, but the one that I have the biggest word count on is a mafia romance. I’ve always wanted to write a mafia romance and I’m putting it into action!
What's your favourite quote/line from one of your books?

“We learn things as we get older. You learned to be confident in yourself, I learned to be truthful with myself.”
I think it’s a poignant comment because as we grow older, we realize that the only person’s opinion that matters is your own. You need to be happy with yourself before someone else can accept you for who you are.
If you had to describe your writing style in five words, what would you say?

Oh this is a hard question! I asked a friend to answer it for me because I’m coming up blank. She gave me easy (as in easy to read), realistic, three-dimensional characters, emotional.
What's the worst thing that happened to you as a writer? Any funny/scary anecdotes to share?

I honestly don’t think I’ve had anything BAD happen to me as a writer. I think everything that happens is a learning experience and there isn’t anything bad about it. Although I haven’t personally experienced it yet though, I imagine finding your book on a free download site would be absolutely heartbreaking. We put so much work and time into our stories and to have your hard work be given away for free is devastating.
As I always ask almost every author I interview, are you a plotter or a pantser?

Usually I’m a pantser, but Scarred gave me hell and I had to sit down and plot where I was going with it.
Would you rather fight a dragon or a serial killer?

Pfft. Serial killer! Who wants to hurt a sweet little dragon??

Genre: Contemporary Romance.

Scarlett Prescott wasn’t always confident in her curves. Growing up in a small town where she’d been mocked and taunted for the way she looked left her with plenty of hidden scars. She fled Ponchatoula, Louisiana, within days of graduation and found herself somewhere along the way. Her worth would never be defined by someone else again.

When her sister’s wedding drags Scarlett back to town, her former bully-turned-police officer pulls her over just past the town line. Gorgeous and enigmatic, Ethan Antonelli has definitely grown up in all the right, and unexpected, ways. He might not be the same bully, but Scarlett still takes fierce pleasure in showing him one night worth of everything he missed out on.

What Scarlett doesn’t expect is the slow blossoming feelings as Ethan showers her in that small-town chivalry and romance she’d spent her teen years longing for. His heart belongs to Ponchatoula, and hers isn’t going to make leaving when the wedding is over easy.

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