KC Maguire writes short fiction in the romance, mystery, science-fiction and fantasy genres. She has a particular passion for young adult and children’s books and is currently working on three young adult novels in the speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy) genre. Kaleigh’s flash fiction has appeared in many publications. She has three e-novellas published by Books To Go Now: Destiny, Dear John, and Ivory Tower. Her short story. She has completed the fiction writing certificate programs at UCLA and Stanford, and is currently a student in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults Vermont College of Fine Arts.
She is a member of RWA, AWP and SCBWI. She loves to blog about books, writing, and to interview new authors. She’s a member of the Houston-based Space City Scribes author collective. In July of 2014, she joined the blogging team at Luna Station Quarterly, contributing interviews with women speculative fictions authors. She has lived in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, but now resides in Ohio with her family.
I have got to know KC personally through our weekly critique sessions. She has introduced me to the world of Sci-fi and I’m hooked. She also has been my buddy during the Houston and LA SCBWI conferences. I adore KC and especially that Australian accent.
I hope you enjoy our tiny talk.
ME: How do you want to be remembered?
KC: Ugh. Do I HAVE to be remembered? Wouldn’t it be more mysterious if I wasn’t?? Like, “where did all those books come from?” / “who wrote them?” I don’t know. Must have been a ghost!!
ME: I’d have to remember you.
ME: Finish this sentence. A perfect day would involve . . .
KC: Open fireplace, pot of steaming hot coffee and a pile of books to read.
ME: Sounds tempting.
ME: Tell us five words that describes you as a writer.
KC: Tenacious, precise, grammar-checker (that’s two words!), romantic, melancholy (but only when I haven’t had my pot of coffee)
ME: If you could sit and have a drink with famous author dead or alive who would it be, and why?
KC: Shakespeare. Need I say more???
ME: Go big or go home.
ME: What genre have you not written in, but would love to try?
KC: Murder mystery. Definitely. Maybe thriller, but I’d probably end up scaring myself.
ME: Well when you do I’d love to read it.
KC, thank you so much for doing the interview. I can’t wait for you to come back to Houston!!