Karly Lane has a new novel out this week – Time After Time and to celebrate I thought we would try and discover a little more about Karly.
Ten Things You didn’t know about Karly Lane
- I am a Collector of Animals
Mostly horses—brumbies to be exact. I fell in love with them after researching If Wishes Were Horses, a number of years ago and after visiting the association responsible for rehoming the wild horses, ended up bringing home a mare and foal, and so started my addiction. I also have chooks, dogs, cats, ducks and guinea fowl (Do. NOT. Get . Me. Started. On those) The most stupid animal on the planet. Seriously.
- I have a fear of frogs
I am petrified of the things. Can’t stand the thought of them. There was that one time I tried to add a little bit of humour into a scene of Morgan’s Law…the frog in the shower scene, thinking it would be funny…I found myself emotionally traumatised for weeks afterward!
- I LOVE Scotland
I REALLLLLLLY do. I went over there to research some family history and explore some of the places I’d heard stories about growing up, and simply fell in love. I came home and begged my publisher to let me write a book set in Scotland so I could use all the places I’d been to over there in it. Thankfully Scotland is as rural as Australia so I added an Australian tourist, and Take Me Home was the book that came out of it.
- I own a castle….well sort of…
So, following on from the whole Scotland love thing, I visited our family castle in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. It’s been in the MacLeod family for over 900 years and the castle itself is built on ruins that go back ever further than that. When I say our castle, I mean, technically there may be a few million descendants in front of me, but, you never know…one day, I could inherit the place…just sayin.
- I have a title and I own land in Scotland
You can call me, Lady Karly, if you like, and I am the proud owner of a lot of land…*cough* oops, sorry that should be a plot of land…like a 1 metre square, plot to be exact…but still…apparently the title is real. I can even pass it down through my kids after I’m gone…cool huh!
- I met Dwayne Johnson
Okay, this one was a lie, but it’s really hard to come up with TEN interesting facts about yourself…
- I need coffee first thing in the morning.
No lie there. Absolute truth. My kids to this day won’t even try and talk to me until they know I’ve had coffee.
- I used to be a pathology collector.
Yep…I was a vampire and I loved it.
- I don’t plot any of my books.
It all comes down to the fact I’m really impatient. (Oh, that could have technically been another FACT instead of number 6 I suppose…but it’s not exactly as interesting as the Rock.)
I tend to get an idea—sometimes it’s a scene, or a conversation between two characters. Other times it’s the whole what if scenario that just makes me sit down in front of a blank word document and start typing. About halfway through I always decide that this is the most stupid method of writing a novel ever and I should have just sat down and plotted the whole book out first, but by then I’m already invested and I just have to plough my way through.
I am ALWAYS on Facebook…
Honestly, I am, so look me up and send a friend request so you can keep up with all the craziness that seems to make up my daily life and writing.
Grab a copy of Karly’s new book – Time After Time – its the one with a quote by yours truly on the back!