1) Why do you write in your genre?
I think science fiction and fantasy are awesome genres to explore because there are just so many possibilities. I’ve always been interested in the “what if” and the farther out there the better. :)
2) What romance subgenres do you write in? Why?
Paranormal/urban fantasy mostly. There is a definitely a romance element to my Dying for a Living series. My lead character is bisexual and has an on-off again relation with her best friend Ally and her boyfriend Lane (at different times in the book. I chose to make Jesse bisexual just because I felt like it suited her personality. She’s very opportunistic :)
3) Are you aware of any themes that run through your stories? If so, what are they?
Power for sure. And coming to terms with it. Also discrimination and intolerance.
4) What would you like readers to take away from your stories?
I want them to be entertained as well as inspired.
5) What inspires your stories?
Life….and other books.
6) Will you be attending any book or writing conferences this year? If yes, which
ones? Where and when?
I’ll be at RT Booklovers in Dallas, this coming May.
7) Do you have any book signings or author appearances coming soon? If yes, where and when?
Yep, I’ll be signing some books in Clarksville, TN February 11th at my old alma mater.
8) What is your writing schedule?
I try to get it (2000 words) done first thing in the morning. Somewhere between coffee and working out.
9) What is your favorite way(s) to promote?
I’ve had a lot of fun giving away free stuff on my blog. :) And my Facebook after party was a blast. :)
10) If you have/had another career, what was it?
Well I also teach creative/writing. But if I wasn’t a teacher or a writer, I would like to be coffee/tea shop owner who reads tarot/palm on the side.
After 83 deaths, Jesse Sullivan knows how to die. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. But using her NRD to save lives is why she’s being hunted.
Dying by the Hour (Book 2)
Kory M. Shrum lives in Michigan with her partner and a ferocious guard pug. She has dabbled in everything from fortune telling to martial arts and when not reading or writing, she can be found teaching, traveling, and wearing a gi. She is author of the urban fantasy novels Dying for a Living and Dying by the Hour. She'd love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog.