Kiersten Hall has been writing stories all her life… in her head. She is finally taking the time to put those stories down on paper for others to read.
Her first book, “I Do” Fifteen Years of Wedding Misadventures, is a humorous memoir of the 15+ years of memories from her experience of being a professional wedding videographer. With 1,400+ weddings to choose from, there are plenty of entertaining stories to share with the readers!
‘Corner Confessions – A Novel’ is Kiersten’s second book, compromised of an unusual cross-genre of fiction and non-fiction... the confessions are real but the names have been changed. Since the release of the initial 14 confessions, people have been snapping up this book fast, finding it hard to put down, and are anxiously awaiting the second book of secrets! The next book* of 16 confessions is set for a late Fall 2018 Release while the remaining 18 confessions in the third (and final) book** of this series is set for a 2020 Release.
* The Lies We Live (Fall 2018 Release)
** …And The Burdens We Keep (2020 Release)
At the moment, besides the books listed above, there are 13 other titles waiting in the files to be written with more ideas entering whenever something piques Kiersten’s ‘vivid’ imagination. She is striving to release one book per year, and is looking forward to sharing her stories with the world!
Do you have any hidden or uncommon talents?
Any hidden talents are so well hidden, I haven’t found them yet!
As for uncommon talents? Hmmmmm…… Hold on, I’m thinking… (insert hold music here) Hmmmmmm…… Well, it would appear I am without uncommon talents. I can also tell you I lack common talents, as well!
However, I will say, I’m pretty good at:
Being sarcastic (if you haven’t already noticed)
Thinking outside of the box; my ‘vivid imagination’
Losing track of time; goes hand-in-hand with that whole procrastination thing
Being that one person in the tour group who gets lost
Forgetting things altogether; the final step of the procrastination gig
And occasionally, I like to think I’m funny.
'I am an amalgamation of everything which enters my thought process and establishes residency.' - Kiersten Hall
THE REAL ME...
Do you write using a pen or type writer or computer?
A computer. But if I’m not near a computer, at the time of an idea, I’ll use paper and pen… or a pencil… or a crayon… or an eyebrow pencil… lipstick… whatever I can find at the bottom of my purse, at that moment so I don’t lose the idea.
What made you want to become a writer?
I was an awkward and quiet child who had an affinity for Erma Bombeck at the age of five. My literary preferences went from Seussical creatures with stars on their bellies straight to a middle-aged newspaper columnist turned author who wrote about life without sugar-coating her experiences; which, by the way, was a trailblazing accomplishment for a female all of those decades ago. I liked what she did, so I picked up a pencil and found some paper.
What do you love most about the writing process?
Can I start off with the best part of writing being the part where the project is finished? If we could just bypass all the mucky middle stuff, and go from start to finish in the blink of an eye, I’d be good, over here!
Actually, I also like coming up with an idea, and then running with it; having the story take me on a trip.
What does your writing process look like?
It starts out organized, then it moves into utter confusion which morphs into unsurmountable chaos, ending in absolute hysteria. Then the nice UPS Delivery Person delivers my books, all neatly stacked in a brown box.
Those are the highlighted ‘mile-posts’ of my writing journey for each project. The entire process can take anywhere from less than a month with a total ‘brain-dump’, to nearly a year where I question everything and drive myself insane.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Raising my awesome children; they’re my best friends!