General Questions

Will you be a guest on my blog?


If all you are wanting is for me to answer a few interview questions, then probably yes. If you are wanting a giveaway or full, original guest post, the answer is maybe. You can send request details to contact@KristiAnnHunter.com.




What is your writing process?


A magical mix of unicorns and fairy dust adhered together with Post-It notes and duct tape. Just kidding. Well, about most of it. I do go through an inordinate amount of Post-It notes. My plotting starts with getting ideas from music and Pinterest and slapping those ideas onto a plot board (using Post-It notes) that is laid out using a basic Save the Cat style beat sheet. My actual writing of the first draft bounces around from scene to scene until I have enough puzzle pieces to string the whole story together. Then I smooth it out and let my beta readers and editors tell me everything that's wrong.




What advice do you have for unpublished writers?


If you haven't ever finished a book, plop your butt in a chair and write. Don't worry about technique or style and especially don't worry about marketing and whether to go traditional or indie. Before you do anything else, write. Then learn the craft. Learn everything you did wrong and be willing to admit that there is room for improvement in your writing. Your first book will be horrible. That's okay. Your next one will be better. Read. Learn. Don't be in a hurry to publish. Get the writing right first.




Are your books appropriate for my child to read?


That depends very much on your child. I do not write with young teens in mind. My characters are adults and they are dealing with life as adults and all of the messiness that comes with that. If your teen is mature enough, you could use the books as conversation starters. Generally speaking, I would consider most of my books appropriate for 16 years old and above. The books are "clean" and written from a Christian worldview, but they are romance novels. If you are concerned about the level of physical intimacy included in each story, please check individual reviews as that will vary from book to book depending upon the characters and the story.





 

Hawthorne House Questions

Will (insert character here) be getting his/her own book?


I get asked this alot. All of the Hawthorne siblings (Miranda, Georgina, Trent, and Griffith) have their own stories. Amelia and Anthony have their own story as well. All of those books can be found on my Hawthorne House Series page. While Lady Blackstone's story is frequently asked for, I'm not sure when or if it will happen. It will most likely be a short story available here on this site or through my newsletter. The only other character who is currently confirmed to be getting her own book is Jess, Ryland's parlor maid. She was a main character in the Haven Manor series. Her story is told in A Pursuit of Home. As always, though, I would love to know who else's story you would like to see. You never know what future series will bring!




Who is married to who again? I can't seem to keep them all straight.





Will A Lady of Esteem be available in print?


Currently A Lady of Esteem is only available as a free e-Novella. UPDATE 1/4/2018- The answer is now yes! A Lady of Esteem will be available in May 2018 in the print collection All for Love.




Did faith like that of the Hawthornes really exist in Regency England?


Oh, yes. Despite the general debauchery across much of the culture, there were people who were devoutly Christian. This was the generation laying the groundwork for greats such as Charles Spurgeon and D.L. Moody to rise up and change the world. While the faith was certainly present, evangelism as we know it today was not a priority yet.




Colin's faith seems different thant the other Hawthornes'. Am I imagining things?


No. The Hawthorne family are Anglican. Colin is Presbyterian, a denomination much more common in Scotland than in England at the time. This leads to a slightly more evangelical leaning in the practicing of his faith. All Christian characters firmly believe in the saving power of the risen Savior, Jesus Christ and the need to gives one's life to Him. Edit 1/4/2018- I greatly apologize that I accidentally mistyped Protestant instead of Presbyterian when I first put up this FAQ. Presbyterian and Anglican are both Protestant denominations.




What is wrong with Georgina? Why don't you name it? (Spoiler warning)


Georgina has dyslexia. Unfortunately for Georgina, dyslexia had not yet been "discovered". It would be more than seventy years before the first recorded diagnosis, then termed as word blindness.




Could the scene with Griffith in the cottage during An Inconvenient Beauty actually happen? (Spoiler Warning)


The real question is... would it be possible to get a man of Griffith's size drunk? And the answer is... maybe? I honestly don't have a lot of experience with it. But, according to science, for a man of Griffith's size the equivalent of 4-5 shots taken in a row like he did would give him a blood alcohol level that qualified as drunk. Combined with the fact that he's injured, on the verge of shock, isn't accustomed to alcohol, and has been working outside most likely without having eaten in a while, and... Yep. I'm going with it. He got drunk.




Who was your inspiration for (insert character here)?


While most of my book inspiration pictures can be found on my Pinterest pages, I do not include the people because some people don't like to see them. If you want to know how I pictured the various characters, you can find there on my Hawthorne House people page.





Haven Manor Questions

Will (insert character here) be getting his/her own book?


The series follows Kit, Daphne, and Jess, so all of them will obviously be getting their own books. Some of the side characters have stories in my head, but as for when they'll see the light of day? Nothing is confirmed yet. As always, though, I would love to know who else's story you would like to see. You never know what future series will bring!




Will A Search for Refuge be available in print?


Yes. It will be included in a print collection in 2019.




Who was your inspiration for (insert character here)?


While most of my book inspiration pictures can be found on my Pinterest pages, I do not include the people because some people don't like to see them. Haven Manor people pictures will be coming soon.





 

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