The fourth guest in my series of lesbian fiction author interviews is K.D. Williamson, who’s best-known for her Cops and Docs series. K.D. is giving away an ebook copy of the latest book in the series, Drawing the Line, so make sure you don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post.
Please tell us a little about your newest release, Drawing the Line.
Drawing the Line is book 4 in the Cops and Docs series, and it’s a second chance romance that doesn’t necessarily fit the common definition. It’s very emotional, and on the one hand, deals with the baggage left over after a bad break up. On the other hand, it’s an intense look at how there is a very thin line between love and hate.
One of the main characters in Drawing the Line is a pediatric resident, the other one is a detective in the juvenile missing persons unit. What kind of research did you have to do for this book?
I didn’t want to bog the book down with extreme detail of either. I did some research online and consulted Chris Zett, who corrected a lot of my misconceptions about the residency programs and diseases.
Your Cops & Docs series was very successful. What do you think draws readers to stories about doctors and women in uniform?
Well, they are professional, strong, opinionated women. I think readers love seeing the vulnerabilities, the humor, and the other characteristics that can make them down-to-earth.
Which of the characters in all of your books do you most relate to, and why?
I’d say Kelli McCabe and Haley Jordan. I’m a combination of asshole and geek.
Is there a genre or a topic that you haven’t yet written but would like to try in the future?
I would love to world-build like what’s done in sci-fi or even try my hand at an all-out comedy.
If you could go back and change one thing in your Cops & Docs series, what would it be and why?
I actually wouldn’t change a thing. I’m more than satisfied with how they all turned out.
Can you name one thing that is lurking on your writing desk that shouldn’t be there?
There seems to always be a bag of Doritos. They seem to just fall out of the sky.
What’s your favorite TV show of all time, and why?
I don’t have an all-time fav, but recently, I binged Timeless and was blown away by the diversity, the writing, and the characters. I love its take on history and its all around geekiness. I’m saddened that it didn’t catch on.
What types of books do you like to read? Any favorites you can recommend?
I like books with grit and some realism or so I’m learning. I find that I’m not all that satisfied with a straight-up romance. As for my favs, I don’t get to read a lot so I don’t have any yet except for Wild by Meghan O’Brien.
When’s your next book coming out, and what are you working on right now?
Hopefully, it will be out this year. I just turned in the first draft. Since Drawing the Line is at times angsty, I decided to go a different route with this one. It has more humor, more heat.
Where can your readers find out more about you and your books?
K.D. is giving away an ebook copy of Drawing the Line. Anyone can enter. To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this blog.
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