Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Meredith Hale (M. K. Hale) and I am a current senior undergraduate student at University of Maryland College Park. I’ve written four novels at the age of twenty-one and published two, SHATTER: A Boys Are Demons Novel and HATING HIM. I specialize in writing new adult as a new adult herself. My free time is spent reading as many romance novels as humanly possible and performing comedy (improv, standup, and sketch). My two biggest fears are snakes and procrastination.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
HATING HIM is my latest novel. I had an idea for a physical therapy romance novel and several months later I had to go to physical therapy after an inopportune and rather juvenile run in with a see saw. After going, I started writing scenes with more realistic material. Brandon Gage was originally supposed to be a basketball player and the novel was meant to be adult. Suddenly, the characters emerged and it became a college romance of two people drawn together by humor and heat.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like silence and a room to myself. Plus, there’s nothing like some candy to get the creative juices flowing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Yikes, big question. To name a few of my favorite authors: Leisa Rayven, Elle Kennedy, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Richelle Mead, Penelope Douglas, Sophie Jordan, Wendy Higgins, Alice Clayton, Erin Watt, and Claire LaZebnik. Basically, any romance writer who isn’t afraid of mixing humor and heat influence me. Some books that influence my writing currently: BAD ROMEO, THE DEAL, MISTER ROMANCE, PAPER PRINCESS, ONE TINY LIE, WALLBANGER, and THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING.
What are you working on now?
For my third novel, THE RA’S RULES, the jury is still out on receiving responses from agents to my queries, but I’m super excited to say, over this past summer, I wrote a new novel—83,000 words—in two weeks and two days. I’m now working on revisions and edits until I can start sending query letters out to agents. It jumps in time, and I’m keeping the title to myself until I send it out.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Wattpad.com is a great way to attract new readers.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just keep working and writing, and have patience with yourself.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write for yourself first. That way you know exactly what the reader wants.
What are you reading now?
WICKED HEART by Leisa Rayven. She is a goddess.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ve got several ideas in the mix. Not sure yet what will be my next finished piece. I’m thinking new adult, for sure.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I only recently discovered the answer to this question. BAD ROMEO by Leisa Rayven has remained addicting no matter how many times I’ve read it.
Author Websites and Profiles
Meredith Hale Website
Meredith Hale Author Profile On The Wild Rose Press