Home on the web
www.kerileeg.com, Twitter: @kerileeg
I’ve worked as a travel writer for “What’s Cheaper” and “Escape Wizard”.
My first novel, Unforgivable
Places where books are available for purchases:
Unforgivable is available on Kindle. Go to my website, www.kerileeg.com to find a direct link.
How did you get your start in writing?
- I started writing scripts for a local theater group when I was 16 but it was more of a hobby and a way to get extra credit in school. I left writing for a while but five years ago I was diagnosed with end stage renal fail and my doctors told me I needed a kidney transplant. I was very, very, sick for a long time and I couldn’t do all that much. TV became boring, the internet was fun but it had it’s limits, and I read as much as I could. Soon I turned back to writing and I began working on “Unforgivable.” At first writing this book was an escape but it quickly became an obsession. I started to care about the characters and I wanted to see them to the end. I couldn’t stop writing and “Unforgivable” quickly grew into something I’m very proud to share with you.
Oh, yes I did have the transplant and I’m doing great now.
Who are your biggest influences
- I write what I love to read. So people like: Jack Higgins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, James Patterson to name a few. I love their work but I also appreciate their wisdom. They’ve been in this business a long time so I try and learn as much as I can from them. I read their work, watch interviews and read all the helpful hints they drop every once in awhile.
What is your biggest inspiration when creating?
- Real life is the best inspiration. I’m a people watcher, I sit on a bench and watch people go about their lives. Characters start to form and personalities take shape. I also read a lot: Books, magazines, and newspapers. Like I said, real life inspires me the most
Could you give us the details of your current project?
- I would love to! Here’s a snippet from the dust jacket of Unforgivable:
“They maybe our family, our friends, and we may love them deeply but some things are unforgivable; some things will haunt your every step, some things will get you killed and it’s Sarah Costello’s duty to make sure every sin is paid for in blood.
Ambassador Maxim Abimbola is considered, by many, to be a blood thirsty, power hungry, tyrant. He gets pleasure out of causing people pain, especially if that person is his wife. The world has tried to stop him; the United Nations has tried to bring him up on charges of crimes against humanity but the man is untouchable: until now. His wife, Miriam Abimbola, has asked for help and the people that come to her rescue are a powerful organization centuries old. These assassins are called by God to bring His justice down on the most deserving and once the Hashshashin get you in their sights you’re as good as gone.
Sarah Costello is assigned the task and she never fails, ever. One bullet is all it takes, one smooth, easy, kill and the monster is dead. But maybe it was too easy? In the shadows lurks a ghost, an evil that threatens to bring an end, not only to her life, but the lives of the people she loves the most. Hunted and trapped, on the verge of losing everything, Sarah is forced to do what she’s sworn she would never do; she has to turn her back on her brothers, on the Hashshashin, if she has any hope of saving them.
What is the next goal you would like to achieve with your writing?
- I’m currently working on my next book all about the rise and fall of the Fourth Reich. I love history and I love murder so, naturally, I combine the two. You can go to my website, www.kerileeg.com, for more information on my current projects and ones coming up.
Final four (questions we ask all interviewees)
When the zombies take over the world where will you be?
- I think I’ll be raiding the mini bars in a fancy, 10 star, hotel. If I’m going out I’m going out in style or I would become a drunk zombie. That would be pretty cool.
Jedi, Ninja, vampire, were-wolf, pirate, fairy or Spartan?
-Hmm I’m torn between Jedi and Spartan. Both are cool and kinda hard core but, if I had to choose… Jedi, they can do all kinda cool stuff with the force and the have the Lightsaber, which just rocks.
What one piece of art, be it music, book, film or picture, do you think people must experience before they die?
- I love art, all forms, and I don’t know if I can choose one. Just before you die you have to go on an art feast. Go to all the clubs, raid a book store and camp out in a movie theater or live theater. Go to a bunch of galleries too. You know, cause it’s cultured.
Give one fact that most people would not believe about you?
- I’m really short, 4″10 and that’s it. People always think I’m defenseless but push me and I will break out some serious moves. Like a mini Jedi! Okay maybe not that cool but a girl can dream. Right?