About "From Behind The Curtain":
Kay’s “From Behind The Curtain” is a clever suspense fiction. The reader will encounter the story of Dee, who spent most of her life on welfare, watching her often-absent father struggle with addiction and lately, watching her mother’s battle with cancer. (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “From Behind The Curtain”?
Sierra Kay: It actually started with a conversation with some friends. We were going to write a play. I’ve never written a play before, but I did write a novel. So I wrote two first chapters. Each one with the same characters, but taking the book in a different direction. It was supposed to be the basis for the play, but the novel kept writing itself. (read more)
JP: What sets “From Behind The Curtain” apart from other books in the same genre?
SK: In “From Behind The Curtain”, Dee deals with her mother fighting cancer, her deadbeat dad, bullying at school, running her household (such as it was), being approached by men old enough to know better, the first stirrings of love/lust, etc. And we didn’t even get to the Pastor’s death yet. This girl has a lot on her plate, but she’s very pragmatic about it. Tired, but pragmatic. (read more)
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “From Behind The Curtain” getting out to the public?
SK: I’m an avid reader. Since I was young and used to hide romance novels between my mattresses, I always loved to read. It wasn’t just romance novels. I’ve read classics as well. (read more)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “From Behind The Curtain”?
SK: “From Behind The Curtain” didn’t take as long as my first novel. I finished it probably in about four months, writing primarily on weekends. The ideas flowed for this book. Now some say if the ideas flowed, why did it take so long? That’s just me. It could be that I type to slowly. I wrote half of it. Let it sit. Then, I figured out whodunit. (read more)
JP: What’s next for Sierra Kay?
SK: Brain: “We must prepare for tomorrow night.” Pinky: “Why? What are we going to do tomorrow night? Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world!” (read more)
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