K-lee Klein spins the wheel today!
Hey. Hi! Welcome to my birthday interview. Let’s have some fun.
- What is your superpower? Your Kryptonite?
Ah cool! My superpower would be physical and emotional healing. I’m very empathetic so this would suit me well. I like to help people, and as a survivor of abuse, I know it’s just as important to heal the inside as the outside. My Kryptonite is my own emotional instability because my emotions can get overblown and debilitating. I imagine healing people takes a toll on those feelings too. OH AND…I’ll definitely be wearing a cape.
- If you were a shapeshifter, what shape would you most likely shift into?
It’s very cliché, but I’d be a wolf—probably the same one that’s tattooed on my arm; Mika, one of my characters from Family of Misfits. This is a description I found on the personality of a wolf. It totally speaks to me.
“Keep in mind that a wolf’s real personality is often hidden under the character of his or her social position. Intelligent, non-aggressive, and friendly with the ability to make strong emotional attachments are among those traits we can generalize about the magnificent wolf.”
- What food would you only consider eating if you were stranded on a desert isle with nothing else to consume?
Definitely sashimi, but I’d need someone to prepare it. 😉 In truth I could eat it all day long even without the desert island, especially my faves salmon & octopus.
- What’s the most interesting or weird thing you’ve ever had to research for your writing?
While maybe not so weird, I have a series set in Loveland, Colorado—Welcome to Loveland—and this past fall, I was able to visit the city. It was so cool to imagine Lucky and Jack having coffee at one of the cafes or heading to the local movie theatre for a night out. I could actually picture them walking down the street.
- Describe a traumatic weather-related experience you’ve had. If you’ve never had any, make one up.
This time I do have a weird one—or at least embarrassing one! I was on crutches for 3 years, and since I live in Western Canada I had to navigate the snow and ice. One day I was getting out of my truck and my crutches slipped in the ice. I ended up on my back under my truck, laying there stunned and feeling mortifyingly ridiculous. Luckily my neighbour across the street saw me and was like, “Hey. You need a hand?” Lol. After that, I ordered what they call crutch snow-boots that provide traction.
- One of your characters just won a prize for doing something really well. Who is it and what prize did he or she win?
- Invent a new national holiday. What does it commemorate and how is it celebrated?
I’ll go with a light-hearted approach to this one. SUPERHERO DAY! I’m totally a middle-aged woman who loves superheroes. Of course my faves are Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier and Captain America. Superhero Day would be an international holiday where everyone dresses like their favourite superhero, talks about superheroes, goes out to meet other superheroes—eats, sleeps, and dreams superheroes all day long. Lol.
Thanks so much for having me. I hope my answers have entertained you a little. 🙂 Happy February.
Series: Unbreak My Heart, book 2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
~~Country singer turned rancher Brett Taylor fought his way out of the bottle, so he could have JT Campbell in his life. JT’s patience, intelligence, and humor broke through Brett’s walls of depression, and now the once-isolated rancher and his young California guy in search of himself are together on Brett’s Texas ranch.
While Brett and JT are more in love than ever, they’re still dealing with past baggage and learning how to move forward. Brett’s former lover casts a long shadow over their lives—one JT tries to pretend doesn’t bother him. Can Brett soothe his fears with the sort of sappy, sentimental Valentine’s Day JT was taught to shun growing up—but secretly always wanted?
When Halloween rolls around, a costumed night out at the local bar might lead to another romantic first. And on Christmas morning, JT awakes to some sweet loving and the most meaningful gift he could ever imagine. The New Year truly brings a new beginning—ushered in by some silly, sparkly, and sexy fun.
One year. Four important holidays. Two men who have worked hard for the love and trust they share and the bright future that’s finally within their grasp.~~
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K-lee Klein loves guys with long hair and tattoos, and you’ll often find her front and center at her favorite rock concerts. She has bounced around Western Canada all her life, but will always consider the solitude and beauty of the British Columbian mountains home. Her life is blessed as the proud mother of three now-grown but still spoiled kids, the servant of two bossy felines, and the wife of a truly patient husband.
Her writing muse is terribly temperamental, so to keep him close by and in check, she had him inked on her left calf. The gorgeous, long-haired, mostly naked, kneeling angel that resulted is truly a work of art, although he’s still a handful and hopelessly uncontrollable. She writes on his schedule and inspiration.
K-lee tends to fall easily into obsessions. When something grabs her attention, she jumps into it headfirst with complete abandon. Actors, musicians, superheroes, fictional characters, and brainwashed assassins all hold spots on her cannot-get-enough list. She once followed Thirty Seconds to Mars around the United States and Canada and saw them perform fourteen times that year. Obsession sometimes leads to ideas for her kneeling angel to turn into stories.
Although an introvert in person, she’s extroverted online and has met many wonderful friends there, sometimes with the added fun of meeting them in person at gay romance conferences. She’s grateful for all the people in her life who accept her as she is and support her through her ups and downs as mom, wife, and joyfully obsessed writer.
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