Interview Roulette: Karenna Colcroft

Now Karenna Colcroft takes a turn at the wheel!


  1. What is a positive personality quality you share with one of your characters?

I would say my sense of humor. Being able to laugh at myself (without being mean), and to get others to laugh, is definitely a benefit sometimes.


  1. If you could be any other living person for a single day, who would you be?

Hmm. I’m not sure about that. Most of the time, I’m pretty happy being me. I guess if I had to choose, I would want to be J.K. Rowling, because I would love to see what being a hugely successful author is like.


  1. Is there a New Year’s resolution you’ve made more than once? Did you keep it?

Most years, I’ve made resolutions about what and how much I’m going to write that year. I pretty much never keep it, because things change through the course of any given year and sometimes I just don’t have the time or motivation to write. And unfortunately sometimes I don’t have the ideas. This year, I’ve resolved to just try to write things and enjoy doing it.


  1. Which of your characters would you most like to be romantically involved with?

Out of my books that are currently still in print, I think I would choose Hunter, from I Should Tell You. He’s quiet and mellow, the type of personality with which I get along well. And he’s a musician, which is a definite plus. Maybe he would teach me how to play guitar.


  1. What’s the most interesting or weird thing you’ve ever had to research for your writing?

Recently, for a book I’m working on under a new pen name, I had to look up bondage equipment because I couldn’t remember the name of something my characters were using. Apparently a bondage bench is actually called a bondage bench, at least according to the information I found.


  1. One of your characters has an allergy that’s proved problematic. Tell us about it.

Weston, one of the main characters in Dawn Over Dayfield, is allergic to dust. Since his job is maintaining the historical records for the town of Dayfield, Massachusetts, he’s often given old papers and other items by town residents. And most of them are covered in dust. Trying to clean them and display them properly is not easy for him.


Dawn Over Dayfield:

After the death of his adoptive mother, Andy Forrest decides to track down his biological family. The search leads him to the struggling central Massachusetts town of Dayfield—and local historian Weston Thibeault, the town’s only other openly gay man. With the help of Weston, Andy uncovers secrets about his birth father, the youngest son of the Chaffees, the family that once owned Dayfield’s largest employer, a furniture factory that closed thirty years earlier.

As Andy and Weston work together, they find a connection to a scandal that rocked the Chaffee family over 125 years ago. But small towns like to bury their secrets, and many of the older residents of Dayfield will do anything to stop Andy and Weston from discovering the truth about the town and its inhabitants.


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Karenna Colcroft is the alter ego of a shy, sedate wife. Well, okay, maybe not THAT shy and sedate. She believes that love is love, regardless of gender or how many people are involved, and she tries to show this in her books as well as in her life. She lives in the northeastern United States with her husband and spends time with her committed partner. She also has three cats, but is determined not to become a cat lady!

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