I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Kristie Rose but hope to one day. But as with all of the participating authors, I’m eternally grateful for her donation and love of our military.
Welcome Kristie, thank you for being here. Tell us about your personal connection to the military.
I do have a personal connection to the military. Several members of my family have served and currently serve. In 2008 my friend was injured in Afghanistan, Fisher House was the one calm in his wife’s life. I’m forever grateful to them for helping us bring her some small comfort to her during a exceedingly difficult time.
(I’m a Navy wife but my husband gets all freaked out when I put that on social media. Force Protection and all that).
Yes, my military family doesn’t love it when I post on social media about military connections and such. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you’re from, where you live? Do you have one of those day-jobs?
I’m a Florida girl who dislikes beaches and heat so I live in the PNW. I much prefer gray skies to hurricanes. That said, my extended family (sister/nephews/mom/aunt) just went through Irma and I stress ate and chewed off all my fingernails. You can take a girl out of the hurricane zone but you can’t take the worry away when her family stays 🙂 As for my day job, I split it between writing and being an pediatric occupational therapist where I work with special needs kids in the school system. Its an awesome job. They both are.
Wow, thanks for all you do. What is your latest release and share one detail from your current release with readers that they might not find in the book?
The first book in my Wyoming Matchmaker Series, The Cowboy Takes A Bride, the father has ALS. I decided to add this because my uncle had recently passed from ALS and it was a way of dealing with it.
I’m sorry for your loss but thank you for adding that to a story, it’s important for people to read about real people. Do you have a secret talent readers would be surprised by?
I am a champ at Skip-bo, checkers, and can do a math trick with cards that BLOWS kid’s minds 😉 (what they don’t know is it also teaches them communitive property)
Good for you, mixing learning and fun! What is the one question you never get ask at interviews, but wish you did?
Hmm, good question. I dunno. I think I more enjoy asking the questions than be asked the questions. 🙂
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters of the opposite sex?
Getting the voice correct. Making it sound like a man would.
Are there other military charities you support? If so, please tell us which ones.
When my friend came home from the hospital, Wounded Warrior had a tricked out van ready and waiting for him so his wife could get him to and from the rehab. I also support Navy SEAL Foundation, St. Jude’s, and The STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorders.
Thank you so much for all you do. Do you write military characters in your books? If so, how did you research them?
Yes. I’m lucky that my network of military wives is vast so I tap into then first and have them connect me. I used to work on a military base in Italy so I have a network of friends from that as well.
You do have a wealth of knowledge available to you. What would you choose as your specialty if you were in the military?
EOD- I’d go into the NAVY and work with Explosive Ordinance. I think it would be cool to work with bombs under water or where ever. Or I’d work in intelligence.
Female bomb expert, now there’s a book. Do you have anything you would like to say to our members of the military and their families?
Thank you all for participating in our Fisher House charity drive.
Thanks Kristie. You can find out more about Kristie from her website.
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