Debut author A G Kirkham is here today chatting about her passionate romance, Guard, the first novel in the Satan’s Pride series. Find out more about her writing inspiration, which character she would choose to be, the scene she enjoyed writing the most and much more.
A. G. Kirkham was born in a very small town in Italy and came to Toronto, Canada, at the age of three. Her favorite time in school was getting lost in the books. That feeling has never left, and she has been writing short stories and poems from an early age.
Her world is filled with off-beat friends and family who make her life zany and unique—all the better for enhancing the creativity in her work! She was always the “good” girl growing up, and somewhere along the way her “rebel” girl has emerged in her books and in life.
Reveling in the wonders of a loving family and writing each day bring profound joy into every day. She considers herself blessed in every way.
Welcome to Jera’s Jamboree.
What was the idea/inspiration for your novel?
I am a true romantic and the thought of seeing love appear in writing as I bring to unlikely people together gives me joy. In this world and in my life I see many people struggling and feeling alone and I hope this book allows those to know that love does exist.
If you could choose to be one of your characters in your book which would you be?
I would choose to be Vi. She is the best friend of one of the main characters, Ava. Vi has a zest for exploring and being true to herself. She is not afraid of being different or acknowledging that others see limitations.
What scene did you enjoy writing the most Anna?
I most enjoyed the love scene where Ava lets herself go and gives herself fully into their relationship. Giving all of yourself and trusting them to honour that is beautiful.
Who would you cast in the role of your characters if Guard was optioned for a movie?
I would definitely want Sandra Bullock as Ava. She is so incredibly classy and elegant with that pop of comedy. My man, Guard would be Charlie Hunnam. Nothing sexier that a biker on his ride.
Do you have a theme for your book covers? Who designs them?
My theme is hot, gorgeous bad boy biker boys. I am lucky and have worked with the publisher to find the perfect men to glam the covers of my books.
Do you have a book trailer?
Yes I do!
What do you think book trailers achieve?
Book trailers are a form of media that appeals to many people who are visual thinkers. I believe it draws more attention to the feel of the book.
What inspired you to write Anna?
For many years growing up I was told that I would never be good enough to become an author. The exception was one English teacher in school who continued to read what I wrote and continued to nurture my creativity. One day, I decided that writing was for me and if others enjoyed what I wrote then I would be doubly blessed however I was not going to allow anyone else to decide my outcomes.
Do you have a favourite book?
My favourite book is called Motorcycle Man. It is a Biker Romance as well. I love how it makes me feel and I love how it hits the real issues of having a pre-designed idea of the perfect person for ourselves and having that be blown apart by deep desire.
What has been the best part of your writing journey so far?
I have met so many incredible people who have been incredible supporters of me and my book. My ultimate most favourite moment so far was holding the first hardcopy in my hand and knowing I was finally where I wanted to be.
… and the worst?
Time! There is never enough time to do all the writing I want and it seems like my mind works way faster than my fingers on the keyboard!
Finally Anna, Guard is the first in a series. What can your readers expect next?
The next book is called War. Again part of the same MC and his love interest has a very deep fear that makes their union tense and unsure.
Thank you for being my guest.
Wishing you success with all your writing projects.
File Size: 712 KB
Print Length: 130 pages
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc. (14 Jun. 2016)
Guard: Satan’s Pride is to impress the ideals of how our past affects our present and future relationships. It brings to light the greatest necessity to moving forward, which is to surrender ourselves to possibilities.
Meeting incredible new people and learning to let go and enjoy in the moment are the highlights of life. The story of Guard and Ava is that of two people surrendering and finding the courage to explore their desire and meaning for themselves and one another.