Tagged Questions: What Are You Writing Now?

A couple days ago I was tagged by Lois Greiman, author extraordinaire of Historical Romance and mystery.  I am supposed to answer these following questions and then write a blog in answer to these questions, so here are my answers to the questions, but before we go there, let me say that I”ll be giving away a free ebook from the LAKOTA series to some lucky blogger today.  So come on in and leave a message.  Okay, so with that said, here are the questions I”m to answer:


What is the working title of your next book?

Lakota Promise


Where did the idea come from?

This is the 4th book in one of my earlier series’s – the LAKOTA Series.  The idea also came from music – creating the story to music.  Below is a picture of the new LAKOTA SURRENDER book.


What genre best defines your book?

Historical Romance – Native American


Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Tough one.  I think I would choose a young Tom Cruise for the hero and a young Deanna Durbin for the heroine


What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A hero and heroine who have pure simplicity

and honesty in their hearts, can overcome the most savage of betrayals and find a forever love.  Below is a picture of the second book in the LAKOTA series, LAKOTA PRINCESS.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
This is an ebook only book and it will go directly to my ebook publisher, Samhain Publishing.

How long did it take you to write the first draft?
Well, uh, gee, I’m still writing it.

What other

books would you compare this story to within your genre?
That would be to my very first book, LAKOTA SURRENDER.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

It was inspired by a bad situation in my life where I needed a true heroThe interesting part of that story is that I did have my own true-to-life hero, my husband.  Below is the cover of the third book in the series, PROUD WOLF”S WOMAN.

What else about the book might pique the reader”s interest?
This book is a companion book to LAKOTA SURRENDER, a continuing story of Tahiska and Kristina through their son.  It’s a book about betrayal and love inspired in a place and at a time when it should have been impossible to fall in love.  But then romance is all about making the impossible…possible…

I hope I”ve tickled your interest in my next book.  Meanwhile I”ll be leaving a link where you can go to order the first three of the LAKOTA series.



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KAREN KAY aka GEN BAILEY is the multi-published author of American Indian Historical Romances. She has written for such prestigious publishers as AVON/HarperCollins, Berkley/Penguin/Putnam and Samhain Publishing. KAREN KAY’S great grandmother was Choctaw Indian and Kay is honored to be able to write about the American Indian Culture.
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17 thoughts on “Tagged Questions: What Are You Writing Now?”

  1. I love reading your books. Are there any plans to release your newest book in paperback? I don’t have an e-reader and would love to read it when it comes out.

  2. I think I got that email or facebook request or whatever, too, Karen but I’m a SLACKER. 🙂
    Love the new picture–footer–thingy (that’s the technical name only skilled computer users are familiar with)

  3. Good Morning, Karen, I love the covers of your book and am looking forward to reading the next. I think I have mentioned before that I think I am drawn to your books because of Native American relatives. My sister-in-law is doing some family tree digging and has a name even! We can’t find a lot about him but do know the name! She is trying to dig further. By the way I believe she said he was Cherokee.

  4. Deanna Durbin??? Haven’t heard that name for YEARS. Didn’t think anyone remembered her. And I am definately older than you.
    Your self interview was very interesting. I would love to read another of your books.
    Mary J

  5. I’m very excited to read your books! I just bought two on my kindle! I just found out from my mother’s family tree that I have an Indian Princess on my side. I love learning new things like that about other cultures even more so since i now know it’s a part of me. Thanks for writing your books!!!

  6. Can’t wait to read the next in the Lakota series….Love all your stuff…Love the covers of your book


  7. Hi Katie J!

    Thanks so much for your warm imput. No, at present this is to be in ebook format only.

    I must admit that like you, I’m a bit behind the times, but gradually I seem to be catching up to the technology. : )

  8. Hi Connie J!

    You know, it was the same with me. I was drawn to the genre for much the same reason, and found out about my own heritage in much the same way, only mine is Choctaw. Our ancestors were neighbors. 🙂

  9. Hi Mary J!

    Oh, yes, I so love the old Deanna Durbin movies. I so love musicals and when I found Deanna’s movies, I felt like I had found a treasure. There’s one specifically where she goes out West — and that’s the movie I was thinking of when I wrote this. 🙂

  10. Hi Cori!

    Wow, how exciting that you’ve learned some of your family’s history. I find that really exciting. I remember when I first started writing historicals that I thought the research might be hard or boring.

    It was just the opposite — and I’m so glad that I didn’t let my reservations at first bar me from writing that first historical. 🙂

  11. Oh my. I was hoping all the way to the bottom of this that there would be a give-away that I might win. I do love Indian books and have not had one for a good long spell. You mentioned the FIRST 3. Does that mean that you put more books in your series? Maxie

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