I write contemporary New Adult and Young Adult fiction. My works always revolves around relationships. Last year I released the first season of my ongoing series Ellie Versus on my website. It’s a story about three friends in college, navigating new relationships and classes. During NaNoWriMo in November I wrote the first draft of my upcoming book Over Again, a story about a woman who, on New Year’s Eve, regrets how much her life has changed over the course of a year and is transported back to the start to try it all over again. It’s a New Adult Romantic Comedy. I plan to write the second draft in early 2016 before exploring publication avenues. I’d like to publish traditionally, but am fascinated by the current self-publishing realm.
The simple answer is I love it. Writing is my passion. I love stories and believe I have many to tell. When people read my works and really connect with the characters or laugh along with my experiences, it makes me extremely happy. I also have a certain aversion to people who take themselves too seriously. I am drawn to anything with comedy. I see the world and all the people in it as super weird. This whole thing is so weird and when we tell truthful stories I feel like you can’t not laugh at it. I try to tell my stories with as much truth as possible. I base a lot of my characters and their situations on my own reality. I think readers will identify with this.
I prefer handwriting my first drafts. I find it helps me get all my ideas out quickly and silences my inner editor. These drafts tend to be bare-bone sketches of whatever is most vivid in the scene first. Sometimes I’ll write dialogue without tags, quotation marks, or even paragraph breaks. Then I have to go back and make sense of it all before structuring it on my Chromebook, where I mostly use Google Docs. I do all of this at a small desk in my bedroom, facing the window and a corkboard wall full of inspirational pictures and quotes. I also have a few action figure characters on my desk from various works I admire, like Sydney Bristow from Alias and Treebeard from the Lord of the Rings.
Karah Rachelle was born in Cincinnati, OH and grew up in Northern Kentucky. As a child she played with both Barbies and Star Wars action figures, loving them equally. It wasn’t until she read the Lord of the Rings in the seventh grade that she became aware of herself as a writer. So, of course, all her early writings are Lord of the Rings fanfictions and knock-offs. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies from Murray State University. When not consumed with writing she likes to play Mass Effect on her PS3 while listening to Spotify and hanging with her two cool cats.