Welcome Kahlen Aymes to Understanding Shae's Story!
Kahlen Aymes was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where she received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Administration.
Kahlen's always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. She decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of her stories and her overwhelming desire to find out where her characters would take her, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than she was. When readers began nominating her work for online awards, it took her breath away and only made her love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, her focus.
What/Who inspired you to write your book?I don’t even know how or when I came up with it. The series is based on a phrase; Don’t forget to remember me. I had a long-distance relationship when I was just out of college and we used to tell each other these words. I built this story around those words. And then, I wanted to make them mean even more…
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?I’m not sure if I have one. I toggle. I have more than one piece working at all times. If I get blocked on one, I move to the other. And…I write mostly in the wee hours of the morning.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?Just love. Consuming, undeniable love.
Summarize your book in 3 sentences or less.Ryan and Julia are best friends who must finally admit the deep, soul-searching passion they have for each other. When tragedy strikes and rips them apart, Ryan struggles to protect her from the past, even though Julia desperately searches to find it. When he is faced with losing her or letting go of their memories, Ryan must decide between the chance at a new future with Julia and clinging to the brilliant, beautiful past.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?It sort of snuck up on me. I started writing to network a business opportunity and after the readers started telling me I should publish…really was the first time I considered it.
Can you describe what you think makes a good story in 3 words?Emotion, conflict, resolution.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?I always thought I wanted to be a lawyer or an architect.
What are your current projects?I’m working on the third book in the Trilogy, A Love Like This and editing another finished novel that will publish right behind the series.
Give 3 interesting facts about yourself.I used to teach ballroom dancing.
I draw and cook…like Julia.
I work two jobs. (I consider writing a full time job…because it is.)
Hardest thing about being an author?The reviews. Reading is subjective and not everyone will love or even like what you write. It’s a fact of life…all writers know it and we accept it. But…it’s still hard reading those reviews.
Most rewarding think about being an author?The reviews. When a reader tells me that I’ve touched them, made them laugh, cry and scream at the pages because they feel what the characters feel…there’s nothing better than that!
Can you share with us your favorite line(s) from the book?"I'm completely... and utterly in love with you."
"Night and day, you're all I think about. I miss my best friend, but I want so much more with you. From the moment we met, you’ve had me...captivated. It feels amazing to finally be able to say the words."
What would you say is the best part of your job?Meeting readers from all over the world. I love talking to them!
What do you think people search for in a book?I think different people look for different things. But, I believe that we all want to get lost; to be so absorbed that the real world disappears for a while. We want to be able to relate, but also to fantasize. We want to experience things we’ve never experienced and love like we’ve never loved. We want to believe…that deep, heart-pounding, gut-wrenching, I’ll die if I can’t have you love…exists.
Ryan Matthews has everything he ever wanted. Close to graduation from Harvard Medical School and on the verge of marrying his gorgeous and accomplished girlfriend, Julia Abbott, his dreams are about to come true.MY REVIEW ON DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER ME
Julia is on the fast track as a fashion editor for a big New York magazine. Ryan plans to join her there to complete his residency at a major trauma center and all of their sacrifice is finally at it's end.
When tragedy strikes, their relationship is hurled into turmoil that leaves Ryan devastated as sorrow drives him to keep his distance, while Julia reaches out to find him again.
The second book of The Remembrance Trilogy follows Ryan and Julia's quest to rebuild their stunning past; an incredibly beautiful and heart-breaking romance, full of passion, intensity and truly immeasurable love. You'll be left spellbound, breathless and aching for more...
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