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Ask our favorite author – Kandi Steiner 馃憫馃挄 / 砖讗诇讜谉 诇住讜驻专转 讗讛讜讘讛 – 拽谞讚讬 住讟讬讬谞专 馃憫馃挄

诇拽专讬讗转 讛驻讜住讟 讘注讘专讬转, 转讙诇诇讜 诇诪讟讛! 馃憞

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We gave our favorite authors a questionnaire with 10 questions we really wanted to know… And they spilled everything! (Sort of 馃槀)
Give it up to – Kandi Steiner! 馃憫馃挄馃憦

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her "freedom of press." She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die-hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies). When Kandi isn't working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

Hi Kandi,
We are so excited to have you in our 'Ask our favorite author' questionnaire!

1. Could you start off by telling us a little bit about your up-coming release, "Make Me Hate You"?
Sure! Make Me Hate You is an emotional, angsty stand-alone. It's a best friend's brother's romance, which is a trope I've ALWAYS wanted to write. In this story, Jasmine is back in her New England hometown for the first time in 7 years. She's been avoiding her best friend's brother since the night they crossed all the lines the summer after her high school year, and then he broke her heart, rejecting her just days later. But now, she's back in town — in the same HOUSE with him — and as much as she wants to hate him, she can't help but be drawn to him and what used to be. 

2. Your covers are all AMAZING! How do you choose them?
I actually use Lauren Perry of Perrywinkle photography for custom photo shoots. We talk about my book, the vibe, what the characters look like, and then she casts the models and we have the shoot. Fun fact: almost all of my covers feature real life couples. For instance, the couple on the cover of Make Me Hate You got engaged the day before this shoot!

3. Have you always wanted to be a writer? If you didn鈥檛 write, what would you do for a living?
I have wanted to be a writer since I was in the fourth grade, I'd say. Of course, I had other ideas, since I definitely never expected to be able to make money off my writing LOL. I wanted to be a vet for a long time, and then that slowly transitioned into advertising/public relations. I knew I wanted to write and speak and work with the public. But, writing was where my heart truly lived, and I pursued it with a passion.

4. What did you do with your first advance?
I actually don't get advances, except for my foreign deals. I'm a self-published author, which means I don't make anything up front. I publish my book and hope for the best! All my money comes in on release day and after. However, I do remember my first significant paycheck from Amazon. It was after Weightless came out in 2016, and I went grocery shopping without using coupons. I also bought myself a Michael Kors purse, which I still have!

5. The last book translated into Hebrew was "A Love Letter to Whiskey". If you need to choose, which one should be the next to be translated?
Judging by the way the readers in Israel reacted to A Love Letter to Whiskey, I'd say Make Me Hate You or the Best Kept Secrets series.

6. Do you Google yourself?
Ha! Sometimes, just to make sure the information on Google is correct. 馃檪

7. There's good news and bad news – who is the first author friend you call?
Staci Hart, hands down. She's my ride or die!

8. If one of your books could become a movie – which one would you choose?
A Love Letter to Whiskey, of course! We all want to see Jamie Shaw come to life, don't we? 馃槈

9. Do you believe in writer鈥檚 block?
I do. I think usually it's less about the story and more about the mental health of the writer. If we don't take care of ourselves first, it's very difficult to create. 

10. Finally, Tell us about your future project – What can you share about it?
Aside from Make Me Hate You, I also have Ritual coming out in July. Ritual is book 5 in the Palm South University series. Palm South University is a new adult/college romance series. It's PACKED with angst, steam, and drama. If you're looking for your next addiction, THIS IS IT. And now is the PERFECT time to get caught up. Binge read the first four books and get ready for Ritual this summer! #1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken says, "If Gossip Girl and Riverdale had a love child, it would be PSU."

Thank you for answering our questionnaire, we can't wait to find out what you have in store for us next! XOXO from Israel 馃挋

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Our "MUST READ" by Kandi Steiner is – A Love Letter to Whiskey

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讜讛驻注诐, 转谞讜 讘讻驻讬讬诐 诇- 拽谞讚讬 住讟讬讬谞专! 馃憫馃挄馃憦

拽谞讚讬 住讟讬讬谞专 讛讬讗 讘讜讙专转 诇讬诪讜讚讬讬 讻转讬讘讛 讬讜爪专转 讜讬讞住讬 爪讬讘讜专 诪讗讜谞讬讘专住讬讟转 驻诇讜专讬讚讛 讜讙专讛 讘讟诪驻讛, 驻诇讜专讬讚讛. 拽谞讚讬 讛转讞讬诇讛 诇讻转讜讘 讻讘专 讘讻讬转讛 讚' 讻讗砖专 拽专讗讛 讗转 讛住驻专 讛专讗砖讜谉 砖诇 "讛讗专讬 驻讜讟专".
讘讻讬转讛 讜' 讛讬讗 讻转讘讛 讜注专讻讛 注讬转讜谉 诪砖诇讛 讜讛驻讬爪讛 讗讜转讜 讘讬谉 讞讘专讬讛 诇讻讬转讛. 讘住讜驻讜 砖诇 讚讘专 讛诪谞讛诇 注诇讛 注诇 讛专注讬讜谉 讜诪讬
讛专 诇注爪讜专 讗讜转讛, 诇诪专讜转 砖拽谞讚讬 谞讬住转讛 诇讛讬诇讞诐 注诇 "讞讜驻砖 讛注讬转讜谞讜转". 讗讞专讬 讛拽讜诇讙' 讛讬讗 讛转注谞讬讬谞讛 讘注讬拽专 讘讻转讬讘转 专讜诪谞讬诐, 诪讗讞专 讜讛讬讗 转诪讬讚 讛讬讬转讛 专讜诪谞讟讬拽谞讬转 诇诇讗 转拽谞讛 (讻诪讜 专讜讘 讛讘谞讜转 砖讙讚诇讜 注诇 住专讟讬 讚讬住谞讬). 讻砖讛讬讗 讗讬谞讛 注讜讘讚转 讗讜 讻讜转讘转, 转讜讻诇讜 诇诪爪讜讗 讗讜转讛 拽讜专讗转 住驻专讬诐 诪讻诇 讛住讜讙讬诐, 诪讚讘专转 注诐 讛讞转讜诇 讛拽讜诇谞讬 砖诇讛 讜诪讘诇讛 讗转 讝诪谞讛 注诐 讞讘专讬诐 讜诪砖驻讞讛. 讛讬讗 谞讛谞讬转 诪讬诪讬诐 注诇 讛讞讜祝, 诪专转讜谉 住专讟讬诐, 诪讜讝讬拽讛 讞讬讛, 讘讬专讛, 讜讬讬谉 诪转讜拽 – 诇讗 讘讛讻专讞 讘住讚专 讛讝讛.
讘讬砖专讗诇, 讛住驻专 砖诇讛 "诪讻转讘 讗讛讘讛 诇讜讜讬住拽讬" 转讜专讙诐 诇注讘专讬转 注"讬 讛讜爪讗转 '住驻专讜转 砖谞讜讙注转' 讜讝讻讛 诇讘讬拽讜专讜转 谞诇讛讘讜转.

讛讬讬 拽谞讚讬,
讗谞讞谞讜 讻诇 讻讱 诪转专讙砖讜转 诇讗专讞 讗讜转讱 讘驻讬谞讛 砖诇谞讜!

1. 转讜讻诇讬 诇讛转讞讬诇 讘诇住驻专 诇谞讜 注诇 讛住驻专 砖注转讬讚 诇爪讗转 讘拽专讜讘 "Make Me Hate You"?
讘讜讜讚讗讬! "Make Me Hate You" 讛讜讗 专讜诪谉 讘讜讚讚 诪专讙砖 讜讚专诪转讬, 讝讛讜 专讜诪谉 "讛讗讞 砖诇 讛讞讘专/讛 讛讻讬 讟讜讘/讛", 砖讝讛 转转 讝'讗谞专 砖转诪讬讚 专爪讬转讬 诇讻转讜讘. 讘住讬驻讜专 砖诇谞讜, 讙'住诪讬谉 讞讜讝专转 诇注讬讬专转 讬诇讚讜转讛 讘谞讬讜-讗讬谞讙诇谞讚 诇专讗砖讜谞讛 讗讞专讬 7 砖谞讬诐. 讛讬讗 诪转讞诪拽转 诪讛讗讞 砖诇 讞讘专转讛 讛讟讜讘讛 诪讗讝 砖讛诐 讞爪讜 讗转 讻诇 讛拽讜讜讬诐 讘拽讬抓 砖讗讞专讬 住讬讜诐 讛转讬讻讜谉. 讜讗讝 讛讜讗 砖讘专 讗转 诇讬讘讛 讜讚讞讛 讗讜转讛 讻诪讛 讬诪讬诐 诇讗讞专 诪讻谉. 讗讘诇 注讻砖讬讜 讛讬讗 讞讝专讛 诇注讬讬专讛 讜诇讗讜转讜 讛讘讬转 讬讞讚 讗讬转讜, 讜诇诪专讜转 砖讛讬讗 专讜爪讛 诇砖谞讜讗 讗讜转讜, 讛讬讗 诇讗 讬讻讜诇讛 砖诇讗 诇讛讬诪砖讱 讗诇讬讜 讜诇诪讛 砖讛讬讛 讘注讘专.

2. 讻诇 讛讻专讬讻讜转 砖诇讱 诪讚讛讬诪讜转! 讻讬爪讚 讗转 讘讜讞专转 讗讜转谉?
讛讗诪转 砖讗谞讬 诪注爪讘转 讗讜转诐 讬讞讚 注诐 诇讜专谉 驻专讬 诪- "Perrywinkle photography for custom photo shoots". 讗谞讞谞讜 诪讚讘专讜转 注诇 讛住驻专, 注诇 讛讗讜讜讬专讛, 注诇 讗讬讱 讛讚诪讜讬讜转 谞专讗讜转 讜讗讝 讛讬讗 诪诇讛拽转 讗转 讛讚讜讙诪谞讬诐 讜讗谞讜 诪转讞讬诇讬诐 讘爪诇讜诪讬诐. 注讜讘讚讛 讻讬讬驻讬转: 讻诪注讟 讘讻诇 讛讻专讬讻讜转 砖诇讬, 讛讚讜讙诪谞讬诐 讛诐 讝讜讙讜转 讗诪讬转讬讬诐. 诇讚讜讙诪讗: 讛讝讜讙 注诇 讛讻专讬讻讛 砖诇 "Make Me Hate You" 讛转讗专住 讬讜诐 诇驻谞讬 讛爪讬诇讜诪讬诐.

3. 讛讗诐 转诪讬讚 专爪讬转 诇讛讬讜转 住讜驻专转? 讗诐 诇讗 讛讬讬转 住讜驻专转 诪讛 讛讬讬转 注讜砖讛 诇诪讞讬讬转讱?
专爪讬转讬 诇讛讬讜转 住讜驻专转 诪讗讝 讻讬转讛 讚'. 讛讬讜 诇讬 专注讬讜谞讜转 讗讞专讬诐, 诪讗讞专 讜诪注讜诇诐 诇讗 爪讬驻讬转讬 诇讛专讜讜讬讞 诪讻转讬讘讛 LOL. 讘诪砖讱, 讛专讘讛 讝诪谉 专爪讬转讬 诇讛讬讜转 讜讟专讬谞专讬转 讜讗讝 诇讗讟 诇讗讟 讝讛 讛砖转谞讛 诇讬讞住讬 爪讬讘讜专. 讬讚注转讬 砖讗谞讬 专讜爪讛 诇讻转讜讘, 诇讚讘专 讜诇注讘讜讚 注诐 讗谞砖讬诐, 讗讘诇 讻转讬讘讛 讛讬讗 讛诪拽讜诐 讗诇讬讜 讛诇讘 砖讬讬讱, 讜讗谞讬 专讚驻转讬 讗讞专讬 讝讛 讘转砖讜拽讛 .

4. 诪讛 注砖讬转 注诐 讛诪拽讚诪讛 讛专讗砖讜谞讛 砖诇讱?
讛讗诪转 砖讗谞讬 诇讗 诪拽讘诇转 诪拽讚诪讜转 讞讜抓 诪讛讛讜爪讗讜转 讛讝专讜转. 讗谞讬 住讜驻专转 注爪诪讗讬转, 诪讛 砖讗讜诪专 砖讗谞讬 诇讗 诪专讜讜讬讞讛 砖讜诐 讚讘专 诪专讗砖, 讗谞讬 诪讜爪讬讗讛 讗转 讛住驻专 砖诇讬 讜诪拽讜讛 诇讟讜讘! 讻诇 讛讻住祝 诪讙讬注 讘讬讜诐 讬爪讗转 讛住驻专 讗讜 讗讞专讬讜, 诇诪专讜转 讝讗转, 讗谞讬 讻谉 讝讜讻专转 讗转 讛砖讻专 讛诪砖诪注讜转讬 讛专讗砖讜谉 砖拽讬讘诇转讬 诪讗诪讝讜谉, 讝讛 讛讬讛 讗讞专讬 砖- "Weightless" 讬爪讗 讘- 2016, 讜讛诇讻转讬 诇拽谞讜转 诪爪专讻讬诐 讘诇讬 拽讜驻讜谞讬诐 讜讙诐 拽谞讬转讬 诇注爪诪讬 转讬拽 砖诇 诪讬讬拽诇 拽讜专住. 砖谞诪爪讗 讗爪诇讬 注讚 讛讬讜诐.

5. 住驻专讱 讛讗讞专讜谉 砖转讜专讙诐 诇注讘专讬转 讛讬讛 "诪讻转讘 讗讛讘讛 诇讜讜讬住拽讬" 讗讬诇讜 讬讻讜诇转 诇讘讞讜专, 诪讛 讛讬讛 讛讘讗 讘转讜专 诇转专讙讜诐?
讗诐 诇砖驻讜讟 诇驻讬 讛爪讜专讛 讘讛 讛讙讬讘讜 讘讬砖专讗诇 诇"诪讻转讘 讗讛讘讛 诇讜讜讬住拽讬", 讛讬讬转讬 讗讜诪专转 砖- "Make Me Hate You" 讗讜 住讚专转 "The Best Kept Secrets".

6.讛讗诐 讗转 诪讞驻砖转 讗转 砖诪讱 讘讙讜讙诇?
讛讗! 诇驻注诪讬诐, 专拽 讻讚讬 诇讜讜讚讗 砖讛诪讬讚注 讘讙讜讙诇 诪讚讜讬拽.

7. 讬砖 讞讚砖讜转 讟讜讘讜转 讜讞讚砖讜转 专注讜转, 诪讬 讛住讜驻专转 讗诇讬讛 转转拽砖专讬?
住讟讬讬住讬 讛讗专讟, 诇诇讗 住驻拽, 讛讬讗 讗讬转讬 讘讗砖 讜讘诪讬诐!

8. 讗讬诇讜 讗讞讚 讛住驻专讬诐 砖诇讱 讛讬讛 讬讻讜诇 诇讛驻讜讱 诇住专讟, 讗讬讝讛 住驻专 讛讬讬转 讘讜讞专转?
诪讻转讘 讗讛讘讛 诇讜讜讬住拽讬, 讻诪讜讘谉! 讻讜诇谞讜 专讜爪讬诐 诇专讗讜转 讗转 讙'讬讬诪讬 砖讜 诪转注讜专专 诇讞讬讬诐. 谞讻讜谉?!(;

9. 讛讗诐 讗转 诪讗诪讬谞讛 讘诪讞住讜诐 讻转讬讘讛?
讻谉, 讗谞讬 讞讜砖讘转 砖讝讛 讘讚专"讻 诇讗 拽砖讜专 诇住讬驻讜专 讗诇讗 讬讜转专 诇讘专讬讗讜转 讛谞驻砖讬转 砖诇 讛住讜驻专转. 讗诐 讗谞讞谞讜 诇讗 诪讟驻诇讬诐 讘注爪诪谞讜 拽讜讚诐, 诪讗讚 拽砖讛 诇讬爪讜专.

10.诇住讬讜诐, 住驻专讬 诇谞讜 注诇 讛驻专讜讬讬拽讟 讛讘讗 砖诇讱, 诪讛 转讜讻诇讬 诇砖转祝 讗讬转谞讜 注诇讬讜.
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