I always enjoy getting to know my fellow authors…Seelie Kay is with me today sharing a fun interview!
Please tell us a little about yourself, where are you from? Where do you live now? Family? Pets?
I am a lawyer, journalist, and author who writes sizzling short stories about lawyers in love, with a dash of kink and bit of humor! I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and after moving around a lot, returned almost 30 years ago. I live with my teenage son near Milwaukee. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the heart to replace our basset hound when she died, and found we really sucked at raising fish, so no pets at the present time.
Where did you get the idea for A Touchdown To Remember?
When I was creating the story for my stocking stuffer, A Touchdown To Remember, I wanted something that combined all my favorite things about the season—holiday romance, football, and snow. However, all of my stories are about lawyers in love, so that element needed to be incorporated as well. I must have played around with ideas for more than a month before I saw a story about concussion protocol. Then I thought, “How about a story about a football player who suffers a potentially career-ending concussion and must make a hard decision about his future? No wait, maybe a football player who is a part-time law student because that makes the decision harder– in law, your brain is your money. And maybe he falls in love with another lawyer who is also a die-hard football fan. How might that impact his decision? And how would if impact her feelings about him?”
I had my story and I actually wrote it in one day.
Are there any tricks, habits or superstitions you have when creating a story?
I am not a very disciplined writer. I write when inspired. Sometimes, I write for a half-hour, sometimes eight hours. As long as the ideas are flowing, my fingers are typing.
Do you collect anything? I am a great believer in life’s little miracles and many of them are delivered by angels. I have more than 1,000, most of them given to me as gifts. I bring them out at Christmas time and it creates a rather otherworldly feel in my home.
What was your first job?
My first real, full-time job was as an intern at a local newspaper. During high school, I worked part-time as a drug store clerk, a book binder repairer at the local high school, and as a babysitter.
What’s your favorite book of all time and why?
I have always been a big fan of Winnie the Pooh. Some of A.A. Milne’s observations on life are quite profound. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A. Milne
If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could have 3 (inanimate) objects, what would they be?
Matches, the Bible, and a big box of chocolate!
What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with?
Benjamin Franklin. Not only would he be able to invent whatever we needed to survive, but I suspect he would be a scintillating conversationalist!
Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
President Reagan. I once wrote a Law Day speech for him. He was a very sweet, kind man.
Your favorite movie.
Field of Dreams. A Miracle on 34th Street and August Rush are close seconds. Obviously, I am a great believer in the power of hope
Your favorite food:
I am a great lover of French pastry, in particular Pain au Chocolat!
A Touchdown To Remember By Seelie Kay
When a second concussion sidelines Milwaukee Greyhound running back Tim Douglas, the rest of his life continues full-speed ahead. A some-time law student, Tim is faced with a classic Catch 22: Whether to continue to play football and risk a third and possibly life-altering concussion or quit the game altogether to pursue a career as a sports agent. He loves the game, but his priorities change when he meets Laura Adler, a sassy, sexy young attorney and rabid Greys fan. Their sizzling romp of a romance turns serious and Laura demands that he make a decision about football before she accepts his marriage proposal. Will Tim choose football or the law, and what role will Laura play in his future?
When the band played its last song, Laura and Tim stopped dancing and Tim kissed her forehead, leaning into her. “Not sure where we are headed from here, babe, but I am quite sure we are going somewhere.” He smiled at her, his eyes lit with what appeared to be lust. “I think I’m falling…”
Laura interrupted him. “Tim, I really don’t have time for a relationship and neither do you. You’re right in the middle of the season. And I don’t do one-nighters.”
Tim pulled Laura toward him and settled his lips over hers. His kiss was gentle at first, then became more urgent. He cupped her chin and pulled her more firmly against him, his tongue probing, then dancing in her mouth.
As Laura was pulled into the passionate kiss, she felt her resistance melting away. Her loins were heating and her heart was pounding. I want this man, naked and primed to please. Wait. No way. I am not going there. Abruptly, she pulled away.
Still holding her in his arms, Tim studied her. “You don’t wait until the time is right for relationships, Laura. You make the time when the right relationship presents itself. I am willing to make time for you. Are you willing to make time for me?”
About Seelie Kay
Seelie Kay writes about lawyers in love, with a dash of kink.
The writer, editor, and author has more than 30 years of experience in law, journalism, marketing, and public relations. Writing under a nom de plume, Ms. Kay’s wicked pen and overly inquisitive mind has resulted in six works of fiction, five of which were released in 2017, including Kinky Briefs (2/24), Kinky Briefs, Too (6/2), The Garage Dweller (7/8), Kinky Briefs, Thrice (9/8), and A Touchdown to Remember (12/7. Kay also contributed to a romance anthology, Pieces of Us (11/24), which was released by The Nu Romantics. Kinky Briefs, Quatro and The President’s Wife are set for release in 2018.
When not spinning her kinky tales, Ms. Kay ghostwrites nonfiction for lawyers and other professionals. She has also written for such publications as the Minneapolis Star, Kenosha News, Twin Cities Magazine, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Illinois Legal Times, Wisconsin Opinions and the Wisconsin Law Journal.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and St. Louis University School of Law, Ms. Kay also attended Northwestern University. She has been admitted to the bar in Wisconsin and Missouri.
Ms. Kay resides in a bucolic exurb outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she shares a home with her son and enjoys opera, gourmet cooking, organic gardening, and an occasional bottle of red wine.
She is an MS warrior and ruthlessly battles the disease on a daily basis. Her message to those diagnosed with MS: Never give up. You define MS, it does not define you!
9 responses to “Author Interview & A Touchdown To Remember By Seelie Kay”
Love the excerpt, Keelie, wish you great success with the book!
Great interview! mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm cover 😉
Good luck and God’s blessings
I wish you success with the book, it sounds like you’ve already accomplished it in your life! As for Ben Franklin not only was he a great conversationalist and inventor but was, according to accounts during his time in the France, much the ladies’ man. Might that be another book?
I love this interview! You’ve certainly had some interesting jobs.
I admire short story writers. I myself am way too verbose to write anything short! This one sounds yumny!
Admire you short story writers as I myself am way too verbose to write anything short. This one sounds delicious! Best wishes.
Loved the excerpt and blurb. Found the interview interesting, The books sound yummy! Best of luck!
Your book sounds great! I love how you asked yourself those questions to get to your plot. And I love the Winnie the Pooh quote! Good luck to you!
Great interview, Seelie. I enjoyed learning about your life and your books.