Khai L. Bayne … what can I say? The woman cracks me up. I’ve met her once, but she has stuck with me. The videos she shares and the photos she tags me in make my week. The woman is insane. I can’t say enough about how much she keeps me in stitches. Looking forward to the next work. Here is our interview:
EK– My message to all the authors: Thank you so very much for being willing to sign up to do this interview. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know you, share your thoughts, and highlight your work.
EK: What is your pen name?
- Is it different from the name on your birth certificate?
- How did you come up with your pen name?
Khai L. Bayne: Khai L. Bayne is the name that I publish under. Yes, it is completely different than my government name. When I was getting ready to publish my first book I went back and forth for a while trying to figure out whether I wanted to use my name or be someone completely different. Since I couldn’t necessarily publish under the name Batman, I figured why not come up with something equally as awesome (to me anyway), so that is how Khai came about.
EK: Does your work fit into one genre? If not, tell us about it. If so, do the same.
Khai L. Bayne: To be perfectly honest, I don’t really ever know what genre my books fit into. I tell people all the time ‘I have a paranormal and a non- paranormal series’. Mainly because I have an issue with defining my work until after it is written and even then I cry to my PAs and betas to help me figure it out. The categories my books have been labeled in with their help is pretty much as follows:
Indebted Series: Paranormal, Noir, Mystery
Brotherhood of Misfits Series: Romantic Suspense, Mystery/Suspense, Second Chance. Side Note: This series deals with a lot of issues, from Domestic Abuse to Substance Abuse, and will probably tap dance with a lot of shit in between. So every book will probably have a different genre it fits in, but I’m not stressing it, the stories will be awesome regardless.
EK: What is the title of your most recent or upcoming release?
Khai L. Bayne: Most recent work I am currently putting the finishing touches on is Brotherhood of Misfits: Paul (BoM #2)
EK: What inspired this work?
Khai L. Bayne: This book deals with self-harm, attempted suicide, and substance abuse. Truthfully, it was inspired by a really pretty semi colon tattoo I saw on someone in store one day, then just kind of snowballed from there.
I wanted to write a story that talked about the issue without it being centered on the most talked about demographic, which is young girls. I decided to write the story about a grown man who kept his part of his life hidden, until it all finally all fell apart.
EK: What is your favorite thing about writing?
Khai L. Bayne: Getting lost in the story being created. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen asleep imagining the next scenario in my books. (<- I’ve definitely been there.)
EK: Now for the fun stuff …
EK: What is your favorite snack while taking a much needed author break?
Khai L. Bayne: Dark Chocolate anything, and Soda.
EK: What is one of the craziest things you’ve done in your life?
Khai L. Bayne: Ummm, my momma is gonna see this so I can’t answer that ☺. (<-LOL! I think these answers crack me up the most.)
EK: The house is on fire, what are you grabbing if your family is safe and sound?
Khai L. Bayne: Laptop, phone, charging cables, notebooks. (Don’t worry they all stay in the same area, so I’ll get them in one swoop) (<- ROFL! Mine too!)
EK: What is your “go to” movie, book, or show?
Khai L. Bayne: Only the Strong and The Last Dragon (Sho’ Nuff!)
EK: Who is one of your favorite authors? Why?
Khai L. Bayne: I have so many, and all for different reason. One of my new faves is Alice K. Wayne, because her stories are just awesome and so easy to get lost in.
EK: Bonus => Have you ever read a book that had you questioning why you were having such a reaction to fictional characters? What book was it?
Khai L. Bayne: YEASSSSSS Hunty! It’s been a while so and call me a horrible person if you will, but I forget what I had for breakfast most mornings, so I couldn’t even begin to tell you what the name of it was. I’m sure if I scour through the 5k+ books I have on my kindle cloud I could tell you but that could take more time than you’re giving me.
EK: Please share your social media links:
EK: Please share your purchase links:
Brotherhood of Misfits Series:
Thank you to Khai L. Bayne for taking the time to answer these questions. You are appreciated.
Come back tomorrow to read what answers author Erin Quinn has.