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Spotlight on K A Servian & A Pivotal Right (Shaking the Tree Book 2)

This week we have NZ author K A Servian under the spotlight with her new book, A Pivotal Right (Shaking the Tree Book 2).

An overwhelming urge to create led Kathy to pursue qualifications in both fashion design and screen-printing which were followed by a twenty-year career in the fashion and applied arts industries.
She then discovered a love of teaching and began passing on the skills she'd accumulated over the years—design, pattern-making, sewing, Art Clay Silver, screen-printing and machine embroidery to name a few. 
Kathy’s first novel, Peak Hill, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016.
Her second novel, Throwing Light, was published in February 2017.
The Moral Compass is her third novel and the first in a historical series set predominantly in colonial New Zealand.
Having recently completed a diploma in advanced creative writing, Kathy fits writing around teaching sewing and being a wife and mother.

K. A. Servian on the web:

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 When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?
I enjoyed writing when I was younger but put it aside for other creative pursuits during my working life. I came back to it about four years ago and have jumped in head first.

How long does it take you to write a book?

This varies depending on the book. I often have more than one project on the go at once as I find if I get stuck on an MS I can move to another one while I work out the issue that is holding me up on the first one. The first draft of a 90,000+ word historical novel can take up to three or four months to write, but I can knock out a 50,000-word MS that doesn't require much research in a couple of weeks.

What is your work schedule like when you are in the middle of a book?

After I drop my son at school in the morning, I sit down and write until lunchtime. Then I'll take a quick break and keep writing until it's time to do the school run. Most days, I have to put aside an hour or so (reluctantly) for housework in the afternoon. On average, I probably write (or research) for about four-and-a-half to five hours a day.

A Pivotal Right: (Shaking the Tree Book 2)

Florence struggled for breath as she stared in the face of a ghost. "Jack?"

Twenty years after being forced apart Jack and Florence have been offered a second chance at love. But can they find their way back to each other through all the misunderstandings, guilt and pain?

And what of their daughter, Viola? Her plan to become a doctor is based on the belief she has inherited her gift for medicine from Emile, the man she believed was her father. How will she reconcile her future with the discovery that she is Jack's child?

A Pivotal Right is the second book in the Shaking the Tree series set in colonial New Zealand. It continues the story of Jack and Florence begun in The Moral Compass.

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