Member Spotlight: Rahne Kallon

1. Tell us about your most recent project (written or published). What inspired it?

My most recent story is a little something I’ve been working on called Vancouver Midnight. A lot of my stories are set in Toronto in my Lakeshore Universe, but for this I wanted to do something a little different. Since Vancouver is my favorite city, I wanted to write something that really showcases the love I have for traveling, what it’s like to be in such a wonderful place, and the sort of…grief you feel about having to leave. It’s a special kind of story, one that I haven’t really written before.

2. What’s your writing process like? Are you a “pantser,” an outliner, or something in between?

I’d definitely say an outliner. I plan almost everything out before I get to writing. Sometimes stuff just comes to me spontaneously while I’m actually writing (and that’s an amazing feeling), but the majority of the story is stuff that I actually plan out. I do this, because I like to have some direction, and I like to know where I’m going. Otherwise, with me being the easily distracted kind of person I am, I can end up losing sight of what I’m trying to do with this story or that story.

3. What’s your favorite kind of story to write?

Contemporary romance dramas. By far.

4. Which character from your work do you most identify with, and why?

My Border Collie, Ian Morlen. He’s probably my most popular character. I feel like he’s me in so many ways; very down to earth, but stubborn, often conflicted, sometimes at odds with himself or his friends. The relationship he has with his boyfriend Jamie Readon (Golden Retriever) is something I wish I had.

5. Which authors or books have most influenced your work?

Within our fandom, probably Kyell Gold, by far. He writes exactly the kind of stuff I like to read. I mean in terms of just subject matter, he nails it. Romantic dramas are a huge part of his repertoire as an author, and the way he writes them is mesmerizing. If I have to cite books specifically, I would say Out Of Position and Bridges impacted (and influenced to an extent) me the most. Continue reading “Member Spotlight: Rahne Kallon”