Kiki Archer is an author who will make your day a little brighter whether it is by reading her books or just interacting with her. Her novels are fun, funny and so wonderful that I wait in anticipation for her next.
She blends a beautiful amount of wit and drama to create romance novels they way they should be written. I love her work and am thrilled to be able to share a small part her work with you here. This is what she says:
A brief description of your writing:
I write easy-read chick lit with a lady-loving twist. It’s fun, flirty and always full of frolics.
One word to describe your books:
Who/What inspired you to start writing?
I honestly one day just sat down and thought I’d try. I was a stay-at-home mum having previously left my teaching career to look after my two young children and I had free time in the evening so I sat down and started.
Why lesbian fiction?
Because I’m a really really really big lesbian and I’m still at the stage where I’m only able to write what I know.
If someone is new to your work, which of your books should she read first?
Possibly ‘Too Late… I Love You.’ Six books in and I think I finally started to get the hang of it. It’s a lovely romance with that perfect happy ending.
I used to be a secondary school PE Teacher. I’m also a lesbian. So I simply put the two together and wrote about an out lesbian teacher (who does in fact accidentally kiss a sixth form student without realising it, but that’s a whole other story…in fact you should read it. It’s called But She Is My Student.)
I wanted to write something a little more serious. I also wanted to address the question “What’s more important … the bond of marriage or the pull of desire?” and then decide “But what’s more powerful?” Binding Devotion answers these questions.
I wanted to use more of my teaching anecdotes and I also have a huge love of skiing, so I put the two together in a funny school ski trip scenario book.
What inspired you to write ‘Too Late… I Love You’?
Probably my children. Children are funny. Playgroups are funny. The mothers you meet at these playgroups are funny. I also wanted to write about finding love in the most unexpected of places.
What inspired you to write Lost In The Starlight?
I just wanted to create a story where a hidden secret keeps you from being your true self. I love the world of celebrity and shows like The X factor. I’m also led to believe there are stars who choose to hide their sexuality for fear they’ll no longer be popular. I wanted to write about someone who was brave enough to be honest and how this could actually enhance their popularity and success. Thus Honey Diamond was born.
Anything else you think readers may find interesting:
My YouTube Channel. I love posting vlogs / skits / reading e.t.c. My channel will give you the best insight into who’s behind the words.
Other Works In The Lesbian Genre
Your favourite lesbian book (not written by you): After Mrs Hamilton by Clare Ashton.
Your favourite lesbian movie: Loving Annabelle. It totally inspired my first novel ‘But She Is My Student.’