Friday, July 15, 2011

Kayla Jameth

What genres and authors would we find you reading when taking a break from your own writing?
I used to primarily read science fiction and fantasy. CJ Cherryh and Andre Norton are my favorites.

Now I read m/m romance and shonen ai. Favorite m/m authors are JL Langley, TA Chase, KA Mitchell, Ally Blue, Jet Mykles, Joely Skye and Drew Zachary. Favorite mangakas: Youka Nitta and Ayano Yamane. 

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m a pantser. I take my inspiration from photos and work out how my characters would have gotten to that point in their lives. Then once I have a broad idea of what my story is about and some of the stops along the way, I just let the men tell me their story. My laissez-faire approach seems to work well for us. I do sometimes find myself taking a different angle than I had originally planned, but the story is often richer for that.

How long have you been a writer? 
I started writing fanfiction slash a little over a year ago. I was lucky to have some Facebook friends who encouraged me to keep writing once I finished the slash, one of whom wants me to pick that story back up and has even given me a new story arc for it. The other friend suggested I write an m/m fairy tale for a submission call. I came up with what I felt was a plausible Cinderfella and then Cinder insisted that I write his story. He and his prince wouldn't let me get back to the slash they had interrupted until I finished their story.

Do you write under more than one name? Why?
I also write fanfiction slash as Kei-chan. That pen name was appropriate for the stories and genre I was writing. But I felt that it would likely have a negative effect when it came to mainstream m/m fiction (I love that oxymoron!) so I chose a different pen name for my m/m fiction.

How do you come up with the titles?
I try for double entendres with my titles. I like that the title itself applies to what I am writing, but if you take the second meaning it can give you a deeper look into my stories. I don’t always achieve this, but that’s my goal when choosing a title.

What sound drives you crazy?
That horrible hissing sound the Bel Ami boys make!

A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be?
“No shit! There I was…”

What’s for dinner tonight?
Whatever my husband makes while I am driving home from work. He’s gotten pretty good at cooking.

Where is the craziest place you’ve ever had sex? Or where is the craziest place you made your characters have sex?
The parking lot of a pizza joint in down town Austin during lunch hour. I’ll let you decide if that was me or my boys.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would be the most essential for you?
My Kindle, an endless supply of paper and pens, and my guy Friday

Of course it’s imperative that the Kindle have a magical battery that never dies. Does that count as a fourth item?

*Please share with us your future projects and upcoming releases.*

"Controlled Fall"
A contemporary m/m short story set in New Zealand.
This story will be available as a free download with the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's anthology Hot Summer Days. The story will be posted sometime in July or early August.

Blurb: What do you do when you are trapped at the bottom of a ravine with your secret crush and no one knows where you are? Scott did the only thing he could think of -- let the other man know how he felt. Will the situation get out of control or will they fall for each other?

"Alexios' Fate"
An m/m paranormal novel set in ancient Greece.

I am currently finishing the third and hopefully final revision of this story before submission to my publisher.

Blurb: What do you do when you catch the eye of one of the immortals? Alexios would have cheerfully gone the rest of his life without knowing the answer; however, through no fault of his own, Apollo takes a shine to Alexios. Will it end better for Alexios than it has for any of Apollo's other lovers?

Please share any links you would like listed in the Interview. Website, Myspace, blog, facebook, yahoo group etc.

My FB author’s page:
My FB acct:!/profile.php?id=100002318660540
My Twitter acct:!/KaylaJameth
My Goodreads’ page:


  1. Fun lunch at the pizza joint! I'm guessing you're a bit more rambunctious than you probably let on, huh? I'm glad to see you spreading your wings, Kayla.

  2. "What sound drives you crazy?
    That horrible hissing sound the Bel Ami boys make!"
    ROFL at that one!
    Great interview, Kayla. Good luck with the writing. You're a natural!

  3. Awww shucks! Johnny guessed right. I was taking the MCAT the next day and met my now husband in Austin to take the test. I got almost no sleep that night. Still kicked ass on the test!

    Don't you know it, AB? Is that sound as much of a turn off for you as it is for me? And without the sound, it's just not worth watching them.

    Thank you both for all your support and kind words.

  4. Great interview Kayla. Austin pizza joint, huh? I'm sure you or your boys wouldn't be the only ones!?

  5. Conan's Pizza. Have you ever been there, Rebecca?