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Interview With Karli Cae Adams | Moments With Mercy

Mercy: Can you share a little bit about yourself? 

Karli:  I’m 22 years old from Lubbock, Texas. I attended college at an acting conservatory in New York where I lived for 2 years. I enjoy acting, writing, mountain adventures, going to the lake, and spending time with my family. I am also a proud dog momma to my 1 1/2 year old Goldendoodle Remi!

Mercy: What started your interest in becoming an author? 

Karli: I got my love for writing in the fourth grade. We had to take the writing TAKS test for the first time, so my teacher drilled writing into us; we wrote stories all the time to prepare for this portion of the test. I remember everybody else hating it and I loved it! I ended up getting a notebook from my house and just writing stories about these different scenarios that I would love to actually live through. It took off from there and I’ve been writing ever since!

Mercy: What do you like to do when you're not writing? 

Karli:  Honestly, there’s not much time I spend not writing! If I’m not working on a book, I’m writing screenplays; that’s a realm I would really love to dive into next- writing for film and television. When I take breaks from my projects though, I love watching movies and finding great TV shows. It helps me escape, yet also fuels my creative juices and gives me new ideas!

Mercy: What is your favorite under-appreciated novel? 

Karli: The first book the popped into my mind was ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgkin Burnett. I think it’s such an incredible story that’s really stuck with me since I first read it. I personally don’t think it gets enough love

Mercy: What advice would you give an aspiring author? 

Karli: To an aspiring author I would tell them to just go for it!! You can do absolutely anything you set your mind to and the world needs some more pieces of art in the world; there is never too many books, plays, or films. Put your heart and soul into your work and take a leap of faith. It will pay off and your tribe of supporters will emerge from the experience. It’s really an incredible feeling.

Mercy: How many books have you written, which one is your favorite? 

Karli: Oh my goodness, at this point I’ve lost count of how many books I’ve written!! As far as published works go, I have 2; unpublished I’ve got tons of notebooks filled up with all kinds of stories I’ve written from fourth grade through ninth grade (then I moved to typing on my iPad) I think my favorite one is the one I just published ‘St. Elmo’. It really has a special place in my heart.

Mercy: Can you share a little about your upcoming book?

Karli: Sure! St. Elmo is a historical fiction about the real town of St. Elmo, Colorado. Today, it’s a ghost town. Back in 1880 when it was established, it was home to about 2,000 gold and silver miners. The book is my version of how I think St. Elmo went from a bustling mining town to a ghost town. It’s filled with real towns and real people who lived in the town, yet it’s also mixed in with people I thought the town could use. It can be purchased on my Etsy shop KarlisBooks, and for every book I sell, I’m making a $2 donation to Historic St. Elmo; the group that helps preserve the town!