Kara Douglas grew up in Dunedin, New Zealand and then moved to Wellington where she currently resides with her husband, and fur babies.
The Air that we Breathe is inspired by her birth father’s story of living in Wittenoom, Western Australia. For the past ten years Kara has immersed herself in researching the history of Wittenoom. She took a year out of full time employment to complete an advanced Diploma in Creative Writing. Kara ventured to the outback with her husband in 2018 to truly experience the essence and uniqueness for the Pilbara Region.
Outside of researching and writing, Kara works full time in leadership development and is also a wedding celebrant.
What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?
Do you try more to be original, or to deliver to readers what they want?
How do you select the names of your characters?
What was the first book that made you cry?
If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
Have you Googled yourself? Did you find out anything interesting?
Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym? Why?
me for the story I wrote.