What can you tell us about your new release, Fae Captive?
Fae Captive is the second book in my Tangled Fae series. It’s the story of a mortal hunter whose village faces an insurgence of evil fae. Allie (our hunter) must defend her village however she can – even when she is snatched into the world of the fae and there terrible bargains and rich deceits.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I have always adored reading but when I was young it was hard to find many fantasy books in the libraries and book stores near me. When I had read them all, longing for more, I began to write the books I wished I could read.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett, The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen, Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
I’d bring Danielle L. Jensen on to ask her how she builds such intricate political situations in all her books.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I derive an enormous amount of enjoyment from seeing a vision realized. Before my books are written they are just daydreams in my mind. Bringing them to life is very addicting. When fans write to me and tell me what they liked in the books, it feels like we are sharing a secret.
What is a typical day like for you?
I’m the mom of small children. I get them to school and do some basic housekeeping and then I sit down and write. I need to reach certain daily goals for writing and editing to meet my deadlines. When I’ve reached that goal I usually move on to emails, accounting, advertising and all the other work that authors do.
What scene in Fae Captive was your favorite to write?
There is a scene when a particularly compelling trick is played on Allie by the fae who holds her captive – Scouvrel. The nature of the trick is not revealed until the final pages of the book. Setting that up so that the actions and wording is obscure to readers the first time they read it but obvious the next time was both tricky and a lot of fun. It’s also a fairly romantic scene – in hindsight – and I love those.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
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