Author Interview: HarlequinTEEN Speaks to Julie Kagawa

When I was putting my review of The Eternity Cure together last week, I came across this interview with Julie Kagawa. Why hadn’t I seen it yet? Why not share it with everyone? These are the questions I asked myself so here we are. Sharing! Enjoy Julie Kagawa fans.

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An Interview with Author Clint Stoker

After moving on from his pursuit to become a rock star, Clint Stoker discovered a love for fiction with the help of novels like I Am Legend, as well as another way to tell stories; through books.

Breaking the writers-grew up-writing stereotype, Clint has written and published his début novel The Cause and has given me the opportunity to quiz him all about it.

You can find Clint at his blog where he shares his short stories, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Find copies of The Cause at the following websites;

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Bonnie: Your first novel, The Cause, is dystopian, but would you classify yourself as purely a dystopian author?

Clint Stoker: I love dystopia, but I’m very careful about labels. I expect to write at least two more dystopias, but only because those happen to be the stories that are nagging at me. I don’t necessarily want to put myself in one genera. I’ve had impulses to write an historical fiction, so I’d like to leave that option available if a story needs to be written. Continue reading

An Interview with Author Ciye Cho

With a vivid imagination and plenty of artistic ability, author Ciye Cho grew up dreaming about and creating fantastical creatures. Eventually this culminated into his first novel, Shiewo: A Fantasy Flight to Adventure, along with artwork and a soundtrack to go with the whimsical adventure. When not creating new worlds and characters, Ciye Cho resides in Australia and works as a freelance graphic designer.

You can find Ciye and follow his work on the Shiewo website, Facebook, YouTube, his blog, and Soundcloud.

Find copies of Shiewo at the following websites;

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Bonnie: Going by your bio, the universe of Oberana has been in the making for quite some time. Do you remember how old you were when you first started creating Oberana?

Ciye Cho: I was twenty was when I started writing Shiewo, but the ideas behind the universe of Orberana have been with me since I was a child. I’ve always been fascinated by clouds, creatures of flight and, of course, the idea of a musically-powered flying ship. It did take quite a few years to write “Fantasy Flight”, for I worked on it in between part-time jobs and studies–but it’s been a fun ride! Continue reading

An Interview With Author Erin Lale

Erin Lale’s publishing career began in 1985. Her published works and paid works for hire include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, technical writing, speeches, catalog copy, puzzles, songs, films, academic papers, cartoons, print ads, TV commercials, operations & procedure manuals, photos, art, newsletters, jokes, recipes, translations, and web content. She wrote for The Sonoma Index-Tribune, and was the publisher and editor of Berserkrgangr Magazine, a quarterly that ran 16 issues in the 90s. She was Oakes Valedictorian of UC-Santa Cruz, owned and operated The Science Fiction Store in Las Vegas, invented a number of technical processes in iDEN and CDMA wireless communications technology, and ran for Nevada State Assembly.

You can find Erin Lale on her website LaleLibrary, via Twitter, Goodreads, and through the Time Yarns website.

Recently I reviewed the first in her Punch series, set in the Time Yarns universe, titled The Loribond. This led to Erin offering to be quizzed about the world of micropress and anthology publishing.

If you’re a writer, preferably female with an interest in cats, you’re welcome to submit your work to the anthology she mentions further down. More information can be found here. Continue reading

An Interview With Author Nadine Rose Larter

Happy with creating and playing with new characters, Nadine Rose Larter was always passionate about words, and has now published her first book, Coffee at Little Angels, with another one on the way. Apart from novel writing she also writes poetry and runs her website The Katalina Playroom while residing with her family on the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

You can follow Nadine’s work and connect with her via Passing the Open Windows, GoodReads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Bonnie: Your story Coffee at Little Angels (my review) is character driven, what process do you have when it comes to getting to know your characters?

Nadine Rose Larter: You know when it comes to characters I think you might start out thinking you’re in control but very soon you realize that your characters have minds and quirks of their own. There is a lot of instinct involved when it comes to characters and I do think it is just best to follow those instincts. It might seem insane that these people just arrive on your pages knowing exactly who they are, but as soon as you try to manipulate their personalities away from what your instincts are telling you things go wrong. I find it’s best to just let them play out as they want to. Continue reading

An Interview with Author S.S. Michaels

As part of S.S. Michaels’ blog tour, complimenting the release of her début novel Idols & Cons, I have an interview with the author herself for you all to enjoy!

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The Book

Jake Wolfram is the biggest, slickest, sickest pop star of our time.

Drug-dealing voyeuristic punk, Jake, is yanked from poverty and into the white-hot spotlight after witnessing a crime committed by his neighbor, Damien Tungsten, front man for the boy band, In Dreams.

Jake lives life on the run, hiding in the limelight, and resenting every single minute of it. He’s relentlessly pursued by his former friend, psychopathic visual artist, Patrick Salinger, who coerces Jake into helping him turn a grisly murder into a masterpiece.

Seizing control of the power he craves, Jake disposes of Damien, confronts Patrick, and lives a bad-boy rock-and-roll lifestyle as he hijacks Damien’s super-stardom.

But Damien’s not quite ready to let it go.

In her debut novel, Michaels uses biting wit and seething satire to bring the reader behind the scenes, to an explosive world where pop music grinds up against the cutting edge of art and drugs are the fuel that ignites it. Continue reading

An Interview with Author Corie J. Weaver

From voracious reader to published writer, Corie J. Weaver is the author of the young adult fantasy Coyote’s Daughter, with a sequel on the way. She has a background in medieval history, is a traveller, and resides in New Mexico with her husband and their four pets.

You can follow Corie, along with her work, at her website www.coriejweaver.com, on Facebook, and Twitter.

Thanks to the author I was able to review Coyote’s Daughter and loved it. As is one of my favourite hobbies, Corie J Weaver has allowed me to interrogate her about writing, young adult fiction, fantasy, and more. __________________________________________________________________________________________

Bonnie: What prompted you to write young adult fiction?

Corie: When I read, I want to escape, to be taken away by a story that grabs you and runs with you and just doesn’t let you go. Stories of heroes, and of reluctant heroes who do the job anyway, catch my attention. I enjoy reading young adult fiction, and when I thought I’d try writing a story, it was a natural choice.

Bonnie: Are there specific books/authors that brought about your love for young adult fiction?

Corie: Oh, goodness. There’s quite a few, actually. Tamora Piece comes to mind, and Brian Jacques’ Redwall books. Growing up I read the Narnia books and the Hobbit with my mother (we actually read aloud all of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in middle school – mother love in action!).  Two that I read in the 80s that I still have copies of are Princess of Flames, by Ru Emerson, and Daughter of Empire by Raymond Feist and Jenny Wurtz. Continue reading