Saturday, August 11, 2012

Interview with Kathleen S. Allen, author of Lore of Fei


Lore of Fei
By Kathleen S. Allen
Lore of Fei-Book One
Genre: YA fantasy

Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing
ASIN:  B0080IP310
Number of pages: 211
Word Count: 85,000

Faeries vs humans, who will win in the battle for the faerie land of Fei?

Book Description:
Ariela is a mutant faerie, born without wings. No wings means she has no magic.The Book of Lore states a silver-winged faerie will be born to save the faerie land of Fei but no silver-winged faerie has been born.  There is only Ariela. And she has no magic, or does she?

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1GF3KP6gGI

Kathleen also has free 2 short stories on scribd
THE BEGINNING and SPACE JUNKET

Now for the interview!!!  

1. You write in several genres! Tell us about all of them and if you have a favorite.

I prefer fantasy or Young Adult fantasy. I also like YA historical fiction. I love history and try and incorporate it into      most of my stories. I have written a mystery, historical fiction, Greek mythology retellings, YA contemporary, short stories, a children's book, plays, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, horror, steampunk...I guess that's it!  

2. Where did you get the idea for Lore of Fei?
 
I've always wanted to write about faeries and a land where faeries are not the tiny ones like Disney has but life-size ones that go through the same things the humans go through. Then I thought, what if the faeries weren't accepted in the human land and were looked upon as inferior? What if the humans wanted to take over their land? What would the faeries do? Would they fight for their land or give in?   

3. What are you currently working on?
 
I am working on a YA Dystopian, editing it. I had it written but when I went back to it I decided the ending didn't work. I am in the process of "gutting" it. Did I mention it has zombies in it? Zombies are my new passion. 

My second book in the LORE OF FEI series is called WAR OF FEI and it will be published in February, 2013. I have the title for the third one but haven't written it yet. I'm saving it for NaNoWrMo month(Nov. 1-30th, thirty days and nights of literary abandon-the month you write 50,000 words of a novel). I wrote LORE OF FEI during NaNo two years ago and WAR OF FEI this past year so why not write the third one this year? I guess NaNoWrMo month is my "faerie" month. LOL.  

4. What did you read growing up?
I read science fiction and fantasy. I began to read when I was three so by the time I was in school I was reading "grown-up" books. I discovered the library and used to spend Saturdays in the library reading all day. To me that was the best.   

5. Do you have any advice for writers hoping to get published?  

Keep writing. Write every day. Join a critique group. Get beta readers who read in your genre. Don't write to be published, write because you can't imagine doing anything else. 

6. Where can we find you on the web and where can we buy your books?
I am on Amazon/Kindle/Nook. Check out my websites: 

I am on Twitter: @kathleea
 
About the Author:

I am an urban faerie born without wings but I fly on the wings of imagination tethered to this mortal coil. Moonlight sustains me and sunlight devours me. Stars swim in my eyes and my soul bleeds on a daily basis. I am a writer.

www.kathleensallen.weebly.com

@kathleea
 
 

3 comments:

Christine Rains said...

Great interview! The cover for the book looks fabulous.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the interview! @Christine glad you like the cover! It's done by Nika Dixon.

C D Meetens said...

"Lore of Fei" sounds really interesting. I like the concept of human-size faeries, and the "what if humans saw them as inferior" idea.