Tell us where you were born?
I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, however, I grew up in Southern New Jersey. Pride in both hometowns often leaves me split between which to call my hometown. To make it fair, I tend to mention both although Iâ€™m a Jersey Girl at heart.
What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
The worry and self-doubt that comes with creating is perhaps the most difficult hurdle all authors must overcome. I am no different. It isnâ€™t that we hold a lack of faith in our ability as a writer, but that which we have created is worthy of our audiences.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
My English teachers, for introducing me to a variety of books, and the woman who taught me to read, my mother made the greatest difference. Without them, I never would have developed my love for reading and creative writing.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
This book was inspired by a â€œwhat ifâ€ moment while writing another story. The characterâ€™s cross over into said story, but Iâ€™d fallen so in love with their journey that I decided they needed their own story. The inspiration for both Mori and Thomas came from a variety of places such as Old Norse legends and photographs of Knights. What is the name of your new book? Tell us more about it. Chivalry and Malevolence is the first title in the Alfheim series. Alfheim is one of the nine realms in Norse Mythology, but itâ€™s my own creation as far construction. Itâ€™s a tale of treachery, self-discovery, and overcoming the odds of a strange new world filled with elves, faeries, and even dragons. Characters are on a journey one seeking freedom and one seeking his earthly home of England.
What genre does your book fall under?
Fantasy, sword and sorcery, but Chivalry and Malevolence does contain light, clean romance.
What other books would you compared to?
Well Iâ€™d like to think myself comparable to the works of Richard A. Knaak, but heâ€™s a genius.
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
Chivalry and Malevolence specifically has a hidden message. Iâ€™d like readers to understand how belief in ourselves can create an inner strength. It can empower ourselves to change lives, often starting with our own. This is much the case in fairytales, there is always a lesson to learn.
Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
Fictitious Publishing is a small independent press located in Headland, Alabama.
Where can we find your book?
Smashwords : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/290046
Blurb: Malevolence ruled her.
The Alfheimian Unseelie Court sentenced an innocent man to death. The elven Princess Morgana refused to sit idly by, as her people murdered the human Knight. Without her Myst, she must rely on courage and quick wit to save him. Enveloped in her own masked prison, she must break herself free. The laws of her people demanded his death. Turmoil, not love and respect, ruled the Unseelie Court. Could she break the mold to rescue the chivalrous silver-man?
The Myst loved him.
Sir Thomas Graftfield did not question his duty or honor. He held his faith and codes close to his heart. Upon returning home from the crusades, he wanders through a portal. In the blink of an eye, his life changed forever, as the strange creatures surrounded him. Captured and facing certain the death, the young knight sought solace in his final hours. He did not expect to find it in the shrouded woman.
Mori remained his only hope, but to save him, Thomas realized she must first save herself.