Please welcome Julie Kagawa on our Blog today, she’s the author of “The Iron Fey” saga. It’s a Trilogy and Book I “The Iron King” and Book II “The Iron Daughter” are already out.
The highly anticipated third Book : “The Iron Queen” will be published in February 2011.
Aren’t the covers beautiful?
on the Bookworms! I gave both books 5 bewitched bookies!
Oh Julie also wrote a short story which takes place between Iron King and Iron Daughter:
and of course we also reviewed
Ok enough for the intro, please let’s welcome Julie Kagawa now and let’s move on with the interview.
But please stay until the end, because we have an awesome giveaway at the end for all of you!!
Bookworms: How long did it take from the idea of the Iron Fey saga to the first draft of Iron King? And how long did it then take to get it published?
Julie: The Iron King took me a little under two months to finish, since I wrote it for NaNo Wrimo, where you have to write 50,000 words in 30 days. At that time, Harlequin Teen was just beginning to cast their net for submissions, and bought in within a few weeks.
Bookworms: Why did you choose Faeries?
Is it something you were always interested in?
Julie: I wanted to write a Faery book that was a little bit different, but yes, I’ve always loved the Fey.
Bookworms: Now that you finished the last book in the Iron King series, The Iron Queen, what are your future plans? Can you give us a little hint about your new books? (*pretty please* ) And will it also be a Young Adult story?
Julie: Right now, I’m working on a young adult series about vampires. 🙂
Bookworms: What was the last book you read?
Julie: NEVERMORE by Kelly Creagh. It was excellent!
Bookworms : Was it always a dream of yours to become a writer?
Julie: Well, I first wanted to be a veterinarian. But then I discovered the uber amounts of science and math required to become one, and since numbers hate me, I figured I’d give this author thing a try. I had this ridiculous notion that I could write and publish a book before I went to collage. Yes, you may stop laughing now.
Bookworms: I always wondered how hard it is to write a Love Triangle, since I’m pretty sure you love all your characters. Does it hurt you that one of
the boys will lose the girl he’s in love with?
Julie: Some writers will readily admit that they love making their characters suffer; that the more their hero or heroine struggles, the more sympathetic they are to the reader. Unfortunately, I am one of those writers. 😀
Bookworms: How much research did you have do to match what is ‘known’ about fairies, especially the nods towards A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
Julie: Most of my research I did online, but the nice thing about faeries is: there are so many stories and legends about them. Puck, for example, is always a prankster, but in some stories he’s shown as evil and malicious while in others he’s friendly and helpful. So there’s no set personality to ‘match’ him to. The same goes for most other faeries.
Bookworms: I read in a different interview that you wrestled a goat?? Why did you do that? 🙂
Julie: He looked at me funny. (Also, he might’ve knocked me down.)
Bookworms: Would you give us 5 random facts about you
( and no, the goat doesn’t count anymore hehe) ?
1. I’m a Libra.
2. I once had a pet tarantula.
3. I swam with a sea turtle in the ocean.
4. I trained a cat to sit, lie down, and roll over.
5. I’m a video game nut.
Bookworms: Anything else you would love to add?
Julie: Just thanks for the interview! 🙂
Bookworms: Well, we than you for taking your time to answer our questions!
Ok guys, no hands up:
Wo loved the Iron Fey saga and Julie as much as we do?
Team Ash or Team Puck?
I am sooooo Team Ash..*swooon*
which is why the Team Ash button is slightly bigger…
If you like them, please feel free to grab them!
And now Hands Up:
Who hasn’t read the books yet but totally want to?
And exactly for you people we have this awesome giveaway!
Thanks to my visit at the Frankfurt Book Fair we can give away3 sets
of “The Iron King”
and “The Iron Daughter”
|the look lovely on my shelf…
Isn’t this exciting?
And of course I want to thank the wondrful and incredibly lovely
ladies from Harlequin
who I met at the Book Fair and were so
super generous to give me so many books for this giveaway!
What are you waiting for?
Go and enter!
…and of course this contest is open internationally!
This contest runs two weeks and the winner will be annouced
on Friday 5th of November!
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