Friday, January 15, 2010

Interview with Julie Kagawa

JULIE KAGAWA graces us with her presence this fine day. She is the author of The Iron King, which will be in stores February 1st this year!

You can learn more about Julie and her book at her website, http://www.juliekagawa.com/index.html.
To preserve your copy of The Iron King at Amazon, click here.
Now, Julie, what did it feel like when you realized you were going to be published?
Completely Surreal. Its still a bit of a shock. Even after all this time, I can say to myself: “I got a book published,” and start giggling uncontrollably.

Where do you do the majority of your writing? What time? Is there a perfect atmosphere that simply inspires you?
Most of my writing is done upstairs at my writing table. I work in the morning until 5pm, or until I meet my quota, whichever comes first. It’s also inspiring being surrounded by my army of Mt. Dew cans. ;-)

If you could describe your new book, Iron King, in three words, what would they be?
Really cranky faeries.

Tell us about your very favorite character that you have ever created.
That’s a toughie. I love all my characters, but I’d have to say my favorite isn’t even in The Iron King. My favorite character happens to be a kitsune, a Japanese fox spirit, that I wrote into a story called Kitsune’s Heart. She was playful and mischievous and completely fun to write about. I hope I get to share her with the world someday.

How has writing impacted your life?

Well, it IS nice to be able to go to work in my pjs, lol. But I’ve met so many awesome people since my book was published. I wasn’t even aware of the blogging community before then. Also, I can say my husband and I met through a writing group, so that was a big plus!

What do you think is the most important component of a story?
For me, it’s the characters. I have to have good characters in a story. I can forgive a so-so plot if I care about the hero or heroine, but if they’re blah or worse, I don’t like them, I usually give up on the book altogether.

Outside of the literature world, what do you do?
Read and play video games, mostly. I’m a geek.
Synopsis for THE IRON KING:

MEGHAN CHASE HAS A SECRET DESTINY— ONE SHE COULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED…

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Read an exerpt HERE!

3 comments:

  1. Fab interview :) I like that she admits to being a geek :)

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  2. Great interview. I'm really looking forward to reading The Iron King. It sounds really good.

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  3. Great interview! And now I'm really looking forward to reading this one; adding it to my TBR list right now!

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