Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Interview: Julie Kagawa
I'm ridiculously excited today to welcome Julie Kagawa to the blog! Her Iron Fey series one of my absolute favorites and I, along with a good majority of the young adult fiction world, am anxiously awaiting The Iron Knight so I can spend an extended period of time with Ash and Puck. If you have yet to read this series, add it to your list immediately :-) Hope you enjoy the interview!
Do you have a favorite line or scene from any of the three books, or a favorite character moment that most stands out in your mind?
“I am a cat.” Nuff said. ;-)
If you were in an emergency situation (of any kind) and could call one of your characters for help, who would it be and why?
Well, if it were something major, like the Zombie Apocalypse, I would call on Ash, because he’d be able to chop through the hoards easily. If it were something like getting my cat out of a tree…I’d still call Ash, because Grimalkin would probably mock the poor cat, and Puck might turn it into a bird or something.
Which of the three published books would you say differs most from its original, unedited version?
All the books have gone through major changes from first draft to final copy, but The Iron King probably had the most changes.
What is your favorite element of the Fey in your novels?
Probably the Iron Fey. It was pretty fun creating an entire new species of Faery.
The world of Faery you’ve created is amazing and has absolutely captivated readers, is there a world from another piece of fiction that has captivated you in the same way?
Harry Potter. I wish I had written that series, only because I love the world so much and want to live there.
If you could turn one stand alone book into a series because you love the story so much and wish it would continue, what book would it be?
There was an adult, sci-fi book called Helm that I loved and wished it could be a series. Sadly, that’s probably never going to happen because the book is now out of print. In newer, YA books, I wouldn’t mind reading more about the characters from Anna and the French Kiss. Though I hear Lola and the Boy Next Door has both Anna and Etienne in the story. (YAY!)
*tries not to break out into embarrassing happy dance but fails miserably - HAPPY DANCE!*
I tend to judge a book by its cover when I’m in the bookstore staring at all the goodness on the shelves (it’s a sickness, I know *slaps own wrist here*), have you ever been sucked in by a beautiful cover alone?
Oh, many times. But the cover is what draws people to the book in the first place; it’s their first impression and what drives them to pick it up and flip it over. Book covers are very important. There are hundreds of books on the shelves; a beautiful, eye-catching cover is a must.
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions Julie! For more information on Julie and the Iron Fey series, you can find her here:
Iron Fey on Facebook
The Iron King (Iron Fey #1)
Winter's Passage (Iron Fey #1.5)
The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #2)
The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3)
Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey #3.5)
The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)
THE IRON KING (from Goodreads)
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.