I’m pleased to bring you another interview today, this time with Clarissa Kae, author of Once and Future Wife.
1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Clarissa Kae and I live in California
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
Once And Future Wife, historical fiction with paranormal elements
3) What is the book about?
Immortal men like Rhys Glyndwr belong to forgotten fables—along with his reincarnating wife—but instead, they haunt the mind of a modern scientist, Isla Belle Thorne. Like an old blanket, visions of the healer servant and his wife, the daughter of a duke, have comforted Isla Belle, the only constant in her unstable childhood.When her mother is hospitalized for a mental breakdown, Isla Belle fears for her own health and keeps the visions a secret. As Isla Belle starts her new job at a renowned medical organization, she comes face to face with Rhys—the same man from her visions.She’s told an impossible tale of a love that death cannot kill. Surrounded by science but faced with an implausible legend, Isla Belle must decide what to believe and what to leave behind.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
When most people get married, they hear the words till death do us part but what if death never came for one of the parties? And what if the couple was bound—what would that look like…and down the rabbit hole I went.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
This particular book was a little tricky as I was also working as an editor. It was a lot of starts and stops—not until I closed down my editing/consulting practice did it finally get the attention it deserves. From first idea to polished several years—however, in the 18 months since shutting down my practice, I’ve written two other books and am drafting my fourth.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
Yes, that writing is so much harder than editing.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Everyone needs an editor. And be kind to yourself. No one is a great writer, we’re great re-writers.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
Absolutely. Historical fiction, historical paranormal, historical romance
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
Oh, that’s a tough one. I have so many. Anything by Susanna Kearsley but one book I’ve treasured since childhood was The Giver. That book was so influential to a budding empath. It was long before The Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched…The Giver was simple and powerful to my younger self.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
I have a ton! I have four horses (one Percheron, one Morgan, and two Quarter Horses), four dogs (three Australian Shepherds), six cats, and roughly thirty chickens.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
I do but I still correlate reading on a device as work from my editing days so I’ve nothing super positive to say about my devices. I’ve been a Mac lover so I suppose my ipad/iphone?
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