I’m hosting an interview today with Alyssa Auch, the author of a young adult fantasy novel named “Lunula”. The book sounds like a great read, and I’m happy to interview Alyssa today!
1) Please tell us about yourself.
Gladly! I am a mother to 3 young children, a wife to the world’s best husband, and I write YA books. I like to write Fantasy, but I don’t often read it. I don’t write to music because it distracts me, but I do like to daydream and plan with music in the background. My latest music kick has been Infected Mushroom. I drink hot chocolate instead of coffee, and I consider writing dieting because I can’t eat if I’m typing. (That’s logical, right? Even though I drink so much hot chocolate?)
2) Tell us about your book.
You can read the full blurb on my blog if you’d like, but in my own words, here it is: Wynn is the only witch in one hundred years, and her dark counterpart, the warlock, is destined to destroy her. She spends her whole life running from this destiny, only to stumble straight into his arms. Now the warlock’s captive, can she keep her secret, or will she fall prey to fate?
It was a High School project that expanded…dramatically. I created an exercise where my best friends and I would write to one another like we were fictional characters of our own making. As we wrote the letters, the story would form. In its early conception, I wrote as Wynn, and my friend wrote as Queen Alexandria, requesting my character’s help. The story evolved a lot, of course…as did my writing, thankfully. But that idea stuck in my head for years until I finally felt I had a modicum of skill to do it justice.
Oh jeez, I have no idea. It fluctuates so much, it’s hard to put a number on it. I think a good average would be 2 hours a day–so I’ll say 14 hours a week.
Lloyd Alexander because he inspired me to write adventures; Shakespeare so I could prove once and for all that he wrote those works of genius on his own; and Corrie Ten Boom, so I could thank her personally for touching my heart and opening my eyes.
I am working on two books right now. The first, Inito, is the sequel to Lunula. It is in the editing stage, but I feel quite confident it will be out by November. The Taylor Chronicles (book one…still unnamed) is a collaborative effort with my mother and author, Eileen Sharp. It is a paranormal YA book about a brother and sister, both marked by the spirit world and in for a terrifying new reality of specters with gruesome intentions. Also it has hot twin brothers. Just throwing that out there.
Author: Alyssa Auch
Genre: YA Fantasy
The witch knows he will hunt her.
If history repeats itself, as it always does, Wynn will have no choice but to cross paths with her feared counterpart, the warlock. If given the chance, he would kill Wynn, absorbing her aura and obtaining ultimate power. In a desperate attempt to outrun destiny, Wynn moves from place to place, hoping to stray from the map laid out by the Fates. But by chance, on an urgent errand for Queen Alexandria herself, Wynn finds she has fallen into the hands of the one man she so hopelessly fled from. Now his captive, Wynn must guard her secret and that of her kingdom, or risk bringing forth a dark age not seen in hundreds of years.
Alyssa Auch was born and raised in Pennsylvania with loving parents and three hilarious younger siblings. Her imagination was sparked by the lush, green forests and bright colors of her home that often spoke of other worlds only found in the magic of writing. She brought that inspiration into the fantasy novels she so loves to create.
Currently, Alyssa is a senior at Brigham Young University-Idaho studying Marriage and Family Relations with a minor in English. She is married to her High School sweetheart, and they have three beautiful children who keep them both very occupied. Although her novels are often written in the late hours of the night and during cherished naptime blocks, she devotes a very special part of herself to the power of words and love of storytelling.
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