Hi! A few administrative notes before I launch into the interview.
Congratulations to the winners of my contest for Cahill Witch swag packs – Mary H, Sam, Chantelle, tfs93, and Stacie! I’ve already contacted all of them! Stay tuned for TWO awesome Cahill Witch giveaways next week! One of them will be ONLY international!
Penguin is having a Goodreads giveaway for 14 ARCs of STAR CURSED! You can enter here. US only (sorry!).
Today we’re celebrating the release of Kit Grindstaff’s THE FLAME IN THE MIST.
They say: Set in an imagined past, this dark fantasy-adventure is for fans of Philip Pullman’s THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Features Jemma, a fiery-headed heroine held captive in Agromond Castle, yet destined to save mist-shrouded Anglavia.
Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life. Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy—all these reveal the truth about Jemma’s past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies. With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia.
I say: I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet, but I am totally intrigued by the notion of telepathic pet rats!
Now for our interview with Kit:
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Jemma is a stubborn, feisty, courageous visionary.
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
THE FLAME IN THE MIST is a dark, fast-paced, suspenseful mystery.
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
I’m a brown-haired, sun-loving, mind-wandering Englishwoman.
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
Tibet, Egypt, & India
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
French conversation, how to read Tarot cards, yoga (or anything) for writers with stiff shoulders (JS: me too on that last one!)
6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
Painter (artist, not walls), life coach, healer
7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?
Roses (oh, the scent!), peonies (oh, more scent!), & lupins
8. What are your 3 favorite foods?
sushi, sushi, & sushi
9. What are your 3 favorite books?
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM, THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT, & WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Thanks so much for stopping by, Kit! I hope you’re having a wonderful release week!
Kit has generously volunteered to give away a FLAME IN THE MIST swag pack, including bookmark, pin, parchment, & temporary tattoos – open internationally!
To enter – please leave a comment below telling us about your favorite fantasy pet/sidekick. Mine is Taggle from Erin Bow’s PLAIN KATE!