Happy Monday, Reader Friends!
Today I have the lovely Katie Clark visiting Soulfully Romantic blog. She’s going to talk about her novel, The Rejected Princess.
About the Book
The Blurb: “When Princess Roanna Hamilton’s parents arrange a marriage with a prince of Dawson’s Edge—the mysterious and backwards kingdom to the south—Roanna reluctantly agrees. But when Roanna is introduced to Dawson’s royal family, strange mind-bending anomalies are awakened within her, and she discovers the Dawsonian royal family holds secrets of their own. With threats growing daily, Roanna comes to realize the danger she is in. If Roanna is to save herself and her future, she must stall her marriage and squelch the growing rebellion—all while discovering how deeply her power runs.”
Toni: Welcome, Katie! Thank you for joining me today.
Katie: Thanks so much for having me!
Toni: It’s my pleasure. 🙂 Before we talk about The Rejected Princess, let’s learn more about you. Are you a…
Sunrise or sunset watcher?
Katie: Sunrise, for sure!
Toni: I’m not sure I could wake up early enough to catch one. Flowers or plants keeper?
Toni: Agreed! Twitter or Instagram fan?
Toni: So many people are awesome photographers. Romance or fantasy movie watcher?
Katie: Fantasy…but I like a good romance, too!
Toni: Tell us what steps you took to build the world Princess Roanna lives in.
Katie: Building the kingdoms of this story world actually took me a really long time. I couldn’t figure out what the world “looked” like. I read a lot of other novels, and brainstormed with a lot of other writers in order to pull together the understanding of what this world was.
Toni: It’s tough building a world from scratch. What is it about fantasy novels that capture your attention and give you the desire to create worlds?
Katie: I love the possibilities of what if. Every good story starts with what if, but in fantasy it gets applied to EVERYTHING!
Toni: Never thought of that! Who would you cast to play Princess Roanna and the prince of Dawson’s Edge?
Katie: Princess Roanna would be played by Adelaide Kane, the actress from Reign who plays Mary. The prince of Dawson’s Edge? Keep in mind he’s a bit older, and not the hero of the story…but I would say Rufus Sewell, who has played many roles, most recently a part in Victoria.
Toni: I’m already intrigued. What three ingredients are always present in your writing?
Katie: Hm, I would say a little bit of make believe, a little bit of mystery, and a little bit of romance.
Toni: Great elements! Lastly, can you tell us what you’re working on now?
Katie: Two projects! The first one is a sequel to The Rejected Princess (it’s about Prince Gregory and Merry Stern, who are part of book 1). The other project is a new story that I’m playing around with. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge 😊.
Toni: Sounds good! Readers, do you have any questions for Katie?
About the Author
KATIE CLARK started reading fantastical stories in grade school and her love for books never died. Today she reads in all genres; her only requirement is an awesome story! She writes inspirational romance for adults as well as young adult speculative fiction, including her YA supernatural novel, Shadowed Eden, and The Enslaved Series.