Today I am pleased to present to you C.A. King, author of The Portal Prophecies series! You can find my review of A Keeper’s Destiny here. She is a fantastic fantasy author, and very passionate about her writing.
1) What is your favorite genre to write, and do you write across different genres?
Fantasy! If I can make it up, I write about it. My books are all young adult in language and content. If you are looking for Fifty Shades of Grey, I can’t help you. My books are more like Fifty Shades of Blushing.
Of course there is some romance, a touch of suspense, a little Sci-Fi and fully saturated with supernatural/paranormal.
I enjoy putting a new twist on mythology, lore, urban legends, fairytales and the paranormal.
2) What has your publishing experience been like?
I spent a long time researching my choices before choosing to self-publish. It was the right choice for me at the time. I like to be in control of my creative endeavors.
3) What is your advice to aspiring authors?
Just ask! A Lot of places are willing to help authors, especially local ones. Ask at small book stores if you can do an author signing. Look for small arts festivals. Contact your library about book readings. Talk to small cafe owners. Don’t get discouraged. No one is born a famous author. We all have to pay our dues on the road to discovery.
4) What do you hope readers will take away from your writing?
If I have a bad day and close my eyes. I can travel to a world where things are just a little brighter and get lost there for a while. I want to share that with my readers. When they need to forget about the present even for a few minutes, I want them to be able to grab one of my books and smile again.
5) What are you currently working on?
This fall the sixth book in my series comes out. That is the final book. You can expect a spin off series, but the main plot of this series comes to an end.
I have been asked for a cookies and treats cook book, which some of my characters may help out with. I am hoping it will be ready before December.
I have two brand new series underway. The first, Tomoiya’s Story, is an alien/vampire tale. The second Mer-Alliance, is you guessed it, mermaids. Both looking at 2017 dates.
I also have a blog of interviews which will continue and I am writing a weekly column for Books & Quills Magazine.
Find C.A. King Here:
C.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her two sons.
After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching. It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some of her works.
Today her creation, The Portal Prophecies Series comes to life.
Book One, A Keeper’s Destiny, Book Two, A Halloween’s Curse, Book Three, Frost Bitten, Book Four, Sleeping Sands and Book Five, Deadly Perceptions are currently available for purchase. Book Six is scheduled for release this fall.