Q: What is your latest book?
Blades Of Illusion: Crown Service #2 is ready to go! Pick up your copy here. 🙂
Q: What’s next?
Q. What’s the difference between your two high fantasy series?
The Courtlight series and the Crown Service series are both set in the Algardis Universe. Crown Service starts three centuries before the beginning of the Courtlight series. In the second century of the Algardis empire, the land is fractured into principalities and fiefdoms. The mages are in control and different factions within them go to war, a civil war that lasted off-and-on for one hundred years. Check out teasers into Blades of Magic, Book One in the Crown Service series here.
Q. What types of books do you write?
I write Young Adult fiction. Always. Why? Because I believe the teenage and young adult experience is powerful. My characters range in age from 15-18 (so far) but they are always going to be set in a uniquely coming of age realm of experience. Everything else, whether it’s high fantasy or urban fantasy, is my lens for examining that experience.
Q. What about genres?
Courtlight Series – A Weathervane who gets into a ton of trouble with her friends and family by her side as she fights to do what’s right
Crown Service Series – A Battle Mage searching for the truth about her father’s death amidst the fight to defend an empire torn apart by civil war
Sarath Web Series – A young witch with the power to call upon the fae and gifts that will enable her to assume the throne of the Atlanta High Queen.
What’s this? Urban Fantasy? o.O
As a teen I read everything high fantasy, magical book I could get my hands on, but I also was a big fan of urban fantasy. I read authors like Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, and Kim Harrison. From those authors came my fascination with mixing reality and fantasy with really awesome female protagonists leading the charge. I like to think of my YA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance as a mixture of the elements from high fantasy (coming of age, quests, bonds, and extreme magic) with the components of urban fantasy (modern world, heroic female, and devil-may-care attitude).
Q. What’s the most you’ve ever written in a day?
Q: How can I contact you?
Email, Facebook, Twitter or the Website Contact Forms – always happy to have a chat.
Q: Can I interview you?
Absolutely. I love doing Q&As and guest blogs. Book bloggers will always receive a free review and/or giveaway copy. Please email me with your website.
Q: Can I get a review copy of your books?
If you are a reader and fan of my books, I welcome you to join my ARC List for free Release Day copies.
Q: Where can I read your short stories?
Only on my newsletter! Short stories are sent out free to subscribers. Sign-up here: http://bit.ly/SubscribetoTerahsNewsletter
Q: Where do you get your ideas?
There’s always there when I wake, when I listen to music, when I’m watching tv. Corralling them into an actual plot is another thing entirely.
Q. I’m posting about you, is there a bio?
Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer that writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl. Her Courtlight series can be seen on the USA Today Happily Ever After bog and her Crown Service series spent four weeks in the Amazon Top 500. Her latest book is Sworn To Defiance, the fifth in the Courtlight series. You can find her at twitter.com/tedunwrites or Facebook.com/TerahEdunAuthor.
Q. How do I pronounce the name Ciardis?
Ciardis = see-ARE-d-ih-s. Sound audio & explanation is here.
Q. I don’t have a ton of money. How can a reader get a free copy of your books?
Email me! I’m happy to send you one.
Q. How do I get swag?
Fill out this form for BOOKMARKS/POSTCARDS!
Q. What should I read while I’m waiting?
Check my About Me page, lots of great authors listed.
Q. How can I read Red Madrassa?
In regards to Red Madrassa, this book is no longer available for sale from me on any of the retailers. The print copy on Amazon is listed by a third-party distributor which I have no control over. I love that you want to read it and I fully intend to re-write the book for a release but that probably won’t happen until 2015 at the earliest.
Q. How can I read Casbah Guardian?
I’ll release a sequel to Red Madrassa once the first book is re-written.
Q. Where can I get a DRM-Free copy?
All retailers carry my ebooks DRM-Free as a personal choice. You can purchase them from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, or Kobo with no encryption software and no problems shifting them from device-to-device if needed.
12 THINGS ABOUT ME
1.) I love caramel iced coffee.
2.) I set my alarm for 7:25AM everyday. It’s gets me up in a reasonable amount of time.
3.) I rarely have time to read for pleasure.
4.) I didn’t start writing books until I was 24.
5.) I could live on Chipotle meals….and I have.
6.) I spent one year living in Morocco and one year living in South Sudan. Very different experiences but each country brought challenges of their own.
7.) I wish I owned a West Highland White Terrier, a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Pug. Instead I have four wonderful doggies that light up my life…usually.
8.) I live for young adult fantasy. But I also have other tastes. For instance, Anne Bishop is an auto-buy for me.
9.) The cover art for the next book always needs to be done before I start writing – it motivates me.
10.) I hardly ever re-watch a tv show or movie. If I’ve seen it once, that’s enough.
11.) I’m incredibly proud of all my books and particularly of BLADES OF MAGIC, which is my first to hit the Amazon Top 500 solo! But hopefully not the last. 😉
12.) I try my absolute hardest to meet my self-imposed deadlines but sometimes I get overwhelmed. Rest assured, I’m still working on the promised books.