Today our guest is William J Crisel author of yesterday’s book Fairy and Blood: Lilac. Here is a link to the post if you missed it. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5f0
Let’s find out more about William.
1) Where is your home town?
I was born in Charleston, South Carolina.
2) How long have you been writing? What is your favourite genre?
I have been writing since I was a teen, although I didn’t get around to publishing until 2013. My favourite genre has to be fantasy or dark fantasy. Though I’m not opposed to other genres.
The idea behind the book was actually a simple one. To take an unlikely character who is seen in different respects or roles and put them in another that might be unexpected. I also like the concept of struggle, often I see a good book that tells a creative and compelling tale but puts the issue of struggle on the side as more of an inconvenience.
I point you to the last question and my response but I suppose giving more detail on it doesn’t hurt. I chose a fairy because they always seemed innocent. They have been portrayed as healers, guides, omens or voices of wisdom. I haven’t seen one take a heroic lead unless you count on tales that still sugar coat their nature. I wanted a fairy that was strong. I wanted a tale of a fairy that was willing to put her life on the line for something greater then she or something she believed was worth putting herself in dangerous situations over. I wanted a no-nonsense character that while acting on her ideals held onto not just a physical struggle but an inner struggle as well. I wanted a fairy that wasn’t just a fairy but a heroine.
She was alone because of her characteristics. She is generally stubborn and I suppose because of that trait would be unwilling to seek out help. There is also the issue that her kind had been scattered from so long ago and had a general distrust of others.
I would have to say Fall. He had the ability to communicate with all living things but was so desperately craving companionship. The character was pretty much a villain but all that villain wanted was love.
The living star. Without giving to much away about her, I will say she was the catalyst to the fairies difficult lifestyles. I would also say she could be misunderstood in what it was that she did or was trying to do. Her appearance is brought forth by Lilac taking on more struggle than that of any other of her kind.
This book was targeting in my view, teens to young adults, as well as adults. It does have words that aren’t often seen or used. But I feel it doesn’t hurt to discover a new word that could expand your vocabulary. Words can be beautiful wondrous things and deserve to be seen and used.
I’m working on the sequel to this book. I want to expand upon this world and answer a few questions that are left with the audience after reading the first book. I want to show the aftermath of Lilac’s actions from the view of another, although the character in the sequel has his own issues he must discover and deal with.