Friday, February 15, 2019

Kingdom Cold- YA Author Interview with Brittni Chenelle

The Book-
Attempted murder, that's how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte's engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent.
When her kingdom's attacked, Charlotte's parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With the people Charlotte loves dying around her, and her kingdom's future at stake, the only person she can turn to is the prince she betrayed. But, should she save her kingdom or her heart? One must fall.

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The Author-

 1. She lives in South Korea. It's true. She does most of her updates in the morning or at night to account for the time difference. She also infuses most of her novels with her observations about Korean culture.

 2. She's a Type 1 Diabetic. She uses an insulin pump for survival and refers to her diabetes as "Beetie" which is what inspired her children's book "Life with Beetie". When she wants something from her parents she tells them, "My Beetie hurts." It's a trick that has never failed her.

 3. She doesn't really BELIEVE in fiction. Despite all the; Dragons, Elves, and Magic present in her novel "Involuted the Tale of the Red Ribbon Tree", Brittni INSISTS that it's a true story.

 4. She's OBSESSED with dark chocolate. She made me put that in and would also like me to inform you (on an unrelated note) that her birthday is in May.

 5. Sorry guys, she's married. If you ask her, she'll tell you her husband saved her life but everytime someone asks "how?" she gives a different reason. I've overheard her give about 4 different reasons, but I bet she has more. He must be an amazing guy.

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The Interview-
1. Tell me about your book in your own words.
Kingdom Cold is a fast-paced pseudo-medieval romance story about love and loss. It doesn't linger on back story or elaborate descriptions of the landscape and instead focuses on the intense moments that force Young Adults to transition to adulthood. Despite a classic plot, there are twists and turns that will have you yelling at your book and an ending that will sit with you long after you've put this book back on the shelf.

2. How do you think your book will relate to kids in today’s world?
I feel like kids and teens don't get enough credit for how much they can handle. Adults are always telling them they're wrong or they don't know about the "real world" and Princess Charlotte starts the same way. She's able to prove her parents wrong and hold everything together as the hero she is.

3. Is there a message you wish to convey with this book? So many. I think the message will be different depending on your age when you read it. Some say it's about how your first impression isn't always correct. Others say it's about overcoming grief and loss. Some will say that it's about becoming the best version of yourself to overcome obstacles you never thought you could.

4. Tell me about your writing process.
I'm extremely obsessive when writing the first draft of a book. I feel like I don't relax or come back to reality until the first draft is finished. I'm much happier when in the editing process. Writing books is about overcoming your self-doubt long enough to finish the project. Having a good support system can help any writer overcome this.

5. What advice would you give to up and coming authors?
Do your research. The information is out there, it's telling you how to do it well. Take the extra time, follow the steps, and do it the right way.

Thank you Brittni!

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  1. I'm waiting for my copy of this book ;)

    Great interview

    Ruth @Reading...Dreaming

  2. That was a fun interview. The book sounds like it might be interesting. Thanks for the post.