Hi there everyone, Paul here today to kick off the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer, The Book Rat, and A Backwards Story. I am thrilled to feature Ken Brosky, author (along with Isabella Fontaine) of The Grimm Chronicles, Volume Two. I read The Grimm Chronicles, Volume One and loved it. You can read my review here. So, as you can imagine I’m excited to have them here today for an interview. Well, let’s get to it, but before we do, here’s the blurb:
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world.
Now the characters of the Grimms’ stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them. For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex.
The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.
Sounds great right (it is!). Now onto the interview.
Why did you write this book (as opposed to another)?
We wanted to write a series that features a female hero going on a familiar, yet unconventional journey. It hasn’t completely monopolized my time. I’ve been toying around with a few short stories, and will have one published this year in Midwestern Gothic, a literary journal. I’d also like to get back to another science-fiction story this summer. I’ll have a little extra time to get it done.
But this series has started to really mean a lot. People are reacting positively to it, sales are incredible, and the messages are resonating. Alice is more than just a beat-em-up hero. She has to be smart. She has to know how to use her weapon–the magic pen–or she won’t be successful. Knowledge is power.
Knowledge is power, I like that! And in Alice’s case truer words have never been spoken. Okay, sorry for the interruption, back to the interview.
Why would I want to read your story? (What makes your book unique or interesting?)
Dragons, magicians, smoke monsters, creepy orphanages, nightmares, magic and a talking rabbit. Isn’t that enough?
What are your main character’s greatest hopes, biggest fears, or both?
Alice’s greatest hope is that she can maintain some semblance of her old life while still carrying the mantle of the hero. It’s going to get tough at times, but as she quickly learns, quitting isn’t really an option.
Her biggest fear is the loss of a loved one. We’re trying to ground the story as best we can, and that means keeping in mind that Alice is still a human being, and the monsters hiding all around her know this. And they’re more than happy to exploit it.
What would you like readers to know about your book?
We worked really hard on it!
What other books have you written for children (or are writing)?
OK, here’s the next series … a Young Adult science-fiction series about a planet called Earth 4? See, the thing is, humans have been burning through Earth 3’s resources and now they’re on Earth 4. But what happened to the original earth? No one knows. So it’s up to a team of explorers to go aheadand find Earth 1. But when they do, they find a terrible discovery. And an ancient enemy is hot on their heels …
Ken Brosky received his MFA degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In addition to writing this young adult series, he also writes literary fiction. His most recent short story will be published in Midwestern Gothic.
Now, you probably dying to know how to follow Ken, so here ya go.
Here is the link to purchase The Grimm Chronicles, or you can click on any of the book’s titles in the post or the cover image. http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Brosky/e/B0062AE9EK/ref=sr_tc_2_rm?qid=1356040149&sr=8-2-ent
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