(Guest Q&A) Julie Kagawa

Recently I was asked if I wanted to be a part of the promotion for:

I didn’t have to think twice about being a part of this because I had Julie’s previous books that I bought sitting on my bookcase waiting to be read and what perfect time to read them then this.

So check back later today for my review of The Iron Knight.

I am honored to have guest Q&A with Julie Kagawa. So thank you Julie for being able to answer these questions and for stopping by my blog today.
1. What is your favorite part of being an author?

I don’t know if I have a favorite part; I just love it all so much. This was what I always wanted to do, and now that I’m here, it’s a dream come true for me. =)

2. If you could pick one of the characters from The Iron Fey series to have dinner with, who would it be and why?

I’m going to have to go with Ash, because I know he’d at least be polite. Unlike a certain faery prankster, who might put something in my food or turn the waiter into a hedgehog. Meghan would also be a good choice, we could catch a movie afterwards. Grim…not so much; he’d order the most expensive thing on the menu and then turn up his nose at it.

3. When you first started this series, with The Iron King, did you know then that there would be multiple books? And did you know you’d want to write them with a changing point of view?

When I first began The Iron King, I knew I wanted to write at least a trilogy, but I left an open ending on the first book in case the publisher didn’t want to buy the whole series. Fortunately, they did, though I did intend the series just to be a trilogy. I didn’t think I would write a fourth book from Ash’s POV, but it made the most sense to continue the series with him.

4. Being that the Iron Knight is written from Ash’s point of view, was it easier or harder to switch over and tell his story?

It was a little harder, initially. I knew Meghan; after three books I knew her voice and her personality and her quirks. It was difficult with Ash, because he was such a guarded character, and he never was really chatty. And because he’s lived such a long time, and is an Unseelie fey, he’s done some things in his life that might change how some people view him. It was actually kind of scary putting his story out there; what will people think now that they know the real Ash? But I wrote his story as honestly as I could, and I hope they will come to love the Winter Prince as much as I do.

I want to thank Julie Kagawa for taking the time out of her busy schedule to do this and to Erin from Meryl Moss Media for asking me if I wanted to be a part of this and for all that she has done to make this possible.

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