Welcome to the latest in my author interview series! Today I'm interviewing Tyrean Martinson, author of Champion in Flight.
Tell me three interesting facts about yourself!
1. I'm ambidextrous, but chose left-handedness to spite a teacher who made me choose. (and now, I have a teaching degree and understand the issue with ambidextrous writers)
2. I like tea more than coffee.
3. I read road signs and advertisements for grammar mistakes, although I make plenty grammar mistakes too.
Summarize your book in one line.
Champion in Flight is the story of a young woman with a broken sword and a young man fighting a curse; they are both searching for healing.
Tell me something cool/crazy/quirky about the book – it can be anything!
Clara loves to fly with griffins, but her mentor Stelia (a tough, hardened warrior from the first book) discovers that flight makes her sick.
Why did you decide to write this particular book?
To adventure alongside Clara as she grows into a spectacular Champion and to spend time with Liam because his story just drew me into him as a character - I mean, who wouldn't want to spend time with a swan prince. :)
Best part of the writing process?
Creating, daydreaming, and rough drafting out ideas and adventures.
Share one thing you learned writing this book.
I need character name and place name glossaries. I can't really write without them no matter how hard I try. (tried)
Tell me about one strange experience you’ve had. Again, it can be anything!
Driving across the country this summer, I saw a barcalounger on the back of a mudder being hauled on a pick up truck. (not an experience, exactly, but I highly recommend traveling across the country via car/van sometime and seeing the sights)
Name one fictional place you’d love to visit.
Narnia - especially Cair Paravel and Aslan's Howe.
Name one real place you’d love to visit.
Share one sentence/mini-excerpt from the book!
Light gleamed off a slim metal surface, her only warning of a sword-blade slicing towards her.
A year after she won the battle for Septily, Clara feels trapped in Skycliff by the Allied Council. As the last pieces of information about the Healing Caves fall into place, Clara is attacked by an assassin. Covert Drinaii mercenaries and the Council aren’t going to stop Clara from her quest to heal her broken blade. As Champion of Aramatir, she must act.
Meanwhile, in the joint kingdoms of Rrysorria and Wylandria, the youngest and still cursed swan prince despairs of ever being whole again. In a moment of anger and desperation, Liam discovers a blood link between him and a dark sorceress.
Clara won the battle for Septily, but her battle isn’t over.
Champion in Flight is the second book in The Champion Trilogy.
Short Author Bio:
Tyrean Martinson lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Dragonfold and Other Adventures, and Light Reflections showcase her short stories and poetry. She is currently at work on the third novel of The Champion Trilogy: Champion’s Destiny.