Thursday, 30 October 2014

Interview - Erin Rhew, Author of The Prophecy!

Tell me three interesting facts about yourself!

1) I am left-handed.
2) I am terrified of flying and fire.
3) I can only eat Sprees in pairs of the same color.

Summarize your book in one line.
The Outlanders picks up right where The Prophecy left off and takes the reader on a ride with numerous twists and turns where everything is not as it seems…

Tell me something cool/crazy/quirky about the book – it can be anything!
While writing one particular scene, I listened to Evanescence’s “My Immortal” over and over. When I completed the scene, I stayed in an emotional funk the whole rest of the day. Life of a writer, right? LOL!

Why did you decide to write this particular book?
The idea just came to me one night, and the characters screamed to have their story told.

Best part of the writing process?
The actual writing—when you’re in that flow and everything is coming together. There’s a rush associated with it that can’t be found anywhere else.

Share one thing you learned writing this book.
I need a support team. Writing seems like a solitary process, but without my friends (The Dream Team), this series would have never been completed.

Tell me about one strange experience you’ve had. Again, it can be anything!
Let me preface this story by saying I’ve had a lifelong fear of ET. When I was four, I went into the hospital to get my tonsils taken out. I have a big family, and a lot of them came to visit me post-surgery. When my grandma arrived, she came bearing gifts—a coloring book, a board game, and…a stuffed ET doll. She had no idea I was so afraid. Thanks to the surgery, I couldn’t tell her. I opened my mouth to scream, but no sound came out. Instead, the alarm bells on the monitors (ie: my blood pressure, heart rate, etc) went crazy. My mom, who had stepped out the room to get some food after a long vigil by my bedside, heard “Emergency in Room 205!” over the intercom. She dropped her food and tore down the hallway to my room. The doctors and nurses fluttered around me, unable to figure out what caused my sudden turn. When my mom saw the ET doll, she cried out, “She’s afraid of ET. Get the doll away from her.” My grandma snatched it back and set the beastly doll in the hallway. After that, my blood pressure and heart rate stabilized. Needless to say, no one in my family has ever given me anything ET related since. ;)
Name one fictional place you’d love to visit.
Camp Half-Blood!

Name one real place you’d love to visit.
The Caribbean, or Hawaii, or both. I love warm, sunny beaches!

Share one sentence/mini-excerpt from the book!
Everything about Mia felt wrong. The girl, who looked so much like Layla, just happened to be where Samson could find her and came with him to the home of her enemy without any resistance? Whole generations of Ecclesiastics searched for entire lifetimes and never found the Fulfillment, yet Samson encountered two potentials in short succession. She couldn’t pinpoint the reason for her unease, but something tickled the back of her mind, inching toward the surface with painstaking sluggishness.

With King Jesper dead and Prince Wilhelm mortally wounded, Halfling prince, Nash, and the Fulfilment, Layla, assume the throne of Etherea. They must contend with a new Prophecy Candidate who asserts her position, and Layla is surprised to find her fate intertwined with this challenger. Facing a myriad of choices, Nash and Layla’s decisions affect not only their own futures but that of two kingdoms.
Unbeknownst to the Ethereals or the Vanguards, a slumbering menace stirs in the south, awakened after centuries of slumber. The mysterious Outlanders, a force shadowed in mystery, sit poised to tip the balance of power, sending ripples of fear throughout both warring kingdoms.
Elder Werrick proved a formidable foe, but Layla may yet meet her match in the monstrous Outlander queen. This mistress of the dark’s plans, rooted in revenge and ancient lore, now threaten the livelihood of all three kingdoms.
Racing against time, Layla travels to the Borderlands—home of the Voltons and Ecclesiastics—to discover as much as she can about the war, the First Ones, and the prophecy itself. Lives teeter in the balance, kingdoms sit on the cusp of ruin, and a beast, greater than any she’s ever faced before, plots a catastrophic attack.  

Erin Rhew is an editor, a running coach, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she picked up
 Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the "Grammar Police." A Southern girl by blood and birth, Erin now lives in a rainy pocket of Pacific Northwest with the amazingly talented (and totally handsome) writer, Deek Rhew, and their “overly fluffy,” patient-as-a-saint writing assistant, a tabby cat named Trinity. She and Deek enjoy reading aloud to one another, running, lifting, boxing, eating chocolate, and writing side-by-side.   
Find me online:

Twitter: @ErinRhewBooks

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1 comment:

  1. Great interview, Erin! Yes, I think support teams are vital. Wishing you success with your new book and no ET dolls! lol