I was privileged to interview Linda Harley. :-)
This is what she shared with me:
First and foremost, I have to know when book two will be available. I know, I know, that isn’t really a question but a response is needed regardless. :-)
Saldiora Book 2 is currently under development. The hope is to have it ready for release in December. Awesome! Merry Christmas to me. :-)
Is there anything else you’re working on at the moment?
At this time I’m focusing on Saldiora. Once that goes off for copy editing, I will work on the Nuelda Short Stories Series. I have many other book ideas, but since I can only write a little bit every night, all of these stories will have to wait.
Which of your characters are your favorite to write? the easiest? the hardest? the most fun?Hmmm, this is a good question and one I haven’t been asked before. Let me think… I’d say right now writing from Lynn Davis’s perspective is my favorite and the easiest to write. The hardest to write is Brigieta, simply because I have to be in a specific mind set to get her character just right. She has to seem real, and yet be a likeable villain. The character that is the most fun to write about is George the Poodolian and all the antics he gets up to.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audio book?
Hi, my name is Linda and I’m a book addict. I simply can’t go into a book store and not come out without at least 1 book. So my bookshelves are overflowing. However, I travel a lot on the road and flying, and so have to rely a lot on eBooks and Audio books. If I had to pick my favorite it would be Audio books that I can listen to on my iPad. I must confess that I have yet to try an audio book.
Do you have a favorite author or genre to read?
My favorite genre is young adult fantasy. There are many great authors in this realm, but I have to say the author that has been most inspiring to me is Tamora Pierce.
Which do you prefer: Beef, chicken, pork, or vegetarian?
I love chicken! ;-) Me too.
What is your favorite color?
If you could pick any destination, where would you go?
Up until a week ago I would have said Japan, but then I actually got to go to Japan. It was a blast, and you can read about my adventures at my site www.rosebuz.com Now, the next destination on my bucket list would be Ireland. Oooh, Ireland would be a wonderful place to visit. :-)
What is your favorite summer activity?
I’m not a very outdoorsy person, because I have too many allergies to be outside in the spring and summer. But regardless of the season, my two favorite activities are playing the piano and reading.
Are you more likely to wear a skirt or pants?
Pants, I don’t have the sexy legs to pull off skirts.
lol! You'll fit in around here. Most people asked feel the same way. :D
What type of music do you listen to?
When it comes to music, I’m an eclectic. I like to listen to anything from rap, to pop, to country, to musicals, to … you name it. Currently my favorite is the album from the movie Pitch Perfect, I’m in an acapella kind of mood these days.
What is your favorite favorite splurge?
Anime. I love to watch English dubbed anime, and my favorite splurge is to purchase anime dvds.
How do you prefer to communicate (in person, texting, email, or phone)? Definitely in person. I’ve learned that a lot can get lost in translation when you’re communicating via text, email or phone.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. :D
About Linda Harley:
Dr. Linda Harley was born in Durban, South Africa and moved to the US in 1999. In 2011 she received her PhD in Applied Physiology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. While in graduate school, the idea for Destiny's Flower blossomed as she considered the importance and diversity of different cultures. How people from all over the world could accomplish things together despite these differences intrigued her and so she embarked on this novel to explore the importance of remaining true to who you are in a world that is ever changing.
Doctor Lynn Davis is kidnapped by handsome Lord Kyle von Talion and taken to a far off planet, Saldiora. As she finds herself in this unfamiliar culture, she must learn to fight with a sword, ride a talking horse, and endure the politics of a royal court if she is to survive. Kyle has his hands full keeping Lynn from making cultural blunders and ensuring her safety. The Juntu's are plotting to take over Saldiora and consider Lynn to be a threat to their success. Will Lynn live long enough to fulfill her destiny and save the kingdom of Saldiora?
Here's a link to my review and the purchase links. :-)
Oh, I should also mention that this book is listed on Amazon for $2.48 right now. That is cheaper than the Kindle price. It is worth so much more than that. You should definitely take advantage of this price reduction.
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