Author Interview: Lea Carter
Lea Carter brings modernizes fairy-dom in this charming story about an escaped fairy princess who loses her heart and has to figure out what to do about it.
Silver Princess is delightful. As a novella, it's an easy and quick read with believable characters and fun dialogue. The hour I spent with these characters left me wanting oh-so-much more.
Right now, Silver Princess is free on Amazon. I highly recommend you grab a copy of this entertaining little story.
What is your favorite go-to advice for an emerging writer?
"Good books aren't written, they're revised." I wish I could remember who I first heard say that, because my google search just now turned up a few variations. I like this because grammar, punctuation, even the finer points of the craft can all be learned and improved. The story, however, is unique to the writer. So don't be afraid. Write your story.
What do you hope a reader gains from having read your story?
First of all, I hope they are pleasantly entertained. Secondly, I hope they gain some insight into the benefits of drawing on the experience that others try so desperately to share with us. This is a coming of age story where the protagonist gets kidnapped, temporarily stranded, and many other first-time-for-her situations. Part of why she not only endures but endures well is that she remembers what she's learned from her family and teachers.
What kind of research did you do for this novel? Is there any detail you found in your research that particularly interested you?
I had to research royal customs, dragonflies vs mayflies, fencing, etc. I decided that dragonflies, which have a very abbreviated life span, needed to live longer, because Rebecca's dragonfly, Belle, is her second-best friend.
What's next for you? Do you have any works in progress?
The series that this book started stretches out far beyond what I can see, just because there will always be a new adventure happening somewhere in Fairydom. In fact, Heartwood (Bk 7), is in the final design and editing stages and I hope to have it out soon. I'm also struggling with a contemporary romance that may or may not ever be completed, lol.
Lea Carter (1982-??) was born in Neosho, MO, the youngest of eleven children. Between working on the family farm, attending Church and school, and playing with her siblings, she somehow found time to write. Her work progressed from childish attempts to recreate the magic she found in the books that she read to competition-winning short stories, published annually in the Crowder Quill. Visit me at https://sites.google.com/site/leasbookshelf/
Lea has created a Facebook page for her book. Please visit it at http://tinyurl.com/SilverPrincessKindle.