Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wilde's Fire!

Krystal Wade

Anyone who is a regular visitor to this blog will know that I am a firm supporter of Twitter.  At first when I started, hands up, I thought it would be great way to get my profile out there.  After all, the reality of today's world interaction with social mediums means that as a writer, god damn it, you have to.  Without wanting to labour on it too much, I was pleasantly surprised at one aspect of Twitter which I had not expected - I met real, wonderful, talented people.  Well Krystal Wade is one of those people.

I love reading books, and when I visited Krystal's blog, the same thing happened to me as when I read a great book.  I was brought to a new and different world, this time in Virginia and Washington DC.  I got to know tons about her growing up with snakes, living in caravans in the middle of tornadoes, learning to adjust to loads of new and challenging environments.  In essence, I met the person, and one very young, determined, talented lady she is, and all that with raising a young family and climbing to put Christmas lights over rooftops of a very, very tall house! 

This week Krystal launched her first book in a trilogy called Wilde's Fire, so for sure I had to ask her a few questions about it!

Where did your idea for the story come from?

It all started with an image - picture a dense, lush, green forest. Now imagine a young girl, late teens/earlytwenties—ivory skin, dark brown hair, innocent as can be—reaching out to touch something shimmering in said forest. That image FORCED me to write, but it was not exactly what happened.

So tell us about your writing journey?

I couldn't get that image (of Kate) out of my mind. A constant nagging eventually drove me to the computer, and I pounded out the words. Then I realized I didn't know what I was doing, so I put the writing aside and read a ton of books. Finally, last year, it hit me: you can do this. So I did. And I haven't stopped. I didn't start out expecting to be published. I had a story to write. That was all.

But how long have you actually been writing?

Well, depends on how you look at it. In 3rd grade I realized I loved reading and writing. I wrote poems and short stories in spiral bound notebooks until my hands cramped. Then I set it all aside until five years ago, but I didn't know how/what to write. In January of 2011, I sat down and then COULDN'T stop.

Now that you have the bug, what next? 

I'm going to keep writing. Wilde's Fire is the first in a trilogy. I subbed Wilde's Army to my publisher just yesterday, and I'm supposed to be writing the second half of book three, but I swear, since publication, I have no time.

How connected are you to your principle character Kate?

When you read Wilde's Fire, you may notice Kate has a strong connection to nature. She takes in the sights and smells around her. This is because where she grew up, where she and her friends go camping, are all my favorite parts of Virginia. I daydream of one day owning a horse farm like her family does--or at least living near one.

For anyone who hasn't yet read Wilde's Fire, will you give us a little introduction?

Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out.

When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her.

Kate’s forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What’s worse, she has no control over her new future, and it’s full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made.

Will Kate discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?

Krystal, how can people get a copy of Wilde's Fire?

You can pick up Wilde's Fire from https://www.nobleyoungadult.com/Books/402/Wilde's-Fire-Book-One-Darkness-Falls for $1.99.

They sell books in multiple formats, which you can choose from My Library after you check out.

Amazon and B&N will carry my novel, but not for another 7-10 days, and not for $1.99 either!

And finally, let's end with the novel's great tag line and trailer!

There is no pain in this death, only peace,knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.”

Thanks Krystal - Wishing you great success!

Other Links:-

Krystal’s website: http://www.krystal-wade.com


  1. I have to agree. I love twitter. I've met so many wonderful people there, including you. :-) Thank you for such a wonderful intro, and I hope you and all YOUR fans love it. <3

  2. That's cool. I can even picture the woods where they would camp since my grandparent's house used to back up to the woods out there in Virginia for years.

    Wonderful interview. Thank you for hosting, Louise.

  3. Hope u manage to get some rest Krystal, so u can get back to the trilogy!


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