Interview with Lynette Creswell

1. What makes your book so different from all the books out there?
I think the beginning of my story is very unique. Crystal, my protagonist is half elf, half magician and is switched at birth by a witch on the orders of the Elvin King. She is taken to the world of mere mortals and raise as a human child. The story begins to unfold sixteen years later when Crystal begins using old and forbidden magic.
2. For those who might consider reading your book, what would you tell them to expect?
Expect surprises, endearing characters and lots of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
3. Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
Yes, since I could hold a pen and my teacher read out my stories to my classmates I knew I wanted to be a writer. I just wish I had been given the opportunity to fulfil my dream a little sooner.
4. What made you want to write in your genre?
I love escapism and fantasy does just that. Writing about magic and mystical creatures means I get the chance to create colourful characters, powerful realms and enjoy lots of action and adventure along the way.
5. What is your favorite part of being an author?
Most definitely meeting both old and new readers is my favourite part of being an author. I love to engage with them and talk about all the characters in the books. It’s a wonderful feeling to learn another human being feels as close to your characters as you do.
6. How hard was it to come up with characters?
I have never found coming up with characters difficult. I automatically think of a person that needs to be added to my story and then I visualise what they are wearing to make them look more authentic. I really enjoyed creating new characters such as Bracken the wood sprite and Snitterby the nasty inn keeper.
Have you ever written anything else?
Yes, I have written three books in total called The Magic Trilogy. I have also written several short stories, one of which was made into a film for TV and narrated by the actress, Julie Peasgood.
Will you have a new book coming out soon?
I am currently writing my 4th novel called 'Clump, A Changeling’s Story' which I hope will be released by October this year.
Can you tell us about it?
I’m halfway through writing about Clump. He is a character from my second book Betrayers of Magic. He’s a rather hairy creature, a bit like a yeti but with long ears and a thick hairy coat. He’s kind and loyal unlike most of his kind and my readers appeared to fall in love with his character. He’s one of those beings who has suffered a hard life and hasn’t much going for him in the way of love and I think people could really relate to him.
Clump is a Windigo and these creatures are able to transmute into timber wolves at night. I thought writing an actual story about Clump and his kind, (not to mention their way of life) would make fascinating reading. It’s also been a bit of a challenge for me because there isn’t much written about Windigos so I’ve had to use an incredible amount of imagination which, up to now, has proved to be a bit of an eye opener.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love all genres of books. One of my all times favourite books is Barbara Erskine's 'Lady of Hay'. It's about a journalist who agrees to being regressed for her next magazine series. However when she herself submits to a simple hypnotic session, she suddenly finds herself reliving the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, the wife of a baron at the time of King John.
I also love the 'Twilight' series, who could resist Edward Cullen? I enjoyed 'Water For Elephants' and 'Broken' and 'Connected' by A. E. Murphy.
What do you read for pleasure?
Believe it or not I usually read wartime romance or anything about the first or second World War.
Published 2014-07-13.
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Books by This Author

Sinners of Magic
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 100,800. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
SINNERS OF MAGIC has been called "emotionally gripping, captivating and compelling, with a main character who has a modern feisty edge."