Interview with Kami Marie Funk

When did you first start writing?
When I was about seven, I had to do daily handwriting practice. My handwriting was atrocious, but I thought it wasn't fair that I had to copy from books. Feeling devious, I made up my own story, and I thought I was super clever when no one seemed to notice. In truth, everyone totally realized my story about a dancing dinosaur wasn't a real book, they just cared that I was practicing handwriting.

It was a cute story, though.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Cinderella has been my favorite fairy tale since I was young. I think I've seen just about every adaptation, and when I decided I wanted to try one, I created a short list of what I thought all the adaptations that I'd seen lacked, and I tried to create a story out of them.

My first few tries weren't very successful, and they didn't exceed ten pages or so. So I trashed them all and started from scratch: how could I make the classic Cinderella tale more modern and less obvious than other renditions?

So Tristan was born.
Describe your desk
A hot mess.

No, really. Every few weeks I'm like "I gotta clean this place up." And I do, but then two days later, the surface of my desk disappears once again.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have so many stories in my head, and the ultimate joy of writing I think is being able to translate those stories to the written word, so others can share in my ideas. It's both fun and frustrating, especially when I resign to myself that a lot of my stories will just remain in my head.
What are you working on next?
It's a secret. A science fiction related secret.
Published 2015-09-18.
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Books by This Author

Fit the Crown to My Head
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,040. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
For Tristan, life has been a series of long cons and petty theft with the man he's unfortunate enough to call his adoptive father. As they're about to embark on their largest con yet, Tristan makes the biggest mistake of his life-he falls in love with the very Crown Prince that they are trying to steal from.