Carolyn Kay enjoys writing about an eclectic variety of things, and imagining what normally inanimate objects would do if given life. She is currently collaborating with award-winning illustrator, Chaz Kemp, on the World of Ashelon, a series of novellas set in a steampunk fantasy world. When she’s not writing, she can be seen dancing with Batavia, a tribal fusion belly dance troupe, knitting or playing with her beloved cats. You can catch up on her latest shenanigans at carolynkayauthor.com.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I still remember reading A Wrinkle In Time. I think I read it twice back to back I enjoyed it so much. Though it's not the first book I remember reading, it is the one that had a huge impact on me. I think I became a scientist because of the influence of that book. I can't wait to see the movie adaptation!
What do you read for pleasure?
I read mostly urban fantasy and epic fantasy. I'm a huge fan of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne.
With the help of her friends, Galessel must try to save the fae living in Ashelon. But can she do it before someone collects the bounty on her head? Can she foil Queen Victoria’s scheme to invade the Hidden Lands? And if that weren’t enough, the Hammer Guardians have returned to slay as many of the fae folk they can get their hands on…starting with Galessel and Clove.
Galessel, Princess of the Elven court, is the newly appointed ambassador to Queen Victoria of Ashelon. She’s nervous about her new post, and curious to see for herself how the beings of the Hidden Lands are faring among the mortals. What she discovers leads her down a path that could change her world forever.