Yvonne Carder


Yvonne Carder is a Young Adult Fantasy Author that has published 'Luminata: Book 1 in the Meclauks Kingdom Series' and 'Star Flame: A Story from the Meclauks Kingdom'. She is currently working on book two in the series.

Yvonne lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Kevin, and her 2 cats, Princess Pumpkin Doodle, and Nichademus. Yvonne has a love for animals that she strives to show in her work.

She has lived in California since 1982 when she and her parents emigrated from Germany. Most of her family is still in Germany with the exception of some of her Dad's family in the Midwest. Her roots in Germany are something that she is very proud of and it influences her writing.

Yvonne is a proud member of The Alliance of Independent Authors, An Alliance of Young Adult Authors, California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Writers Club, and 20Booksto50k, where she continues to work on her craft and elevate Independent Publishers. A rising tide lifts all ships.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I'm a huge fan of authors like JK Rowling, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, Chess Desalls, Diana Gabaldon, and Patricia Briggs. I love it when authors can hook me into their worlds and I lose sleep at night wanting to find out what happens next to their characters.

One of the first authors I devoured books by was Anne Rice. She really helped form my love of supernatural and magical stories. I've been hooked ever since.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I'm a huge fan of series books, and my favorites are:
1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling: because it's magical and the characters are amazing, and it's Harry Potter.
2. Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs: I adore Mercy and the trouble she finds herself in. (I mean were's, vampires, fae and a kick-butt heroine? What else could a girl ask for?)
3. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas: I love Calaena for her love of books and frilly girly clothes, as much as for her ability to be ruthless when it's needed. Sarah J. Maas creates such great well-rounded characters.
4. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon: I adore Claire's ability to be a strong 20th century woman thrown into the 1700's. This series is for when I want to sink into a story and let hours pass by.
5. The Shadow Demons Saga by Sarah Cannon: This series is fun and what I call book candy. I can devour them fairly quickly and it helps be destress from life. I mean, who wouldn't want to read about demon possessed cheerleaders?
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