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K.D. Faerydae – Author Interview

October 18, 2013

Annihilate – definition: to reduce to utter ruin or nonexistence; to destroy.

Please welcome K.D. Faerydae, a fantasy author excited to share her upcoming book, Hidden Magic, where forces are determined to annihilate a magical world.


a)      What do you enjoy most about writing?

I love completely immersing myself within a fantasy world that I created. I was once asked where was the most interesting place that I’d ever visited?  The answer had to be MY IMAGINATION!

b)      What age did you start writing stories/poems?

I’d never considered or even been interested in writing until a few months before my 40th birthday. I’ve always had a ‘shall we say gifted’ imagination which led my husband to advise that I wrote a book… and so I did!

I still don’t consider myself to be a writer, more of a fantasy-storyteller that is transformed into a writer by the magical powers of a copyeditor.

c)      Has your genre changed or stayed the same?

The first book that I can recall enjoying reading was The Secret of Nimh by Robert C O’ Brien and the book that I’m about to read is Shadowmancer by G.P Taylor, so I guess fantasy has and always will be the genre for me.

d)     What genre are you currently reading?

Hmmm that would have to be FANTASY!

e)      Do you read for pleasure or research or both?

Mostly pleasure.

f)       Who is your best supporter/mentor/encourager?

My family and friends have all been very supportive but my husband has been absolutely amazing. He even delivers refreshments to me when I’m busy writing in our garden lodge – aka ‘The Hobbit Hole’.

g)      Of the characters you have created or envisioned, which is your favorite & why?

I honestly couldn’t pick just one, I love them all! They are all so different and there’s something I love in each of them.

h)      Where is your favorite writing space?

That would have to be the Hobbit Hole, especially when the log fire is roaring and it’s snowing outside!  (I’m sure, like me, you will be filled with jealousy at K.D.’s perfect writing space…Mandy)

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i)        Do you plan your stories, or are you a seat of the pants writer?

Definitely seat of my pants, if I try to plan the stories they seem to lose their magic.

j)        What inspires your ideas/stories?

Nature, walks in the woods, winding pathways, babbling streams, mysterious looking gates, magical trees, funny little creatures and so on.

k)      Do you belong to a writing group? If so which one?

Yes, I’m a member of the Hastings Writers Group.

l)        Do you have a book published? If so, what is it called & where can readers purchase it?

My debut childrens fantasy HIDDEN MAGIC is to be released on the 1st of Dec 2013 and is available to pre-order from many retailers including Waterstones, Amazon and WHSmith.

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m)      If you could meet one favorite author, who would it be and why?

Robert C O’Brien, because I love the Secret of Nimh.

n)      Where can readers find you and your blog?

Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and my website:

o)      Do you have plans or ideas for your next book?

I’m already having loads of fun writing it. It’s the second book in the Liberty Realm Series titled: The Gathering… An Army of good.

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