Angela Korra'ti (and Highland)
The very first thing Angela ever wrote, at age 8, was a short story about a girl spirited
away to rule over the leprechauns for a day. She progressed rapidly to
pretending to take notes in class when she was actually writing novels,
and writing fanfic before she had any idea what fanfic was! Music has
been a part of her life almost as long, thanks to six years playing
flute and piccolo in school band and an adulthood dabbling in flute,
guitar, bouzouki, and mandolin. In anything she writes, music is likely
to make an appearance.
Angela (Anna the Piper to her friends)
lives in Kenmore, Washington, along with her partner and housemate, two
cats, and a whole heck of a lot of computers and musical instruments.
Despite the fact that she is a mild-mannered former employee of a major
metropolitan newspaper, rumors that she is a superhero are exaggerated.
(Even if she did pull the door off a refrigerator.)
name of Angela Korra'ti, she writes the Free Court of Seattle series
(Book 1, Faerie Blood, is available now). As Angela Highland, she writes the Rebels of
Adalonia trilogy, now available from Carina Press. Valor of the Healer is available now, and Book 2, Vengeance of the Hunter, will be released in April of 2014.
Official website: angelahighland.com
: An assassin hired by vengeful elven rebels to kill
the calculating Duke of Shalridan, Julian walks into a trap and barely
escapes with his life. Healed by a beautiful captive in the dungeons,
he’s enthralled and vows to free her from the duke’s clutches.
Valor of the Healer
The Hawk: A Knight of the Hawk duty-bound to cleanse elven
magic from Adalonia, Kestar has a secret—and heretical—ability to sense
the use of magic from afar. He knows something suspicious is happening
in the duke’s keep, but he has no idea how deep the conspiracy goes.
The Dove: A half-elven healer with no control over her magic,
Faanshi is the goddess’s to command. She’s always been a pawn of the
powerful, but after healing two mysterious and very different men, she
faces a choice that may decide the fate of the whole kingdom…
has roots that stretch clear back into my high school days, when I was
hand-writing stories in class! The stories I wrote then eventually became the backstory for a tale I first worked on in 1998, when I wrote the first scene for a
story I was at the time going to call Lone Hawk’s Flight.
1999, I joined an online game called AetherMUSH, where I played the
first incarnations of both Julian and Faanshi. In 2003, I started work
on the very first draft of a novel called Lament of the Dove
. And in 2012, the sixth draft of that novel got me my offer from Carina Press.
I’m very proud to now offer a copy of Valor of the Healer
in EPUB or PDF format to this week's winner. Book 2 of the trilogy, Vengeance of the Hunter
, will be coming out in April 2014. So now would be a really good time to read Book 1! Good luck to all who enter!
Bonus question: What inspires you to write?ReplyDelete
And all questions of "well, I DO like getting paid for my work" aside, I really do just like the process of creating a bunch of characters and then telling a story with them.
Up in the post I mentioned that Julian and Faanshi, two of the viewpoint characters in this trilogy, started life as characters on an online roleplaying game. Playing them in real-time was huge fun, and the feel of that often carries over into my writing now. When I'm in a groove building a story, it feels a lot like the characters are just roleplaying the whole thing out in my head, and all I have to do is just transcribe what they're doing. I love it when that happens. :D
I really need to get around to picking this one up.ReplyDelete