Monday, March 29, 2010

Take Two! Heather Kuehl talks about PROMISES TO KEEP

In the first of a new series of short and snappy author interviews, Heather Kuehl answers two questions on her book Promises to Keep.

Q.1. “Promises to Keep” is a lovely title. It’s a quote from Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”. Could you tell us how the quote relates to your story?

A. “Promises to Keep” refers to Starlette’s quest to save her father from the Dark Lady Dreashae. Ten years ago Starlette was led to believe that her father was dead, however she quickly discovers that his death was nothing but a ruse. Starlette made the ultimate promise to herself; she was going to track down her father, save him, and bring him home. Easier said than done, since Starlette is mortal and her adversary is a very powerful sorceress. Hopefully with friends like Sivad Night and Tabitha Desdamona Drake, she can keep her promise.

Q.2. “Promises to Keep” mixes the high fantasy world of sorcery and dragons with the paranormal world of faeries and vampires. How difficult was it to bring such disparate elements, (traditionally speaking) together in a cohesive whole?

A. I’ve always loved high fantasy, and one day I thought to myself, “why can’t vampires and dragons exist in the same world?” I quickly realized there wasn’t a good enough reason why they couldn’t, and my fictional world was created. Within these worlds (both Verella and the modern paranormal one that Starlette lives in), anything can exist. Portals into both realms are abundant, so dragons from Verella could easily travel into our world just as a werewolf can travel to Verella. I’ve made it so that a character could step outside their house in Charleston, SC and see a dragon flying through the sky (something that I wish could happen).

Sounds good? I think so! Check out the links below for more information.

Promises to Keep by Heather Kuehl was published by Eternal Press. It is available as an e-book or paperback.
Read more or buy book at:
Heather's Blog.


Maggie Dove said...

Short & Snappy & very informative. Your book sounds like a wonderful read!


Heather Kuehl said...

Thank you Maggie!

And thank you again, Sally, for having me on here. I loved doing the short and snappy interview!

Sally_Odgers said...

Thanks, Maggie and Heather.

Kelly A. Harmon said...

"Vampires meet dragons" sounds like an interesting world, indeed. Very intriguing!

Sally_Odgers said...

It does, doesn't it? Two branches of fantasy collide.

Margaret West said...

I think you need to have such a vivid imagination to write fantasy. I love reading it and being taken into another realm.
I really like the sound of Promises to Keep

Heather Kuehl said...

Thank you Kelly and Margaret.