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Interview: Kiki Hamilton, author of ‘The Faerie Ring’

February 23, 2011

Today we have Kiki Hamilton joining us for a round of questions regarding the upcoming release of her novel, ‘The Faerie Ring’, which comes out in October this year. If you haven’t heard about this one yet, I strongly urge you to check it out! London, 1871, pick-pockets and fae? What’s not to love? ‘The Faerie Ring’ is shaping up to be one of the not-to-be-missed reads of 2011!

Q: Your novel, ‘The Faerie Ring‘ is released in October this year. How would you describe your story in 25 words or less?

Tiki is a pickpocket in London 1871. She steals the Queen’s ring and finds it’s a reservoir that holds a truce between the British and Faerie courts.

Q: ‘The Faerie Ring‘ is set in London, 1871. Did you watch any particular movies set in this time period to get a ‘visual feel’ for your story?

To be honest – I didn’t. I actually wrote ‘The Faerie Ring’ in 30 days. Just sat at my laptop and typed – I could see it all unfolding in my head. And the interesting part – I’d never been to London. Really didn’t know anything about it until I started writing the story and as Fate would have it – where Tiki lives is in the heart of old London and the places she travels – Buckingham Palace, Charing Cross, St. James Park etc. – are all positioned closely together.

Q: What was the most important message/theme you wanted to get across when writing the story? Was there something you wanted it to accomplish more than anything else?

Well, I didn’t write the story with the intent of conveying a specific message, though there is certainly the theme of believing in yourself, in your ability to cope, as well as dealing with issues of trust.

Q: You mention on your site that the ‘Harry Potter’ series inspired you to venture into the world of YA writing. Tell us a bit about that.

I’ve always loved to write but I was so busy with work and my family and life that I didn’t make the time to write. Then I read ‘Harry Potter’. (I didn’t actually start ‘Harry Potter’ until the ‘Goblet of Fire’ came out… I read books 1-4 in a week.) I’d forgotten the magic of a well-told story. The magic of becoming the characters in a book and experiencing their adventures. I loved ‘Harry Potter’ so much that I decided I’d write a little story for my daughter and that’s when the madness all started…

Q: What’s the most daunting thing about having a book published?

Personally, for me, it is the waiting. Every step seems to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I’ve been in the business world for many years and most businesses don’t operate that way, so that’s been the biggest challenge – to be patient.

Q: And, finally, what can we expect from you after the release of ‘The Faerie Ring‘.

Ah….well, now that you’ve asked, I’ve written book two, ‘The Torn Wing’, and book three, ‘The Tara Stone’, and just started working on book four, because my 15 year old daughter wants to know what happens next…

I also have a YA contemporary completed that still needs some work called ‘Pulse’ and some other little projects in the works. The next step is to see if my editor wants to buy them. I think it all depends on sales for ‘The Faerie Ring’ so I appreciate you helping spread the word!

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Kiki has kindly offered to send any readers of this interview some signed bookmarks of The Faerie Ring! All you have to do is email Kiki at the following address: kikihamilton@comcast.net and mention this interview as well as my blog name! Kiki will be sending out the bookmarks in the next few weeks, so make sure you get your requests in!

Thank you so much to Kiki for being featured today and I’m sure I’m not the only one eagerly awaiting the release of The Faerie Ring (October, 2011, remember!) and its following novels.

11 Comments

  • Reply Natalie February 24, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Such a great interview! I’m so looking forward to this book!

    • Reply Brittany February 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks for introducing it to me, Nat! :D Thank you!

  • Reply Nandini February 24, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Dying to read this one! I want to know what happens next too, so hope those sequels are out soon!!

    • Reply Brittany February 24, 2011 at 3:38 am

      Me too! I cant wait until they’re released!

  • Reply Natalie Aguirre February 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Great interview. I started writing too after reading Harry Potter and didn’t start reading the series until when you did. What a coincidence.

    • Reply Brittany February 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply Paula McLaughlin February 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

    “London, 1871, pick-pockets and fae? What’s not to love?” So true, Brittany!!!! PLUS, I love the cover!!

    Great interview, thanks. I look forward to October.

    • Reply Brittany February 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

      I’m so glad you agree! It’s a gorgeous cover, isn’t it? I would pick it up on that fact alone without even knowing the synopsis!

      :D

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  • Reply aleeza rauf February 23, 2011 at 7:04 am

    i agree with kiki on the mindnumbing SLOWNESS of the publishing world–im an aspriring author so i would know :D
    and yay for HP love! the faerie ring sounds fantastic and i cant wait to read it!

    • Reply Brittany February 23, 2011 at 7:10 am

      I know, right? It’s such a slow and tough process! I guess if your work makes it to the published world then it’s worth the wait!

      :D Me too!

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