Starting A Wilde’s Fire – An Interview with Krystal Wade
Posted by Diana Murdock
The path that authors walk is as unique as the authors themselves, but there is one common thread we all share – we’ve always wanted to write. It’s just something we need to do to keep sane. Telling tales is as natural as our next breath.
And there are a lot of great tales out there, as I’ve discovered since setting up house in the writing community almost two years ago. Today I have the pleasure of introducing to you one of these talented authors. Krystal Wade has just released her Young Adult Fiction, Wilde’s Fire, the first novel in her trilogy. So let’s get to it.
Thanks for stopping by, Krystal! I love asking this first question, because it gets to the heart of every writer. When and why did you begin writing?
I’m not one-hundred percent sure why I started writing; the desire started too long ago for me to remember. But I didn’t always follow my dreams, and for a number of years I ignored writing. In 2011, I sat down and took my words seriously.
Do you remember your first writing creation?
I believe it was a poem about cats. I was in third grade.
I think a lot of writers start with poems! So, from poem to novel, can you tell us a little bit about your new release?
Wilde’s Fire is a story about a girl without a clue. Kate is not a bad person; she’s just been left in the dark. But when she goes on a camping trip with her sister and their friend Brad, Kate accidentally leads them into another world . . . a world where the sun doesn’t shine, but light is shed on Kate’s true identity. And if she doesn’t accept this new future, everything will be lost.
Wow! That’s a lot of pressure! What inspired you to write Wilde’s Fire?
I had an image of a young girl reaching out her finger to touch something shimmering in the forest. That was it.
Sometimes that’s all it takes! Who is your favorite character and why?
Flanna. She’s a fiery redhead who says everything I wish I could.
Now that Wilde’s Fire has been released, what project are you working on?
I’m working on Wilde’s Meadow, the third book in the Darkness Falls trilogy, and an unnamed urban fantasy . . . the main character shares my daughter’s name.
That must be way cool for your daughter! So, besides your family, who would you say is your biggest supporter?
Besides my family? Gosh, I have so many supporters. I would feel really bad naming only one.
There are a lot of things that can stop a writer in her tracks. Is there anything you find particularly challenging about writing?
Time. Being a mother of three with a 50-mile commute, I have to make time for writing. Which means I don’t get a lot of sleep. Lately I’ve been slogging through these interviews, wondering if anything I’ve written is coherent.
I can understand how hard that would be to find the time. Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you get through it?
Just keep writing. Just keep writing. Even if you only write a word, or a sentence, just keep writing. Every day.
Good advice! You say you have a 50-mile drive to work! Do you plot while you drive?
Definitely. I’m not sure I ever stop plotting.
I absolutely love the cover of your novel. It has such mystery around it! Who designed it?
Casey Harris designed Wilde’s Fire’s cover.
What are the other titles in the series we need to watch for?
Wilde’s Army and Wilde’s Meadow.
That is so exciting! Those plotting sessions on your commute are definitely a good thing!
Thank you so much for swinging by, Krystal! Before we go, where can your readers find you and your novel online?
About Diana MurdockCalifornia-grown, now in Idaho, writer of contemporary and YA paranormal with enough energy to write, raise two boys, run, and dream.
Posted on April 3, 2012, in Author Interview, Uncategorized, YA Novels, Young Adult and tagged author interview, Diana Murdock, Diana Murdock's blog, Fantasy, Krystal Wade, Wilde's Fire, YA, Young Adult, Young adult novel. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.