Q:Hey Kelley, I am a massive fan of the darkest powers and darkness rising trilogies but something has been bugging me and that is did Chloe ever get the chance to send the letter for the old man at the cemetery in The Reckoning?
Yep, she did. It was just one of those things that happens off-screen. I might even have mentioned it in an early draft (in the end-of-book wrap-up) but it would have been cut, rightly, because too much of that stuff becomes a very boring “I need to wrap up every last loose end” conclusion.
Q:In Spellbound, Giles mentions that there exists another witch-sorcerer offspring. Is that a nod at your YA series and Tori, or just some fluff that he was spewing to egg on his supporters?
It’s was definitely a nod to Tori, and may have been a hint about Sean’s involvement with the kid’s “current” situation—Spell Bound takes place after The Rising, chronologically.
Q:Any Tori novellas in the future?
I don’t have any planned, but I haven’t ruled it out either. She’s a lot of fun to work with.
Q:What inspired you to write Elena's character and backstory?
Her character initially appeared in a short story I wrote, but she wasn’t very “fleshed out” for that—it was just a 10 page short. When I decided to use her for a story, she needed to be much more complex. I wanted to play with issues of identity—of being torn between what you are and what you think you should be and what you really are. Elena’s backstory arose from that. She was someone who desperately wanted stability and a family (for good reason) but her vision of it definitely wasn’t going to be a werewolf Pack :)
Q:I just finished my E-arc of 'Sea of Shadows' and A) PHENOMENAL thank-you again for another fantastic novel. B) How many books are there planned for it? Is it supposed to be a trilogy or a series? Sorry if you have this information somewhere already, I might just be blind because I couldn't find it! Thanks in advance :)
So glad you liked it! It’s a month to publication, and this is when I start biting my nails. There’s some stress with any book, but the first in a new series is terrifying!
It’s meant to be a trilogy. I just finished the third book last week, and it does wrap up relatively satisfactorily, which means it could end there and I’d feel I did the story justice…or it could continue without feeling like I’m dragging it out. For now, I’ll say it’s done at three, just to be safe :)
Q:Hey, I just wanted to say that I love your Otherworld books so much and the YA series' as well. I just love Chloe, Derek, Tori, and Simon! So I was wondering why those novellas about the Darkest Powers series aren't allowed to be in nook version?
Because I’m Canadian.
Yep, that’s the only reason they aren’t on Nook. I would LOVE to offer them, but in order to do so, I need a US mailing address. They are the only online retailer that requires this. I don’t have one…and I suspect that my Nook sales for these wouldn’t justify buying a second home in the US, though that would make a good excuse :)
Here’s hoping that eventually B&N realizes not all novelists are American and opens this up so I can offer those stories on their platform,
Q:Just finished Wild Justice and loved it! Will Nadia and Jack have any more adventures? A novella like some of the Otherworld characters?
I’d love to give them one. I think their story tied up nicely, but once that’s done, there’s room for “adventures” like shorts and novellas.
Q:I have to say that you are my absolute favorite author. I love Nick. He's my favorite character. Which of your characters are your favorites and why? Which was your favorite to write about?
Ah, Nick. Hope you got a chance to read Brazen then. I did an earlier Nick story (it’s on my website) but he wasn’t really ready to get his own until Brazen, which I liked much much better.
I don’t really have favorites. I think if I did, I’d stick to writing the same characters. Different personalities intrigue me. I have ones that I like writing a little more, often because they’re newer characters and still fresh. My current faves are Liv & Gabriel from the Cainsville series. They work very well both as individuals and together, which makes them a “dream team” for me to write.
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