I am very excited to have Karyn Henley by the blog today for an interview on her blog tour for Eye of the Sword.
Karyn Henley is the author of Breath of Angel and Eye of the Sword, as well as many books for children. She graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas, and received her Master’s from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. She lives in Nashville, TN. You can find her on the web at her website, Twitter, and Facebook.
If you could have lunch with one of the characters from The Angelaeon Circle, who would it be?
It would definitely be Livia, one of the angels who has wings. She experienced life in the heavens before the destruction of the stairway to heaven trapped her in the world. I’d love to hear her memories of what life in the heavens was like. And she seems so wise. I think she’d see right into me and ask the most revealing questions – probably uncomfortable questions, too – but she’s accepting and kind, and I’m hopeful I wouldn’t feel embarrassed to confide in her. If I could add another person to the lunch, it would be Melaia. I’d love to listen to Melaia and Livia talk. I think I’d learn so much!
If you were a fantastical creature, which would you be?
I love wind and treetops and sky, so I’d be a Windwing, a winged horse. I’d love to fly above trees and rivers and mountains – and to gallop almost as fast as flight on land. Trevin sees a beautiful Windwing, the Golden, in Eye of the Sword.
Was your writing process for Breath of Angel and Eye of the Sword any different from your non-YA books?
Since Breath of Angel and Eye of the Sword are the first novels I’ve ever written, the process was quite different, and I learned as I went along. To sustain a novel, I had to keep track of all the threads – different characters’ stories and motives, the time line, and the details of life in that setting – while keeping the momentum moving forward with action and suspense. So after I stumbled through a rough draft, I went back and revised scene by scene. It’s hard work, but very rewarding.
What has been one of your favorite moments since being published?
My favorite moments are when I get excited about writing my next book – and when my agent gets excited about pitching my next book!
What is next for you?
I have several other novels in the works. One is the third book in the Angelaeon Series, Throat of the Night. Another is a contemporary, humorous YA. And another is a paranormal involving gods and goddesses, which I think will be fun.
Thanks so much for stopping by Karyn! Now, make sure to check out my review of Eye of the Sword which will be going up today, along with a giveaway of the book. And, make sure to follow the rest of the blog tour.