Today I’m interviewing Author Stasia Morineaux, whose book Nine While Nine is releasing July 24th. (I’ve included some deets about it below.)
I hope you enjoy!
1) To start off, tell us something fun about yourself!
This is a hard one…. Let’s see…I used to work at Disneyland as a candy maker! That was one of my all-time favorite jobs. I went home every night smelling of chocolate and vanilla, and in the winter of peppermint, from making huge candy canes! Another fun fact…I love love love goats! I visit the Biltmore Estate at least once a week to play with their baby goats. And once I get a place with some acres I’m adopting at least four!
2) What kind of stories do you like to write?
No matter how the idea spawns it always seems to turn to the supernatural. It can begin as the most mundane, ordinary-life kind of thing, but then always—always—it veers to the paranormal and extraordinary situations…and magic! And I’m absolutely incapable of steering clear of at least a touch of romance!
3) Pick one: a trip to a bookstore filled with books that you are guaranteed to love, or a free trip to your #1 dream vacation destination.
A free trip to my dream vacation…where I would snap a million photos and buy every book available on the area, all in the name of research for my next book!
4) For those who don’t know, tell us a bit about Nine While Nine and what people can expect from it.
Nine While Nine is a dark urban fantasy—the first in a series—replete with dark adventure, mysticism, a romantic sub-plot, world-building, and a new mythology. There’s even a tad bit of a chick-lit feel to it
It follows the journey of a seemingly ordinary young woman, Isabeau, living in present-day suburbia. Until she discovers who she truly is: A Sióg O’Cailleach, a witch of the Fae. But it is soon found that she is much, much more. The series chronicles the tumultuous resurgence of the Fae into the human world, revealing an unprecedented new origin of the Fae, and as a Legacy that was set forth millennia ago comes to fruition, a new war begins to wage, not only in their Realm but spilling over into ours as well. If you like the Tolkien and Karen Moning, this should be your next read! Imagine the New World Order…but with Other Worldly beings!
5) Recommend a book or series.
So many books, so little time! I love SO many, past reads and recent. Most recently I have been devouring every title from Parliament House Press and can highly recommend ALL of them! Prior to that…anything by Alice Hoffman. I have a weakness for Emily Giffin’s work—for my chick-lit fix! Oh, I just picked up Quincy Harker: Year One by John G. Hartness, a very fun and terrifyingly gruesome read so far. You’ve got to get it! Did I mention I normally have three books sitting on my nightstand at once…as in I read them on rotation depending on my mood. But never within the same genre. So, currently sitting next to me I have: Quincy Harker (John G. Hartness), Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault (Candace Robinson), and The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy (Mary Lydon Simonsen).
6) Have you always wanted to be a writer? What inspired you to start?
Yes! I began my writing journey at about seven when I wrote a story for my mom and dad about a family of bears. I was always the little kid with an entourage of imaginary friends and I’d spend countless afternoons writing short stories about them. Over the years I would become distracted with other interests, but again and again I would return to creating worlds and lives and adventures. I began to take it seriously after being inspired by Anne Rice when I met her back in the mid-90s while in New Orleans; she told me “just write…and follow your dreams”…to believe in my words and imaginings and never give up.
7) Finally, what is your favourite supernatural creature?
I’ve always been enamored equally between ghosts, vampires, and the Fae! I have books in the works involving them all! Oh…and shifters! Gotta love the shifters!
Isabeau Finne’s perfect world utterly unravels when she meets Death’s right-hand man one fateful night, spiraling her life into a world of chaos and the impossible.
Suddenly, she is no longer Isabeau and becomes part of the most secretive inner-workings of Death itself, as well as an otherworldly dominion of ancient magic.
Now beings—which we were taught as children were merely fictional creations of wildly whimsical minds—are edging their way into her world as well.
Buggans and Kobolds and Vargs…oh my!
She yearns for the simplicity of her old life—this one is full of dangers, unanswered questions, and cryptic dreams.
After one particularly anomalous dream in which she learns of the Nine While Nine Legacy, things become truly precarious.
Now, someone sees her as a risk…a threat…and wants to eliminate her.
Fortunately, she falls under the protection of Gideon—unless she leaves his territory—which is the one thing she wants the most…and wants the least.
For fans of THIS SAVAGE SONG.