I am SO happy to be doing my author spotlights again!!
Today I have for you a wonderful up and coming author. I hope you will enjoy this interview, and please check out her work!
Welcome! Tell us a bit about yourself!
Hello! I’m Emme and the soon-to-be published author of the Guardian of the Arcanos series. I wear a lot of hats; writer, wife, mom, student, volunteer. Sometimes it’s hard to juggle it all, but I manage (on most days!). In my free time, you might catch me watching a hockey game, watching the MET Live in HD performances at my local theater, curling up with a good book and a hot latte, or playing tennis with my husband when the weather permits.
What is your current story about, and what types of themes (if any) do you explore in it?
My current story, On the Other Side of Aether, is the first book in the Guardian of the Arcanos series. It’s a fantasy romance about a young woman who is caught between following tradition or following her heart. In book one, Effie is taken as a First Wife and it changes everything. Suddenly, she’s thrust into the Dellathian world where her Arcani magic is forbidden, and she begins to trust a man she should never love. Secrets begin to unfold in this new world that are more deeply connected to her than she could have ever imagined. Some of the themes I explore are; change versus tradition, coming of age, displacement, empowerment, fate and free will, good versus bad, betrayal, isolation, the power of tradition and silence, and isolationism.
Who has/have been your favorite character(s) to write in this story so far, and why?
My favorite characters to write have been Effie and Thomas. Effie is the heroine of the story and we see real transformation in her through the story. From timid and self-doubting to strong and brave. I think we see a flux between the two halves of her personality as Effie grows into the person she’s meant to be. And I loved writing Thomas because he’s a bad guy and makes no excuses for it. He’s just bad. Nothing redeeming about him. But what I love about his character is that as the series progresses, we see more to him than just all the evil he has done or intends to do.
What has been the hardest thing for you about writing (whether in your WIP, or in general)?
The hardest thing is finding confidence in my writing and the bravery to share it with others. That has always been my biggest obstacle. I love writing so much, and I get so invested in my characters that it’s hard for me to let them out into the world for others to enjoy.
What is your deepest dream regarding your writing?
My deepest dream would be that when people read my work, they enjoy it. That’s it. That simple and that complicated.
Where can we find out more about you and your writing?
For now, I'm all over social media as I wait for my cover artist to finish the cover design for the book. Follow me here; http://www.emmezava.com/
https://twitter.com/emmezava , and https://www.pinterest.com/emmezava/
Thank you SO much for the interview, Emme! I look forward to hearing more from you!
Author E.H. Demeter