Author Interview with Kylie Lehman
I’m interviewing Kylie Lehman today, author of paranormal romance “The 13th Brigade”. Welcome to my blog!
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I knew I wanted to be an author from a very early age. During my childhood, if my parents upset me in any way, I used to write stories – complete with pictures – for them to read about a ‘beautiful and good princess’ who was wronged by an ‘mean and wicked two-headed sorcerer’ or the like, and I soon discovered that it was a great way for me to process, vent, and effectively get my point across!
What inspired you to write The 13th Brigade?
When a family member suddenly died young, I started to question what I believed in, and found that as a free thinking adult, the answers provided by the religion I was raised in wasn’t enough. So, I read, and I researched all of the religions I could think of, and although I found that every faith has it’s own beauty and wonder, other questions were then raised: Man’s rules? God’s rules? amongst many others… In short, Ren, Mike, Josh, Benni Dhoo, and all of the other personalities introduced in THE 13TH DESCENT & THE 13TH BRIGADE each represent a piece of the puzzle I am still trying to put together, as they all find their own way to the one true constant of every era, country and religion that has ever existed: love.
What is your editing process like?
Read. Polish. Wait a day or two, and with fresh eyes, read and polish again. Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat… But even after doing this one hundred times, and my MS has been triple checked by trusted proof readers – human and robot! – sometimes typos, grammatical errors, missed words etc. still manage to rear their ugly heads! ‘It’s the human element…’ ‘No such thing as perfection in an imperfect world…,’ I have heard many times and I tell myself often. But every author I have met to date wants their unique collaborations of blood, sweat and tears to be as well ordered as they can be, and finding an oops after numerous edits and proof reads can be enough to bring out the temper tantrum throwing toddler in me!
Who is your favorite character from your book?
I love Ren. She is a trailblazer, a self-admitting flawed personality who consistently tries to better herself, she never does anything by halves and she has a courageous heart as big and as warm as the sun. And she is feisty!
Did you set any writing goals for 2015? Did you meet any so far?
To finish THE 13TH BRIGADE, and have it primed and ready for its 2015 Halloween launch date, and it was!
Are you working on something right now? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
The third and final book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING…where, during humankind’s final hour, Ren finally realises her heart and she goes for it, everyone gets to meet the anciently evil Bloodstone Prince, and the Archangels come to town…
About the Book
Title: The 13th Brigade
Author: Kylie Lehman
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The Light bore her.
The Earth whittled her.
The Air swayed her.
The Water cleansed her.
The Fire renewed her.
And after thirteen lifetimes, her blood still condemns her…
As the final battle between her ancient enemies and her kin rages around her, Ren must decide if it will be her first great love, or the great man who has loved her since the first, who will sacrifice their last life on Earth to bring the truth to light to save a world teetering on the brink of eternal darkness.
This second installment of The Rosefire Trilogy by Ky Lehman: a series created for all young adults at heart, answers many of the questions raised in Book 1, THE 13TH DESCENT, as the individual battles of Ren, Josh, Mike and the Tor all come to a head as they wage their final war against humankind’s greatest threat. Ren also must cross swords with the traitorous Tor Princess, Avira, who is determined to claim Mike as her own, so they can live, and forget, together under the Bloodstones dictatorship of the new world: a darkness Ren and The 13th Brigade will fight until their last breath to save Mike, Josh, and the people of Earth from enduring.
The third and final book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING, is in the making, and will be coming…soon…
KY LEHMAN is a novelist, a children’s author, a teacher of swimming and water safety and a swim school owner, wife to her high school sweetheart and the proud mother of their three very tall sons. She lives in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia with her husband and their children where she is currently writing the third book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING.
THE 13TH DESCENT Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZzeF_M_GaQ