Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An Interview with Author, K.L. Horvath

An Interview with Author, 

K.L. Horvath

Today Write Like a Wizard features a brilliant author that has been signed with BookTrope Publishing. I've read her debut novel, The Undays of Aralias Lyons, and it is captivating. Check out my interview with her and let me know what you think of her answers and synopsis of the book!
Why do you write?
When I’m writing I feel like my truest self as if writing is what I was meant to do. I have this incredible imagination and writing helps me find a way to express it. And I’ve wanted to be able to move someone that I’ve never met just as other writers have moved me, to give someone a sense of wonderment and beauty in this world.
What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
I’ve always enjoyed writing. When I was a child I wrote poems to my grandmother in blue crayon. My first book I began after college and it was kind of a test to see if I could do it. It was a young adult novel that I’d planned as a series of four books. That first book ended up being four hundred pages long.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
I write whenever I can. But I mainly write part-time because I do have another job to consider.
Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
I like to write more in the evenings than in the mornings. If I have a day free I’ll usually go to my favorite coffee shop and write from five to eight hours straight. I’ll sit there with my chai tea and little by little pour out words onto the pages.
Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
I’ll write on my laptop. Once in a while I’ll feel like I need to try something new just to jolt the imagination and I’ll break out my pencil and a plethora of notebooks.
Where do your ideas come from?
I start with an interesting, main character and write my story around them. I’ll then sketch out a plot and go back and develop that character’s flaws, desires and taste in things and then it’s a race to the end. 
What is the hardest thing about writing?
For me it’s the self-doubt. You are working on a book for months and months and perhaps years never knowing if a single person will enjoy it or understand it.
What is the easiest thing about writing?
When you’re in a great writing rhythm and the words are dripping off your fingertips so fast you can hardly keep up.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
It takes about two years.
Do you ever get writer’s Block?
Yes, I think all writers eventually experience writer’s block.
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?

I think putting the writing aside and letting it all fall out of your head for a little while helps. Sometimes you’ve just been pushing too hard on it and nothing seems to be working. In those times I’ll take a bit of a break and let it breathe then go back to it and something kindles my imagination again and then I’m unblocked. 

About the AuthorkerryK.L. Horvath is a fantasy author, whose books are filled with magical realism, romance and elements of the fantastical with a good dash of humor. Born in a small town in Ohio where corn grew like wildfire and horses were her next door neighbors she developed a deep love of nature and art. She adores Monet’s sailing ships and his collection of hay stacks.

Don’t miss K.L. Horvath’s compelling time travel fantasy with talking beasts, iron monsters, otherworldly creatures and a desperate father! 

For centuries the great Houses of Time have watched over the mythical creatures, those who manipulate the past for their own ends and humankind. But now the houses have dwindled and few are left who remember the mandates. One, in fact, is determined to put the world in its proper place—beneath his rule. 

To do that, he’s kidnapped Jack Lyons, the youngest of the Time Travelers. And to get him back and defeat Bliss, Lord Aralias Lyons, Jack’s father, will do anything he has to. He’ll fight wicked spiders, an army of clockwork men, let his son suffer and manipulate time itself in order to right what Bliss has put wrong. He’ll even allow the innocent Miss Clara Heartwell to discover more about the Travelers than most mortals know. 

Through secret and deadly deals with dragons, battles back in time and with Jack himself, Aralias has to think smarter, act faster, and be more decisive. Because in the end, saving Jack is all that matters…
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