YA/Fantasy Author Kelley Armstrong graced Cincinnati with her Otherworldly presence Aug. 6 – stopping by our local Joseph Beth Booksellers to discuss her newest installment in The Otherworld Series, Waking the Witch.
After reading the prologue of WTW, Kelley was gracious enough to sign a copy of her book just for YOU!!
That’s right. I’m giving away an autographed copy of WTW!
To enter, you must comment on this post, but EXTRA POINTS are awarded if you follow me on twitter and subscribe to this blog. A winner will be randomly selected and announced Aug. 16!! Make sure to include your email address when you comment.
Now back to the reading. ; )
WTW follows the story of Savannah, a character first appearing in the Otherworld series’ second book, Stolen. Savannah is the orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and half-demon starring in her first adventure. Here’s what Armstrong had to say:
This is Book 11 and the first book for Savannah. We first met her in Book 2 when she was 12 years old, which in my world, means it’s been 9 years. Now she’s 21 and old enough to get into trouble on her own.
After reading the prologue of WTW, Armstrong answered questions from the audience, including the following tidbits:
Kelley shared the TRUE story behind the necklaces featured on her Darkest Powers covers – her YA publishers liked the pentacle medallion used for The Otherworld and wanted their own necklace for the cover, which she then had to specially write into the story. Egads. The necklace’s appearance changes from cover to cover as well, which Kelley also had to account for.
I also got a chance to ask what was the oddest question she’s ever gotten at a reading. Her answer? Readers asking her about books she didn’t write! How is that even possible? Apparently, it’s happened more than once.
Other interesting details revealed by Kelley? When the Otherworld series was originally picked up, it was called “Women of the Otherworld.” Kelley said she didn’t realize it at the time, but that restricted her to writing only from female POVs. That could change with the new name, The Otherworld Series.
And while Chloe and Co. from the first three books of the Darkest Powers series will not be the main characters in the fourth installment (The Gathering), Kelley said the new group of supes-in-an-experiment may still meet up with Chloe and the gang!
Don’t forget! For your chance to win a signed copy of WTW, comment this post, follow me on twitter and subscribe to my blog by Aug. 16. And be looking for a VERY EXCITING contest involving another of Kelley Armstrong’s books in the next couple of weeks!
Kelley Armstrong reads from Waking the Witch:
Kelley Armstrong answers some questions from her fans: