Today my interview is with author C. Warner-Thompson. Clemy was born in the UK in 1991 where she still lives, growing up alongside one younger and three older brothers.
Books and writing was an interest that she began to develop from the first years of secondary school, and on her thirteenth birthday, she began to plan and design the idea to write a fantasy novel. She finished secondary school with high GCSE’s and then went on into further education to study English and all aspects of art and design. After six years of writing, planning and overall editing of the book, it was successfully completed, containing over 82,000 words, and self published in the first week of 2011.
With high expectations in herself, she immediately began to write a second novel in the series, while keeping her art and design a part of the process. The achievement of completing the first novel ‘Purest Light,’ allowed the ideas of the second to flow much easier and it was completed by early 2012. As she was writing the third and final book, New Beginnings, at the same time, the series was finished by its publication in 2013.
Writing is now a part of her everyday and she has now started her newest project, The Mirage, which is book two of three.
Brad Covey: Can you tell us a little bit about The Mirage?
C. Warner-Thompson: It’s the second book of three, based on the war between Light and darkness and how Abbii- an eighteen year old who discovers that she has magical powers- struggles to choose a side. In The Mirage she decides to search the realms for her best friend Jake, unknowingly causing irreparable damage to the elemental imbalance.
BC: What can readers of The Star expect in this next installment?
CW-T: Lots of fighting, an extra insight into the story through Max and Alice’s perspective and some very, very difficult decisions for Abbii and Nate. She’s a bit tougher but still not as tough as she will be *hint, hint*
BC: What made you start writing in the first place?
CW-T: My brother wrote a fantasy book which I loved, so I decided to follow in his footsteps J
BC: When did you know that fantasy was the route you wanted to go in for your novels?
CW-T: As soon as I could write! I read fantasy, I watched fantasy, I played fantasy. Final fantasy the game was my childhood!!
BC: Is there another genre that you would like to write in?
CW-T: Fantasy is in my blood, there is no way that I will stroll into another genre!
BC: How has social media changed how you promote your work?
CW-T: It’s helped, a lot. I still need to promote myself better (I’m not very good at that) but with Facebook and twitter, it’s a whole lot easier
BC: Do you have any plans to go for full publication with a publishing house or stay independent?
CW-T: I will stay independent unless I get an offer I can’t refuse.
BC: What can we expect to see next from you?
CW-T: Sequel to The Mirage. Abbii is a lot tougher. Nate is willing to give everything to have her back. And Jake is unrelenting in reaching his goal, but deep down where no one can see, do they truly know what his goal is?
BC: Any closing words for your readers?
CW-T: Thank you so much for all of your support. Please, keep it going, and if ever you want to chat about one of my books or maybe one of yours, email me email@example.com
Please make sure to check out C. Warner-Thompson’s links below and check out the rest of her blog tour for The Mirage.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClemyWarnerThompson
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/clemychum
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5328411.Clemy_Warner_Thompson
- Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CWarnerThompson
- Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=c.warner-thompson&x=1&y=2&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=
- Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/374444
- Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/clemy-warner-thompson/the-mirage/paperback/product-21293477.html