Author Interview with Julie Kagawa + Giveaway

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Interview , Julie Kagawa , The Quirky Lover Posted on November 23, 2011 @ 7:00 am 22 comments

Hot on the heels of recent announcements that a new series is in the works, as well as a companion series to The Iron King books, one thing is for sure: Julie Kagawa is a very busy woman! Fortunately, she sat down with us to chat about her latest release, The Iron Knight. Please help us offer Ms. Kagawa a warm Booklovers welcome! (And stick around till the end for a little something extra 🙂

Jackie: What do you think is the difference between a reader and a real Book Lover?

Julie: Hmm, is there a difference? I guess a reader is someone who reads and enjoys the story, but a real Book Lover is someone who falls in love with the characters, can’t wait to get home to start reading, thinks of books as treasured possessions, and would rather be engrossed in a story than anything else.

Jackie: What can we expect of The Iron Knight?

Julie: Danger, adventure, heartbreak, and sacrifice. And a lot of bickering between Puck and Ash. But you’ll have to read the book to see if Ash gets his happy ending. 😉

Jackie: Can you summarize the Iron Fey series/or The Iron Knight for us in Twitter format (140 characters or less)?

Julie: Banished faery prince sets out to earn a soul to be with the woman he loves.

Jackie: Considering his often-mentioned icy demeanor, was it hard for you to switch from Meghan’s perspective to Ash’s in writing The Iron Knight?

Julie: It was different. I know Meghan; I know her voice, her personality, her character. It was harder writing Ash, because if you know the Winter prince at all, you know he isn’t very chatty. Some days I’d be sitting at my keyboard, yelling “Will you TALK already!” at him. So I’d say it was different, and a little more difficult, but I finally got him to open up in the end.

Jackie: You’ve written a few novellas in the series. Which do you find harder to write, the short stories or the full novels and why?

Julie: They’re both challenging for different reasons. The full novels, by virtue of their length, take a lot of time to plan out, plot, and write. But strangely, it’s the lack of length in a short story that makes it harder to write; you don’t have a lot of time to get what you need done. I don’t really have a favorite of the two, though the novellas are a little less work overall.

Thanks to Meryl L. Moss Media we have a copy of The Iron Knight to one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is leave a question for Julia or leave a meaningful comment about the interview.
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave us a way to contact you.
(Email in blogger profile or twitter name – no way to contact you – no entry).

This giveaway is open to US and Can addresses  only! Sorry. =(

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 3, 2011; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • April X November 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Great interview! I love your definition of book lover 😀

  • Laura Hartness November 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Excited to hear that there’s going to be a companion series!


    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

  • Annie @ UTC November 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I would fit into the Book Lovers category. I’ve become slightly obsessed with my reading. just a tad.

    Question for Ms. Kagawa, If you could collaborate with another author for a book, who would you pick and why?

  • Widow Dyer November 23, 2011 at 11:24 am

    The Iron Fey is a one of the best, if not THE best, faery series I’ve ever read. Keep up the great work, Ms. Kagawa.

    widowdyer at gmail dot com

  • Mel (He Followed Me Home) November 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Ohhh Ash opens up…and now I can’t wait to find out how the book ends. Julie is evil 😉

    hefollowedme AT gmail(dot)com

  • aurian November 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Not entering the contest, as I live in Holland. I have a question: any idea if your books will be translated into Dutch? I have a young stepdaughter who might love your books 🙂

  • Teri C November 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I have to say that I have blown away by this series. It has book so amazing to read. These characters are so amazing that I have shared with book and series with my family and it has been great to hear reports back on their book love also. Thank you for creating this amazing series. I cannot wait to read Iron Knight.

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  • Kaya H November 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I have really enjoyed reading the series. My school has all of them BUT the Iron Knight, so I would love to read it. This a is a great world, now I just need ASH to come here 😉

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  • Arianne November 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I love Julie’s summary of the Iron Fey series 😀 makes me want to read it !
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

  • Proserpine November 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I read all books from this series and I love them all! Julie Kagawa is one of my fav YA author! Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Diane November 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I’m a Book Lover; I love the characters that develop and grow and become a part of your life.

  • Barbara Elness November 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I enjoyed the interview and I’m looking forward to reading The Iron Knight.

  • Jen B. November 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I am really looking forward to reading this book. I think Ash is such a great character! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • JenM November 23, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Love this series! Of course, I want to know whether Puck will find someone special in a later book.

  • Lisa Richards November 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    As a book lover, I can’t wait to devour this latest in the series!

  • Reading Revels November 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Awesome interview! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. I’ve written quite a few reviews of Julie Kagawa’s books. Looking forward to your next post.

  • Dee F. November 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Looking forward to reading your complete series. I wonder if you are planning to stay with this genre in the future?

  • Viki S. November 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I have loved this series. Right from the start I wondered if Ash really knew what he was in for if he succeeded at his quest.
    I am a bok lover :). Thank you.

  • Lorena November 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I sometimes think that editing one’s self down word-wise is more difficult than the telling of the story, making shorter stories more time-intensive. There’s also the problem of getting everything you want into a short story while erring on the side of brevity. Anyway, nice interview and I’m looking forward to the newest installment!

    lorena (dot) ruggero (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Barbara November 29, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Great interview and giveaway! I’ve read a lot about this book…the more I read about it, the more I want to read it! This is a new author/series for me…can’t wait to get into it!

  • Christine November 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Julie’s answer to the reader vs. the booklover is spot on!

    I love this series. I recently finished reading The Iron Queen and am looking forward to The Iron Knight. I have GOT to find out what’s going to happen to these characters next. Very stressful. LOL. In a really fun way.. but still. 😉 It’ll be great to read from Ash’s perspective, too.

    Thanks for the chance to win The Iron Knight!

  • PaulaSHx December 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Sooooo gutted I can’t be part of this. This is one book I am seriously curious about. The book trailers looks amazing too. 🙁
    Paula @PaulaSHx

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