Thursday, March 15, 2012

A little chat with Kailin Gow


Welcome Kailin Gow!

A love that can never be forgotten…

The truth about Celestra Caine comes back in the most shocking way. Everyone knew Celestra Caine was dangerous, but they didn’t know she was THAT dangerous… As Celestra’s memories begin returning to her after being Faded, and her identity is revealed, she learns the fate of the world really is in her hands, and that she, the mysterious and sexy fader Jack, and her handsome ex-boyfriend Gray are more connected to each other than she ever imagined.

In this dystopian ya thriller, where nothing is what it seems, sometimes love can be strong enough to withstand time and space and never be forgotten.

Kailin was so kind to stop by and let us peek into her brain. She has a new book that just released above and many, many, many more books available. The girl is a writing machine! Not only is she a writer, but she's also a producer and a mom. 
Enjoy the interview as we take a small peek into the woman behind the machine....

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How did you come up with the story line behind your books? 
- From personal life events, from the news, from traveling, from meeting people throughout life, from mythology and folklore, from classics (Greek comedies and tragedies), art and fashion, and from dreams and visions. For the FADE Series, the idea came from the question, “What if you found out you never existed?” I had an image of a very sleek, stylized world. Jack Simple is this devastatingly handsome young Fader, an almost 007 Bond type who is completely cool-headed when doing his job. Then there’s Celes Caine, a naturally pretty and athletic senior in high school. Her life is normal. She’s about to graduate, hopefully with a track scholarship, and attend the university of her choice with her longtime boyfriend Gray. Then one day she returns home to find everyone gone, faded, as she would soon be, too. 

Are you planning to keep going and going, going? 
-Of course. A writer writes because it’s like breathing. It’s not a profession, but a passion for me. My first book was published over ten years ago, and I never looked back. 

What did you want to be when you were growing up? 
-The dream – an author like Madeline L Engle and C.S. Lewis Who's your favorite author and\or favorite book and why? That’s a tough one to say because I have many. As far as paranormal and suspense, I’d say Anne Rice and Stephen King. 

Do you have a cast in mind if your book were ever to become a movie?
-If the FADE Series was to become a movie, I’d go with what the producer and director choose. If they’re funding the movie, I’d let them handle the casting, too. 

Now if I was producing the movie, my dream cast would be cast more on personality rather than looks.

What is something you wished you'd done differently when publishing your first book? 
-Promote it more. 

What is something awesome that we can look forward to in future books? 
-More interactivity. In the Steampunk Scarlett novels, we used a common technology in a new way, which enhanced the steampunk fantasy world of Scarlett’s supernatural Victorian London. 

Any lessons learned or advice to new authors? 
-Keep focus. Be nice to everyone, but don’t be a doormat, and remember to have a life other than being an author. 

What's your absolute favorite thing about be an author? 
-Writing the type of books I’d like to read. 

List 5 random things about yourself. 
- Makes friends easily 
-Plays the electric violin 
-Lives a crazy life that’s hard to believe sometimes 
-Loves to eat the ginger that comes with sushi 
-Lived on a movie set – literally, our home growing up was often featured in films.

How awesome is that!?
Here are some of Kailin's other series to look for...
And drool over these GORGEOUS covers!

Beautiful Beings Series

The Desire Series

The Fade Series

The Pulse Series

Bitter Frost (Frost, #1) 
The Frost Series

I could go on and on and on with book titles. Because the lady has over 80!!
Kailin Gow 

Kailin Gow is the bestselling author of over 80 books. She has traveled all over the world, conducting research, and collecting stories. Some of the more interesting places she’s been to are: Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania where she was presented with a sketch of Dracula, The Stanley Hotel in Colorado where she saw something quite odd, the lost city of Pompeii where both her cameras were drained of battery, St. Petersburg where she held an hour-long conversation with a Russian soldier who didn’t speak English and she didn’t speak Russian, and the orphanages of Thailand where she distributed toys, books, and hugs to hundreds of disabled orphans 

You can reach Kailin at her blog

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Best wishes and happy endings,
Shelly Crane

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