The interview with Lorehaven Book Clubs continues. Today I answer some questions about the writing process of ‘The White Forest’ and ‘Legend of Prince Ayron series’. Don’t forget to check out the Lorehaven Book Clubs facebook page for other exciting books as well.
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I hope you’ll enjoy the adventures of Prince Ayron!
Lorehaven Book Clubs Interview – Part 2
Lorehaven: How many books are planned for this series?
Aviya: So far, I have about five more books planned out in the series. But the series will have at least 10 books.
Lorehaven: Any certain research required for the book, or is it all from your imagination?
Aviya: My imagination is not very colourful! *chuckle* I spent at least 2 to 3 months doing solid research when I first started writing this book. I started out with castles, constellations, ancient costumes, and it evolved into things like geography, food, trees, change of season, and many other things. At the time, I was saying to myself, “I wish I could be writing right now.” Looking back, I think all that research really paid off. When I hear comments like ‘it doesn’t sound like there’s much world-building in this book’, or ‘it doesn’t seem like a lot of research went into writing this book’, I pat myself on the back. The readers hardly have to do any work reading my book, that means I have successfully created the world of Prince Ayron.
Lorehaven: How does it feel to have your work published?
Aviya: It’s my greatest accomplishment in life so far! Nothing I’ve done in the past has ever given me this kind of satisfaction. I used to make oil paintings, and have published a few scientific articles in journals, but the joy I feel with this book makes those other things seem pale in comparison.
Lorehaven: Are you working on the next book in the series?
Aviya: Yes. I’m currently working on Book 2 of the series called “The Centaur Clan”. I’m also editing the companion book of Book 1 (The Curse of Orr), which contains the backstory of the kingdom of Orr and the Marvelous Castle. But these two books are a bit behind schedule, because I started on a new series at the same time. 😛
Lorehaven: Can you give us a hint at the next book in the series?
Aviya: Book 2 continues with Ayron’s journey in the White Forest. At the end of Book 1, he is captured by Tilly and Tilla and taken to the camp of the centaurs (I’m sorry for the spoiler). In Book 2, Ayron meets Tilly and Tilla’s family and is taken to live with a certain centaur family. Book 2 is mostly about Ayron’s struggles with the centaurs to break free, and their attempt to keep him with them in order to break the curse of the White Forest. Of course, there’s humour and hope to brighten up the story.