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About the author:
Katie Epstein is an author of paranormal romance and fantasy novels. She is known for the Prophecy Child series that was nominated for the Summer Indie Book Awards 2016, and the fairy tale with a twist, Strike at Midnight.
The Terra Vane series is Katie's first attempt at creating a brand new world where writing job descriptions for a fire-breathing fairy is one of her new daily tasks.
Living in the UK, with a husband, two children, and a wild imagination, Katie now dedicates her time to churning out stories in genres where the artistic license is limitless.
What inspired you to write your book?
There is much a truth in myth, or so they say. And I believe there is a lot of credence to it. It's amazing how so many of these so-called stories, have roots that are akin to many across the world—even though they are thousands of years old. How could this be when people were limited in traveling the world back then?
I love how many more questions this provokes, so I came up with the idea of a new world only a portal away where all of these mythological creatures now live. Add in a human from what they call 'Earthside' and we connect the dots with how we live today. I also wanted to have a female protagonist who could grow with the series, and someone like Terra who is seen as weak among the strong was perfect.
Here is a short sample from the book:
“It was at times like this I had to wonder if I’d made the right choice immigrating through a portal when I was a teenager. Aged only sixteen and stuck in a psychiatric hospital had been my catalyst, however.
Being a human with psychic gifts wasn’t exactly a great candidate for fitting in on Earth—let alone Seattle. So I’d made my home in a place where vampires and shifters were considered normal.
Roll on several years later, my job is something I usually find satisfaction in. But not right now. Right now, I would prefer a home-cooked meal and a soft bed instead of sitting in a place that reeked of stale sweat and urine. ”