The Story Behind the Story
by Krystal Wade
Kate isn’t a new character to me. When I was in third grade, I’d rush home from school every day and write stories about a pre-teen girl who’d have loads of babysitting adventures.
Did I ever finish one of those stories?
No. Cramped hands, lack of patience and paper, and well, a change in my personality led me to do other things . . . like play French Horn and join Drill Team.
I’m off topic.
Okay, so, Kate babysat lots of kids and found a place in almost every “book” I wrote. So, naturally, when the “vision”—a girl in a dense, green forest, reaching out her finger to touch something shimmering—hit me, the best name for that character was Kate.
She’s morphed into a woman, a woman still full of naïve notions and insecurities, relocated from Texas to Virginia, had a change in jobs, and experiences a slew of new adventures, but she’s still the same Kate.
In case you’re wondering, the girl and the forest and her name were the only pieces of information I had when I sat down to write Wilde’s Fire. I didn’t know until eight chapters in that she was going to slip into another world, and I had no idea there’d be an Arland there waiting for her, but the more I wrote, the more things fell into place for Ms. Wilde.
Many thanks to Krystal for stopping by today! Readers, enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win the daily giveaway of Wilde’s Fire ebook (international). All entries go toward the grand prize, a Google Nexus 7 (US/Canada Only)! Also, check out the tour schedule below to follow the tour for more chances to win!
Wilde’s Fire week:
Monday, November 5th – Book and a Latte
Tuesday, November 6th – Paranormal Reads
Wednesday, November 7th – Once Upon A Time
Thursday, November 8th – Urban Fantasy Investigations
Friday, November 9th – A Soul Unsung
Wilde’s Army week:
Monday, November 12th – Good Choice Reading
Tuesday, November 13th – Simply Infatuated
Wednesday, November 14th – Chocolate Coated Reviews
Thursday, November 15th – The Non-Reluctant Reader
Friday, November 16th – A Buckeye Girl Reads
Wilde’s Meadow week:
Monday, November 19th – Book Spark
Tuesday, November 20th – Alexia’s Books and Such
Wednesday, November 21st – Reader Girls Thursday,
November 22nd – The Book Hookup
Friday, November 23rd – Book Faery