It’s been a long time since I did an author interview, so for those of you who enjoy author interviews, today is a day for celebration! 🙂 Jaye L. Knight (previously known as Molly Evangeline) was putting together a blog tour for her newest release, so I signed up to host an author interview. Hopefully you enjoy the interview as much as I enjoyed coming up with the questions. Having done a bunch of interviews for the publication of Counted Worthy, I know how repetitive questions can become, so I wanted to give Jaye something fun to answer and us something fun to read. 🙂
- Who is your ideal reader? Describe the person who would most enjoy the Ilyon Chronicles.
My goal when I first published Resistance was to have a series geared toward new adult/college aged readers. I personally love young adult fiction, but sometimes you wish the characters were closer to your age. So Ilyon Chronicles is ideally for readers 18-25+ who enjoy YA fiction, but are looking for older, more mature characters. 🙂
- If Jace and Kyrin could pick one person, dead or alive (but from their world), to spend a day with, who would it be and why?
Well, Jace would probably choose his mother (and I can’t say whether she’s alive or dead as that’s for a future book). He doesn’t know anything about her, but I know he would like to find out where he came from and what his past is. As for Kyrin, I think she would choose her deceased grandfather, Jonavan Altair. For most of her life she was taught to believe he was a traitor, but since she found out he wasn’t, she would definitely like to get to know him. Especially since she lacks a close relationship with her other grandfather.
- What are Jace and Kyrin, respectively, most afraid of?
Besides losing loved ones, I think Jace’s greatest fear boils down to rejection, especially being rejected by Elôm (God). It terrifies him, really. As for Kyrin, she’s most afraid to lose her loved ones. She’s so close to different members of her family as well as Jace. She would give up anything else, but losing someone she loves would crush her.
- Which of your “good guy” characters would be most likely to rob a bank if teleported into our world?
Haha! Oh my goodness, that is so funny. I have no idea why, but the first person to jump into my mind is Kaden. I really don’t know why. But, giving it a bit more thought, I could see Daniel doing it. Maybe more so than Kaden.
- If you could chose to spend a day with one of your characters, which one would it be and what would you do together?
This is so hard because I could choose so many for different reasons, but I would probably have to go with Jace. He is, after all, my favorite character I’ve ever written. I’d take him to one of my favorite places to go hiking and spend the day in the woods exploring. (And keeping out of sight of his fangirls, lol!) I’d see how much I could learn from him since he knows so much about the forest.
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9 Replies to “Author Interview: Jaye L. Knight”
Wow! This is *such* a cool and fun interview! It was very interesting to learn about the book without using cliché interview questions. 🙂 The Ilyon Chronicles sounds very interesting. Thanks!
They were very fun questions to answer. 🙂
This was fun. But this Jace fangirl would want to meet him. I promise I wouldn’t scare him. 😉
Thanks for the fun interview! I still giggle when I think of Kaden or Daniel robbing a bank. 😀
I told my brother about these questions before you gave your answers, and he picked Kaden. 🙂
This is a really good idea, Leah! I had not heard of doing it on a blog before! You came up with some really creative questions! 🙂
Oh my goodness. I can see both Kaden and Daniel robbing a bank. Maybe they could team up and do it together…? It’d be hilarious to see a scene on this. xP
You asked great questions, Leah! It was fun to read. 😀
Hey! Visiting from the GTW’s link-up.
Haha, nice questions. I enjoyed reading them. 🙂 I’d be delighted to be interviewed by you if you were ever interested in it. If you ever are, you can email me at email@example.com 🙂