Saturday, July 11, 2015

Daughter of Light Trilogy By- Heidi Garrett Interview

Isolt’s Enchantment: the beginnings
Daughter of Light Trilogy #0.5
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales

Long before the half-faerie Melia was born in the mortal world, the god Vulcan married Isolt of the Waters. When she betrayed him, the seeds of a great war were planted in the Void.

In Idonne, a young scholar studies Isolt’s story, along with tales of dwarf magic and the birth of a malevolent entity in the Void, Umbra. The stories awaken his dream of a life filled with adventure and heroism.


Half Faerie
Daughter of Light Trilogy # 1
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales

She doesn’t believe in love, and she doesn’t believe in herself.

The crucible of her parents’ dark ambitions will forge her destiny.

Her consciousness will be transformed.

The journey will be epic.

Melia is an eighteen-year-old half faerie, half-mortal who longs to fly like the full-blood faeries. She also yearns for a life that's truly her own, which might prove more difficult than sprouting wings. Her faerie mother practices black magic, and her mortal father plots to bring war to the enchanted world. No matter how she tries to escape their long shadow, Melia is unable to distance herself from her parents’ obsessions.

After the half-faerie is accused of being her father's spy, her friend advises a trip to the Illustrator. The mysterious woman marks Melia's forehead with a strange emblem. She claims it will draw a young priest from distant lands who will come to the half-faerie's aid. Spooked rather than comforted, Melia dismisses the woman's words. Rather, she travels to the mortal world to confront her father.

Whimsical and edgy, Daughter of Light is a spinoff of the 14th century French fairy tale “Melusine.” A high fantasy with fairy tale elements and an intriguing cosmology, it's a great choice for readers who have loved Lord of the Rings.


Daughter of Light Trilogy # 2
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales
Expected Publication Date- July 30th, 2015

In Illialei, a light queen practices black magic.

In Tyrannis, the dragonwitch rises to power.

In the mortal world, Umbra pursues the half-bloods as vessels of incarnation.

Energies in the enchanted world are shifting and new alliances are forming; the battle between Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the half-bloods in the mortal world that Umbra is coming for them—and face the powerful dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.

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About the Author-
Heidi Garrett is the author of the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.

Heidi also collaborates with B. J. Limpin. They've cooked up a yummy paranormal romance, Cupcakes & Kisses!

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.

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Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I discovered author Laura Briggs last year. She wrote the most amazing retelling of “Cinderella” I have ever read. The story is told in two books, Charming and Cindermaid.

What are your current projects?
I’ll begin writing War & Grace, the third book in the Daughter of Light Trilogy in August. I can’t wait! I’ve also begun developing a retelling of The Snow Queen. Next year, Billie Limpin and I will be working on our second installment of The Magic Cupcake series.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
The Online Writers Workshop. I was a member for two years.

Do you see writing as a career?
Yes. For me it is a vocation.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Since I’ve been working on it for over two years, I’ve had the chance to make significant changes since the first drafts. I’m really glad I was able to make them. At this point, I wouldn’t change anything else. I’m excited to where the second installment of Melia’s story has evolved to.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I began writing poetry as an adolescent. It was private, the sole purpose self-expression. I’ve just always the magic of working with words on a page.

What would you like to tell my readers?
I believe loving relationships are transformational, and that discovering and living from the whole truth of who we are is empowering. I hope that if you read my work, you will enjoy the journey, and come back to your own life renewed and inspired to be true to you.


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