Author Interview: Theresa Kay

Author Interview: Theresa Kay

Author Interview: Theresa Kay
Broken Skies by Theresa Kay

Series: Broken Skies #1
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 13th 2015
Pages: 290
Format: eBook
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Synopsis:

Thirty years ago, civilization collapsed. Few survived.
Ten years ago, the aliens arrived…and stayed.
One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy.
Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do anything to get him back.

In seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell's world, humans are nearly extinct and alien settlers have arrived.

Until recently, the E’rikon have remained segregated in their city and ignored the few humans who have tried to engage them… but now they have taken Jax’s brother. To rescue him, she forms an uneasy alliance with a teenage E’rikon left stranded in the woods. She agrees to guide him to the city if he sneaks her past the human-proof barrier. Too bad it’s not that simple.

Jax, who cannot stand to be touched, finds that she’s drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back. And he’s equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn’t know the alien’s true motives and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems.

With the aliens and the humans at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets a chain of events in motion which threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.

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Theresa Kay (Interview)

How did you come up with the idea for Broken Skies?

I get this question a lot and I’m kinda sad that my answer is so boring. Basically, I just wanted to write a book with aliens in it. I’ve been a sci-fi fan for a long time and there weren’t many YA books in the genre at the time.

How many books do you intend to write for the Broken Skies series?

The series is a trilogy and I’ll probably have some bonus POVs and/or short stories sprinkled in there too.

How long have you been writing this series?

I wrote the (very rough) first draft of Broken Skies in June of 2013.

In just one sentence, How would you describe, Jax (The heroine in Broken Skies)?

Jax is fiercely loyal to those she cares about, sometimes to her own detriment.

In just one sentence, How would you describe Lir (The hero in Broken Skies)?

Lir is fairly reserved and doesn’t let many people see him relaxed or upset.

And lastly, in just one sentence, how would you describe the relationship between Jax and Lir?

Their relationship is a careful balance that grows slowly as they learn to trust and depend on each other.

Would you tell us a little bit about your Kindle serial Bright Beyond?

Bright Beyond and the free prequel Dark Expanse are in the space opera sub-genre (think Star Wars) and are slightly “harder” sci-fi than Broken Skies. They tell the story of space pilot Eva Braebel and I can’t say too much without giving away spoilers, but Eva is almost as flawed as Jax, just in different ways. Eva was a character who interrupted me when I was working on other things and just wouldn’t shut up until I started writing her story. It’s more of a “just for fun” project and I’m fitting it in between other things so that’s why I decided to release it in a serial format.

Without giving spoilers, what can you tell us about Broken Skies that the synopsis does not cover.

Hmmm, this is a tough one. How about…there are more secrets than you think and Jax isn’t always the most reliable of narrators 😉

Time for the lighting round! I will ask you a question, and you answer it as quickly as you can.

What is your favorite song right now?

“Hey Brother” by Avicii. It’s on my playlist for Fractured Suns (Book 2) because it reminds me of the relationship between Jax and Jace.

What was the last great movie you saw?

Avengers: Age of Ultron

What is the best dessert for a junk food day?

Ice cream!

Who is the funniest person you know?

Regan Claire

What is the best part about being an author?

Interacting with other people who are as passionate about books as I am.

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Author Biography

About Theresa Kay

The only person she knows who had a subscription to Writer's Digest at eleven and was always excited to write research papers, Theresa has been putting words to paper since a young age. Living in the mountains of central Virginia with her husband and two kids, she works as a paralegal by day, binges on Netflix at night and finds bits of time in between reading almost everything she can get her hands on and laundry to craft stories that tend to feature broken characters in sci-fi or paranormal worlds, with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure.

She's constantly lost in one fictional universe or another and is a self-proclaimed “fangirl” who loves being sucked in to new books or TV shows. Theresa originally wanted to write horror novels as an ode to her childhood passion for Stephen King novels, but between her internal Muse’s ramblings and the constant praise for her sci-fi pieces from her writer’s group – The Rebel Writers – she knew she should stick with what was working.

Ok, enough talking about myself in the third person… I love interacting with readers, so if you want to shoot me a line, you can connect with me on Facebook and Tumblr Even if it’s not about my books, I like chatting about my (many) fandoms, books and reading in general, or just about anything really.

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