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?
Who is the funniest person you know?
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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