Introducing: Author K A Servian, Throwing Light & Free Books!

This week's Author is NZ writer K. A Servian. She has a new book, Throwing Light.

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1. What inspires you to write?

I have a vivid imagination, which is both a blessing and a curse. My mind never stops and I've found that writing is the perfect way to make use of all the ideas. Every time I watch the news, read a non-fiction account of an event or someone tells me about something that happened to them or someone they know, I immediately start 'writing' it into a story in my head.  Stories of people who have fought against their own fears and limitations are particularly inspiring to me. 

2. Tell us about your writing process.

My first book was completely 'pantsed', but I soon discovered that working that way had the potential to catch me out at the midway point (around 45,000 words), so I started outlining and completing character profiles before writing. An outline gives me a 'map' to follow and even if I deviate from it (which I often do), I still have an end goal which makes the process a lot easier.

3. Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?

My characters certainly take on their own 'lives' and sometimes do things that surprise me, but I've never 'spoken' to them as such, but who knows...

4. What advice would you give other writers?

Study and practice the craft of writing. Having been a creative person my whole life (both a practitioner and a teacher), I've learnt the importance of knowing the craft behind the art. There is no more frustrating place to be than to have lots of ideas without the technical skills to realise them to their full potential.

5. What is your favourite genre to read? Is it different to what you write?

Historical mystery/suspense/romance and women's contemporary fiction are my favourite genres. I started out writing contemporary women's with romantic elements but I'm rapidly moving towards historical fiction.

6. Tell us about your book...

Throwing Light is a story about identity. Grace is at a crossroads in her life: her mother has just died and her ex-boyfriend, Tom, has turned up on the doorstep trying to rekindle their relationship. She finds a mystery birth certificate while clearing out her mother's attic and in an attempt in win favour with her, Tom investigates the document and discovers that Grace is adopted.

This news throws her into a spin as she realises that everything she thought she knew about herself is a lie. Grace is compelled to search for her birth parents. She stumbles into the middle of a missing person cold case and uncovers secrets that have been kept for twenty-five years. The past them collides with the present and Grace is caught in the middle.

Running alongside Grace's search is the story of her birth mother, Jane. She's had a difficult life and has moved to a small town for a fresh start, but her past catches up with her and threatens to destroy her future.

Throwing Light
Grace is trying to come to terms with her mother's death and handle the unexpected arrival of her ex-boyfriend when a mystery document she finds in a box in the attic turns her life on its head and raises questions she is compelled to answer.

In her search for the truth, she stumbles into the middle of a missing person cold case in a small town where the inhabitants have kept a secret to protect one of their own for twenty-five years. Grace's investigation unearths long-held rivalries and opens old wounds, causing the past to collide with the present with terrifying results. 

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Shame on Who? (Short Prequel to Throwing Light)

In 1979, fifteen-year-old Jane Smith announced to her parents that she was expecting a baby. Thirty-five years later, the repercussions of the decision made by her father on that day come home to roost in the romantic thriller 'Throwing Light.' 'Shame on Who?' is a short prequel to the book and provides insight into the dramatic events that changed Jane's life.

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  1. Hi Nas - KA sounds like she's produced a fascinating book of mystery with lots of twists and turns ... good luck to her - cheers Hilary

    1. Thank you, Hilary. I hope you get a chance to read it.

  2. Congratulations on the releases!

  3. Interesting story and interview.

    1. Thank you, Christine. I appreciate your support.

  4. Thanks, KA, for sharing your thoughts.

    1. You're welcome and thanks for your comment.

  5. People with active imaginations write the best books, and this book certainly sounds like one of them. Best wishes for much success with it.

    1. Thank you, Susan. I hope you get a chance to read it.

  6. A mysterious birth certificate. I like the sound of that.

  7. Great, in-depth interview. Loved it.

  8. Such evocative covers. I'm with you on the historical trend. There's something so fascinating about the different mentalities of another age, right?


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