For today’s blog tour stop, I thought it would be fun to do an interview. So please enjoy it and if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you!
Tell us about your book.
Princess of the Light is the story of Mary, who is called by God to be the Princess of the Light. She is destined to vanquish the demons who have infused the world with evil. She is the champion of Light and her first assignment as the Princess is the restore the soul of a homeless man everyone in Golden Lake knows as the Walking Man. He is the forgotten man, lost to the world, tormented by the demon Than.
At the exact moment she is called, she meets and falls in love with Joe. With her world changing at every turn, can he be more than first appeared?
The stakes grow higher as Than partners with Lisbeth and as Mary wars with the two of the them, she must risk her soul to save the Walking Man and all those she loves.
Where did the idea for Princess of the Light come?
I have been a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for years and I kept thinking to myself, why can’t there be a Protector in a spiritual context? The story percolated in my mind for over five years and I finally had to write it down in 2012.
Why did you write Princess of the Light?
I am a walker and I walk over 20 miles a week. One day I was walking and I saw this homeless man sitting in the sun. His eyes were closed and he had a satisfied smile on his face. I stopped in my tracks and wondered who this man was. Over the next few weeks, I ran into this homeless man almost every day. I almost looked forward to it. See, he never begged or asked for money. He kept to himself and just walked. He walked the length of the city I live in. Over time, I started calling him the Walking Man. He inspired me to write the book and part of the proceeds of the book will go to Food Banks to help people like the Walking Man.
What genre is your book?
Describe your book in three words.
Spread the Light
Which type of reader would like to read Princess of the Light?
I think that anyone who loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Xena would love my book. But in reality, anyone who loves a heart-warming yet gripping action adventure story about a woman who followed her destiny and changed the life of many all while falling in love with her soul mate will love Princess of the Light.
What sparked your interest in becoming a writer?
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a writer. I would create stories in my mind and tell the most fascinating adventures to my friends and family. As I learned to read and write, my talent grew and I started to create my own greeting cards. When I graduated from high school, I went to university to become a writer. It is only now that I have seriously pursued it and here I am.
Best writing advice you’ve ever received
Write a book you want to read. I am a voracious reader and I knew that I wanted to write a story that would captivate me. I have always remembered that piece of advice and I hope that readers will love the world I created.
Looking back on your career as a bookseller, how do you feel now having people come into bookstores and asking about your book?
When I was a bookseller, I sold a lot of books from some of my favorite authors: Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Harlan Coben, Mary Higgins Clark, C S Lewis, Dan Brown. I always envisioned what it would be like to have my book sold in bookstores. Now that it is happening, it is really a dream come true! I feel giddy when I think about it.
How can readers find out more about you or your book?
Princess of the Light is available for pre-order at these retailers:
MRS N aka N. N. Light :-)