Hello there everyone, welcome back to my interview realm once again.
We have a returning guest in our midst tonight, as we speak to her to find out more about the latest installment from author Alison Clarke in her amazing Fantasy Series.
You can find the original Author Interviews that I did with Alison here:-
So without further ado, let’s catch up with Alison and see what fantastic adventures we have in store when checking out her latest book release.
As always, thanks for reading folks and have fun 🙂
Hi there Alison, a real pleasure to have you back here with us again to chat about your latest book release “Circle” in your YA Fantasy The Sisterhood Stories series.
What is the significance of the title “Circle” in your latest book? Is it a key to understanding the themes of the book itself?
I think it’s about coming full circle, going on a journey but realizing you’re returning to a similar place physically, but you are a different person. Also, a circle can be a symbol of something being endless, never-ending. Also, it can symbolize community, connectivity. I think of King Arthur’s the Round Table, a wedding ring being in a form of a circle, and so on. It is a powerful symbol.
Who are the key players/lead protagonists and antagonists that pop up in your adventure? (assuming that we haven’t already read the other two books yet in the Sisterhood series)
Racine, from Book Two, makes a reappearance, as well as Oppie and Aurie, from The Sisterhood, Book One, Aventis, the Guardian Of Time, daughter of Chronos, from Racine, Book Two; also, Angelaes, the founder of the Realm Wyrniverdon, also from Racine. There are many characters that make a return in Book Three, Circle.
What is the story about regarding the conflict that needs to be resolved by the characters and what are the stakes for them this time round?
The world is coming to an end, and only the ones from The Sisterhood can change the tide. All forces must work together, but not only the celestial, the mystical, human beings, humanity must also be involved. It is a fight for the world as we know it, if not earth will be no longer.
How did the idea for this tale take shape? Is it a natural progression from the previous books in the series or are you taking the series down another different path entirely?
It is a natural progression from the previous books in the series.
Did you do any specific research for this novel that differed from your previous ones in the series that have written?
No. I always read books for research, and I did the same for Book Three, Circle. I do online research as well, but I refer to books as much as I can.
What aspects of your characters in this book would you say that you relate to on a personal level?
I relate to the protagonists’ desire to fight for justice, to stand up for one self, feeling empathy or compassion, following one’s dreams – these are all things I relate to in terms of the characters in Book Three, Circle.
What were the hardest parts of this book to write? And what were the easiest?
The hardest part of writing is always making time – prioritizing. To write, I have to focus on the task at hand – I have to be in a zone where writing is the primary goal.
Were there any significant concepts that you had to edit out of this book that seemed like a good idea in the first draft but became too unwieldy as the story progressed?
I had a storyline in the original draft that I think might be part of another project.
What are you views on audiobooks and would you consider having your novels made into audiobooks? If so then who would you get to narrate them?
I would consider that, and the person I would have in mind to narrate would be Morgan Freeman and/or Oprah Winfrey.
If you could invite one of your characters to dinner, which one would it be and what would you cook for them?
I would invite Aventis, as it would be cool to hear her experiences of travelling through time. I would cook for her some West Indian food, as that is my background – curried chicken and peas and rice.
Finally, regarding your subsequent projects, will you be writing another sequel in your Sisterhood Series or do you have other plans for other books in the pipeline?
Right now, I have plans for other books in the pipeline.
And once again, that’s a wrap! Thank you for stopping by Alison and spending time with us, we look forward to seeing how your Sisterhood saga progresses and can’t wait to see what new developments are in store for us!
Alison Clarke is a writer who delves into different fields. She is a children’s author, but is now joining the world of young adult literature. Her interests in the Victorian era, including automatons, her passion for medieval literature like Chaucer, her interests in Arthurian tales, and so on fuel her writing.
Her first degree is in Sociology with a double minor in French and English. She is now working on a Master’s degree in Children’s literature. Storytelling is her calling, and whether she is writing, painting, or drawing, story is key.
Reading is another passion, and many different genres interest her, including biography, fantasy, poetry, art books, and so on. Alison believes that the word is a powerful thing, and this is evident in many different literary forms. She also believes that art, whether it’s literary or visual can change the world, can make the world a better place.
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