Forgetting Fallenwood by Leslie D. Soule
What happens when Ash accidentally makes her way through another portal, this time into the Other Realm, and forgets she ever went to Fallenwood? More importantly, how much of one’s identity is made up of memories? Fallenwood 2 is the continuing journey of heroine Ash Kensington. Struggling with a deep sense of grief, sorrow, and overall confusion, Ash tries to work her way through to a deeper, underlying meaning. This search leads her back to Fallenwood, where the mystery unravels itself as she realizes that a very sinister force may be underlying everything…
Leslie D. Soule, author of Forgetting Fallenwood, graciously answered some interview questions. Thanks so much Leslie for answering and for visiting Brooke Blogs today!
1) Describe your writing area; do you write better at home or another location? What does your writing area look like?
I usually do my best writing at locations other than my home – mostly at Starbucks, or on the 8th floor café’ when I’m on lunch at work, or someplace like that. I also do my best writing away from a computer screen – when it’s just me and a pen and notepad. Then I’ll take my pieces of writing home and record everything later. So as for what my writing area looks like – portable! It looks like a notepad shoved into my purse, that I take with me wherever I go, and a hot or iced coffee-type drink (depending on the weather.) Right now, it’s hot in Sacramento, so I’d probably order an iced mocha or an iced latte or something.
2) What is the best part of the writing process? What is the worst?
The best part of the writing process is the freedom it gives you – to say how you really feel about something. I think the worst part is getting bad reviews. I’m still not good at accepting them, though I think I do a good job of taking them gracefully. You never want to alienate the reviewer, by trying to argue back, or demanding that they give you five stars, or anything like that. If possible, you want to take a review and figure out how it can help you in the future. It seems like common sense, but you’d be surprised. I’ve heard of authors reacting very badly to negative reviews.
3) What project are you working on now?
Currently, I’ve got a good deal of editing on my plate. I’m working on editing my first-ever sci-fi novel, Hybrid Space, and editing Betrayer (book 3 of my Fallenwood Chronicles) which I wrote as a NaNoWriMo novel, where you try and challenge yourself to write a whole novel in only a month. Needless to say, it came out as a jumbled mess, and still needs quite a bit of polishing before it’ll be ready for public consumption.
4) What do you like to drink and/or snack on while writing?
I don’t really snack while writing. On the rare occasion that I do, it’ll be a piece of fruit, sliced up. Usually, especially while editing, I drink wine and try and pretend I’m in Westeros (Game of Thrones world). I find that it helps me to relax and see the editing process as less of a chore.
5) How much time do you spend writing?
It varies a lot, depending on what sort of mood I’m in. Like right now, for example, I’m in a bit of a writing drought – I don’t particularly feel like writing, or know what I’d write if I was in the mood to.
6) What are your favorite things to do when you aren’t writing?
When I’m not writing, I’m doing art, martial arts, gardening, playing video games, and spending time with friends and family.
7) Do you have any book recommendations or authors that you love that you’d like to share?
Yes – I adore the works of Aubrie Dionne. She’s excellent. Also, I’m currently reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and I’ve found it to be rather insightful.
Her breath caught in her throat and she pushed the thought away. No, that’s impossible. Will is a powerful sorcerer—nothing can bring him down. Ash believed it in the depths of her heart. Nothing can get the best of Will Everett—not a dragon, or ten thousand dragons, or an army of ninjas. He’d destroy them all. Will, he’s…bullet-proof.
About the Author
Leslie D. Soule is an author who loves to try new genres and Sacramento, California is her hometown. She has an M.A. in English from National University and is a member of the English Chapter of the Sac State Almuni Association. She is currently working on her fantasy quadrilogy, The Fallenwood Chronicles.
Website link: www.lesliesoule.com