1) Tell us about your book (s) (or short story).
My series that includes the fae is The Coven Series, a YA dark fantasy tale following a teenage witch named Harley as she discovers her powers, heritage, and her place in the world. The fae in book one are called dryadali, which are fae who were kidnapped and infused with Dark magic, to create a new evil creature. The dryadali make you relive a repressed memory (usually a horrible one), and once you're in their trance, they eat you.
There are also helpful blue elves who are like messengers and who tend to the forests and help protect the Covens around the world.
In books two and three, faeries take a more central role. The Goddess created them on Midsummer, and they despise magicians (witches and wizards) because they believe only the fae should be allowed to use magic.
In book three, which releases March 23rd, 2019, we will see my heroine, Harley, join forces with the faeries to stop a new villain.
2) Who is your main character? Tell us about them.
My main character is not a faerie, but a witch. Her name is Harley, and when the series starts she's only fourteen years old and living with her adoptive parents. She believes herself to be an orphan, until the Coven King comes to take her away to his Coven, which is where she rightfully belongs. Once there, she learns that her father is actually alive, and possibly in league with a terrible villain who wants to kill apprentice magicians and take control of the Coven.
Shy, quiet, and incredibly brilliant, Harley is one of the rare few with both Dark and Light magic in their blood, and she struggles to learn how to control it, as her emotions tend to cause her magic to become volatile.
3) What is your favorite Fae myth or story?
I actually found out that the "black dog" myth is actually related to the Fae in some lore. I've always been fascinated by it ever since I was nine and read The Hound of the Baskervilles.
4) The Fae. Helpful magical creatures? Or mischievous tricksters?
Both. They can help if they want, but I figure they'd rather spend their time being mischievous. In my stories, the faeries are helpful, as are the elves, but faeries only like helping humans or other non-magic creatures. Many of them are employed around the world by the paranormal government. But when it comes to witches and wizards, they'd much rather see them suffer.
5) What is your Fae elemental? Salamander (Fire) Undine (Water) Brownie (Earth) or Sylph (Air)
My faeries are all of the above. In my version, the Goddess created them of all four elements, plus using her own Spirit energy.
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