Monday, November 14, 2016

Author Interview: Christa Yelich-Koth

How can a heroine conquer her demons when she doesn't know what they are? Today's interview is with bestselling fantasy author, Christa Yelich-Koth, whose main character has a particular barrier to break through--her own mind.

Author Interview: Christa Yelich-Koth

Tell us about your book in the Daughters of Destiny box set. Who is the heroine, and what is she like?

Daith Tocc is the heroine of ILLUSION. She has the unique disadvantage of having no memories of who she is. In spite of that, and the myriad of lies from those around her, Daith learns not only that she is a competent, insightful, and curious woman, but also that she has special abilities that can give her and edge in her clouded and confused world.

What went into creating her, and how does she interact with the other characters around her?

Daith came quite easily for me. Headstrong and never settling, she always pushes forward, even though she is plagued by fear and doubt. With others, she is a bit cautious, but wants nothing more than to establish friendly relationships, as she feels very much alone and isolated.

Do you believe it’s easier to write a female main character rather than a male one? Why?

I wouldn’t say “easier,” just different. I find I enjoy writing both. With women, I feel like I get to explain more, have them have more inner thoughts and decisions. With men, there is fun in writing impulsive choices and moments of complete loss for words.

What would you define as a “strong heroine”?

A strong heroine is someone who learns to trust in and depend on themselves, but knows that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness.

Name some of your personal female heroes (real or fictional).

Real—many of my female friends. So many of them have pursued careers, and not easy ones as that, focused on family if they have one, and still stayed true to themselves. It is such a hard thing to balance and I give them so much credit.

Fictional—I love Calli from the Unaltered Series, Nazafareen from the Fourth Element Series, and Elyse from the Children of the Gods trilogy.

Where can readers find out more about you? Give us the details!

Easiest way is to look up Christa Yelich-Koth. I’m the only person in the world with that name, so whatever pops up, that’s me!

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