Sunday, February 10, 2013

Author Interview: Tears of the Fallen by K.M. Hager

What inspired you to become an author?

I've always been into fantasy, at a very young age one of the first books I ever read was the hobbit and I was always dreaming away and making up stories and I think as I grew up that never seemed to leave me. I prefer my dream world to reality. Reality is a lot harsher and unfair at the best of the times, but in your own day dreams the world becomes what you want from it.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

It was originally going to be called fallen tears but there was already a book out there called that. So after many days playing around with the words fallen and tears I came up with Tears of the fallen.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

I think half way through I decided it needed a name other than, my story.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

The message I wanted people to see was hope, and that even if you reach the very darkest corners of your life that something good can still enter your life and give you back your hope.

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

It’s not based on truth but I like to think there’s a part of me in Amy that my friends and family would see.

What books/authors have influenced your life?

James Herbert book the Others recently disturbed me enough that now I’ve been unable to pick up another book of his. I’m a huge fan of martina cole, and recently read the hunger games trilogy which was fantastic.

What book are you reading now?

I’m just about to start Lady killers by Martina cole.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

The third installment of the series, which I might decide to call, The devil may cry. I haven’t decided yet.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Guilt will play a part in everyone’s life; the only difference between us all is the sin or lie that determines the severity of the guilt. In my case, the sin was big and the guilt that was manifesting itself from it was even bigger.

“I’m sorry Miss Coleman, but the test results show that your HCG levels are dropping” the nurse's voice paused for what seemed like a life time, but In reality, I already knew what was coming, the baby was gone; I didn’t need her to tell me that.  She continued with her apologies and the words that these things sometimes happen, but I wasn’t listening. These things don’t just happen, well not to me anyway.  I wasn’t like normal people I was tainted; cursed; evil. It was my fault the baby was gone, only weeks ago I was planning on taking its life myself, and now I was being punished for it, and that was the exact moment; I felt the guilt climb up through my body and seduce my soul.       

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Yes I suffer with slight dyslexia which is a real challenge for me and my computer when it doesn’t understand what I’m writing lol.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

That would have to be Roald Dahl, I loved his stories from a small child and still love to read them now.

Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?

Only from my sofa to my daughter bedroom where she normally hidden my laptop.

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

My niece’s boyfriend designed the tears of the fallen cover.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t let people put you down and make you believe you can’t achieve it. Prove them wrong that’s what I’m trying to do.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

Yes lots of songs, sweat disposition by temper trap is one and Frankie goes to Hollywood the power off love.

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Tears of the Fallen
Tears of the Fallen Book One
K.M. Hager

Genre: YA Fantasy

ISBN: 1479231843
ASIN: B0095G497K

Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 52000

Cover Artist: K.M.Hager

Book Description:

Amy Coleman on a mission to find her son, the only problem was up until two days ago she never knew she had a child.

Life for Amy is not worth living anymore; she has been brutally attacked; her nightmare of an abandoned child is seeping into her reality. There is only one person who can stop Amy's mission for death, Stephen. However, what Amy doesn't realise is falling helplessly in love with him will just lead her down a dark and deadly path and right into the middle of an angelic war.

About the Author:

K.M.Hager lives in Devon with her family. When she's not being a mother or a referee to her two children, she tries to get on writing her Tears of the fallen series.