Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
The author, Christine Talley, is a wife and mother of two sons. As Clotilda Warhammer of Mistwraithe Hall, she was a sword and shield fighter in the Society for Creative Anachronism for nine years. She participated in numerous battles, along with a thousand other fighters, during nine Pennsic Wars and other events, when she wasn\’t working as a registered nurse. Her hobbies have included caving, rock climbing, hiking, camping, heavy weapons fighting in the SCA, drawing, painting and writing. She has had poetry published in an anthology and has one published novel, The Girl in the Bird, on Amazon, in Kindle, large print and paperback.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Girl in the Bird: Romance and Alien Power in the Current Middle Ages is my sole novel. I was inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. I was a sword fighter for 9 years, so that inspired my location/settings and I\’ve always loved science fiction. I was inspired to develop Bess from a sweet but ugly woman I met only briefly but when she smiled it was pure magic.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, the craziness of NaNo WriMo and writing mostly by the seat of my pants, not even knowing what I was going to write from one day to the next, just having a very vague idea of where my novel would go.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
all sci-fi I ever read and romances I\’ve seen in movies
What are you working on now?
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I\’m really not sure. I\’ve tried many things but not sure what worked as I tried so many.
Which Websites you like most to promote your book
whatever works, which I don\’t know
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Give NaNoWriMo a try for a kick in the pants to just start!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
NaNoWriMo website and their community
What are you reading now?
Change Your Words. Change Your Life by Joyce Meyer
What’s next for you as a writer?
Several people have asked for a sequel, which would probably focus on the main characters\’ children.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Lord of the Rings