Katora, from my YA fantasy Elixir Bound, is taking part in the biggest literary duel of the year as part of the Realms Faire, an online literary event hosted by M. Pax. Writer and artist Cassandra Webb is hosting Katora and her foe. And there’s a giveaway going on, too!
In honor of this battle, Katora wanted to share a little about herself with a Q&A session. Please post any questions you may have for Katora in the comments. She’ll be stopping by throughout the day to answer them. Here are a few Katora has answered already:
What is your strongest personality trait?
My ma always tells me I’m stubborn when it comes to everything, but I think I’m only stubborn about the stuff that really matters.
What is your greatest fear?
I don’t like to admit I’m afraid of anything, but if I had to pick one thing, I would say a fear of being controlled. I like my independence and don’t want anyone messing with it.
What are some of the biggest stumbling blocks you’ve encountered while on your journey in Faway Forest?
Well, let’s see…there’s Roodesh, the crazy leader of the miniature tilli demick species; Yeselda, the power hungry witch of Faway Forest, who has three terrifying horse-riding spirits as henchme
n; Bhar and Kylene, my brother and sister who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. And well, the long-lashed, smooth-lipped Hirsten…but I promised I wouldn’t be feeling his lips on mine again. I had a quest to complete; it was not the time to be falling in love.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Great Mother!” I’m not sure Mother Nature would approve of me using her name so much to express my less-than-virtuous feelings.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would love to be more open about my feelings, though if you told anyone I told you this, I would deny
it. Seriously, though, I think life might be easier if I could me more like my sister Kylene, who tends to wear her emotions on her sleeve. I keep mine all bottled up and then get annoyed when people don’t understand me. But how are they supposed to understand me if I never let them know how I’m feeling?
What words of wisdom would you like to share with our readers?
It’s taken me a long time to follow Pop’s advice. He told me to follow my heart, and when I finally did that, the answers to life’s hardest questions suddenly seemed simple.
Now it’s your turn to ask away. And don’t forget to check out Katora’s duel. Oh, one last thing. Elixir Bound is still on sale for $.99. Not sure how long this great price will last, so check it out on Amazon or the MuseItUp bookstore.