D.E. Night is the author of the Crowns Of Croswald, a book full of adventure and magic.She was kind enough to help me with this interview where she reveals more about the process of writing the book and more .
1.Why did you start writing ?
I just felt this story bubbling up in me. I kept thinking about this girl Ivy, and her journey to discover her magic. I started writing (and writing and writing and writing) and it eventually evolved into The Crowns of Croswald. As far as inspiration goes, I have always loved a good story and I’m a hardcore Disney fan.
2.What is one of your favorite quotes?
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
3.Do you tell people you’re an author ?
To be honest, I don’t really tell anyone. I’m a pretty private person (the reason I use a pseudonym) and don’t like talking about myself. If I’m asked what I do, however, they think it’s pretty cool. They ask what the book is about, how long it took to write it, etc.
4.Which authors inspire you?
I love Marissa Meyer! (And by the way, her book covers are insanely beautiful!) And any writer that creates a world that readers can just dive into.
5.What is the best book you have read recently?
I just started reading Sara J. Maas’s A Court of Thorn and Roses. I always see people talking about it and so I was curious and picked up a copy. Can’t put it down!
6.What did you research for your book?
Not much. I try to be as inventive as possible, things that you won’t find in other books. Like scrivenists, I like to discover and create, all of which is a direct result of my imagination.
7.What inspired you to write fantasy?
What captivates me most about the fantasy genre is that one can feel transported and completely forget about their day-to-day world, even if for only a moment. We all deal with tough stuff and fantasy is an important release valve.
8.Where did the idea of the book come from?
The first seed of the idea was when I found myself imagining a school of princesses and just ran with it. From there, I just never stopped and the story continued to progress.
9.Do you read all of your book reviews and how do you react to them?
I do. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t, but I do. J Fortunately, there are so many positive ones to focus on, that I view the few negative ones as a learning experience. Motivation to produce a kick-butt second book. I’m beyond excited about the direction book two is headed and I can’t wait to share it with you all!
10.Do you have any author friends ?
I don’t have any author friends. I would love to get to know some! I have a really great circle of non-writer friends and family that helped give me great feedback on the plot and characters. Good editors help, too.
11.What is your best memory as a writer?
So much of the writing process is a frenzy for me, either a frenzy or really hard work. So I think my best memories are from when I had already finished. Number one is holding my physical, printed book for the very first time. And a close second was when I read that The Crowns of Croswald was someone’s favorite book of 2017. Truly a dream come true.
12.How did you come up with the title of the book?
It was totally random. I was driving and thinking “The Crowns of….” And Croswald just popped into my head. I just went with it.
13.What are your favorite under appreciated novels?
That’s a great question! I came to reading a little later than some, in my twenties, and am now just devouring everything I can get my hands on.
14.Have you ever experienced writers block?
Occasionally. I don’t stress over it though. I just remember that what I thought of today, I couldn’t have thought of or written yesterday. Everyday is a new day so I just walk away and take a break.
15.Do you have anything to say to your readers?
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for giving Croswald a chance.
16.Can you describe your book in three words?
Fresh, imaginative, and magical.
17Anything else you want to say ?
I would just say that as a new author, I still have so much more to learn, so much more to write, and I’m really looking forward to sharing the next installment with my readers! I have a lot of surprises in store!
Thank you so much to the lovely D.E. Night for giving me the opportunity to interview her ! You can find her and her book on her Website: