Interview with urban paranormal fantasy author Kirsten Campbell

Happy
Monday, readers! Today’s guest is Kirsten
Campbell
. We’re chatting about her new urban paranormal fantasy novel, Blood Master – Book 1 of the G.O.D.s series.
Bio:
Kirsten Campbell is an author of
several published Urban Paranormal Fantasy short stories and a published poet.
Her work has been published in Bewildering
Stories, The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online, Ascent Magazine, The Fairfield
Review, Poets-Artists & Madmen, Interracial Voice, The CoffeehousePress Journal, The Write Gallery, Sagazine Online,
Beauty Talk, COBRA,
and several
other magazines. Pudding House Publications published her chapbook,
The Abandoning Kind,” in 2009 and Ladybug Press published her chapbook, “Poetry
from the Covert
Bourgeoisie.” Her
Urban Paranormal novel, Blood Master-Book
1 of The G.O.D.s Series
is an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller
and the second
book of the series, Blood Rage, is
due out this year! Kirsten also co-authored a non-fiction book, Chocolate & Diamonds for the Woman’s
Soul
, and it’s due out on September 13, 2015.
Kirsten is an Executive Assistant to the Vice President, General Counsel and
the Legal, Compliance & Funds Department of an investment firm in Stamford,
CT. She lives in Brewster, NY, with
her lovely daughters and three beautiful grandchildren. She loves to watch
anime and is an accomplished sculptress and she paints and draws.
Visit
Kirsten at www.kcampbell-gods.com or www.kirstencampbellbooks.com or check out
her Facebook fan page for Blood
Master – Book 1 of the G.O.D.s series
.
Welcome, Kirsten. Please tell us about
your current release.
2052: Griffin Storm lives in
Underground Atlanta & he cares for the abandoned children there. He’s
kidnapped, brought to the Brotherhood. Many think Griffin is the prophesied one
because of his unusual abilities, but Griffin is an escaped experiment. He’s
destined to transform into a G.O.D., a Genetically-enhanced Omni Dimensional
being with the power to call demons from hell and angels from heaven. He will
be a Blood Master. Do you believe in G.O.D.s? Read Blood Master. You will believe…
What inspired you to write this book?
I was
abandoned as a child and left with very abusive grandmother. I always wished
for someone to take me out of that horrible situation. I dreamt of a hero,
dreamt of Griffin Storm…
Excerpt from Blood Master:
Forward
“The
Underground, what’s the Underground? You keep saying that like it’s an actual
place.”
“It is an actual place. I live there. I’ve
been there a while now. It used to be Underground Atlanta, but since the
earthquakes, it’s just called the Underground. It’s a wreck, but people still
live there. My friend, Waylene, lives there. She told me that I shouldn’t stop
to help anyone or I’d wind up getting hurt.”
“She was
right,” Tassta said and chuckled. She left the room for a second. When she
returned she handed Griffin a wet washcloth. “Put it on the bump. It’s bleeding
again.”
Griffin
nodded and laid the washcloth over the bump on his head. He smiled sheepishly
then continued. “Waylene’s my best friend’s daughter. His name’s Skylar Jennings.
He’s the leader of the underground dwellers, the people that I take care of and
go on raids for.”
“Why do
you put your life on the line for them?”
Griffin
shrugged. “I guess there’s no one else stupid enough to do it.”
“How many
people are down there?”
“I don’t
know, hundreds?”
“That
many? Why don’t they get their own supplies?”
“Because
most of them are children, little children,” Griffin said quietly. His lips
tightened and his head suddenly felt heavy, so he bent forward while peering up
through his feathery, white eyelashes. He knew this little piece of information
would hit Tassta hard, but he also felt she had to know the truth. He figured
Tassta was sheltered at the Brotherhood and from what he could see; she knew
nothing of real life out on the streets or in the Underground since the Great
War and the earthquakes. Oh, he knew she had heard rumors and been on a few
raids, but he also knew that her brother would never let her go out and
investigate the validity of the rumors of those five blocks underground that
used to be known as Underground Atlanta. No, sweet little Tassta Vinetti was
protected from the harshness of the typical life outside of the Brotherhood.
“There
are hundreds of children in the Underground? That can’t be true. That’s impossible…”
What exciting story are you working on
next?
Blood Rage – Book 2 of the G.O.D.s Series
When did you first consider yourself a
writer?
I was
published in a magazine in 1996. After that, I sent out poetry and stories
every few months and got published a few times a year.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
I work at
an investment firm and I wrote my books on the commute to and from my job. At
times, I just write at home.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
I need to
have my pens, paper, phone, pads of paper and thesaurus right there within my
reach or I can’t write.
As a child, what did you want to be
when you grew up?
A fireman
and a doctor.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
I love
children and animals, hate getting flowers because once they’re picked, they
die and I love cheddar cheese more than chocolate!
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Thank you, Kirsten!

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