1. Your new release, Ring Of Desire, is being described as a medieval paranormal novel. Please tell us about your story.
RK: Picture 1072 England in a place called Hafne. Everything is dreary and dry. But it is a land that echos with the sighs of all things magical. Long ago a Norman’s hand destroyed Hafne’s peace and laid the way for the Ancients’ curse that has left the land barren and taken the gift of immortality.
Now the Normans have returned. Vala is drawn to one man, a Norman, and torn between two worlds human and Ancient. With one chance to break the curse and immortality hanging in the balance, will Vala choose the love of a mortal man over the gift of immortality?
2. A strong heroine makes a story worth reading. Please describe your heroine, Vala, in 5 words.
RK: A generous and courageous leader
3. Will Ring of Desire be a stand alone novel or do you anticipate a sequel?
RK: Ring of Desire is a stand alone. My next books are contemporary suspense.
4. This story is set in medieval times. How much research did you have to do for this novel?
RK: I love historical research and like my first book, I got caught up in it. Politics in England at the time were intense – it was just post conquest – a fascinating time. I read an amazing amount of books on the era and those that didn’t make it into my research library I got from the library, where I haunted the shelves on everything from English history to medieval magic. And for this book I discovered that if you want good visuals on period dress – the children’s section of the library is the place to go.
5. Although you grew up in the beautiful Saskatchewan Prairies (Canada), I discovered you have a passion for traveling to exotic locations. Where are some of your favorite destinations? Do they influence your writing?
RK: I love to travel and with my contemporary suspense stories I will usually set them in a place where I have traveled. I find myself fascinated with differences in cultures and yet the similarities that we all share. It’s a theme that recurs in my stories.
Some of my favorite destinations have been; Burma(Myanmar), Borneo, Northern Thailand, Costa Rica and Cambodia to name a few.
6. Are you currently working on any other projects you would like to share with us?
RK: I have a number of contemporary suspense that are mostly set in Asia. One of my favorites is my entomologist with attitude who gets herself lost in the Borneo jungle and caught in the midst of what looks like a murder to boot.
7. Lastly, what is your favorite way to unwind after a hard day of writing? Any guilty pleasures?
RK: A long day of writing is special and only occurs on weekends right now. My guilty pleasure (not really guilty, just a fave) after such a day – sometimes it’s a visit to a local microbrewery for a beer and a bite. Other times it’s just a glass of wine on a crowded couch – not made for two people and a dog.
Ryshia thank for visiting with us today. Congratulations on your new release and best luck on your future novels.
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