Wild Sky by Lexi Rees / #Interview #AudioBlitz @rararesources @lexi_rees

After delivering the pearl, Finn and Aria thought life would return to normal.

But with the survival of the clans still in peril, they must continue their quest.

Can they find the next relic before the forces of evil?

Not everyone is who they appear to be

And time is running out …

Q&A

  1. Did or do you like to read comic books/grapicnovels? Which ones?

I’ve actually read a lot recently with my son. I’ve discovered I’m a bit of a fan of manga – some of the world building is phenomenal – for instance Children of the Whales or Attack on Titan.

  1. Whom did you inherit your love for books/reading from?

One of my first memories is my dad reading to my every night – I particularly remember every Beatrix Potter and I still have a picture of Squirrel Nutkin from my childhood hanging in the house! Then my mum got me a library card and took me every single time I wanted more books. And when I changed schools aged ten and was feeling shy, I remember a boy letting me borrow his copy of Stig of the Dump. Right through to my A level English teacher who was beyond enthusiastic (climbing on desks when doing Paradise Lost, etc). So the short answer is lots of people! 

  1. When you need a murder victim or someone you can diagnose with a serious disease or someone who is involved in a fatal accident do you sometimes picture someone nasty you have met in real life and think ‘got you’ LOL?

Ah – luckily I write for kids so I don’t have to kill people off!!

  1. How do you come up with the names for your characters?

I keep a list. I’m still waiting for the right character idea for “Murdo Masterson” (a real person who I saw competing in a Highland Games in Scotland).

  1. Do write other things beside books (and shoppinglists 😉 )?

Oh yes! I actually write for my “day job” – corporate writing tho so it’s a bit different!

  1. If your movie or series would be made from your books, would you be happy with the ‘based on’ version or would you rather like they showed it exactly the way you created it?

I always love a book vs. movie debate, so my curiosity would definitely lead me to a “based on” version!  

  1. Who would you like/have liked to interview?

Lots of people! If we’re talking authors, I saw Terry Pratchett at the Edinburgh book festival many years ago and would have loved to do a follow up interview to that.  

  1. Do you have certain people you contact while doing research to pick their brains? What are they specialized in?

Absolutely! Primary school teachers. And I’m hugely grateful for all their advice, feedback, and support, 

  1. Is there someone you sometimes discuss a dilemma with?

I have one writing buddy in particular. She writes in a totally different genre, but our perspectives balance each other perfectly. 

  1. What is more important to you : a rating in stars with no comments or a reviewer who explains what the comments they give are based on (without spoilers of course)

Either! The fact that a reader took the time to share their thoughts with other readers is always fantastic. 

Thanks so much for inviting me to join you today. Great questions! 

Thank you, Lexi Rees and Rachel’s Random Resources

About the author 

Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children. 

Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now. 

She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.

In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.

Author Links 

Website: https://lexirees.co.uk

Twitter: @lexi_rees  or https://twitter.com/lexi_rees

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LexiAuthor/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/lexireesbooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexi.rees/

Book Links

UK – https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Wild-Sky-Audiobook/B08F8SHVKT

US – https://www.audible.com/pd/Wild-Sky-Audiobook/B08F8RDVYD

Win the children’s adventure series, the Relic Hunters, on Audible, including both Eternal Seas PLUS Wild Sky. Total listening time of almost 8 hours.

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