If you were given the chance to become a powerful sorceress, would you leave behind everything you thought you knew?
When Addison is offered the position of her dreams through a mysterious phone call, she rises to the occasion and moves to the Florida Keys to a mansion called Paradise House. Footsteps from playful ghosts, a room of killer dolls, and an all too intelligent owl lead her to the mysteries that lie within the walls, to reveal the true reason behind her invitation. When dark forces get a hold of her and her patient, Addison is left with no choice but to take extreme measures to protect the ones she loves. Will Addison be able to acquire the necessary skills fast enough in order to protect her patient, and defeat the evil entities that thrive in the mansion?
– When and where do you prefer to write?
I’ve always been nocturnal so naturally, that’s when my creative juices flow and inspiration hits. Otherwise, I’ll lie awake in bed only to fall asleep when I had planned to wake up to write, and quite frankly, that’s a waste of time. I’m lucky enough to have an office to myself where I can write without disturbance, unless of course my cat starts crying for my attention.
– Do you have a certain ritual?
I like to take a shower before writing to clear my mind of the day. I feel like the water will wash away anything that happened, any thoughts or worries, and set the tone for the beginning of my writing portion. I’ll pour myself a cup of tea or coffee, and then light a candle I keep next to my laptop. I also put on some low classical music to get my head on straight. Usually, I look at where I left off in my outline before I start officially typing.
– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?
I absolutely love coffee and have a collection of different types. I range from my favourite being strong Cuban coffee to Honduran smooth black with sugar. Since I prefer to write at night though, I will sometimes go for non- caffeinated peppermint tea just to have something hot to sip, or I’ll never get to sleep.
– What is your favourite book?
“Druss the Legend,” by David Gemmell
– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
The first book I wrote was a crime thriller, under a different pen name that I recently unpublished from Amazon. I plan on giving it a deep rewrite, split it into two books, new cover, and blurb. I’m going to take my time with this as my main focus right now is my YA dark fantasy, but I will at some point be managing two different genres and pen names.
– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
Yes, even though I won’t write the characters to mimic real people, I have still written characters with others in mind. For instance, Dax in my series “Reapers of the Veil,” is based off my uncle Frankie who died in a motorcycle accident when I was twelve years old. Dax’s father Orlando is based off my grandfather who spends most of his time sleeping because he has Alzheimer’s. In the book, Orlando is put under a disorient/sleeping curse.
– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
Absolutely, I like to travel light, even if it’s to the corner store though, so I use a notebook app on my phone. Sometimes, inspiration will hit when I’m in the shower, so I purchased something called Aquanotes that has waterproof paper and pencils. I love it!
– Which genre do you not like at all?
I’m not much of a fan of reading Romance or Romantic comedies/Chick lit
– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
I thought long and hard about this question. I went from deciding on Piers Anthony to Silver RavenWolf as the genre and styles are a bit similar. Even though it would be fun, I changed my mind. If I had the honour to co-write a book with someone it would be my mom. Although she wrote a Romantic comedy and I’ve already established it isn’t on my list of favourite genres, she and I still have a mutual love for Halloween and the supernatural. I believe that she’s a great writer and has always encouraged me in aiming to be an author. We have a great relationship in working together, as we’ve often put events together and have proved that we make a great team. I think it would be fantastic and inspiring, that is if she ever takes a break from writing Romantic comedies and her busy life in Academia.
– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
Probably Jordan since I’d like to get certain details right in the second book of the series. One of the characters will spend some time in Petra and I want to make sure that I’m not leaving out any important details or missing any cultural experiences that should be in the book. Besides, to experience the Archaeological wonder and beauty of the city and its culture- even if I weren’t writing, it’s still on my list of places to visit.
Thank you, Killian Wolf and Rachel’s Random Resources.
About the author
Killian Wolf is a Miami, FL native who enjoys pirates, rum, and skulls as much as she loves writing about dark magick and sorcerers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology and a Master of Science in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy.
Killian writes books about obtaining magickal powers and stepping into other dimensions. She lives in England with her husband, a tornado of a cat, and the most timid snake you’d ever meet.
When she isn’t writing, you might find her at an Archaeological dig, rock climbing, or sipping on dark spiced rum while working on a painting.