Interview with Author Arie Farnam
My guest today is Arie Farnam. Hello! Welcome back to Writing in the Modern Age! It’s a pleasure to have you here again.
So, can you tell us a little bit about your series? When did it come out? Where can we get it?
The first book in The Kyrennei Series is The
Soul and the Seed (Book 1). It was published in August 2014.
The most recent
book is Path of the Betrayer (Book 5) and it was published on October 30,
2015. The others fall in between. It’s a cross between urban fantasy and
dystopia with a frighteningly contemporary setting. It looks and feels like the
contemporary world, except that a mind-control cult controls things from behind
the scenes and they will stop at nothing to maintain absolute power. Through a
genetic fluke, Aranka Miko carries the one thing that can truly threaten the
cult, so she faces torture and death at their hands.
The first book, The Soul
and the Seed, is currently in Kindle Unlimited, which means it’s only available
on Amazon. You can get it here:
Books 2 through 5 are available at Kindle,
Apple, Barnes and Noble and other online stores. The best option for readers
who don’t use a Kindle to get the first book to start out right now is to sign
up for my hearth-side emails (which gets you a kind of virtual cup of tea and
links to my blogs each week) at:
Everyone who subscribes is entitled to one
free ebook in their chosen format, so that’s currently how readers without a
Kindle can get the first ebook. Kindle readers can get it for free that way
All five books are also available as
paperbacks from the Amazon link above.
I have eclectic but very picky tastes. My
favorite fantasy authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, David Eddings, Robert Jordan, J.K.
Rowling and Diana Gabaldon. But I read far beyond just fantasy, in anything
where there are realistic characters, good suspense and an emotional punch. My
favorite author of all time is probably the obscure memoirist Ann Pettitt. Some
writing is just fantastic and I don’t care how small the advertising budget is.
I also love Barbara Kingsolver, Alexander McCall Smith and Abraham Verghese.
Very recently I’ve stumbled upon fantastic books by new authors who get added
to the list, like Octavia Randolph and Enes Smith.
Arie Farnam is a former war correspondent and urban documentary filmmaker turned fantasy writer living in Prague. She is the author of The Kyrennei Series (Book One is The Soul and the Seed). When not setting keyboards on fire with speed typing, Farnam practices urban homesteading, chases her two awesome children and concocts herbal medicines.
Amazon Author Central page: http://amzn.to/1TECS44