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Leia Talon writes fantasy and speculative fiction with romantic elements. Her lyrical approach is influenced by a lifetime of turning emotions into poetry and songs. She lives in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, where nature sparks her imagination to run wild.
For fans of Outlander and The Time Traveler’s Wife: A time-traveling musician breaks all her rules for three men who share the same soul, and plunges so far back in time that dragons still exist.
A mother whose music bridges worlds has a child loved by three fathers.
A Scottish spymaster.
A mountain man hunted by outlaws.
A Viking demigod with the secrets of dragons.
To be a family they must pay Time’s price:
Did you always dream of being a writer?
I dreamt a lot of things. Most of them had me living in the mountains, which I do. Writing fits the scenery nicely, and has always been part of who I am. Writing, art, music, nature.
When did you start pursuing publication of your work?
I wrote the first draft of my upcoming book, Falling Through the Weaving, seven years ago. In the pursuit of publication, I rewrote it several times, queried it, then wrote another book, and another. I learned from every new manuscript, every rejection and bit of feedback. The revising never stops, but the work pays off. It just takes persistence.
How long did it take from that first thought to release day?
Five years, give or take.
What's been the hardest part of publishing a book so far?
Trying not to get overwhelmed by all the details.
And the easiest, or most enjoyable?
Distracting myself with another project. If I focus every bit of energy on the book I’m publishing, my anxiety spikes and burn out creeps closer. So, I split my time, giving myself permission to play with something new, which, right now, is adapting another book I wrote into a screenplay. It’s a fun format to work with.
What's next for you?
Well, I have the sequel to Falling to revise. And a screenplay to finish.
What's one piece of advice you'd give to writers just started their pursuit of publication?
Last book you just read?
Wild Horse Heart, a romantic suspense I published as Katrina Ariel. I just re-read it before adapting the story to screenplay.
What book are you reading now?
Currently on my Kindle: Eldritch Sparks by Whitney Hill.
Best books you've ever read?
Caraval. King of Scars. The Fionavar Tapestry. Lamb.
This changes often. I loved Rachel Caine’s The Great Library series. She did something magnificent with that story.
Best moment of your writing life?
Every time the words are flowing and the characters are taking me on adventures.
Name of your newest WIP?
Wild Horse Heart – screenplay adaption
If not an author, what would be your dream job?
Screenwriter? Crew on a film set? Retired by the ocean? Any of those would do.
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