Sunday, August 8, 2010

C.S. Lakin's "The Wolf of Tebron"


We're happy to have C.S. Lakin with us today talking about her book, The Wolf of Tebron. To learn more about C.S. and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you? I prayed for God to show me what to write. I’d been writing commercial psychological mysteries, so was very surprised when he directed me to write fairy tales, which I’ve always loved. I feel strongly that there is an untouched mission field out there—people who only read fantasy and are searching for something to put their hope in.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. I pitched this series through mail and e-mail queries, and through my agent. But I met the AMG editor at a conference and he was interested and ask for my proposal. A year later, AMG offered to buy my first finished three books in the series, although they only read my proposal. I’m very honored by their support and the way they partner with me to produce these beautiful books.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers. I have no idea what would surprise readers. I doubt anything I do is all that surprising. I love to backpack and would rather spend my days sixty feet underwater. Is that surprising?


4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?I’m completing my tenth novel—The Unraveling of Wentwater. This is book four in the fairy tale series (and they can be read in any order, just like a fairy tale collection). I’m also plotting out my fifth psychological mystery: Intended for Harm, which is a modern-day story of Jacob and Joseph detailing a dysfunctional family with unmet needs. I’m praying my agent will start selling my many mysteries for the commercial market.


5) Parting comments?I love to help new authors with their books and work as a professional mentor, coach, and copy editor, so if you are working on a novel or have finished one and need some serious input, I’m here!


6) Where can fans find you on the internet? My website is www.cslakin.com but there are numerous other sites: http://www.gatesofheavenseries.com/ and http://www.wolfoftebron.com/ are for the fantasy series. www.someonetoblame.com is for—you guessed it—my new release Someone to Blame, with Zondervan.

12 comments:

  1. The cover of the book is really interesting and makes me want to sit right down and start reading. Please enter me in the drawing & thanks for taking the time to be interviewed by K. Dawn.

    Blessings to you both ~

    Beverly
    bgrider2@cox.net

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  2. The cover will be a plus to selling as it does catch your eye. If you love fantasy, you will want to pick up this book and read.. Great idea and this format will reach a lot of readers who would not otherwise read this book. I would love to read The Wolf of Tebron.

    I am a subscriber

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Great interview...and this looks like a great book!

    ~Steph
    soklad@hotmail.com

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  4. I love fairy tales and this sounds like a great book.

    skstiles612[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. Definitely an interesting premise. Love fairy tales.

    childofking88@aol.com

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  6. One on my wishlist, so thank you for the chance!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  7. I love fairy tales and have two Grandson...who live with me...to enjoy them too!
    Please enter me!
    I am a subscriber!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. Nakia George(nakiassgeorge@yahoo.com)August 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    I love fairy tales. I would love to read this.

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  9. Reading is a passion of mine. I like to discover new authors and their writing techniques. Please enter me in the contest

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  10. Would love to enter for this book! Stoked!

    Servantoftheone at gmail dot com

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  11. My family is all into fantasy/science fiction. This book sounds great. I love the cover. Please enter me to win this book.
    Best wishes,
    Kay

    kay.combs@yahoo.com

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  12. This sounds great...I love the cover..my father inlaw saw me looking at this now he to want to read this... I love sci/fantasy.Then on top of that its fairytale that is so great... I cant wait to read this and share it with my son...and his sunday school group what a great book to entertain them when we are waiting for pick ups.
    Thanks for a great post...
    Heidi
    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

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