Today I am interviewing K. Kibbee, author of the new YA fantasy novel, The Raven Queen, second book of the Forest of Fae Books series.
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DJ: Hey Kristine! Thanks for stopping to do an interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
K. Kibbee: I’m afraid I’m not very exciting. If it were left to the reader’s imagination I’d hope to be visualized as some witty vixen with a flair for all things creative and darkly beautiful. But in truth, I’m just an introverted dog lover with an overflowing love of the literary and fantastical. I was probably born with pen in-hand and have written everything from exceedingly dry journalism to the pie-in-the-sky imaginary adventures for a little French bulldog. I’ve covered the spread in between too—publishing works in several literary journals (“The Salal Literary Review” & “S/tick,” to name a couple) in addition to my growing collection of novels.
DJ: What is The Raven Queen about?
K. Kibbee: “The Raven Queen” is book two in the “Forests of the Fae” series—a trilogy that follows a plucky young girl named Anne who finds her quest to uncover the century-old mass disappearance of an entire town full of people evolving into a battle with dark Fae creatures. For readers who are new to the series, a peek at the book jacket might just shine a brighter light–
A summer spent untangling a century-old mass disappearance, communing with ghosts, fleeing dark Fae Folk, and enduring her nefarious cousin Lexie would seem like tribulation enough for 13-year-old Anne, and yet her struggles have only just begun.
Though she’s closed Devlin’s Door behind her, it would seem that something sinister has followed Anne from the other side. Her dearest friend Grace is not a she would seem. Something dark has taken hold of the girl . . . something not of this world. Ravens surround her, people mindlessly do her bidding, and wickedness drips from her lips. It’s only a matter of time before Anne uncovers her secret and with it, her vengeance.
Meanwhile, somewhere deep in the Forests of the Fae, the real Grace struggles to retain her humanity and escape the revolting Faerie body that imprisons her. With pet raven Onyx at her side, she is heralded a Queen, and worshiped by the very creatures that she despises. Set atop a throne of thorns, she feels all is lost, until a stranger with human eyes and a sorted past is shackled at her feet.
Though worlds apart, both girls must race against time if they hope to unravel the mysteries of the Fae folk and unmask The Raven Queen. Continue reading