Today I am interviewing Helen Scheuerer, author of the new YA fantasy novel, Reign of Mist, second book in The Oremere Chronicles.
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DJ: Hi Helen! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Helen Scheuerer: Hi DJ, thank YOU for the opportunity! And of course 🙂 I’m a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. Last year I released my debut novel, Heart of Mist, the first book in The Oremere Chronicles. I’ve recently gone full-time as an author, and I also run an established writing advice website for emerging writers called Writer’s Edit.
DJ: What is Reign of Mist and then The Oremere Chronicles about?
Helen: Reign of Mist is the second book in a planned trilogy called The Oremere Chronicles. RoM follows the unlikely heroine of the series, Bleak, as she starts to face her dark past and take responsibility for herself and her actions. The series itself is a classic high fantasy journey of a group of outsiders who all have their own secrets, but who band together to battle a common enemy 😉
DJ: What were some of your influences for The Oremere Chronicles?
Helen: I love series like Throne of Glass, An Ember in the Ashes and A Darker Shade of Magic, and I suppose it was reading books like these that inspired me to veer away from the literary fiction I was writing and try my hand at YA fantasy. Continue reading