Thursday, January 1, 2015

Author Interview & Cover Reveal: Kendra E. Ardnek

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Kendra E. Ardnek about her soon-to-be-released novel, My Kingdom for a Quest. Kendra's books are near the top of my to-read list!

Author Interview

1. What gave you the idea for the book?
The series itself was inspired by the desire to cram as many fairy tales as I could into one world, however I was stuck on the second chapter of the second book of the series, and so I did what I always do in this situation, and took my problem to my mother. As I was reading it to her, she commented on the motive of one of the characters, and suddenly I had some fairly complicated backstory and a Prince Arthur character. And since I now had an Arthur, I had to work those legends in, and thus this book was born.

2. Where do you do most of your writing?
I'm a flexible person and will write wherever I am, whether in notebooks, on my laptop, or on my tablet. Currently, most of my writing is done on my laptop at my desk, which sits right under the loft bed I bought myself a few weeks ago.

3. Do you have a writing fuel? (Coffee, tea, candy, peaches...)
Um ... tic-tacs .... and I like popcorn a lot too. When it's cold I'll drink hot cider or tea (because that's what I happen to have) though usually I stick with water.

Book Description

Arthur is the rightful king of Briton, but his Uncle Mordreth refuses to give up the regency. Arthur and Grandfather are now returning with allies to wrestle the kingdom from his uncle's grasp. But not all is as it seems among his allies, and everyone has secrets. New loves, old loves, lost loves, kingdoms conquered and kingdoms stolen. Who is the real "rightful heir" and will the nearly forgotten sword in the stone finally answer this question?

Author Bio

Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairy tales and twisting them in new and exciting ways. She's been practicing her skills on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years, "Finish your story, Kendra", is frequently heard at family gatherings. Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that also glorify God and his Word. You can read more about her on her blog,

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