Featured Interview With T.E. Ridener
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Hello, everyone! I was born and raised in Southeastern Kentucky, home of the original recipe for KFC – NOT to be confused with the original KFC that opened, as that is in fact in Utah. But, Colonel Sanders roamed these parts when he was making that chicken, haha.
I still live in the same town – boring, huh?
I have a cat (Christine) and dog (Cujo) – notice a theme? I love my fur babies.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Oh, probably around 9 is when I realized both. I loved reading. I still love reading. I actually started writing way before I could technically write. I’d cut people out of magazines and sales papers to paste onto new paper, thus, telling my stories.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love anything by Ashlyn Chase, Nancy Straight, Marie Hall, Shona Husk, and of course, my 3 OGs: Stephen King, Anne Rice, and R.L. Stine.
Every day people. Life. Nature. Sometimes, just something I hear or see while I’m out and about.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The Ice King’s Heart is book 3 in my series The Descendants ( I promise I knew nothing about the books or movies when I originally wrote these ), and it follows Heidi (The Fire Princess) and Isaiah (The Ice Prince) as they return to Earth for one final showdown against the Darksygg.
Dun dun dun!
It’s been in the works since 2013-ish. If I don’t have it done by October 12th, I may just cry.
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