Featured Interview With Vanessa Kittle
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I grew up very near Washington DC. If I stood on the fence in my back yard I could see the Washington monument. I’ve lived all over the east and south but now I’m on Colorado. My best friend is my cat friend.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I wrote my first story in 4th grade about an otter. I became fascinated with reading in 2nd grade when I got my HM LOTR 2nd edition collection for Christmas. I read Fellowship of the Ring pretty much non-stop for the next 5 years. Usually when I got to the end I’d just start over rather than going on to Two Towers. Not every time of course.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Tolkien certainly – far more than all others put together times ten.
Lewis. Asimov. Salinger.
My favorite genres are literary, magical realism, fantasy, and science fiction.
Someday I would like to care about a character as much as Salinger.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The School for Humans begins in Bronze Age Ireland.
Ellene is a servant to one of the great Calean leaders.
The Caleans are opening a school for the young from Ellene’s village,
but not all of the Caleans want to teach the humans.
Some have much darker plans, and the school may be the last
chance for peace between the two peoples.
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