I am so excited to host Kendare Blake for a quick interview! Welcome, Kendare!
RL: I always wonder what authors were like when they were children. Were youthe kid in school who was always telling stories, or did writing come to
KB: When I was a child, I was quiet. But I was always reading. I was the kid always reading. There's a photo of me somewhere being dragged into the shot by friends, with a book in my hands. Literally dragged. I was not pleased. Those bastards!
RL: What’s the last book you read and loved?
KB: I'm in the middle of The Ape's Wife and Other Stories by Caitlin R Kiernan, but I know I'll love everything as soon as I'm finished. Or perhaps, Liv, Forever, by Amy Talkington. Or Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott. I can't remember which of those I read most recently.
RL: If Mortal Gods was a dessert, what would it be?
KB: Peanut brittle you find underneath a bus seat. It's a traveler, this book, and full of nuts.
RL: I like to think that book characters like to read. What book do you think Athena has read more than once?
KB: Ovid. And probably Ulysses. I've never read it myself, but I think she and I have very different tastes in books.
RL: How does the Goddess War series differ from classic Greek mythology?
KB: Well, it's set in present day with all the modern sensibilities. The gods are less godly. And they're characters instead of distant forces.
RL: It sounds like Mortal Gods will be packed with action scenes. Which scene was the most fun to write?
KB: Actually, I enjoyed the scenes where Hermes and Odysseus get to the rainforest. Those two would have a lovely and complicated bromance/relationship, if ever given the chance.
And now, for the main event. . .
Check out the gorgeous cover for book 2 in the Goddess War series, Mortal Gods!