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JQM PRESENTS A BLOG POST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR Amanda Muratoff

JQM PRESENTS A BLOG POST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR Amanda Muratoff

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

Hi! I’m Amanda, and I am a writer and an artist living in Langley, BC, Canada. I used to work in the film/television industry as a 3D Artist, but I didn’t return to the industry after having my son, Nathan, in 2018. I still paint and do other artisty things, but my main focus now is the series I write with my friend and coauthor, Kayla Hansen. We published the first book in 2019 and never looked back. I love horseback riding, tattoos, and playing the piano!

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE?

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and when I met my coauthor, Kayla Hansen, online, we hit it off. We got started twenty years ago with these stories, though we only started writing them in book format in 2019. Our characters evolved over the years until we finally started publishing the stories.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS? WHY?

I have a certain soft spot for Diana Gabaldon. She read part of my fifth book and said it was well written and I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? WHY?

Anything with elements of romance in it. As long as it’s well written, I enjoy anything that has a love story in it.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS? WHY?

I love Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice). Girl was ahead of her time, witty, and didn’t want a man unless they were in love, and you gotta respect that.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR FELLOW AUTHORS AND/OR ASPIRING AUTHORS?

Slow down. Enjoy the process, and make sure you do it right from the start. You save a lot of grief and cash if you do your research about marketing before ever spending a dime. Don’t give up. Keep writing. Be gentle to yourself, and set daily, weekly, monthly goals to keep yourself on track. You cannot fail unless you stop.

IMAGINE ONE OF YOUR BOOKS IS ABOUT TO BECOME A FILM OR TV SHOW. WHO IS YOUR “DREAM CAST?” AND WHO DO YOU ASK TO CREATE THE SOUNDTRACK?

I always thought Tom Ellis would make a good Kin, and Marie Avgeropoulos would make a perfect Rae. I would definitely get Paula Fairfield as the sound designer.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

We love hearing from you! If you have a comment about a book, or want a signed copy, contact us through our website!

WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?

www.pantracia.com

www.facebook.com/pantraciachronicles

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1403350093427347

Instagram @amuratoff_author and @khansen_author

Tiktok: @amuratoff

By James Quinlan Meservy

I am James Quinlan Meservy
Fantasy Author Extraordinaire,
Embellisher of Events,
Creator of Creatures,
And Firebrand
“Stories that Kindle Imagination"