Saturday, 7 July 2018

THE KINSHIP CHRONICLES - THE PROCESS OF WRITING



I absolutely loved writing The Binding Veil.

When I think of the months I spent writing this book, I remember a feeling of unadultered childlike joy.  As I had become so part of the world I created in my head it became as real to me as the keys on my laptop. 

When I'm asked about The Kinship Chronicles and the process of writing, I confess I never intended for it to became a book.  I start writing a series of what I thought was short stories and my aim was to finish one each time I sat down to write.  Then I got curious about these people who inhabited my psyche and wondered what their story was.  Writing furiously as I tried to accurately describe the vivid images born in my head.  

I always say that when I wrote The Feathered Roots I was finding my feet, when I wrote Scatter of Kin I knew the way and when it came to The Binding Veil I was loving it. 

The physical manifestation of a book feels like climbing towards the summit of K2, a physical and mental feat fraught with difficulty.  If you're going to get there you must train hard, do the writing, learn your craft, be determined as the world tries to take your attention away and be more resilent than you have ever been in your life.  When you feel like giving up, you don't - you grit your teeth and dig in your heels and keep going because you're in it for the long haul. 

Success is a personal journey, some say its to be on the New York Times bestsellers list.  For me, it was the day the book arrived.  Opening the box and holding the book that I had dreamed of and written was a moment and memory that will stay with me forever and a day. 

Celebrating these memories, I now find myself working creatively again with childlike enthusiasm and whenever I am asked about my new story I clap my hands together like a child.  I'm sure Gestalt in his study of unconcious body language would find this behaviour particularly intriguing. 

So TKC, my first bairn, thank you for all you have given me, and I let you go with love, pride and hope as you fly away and find a home wherever the wind takes you. 


ACCLAIM FOR THE KINSHIP CHRONICLES® 

*****
“If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, you’ll love The Kinship Chronicles”

*****
“Magical, dangerous and romantic, an absolute triumph for Cassie Kennedy.”

*****
“I was completely hooked with the book from the start. I absolutely loved the character development and got completely lost in the story!”

***** 
“This is a magical book that grips you from the start. It’s a lovely piece of escapism that touches your heart. I can see this book becoming a very big hit with readers of all ages. “

THE BINDING VEIL 

Amber’s dream of a happy family reunion has come true.  But all is not as it seems. As Amber and Aiden finally meet their father, the King, she is more confused than ever. 

As the delicate veil between good and evil, right and wrong is torn; Amber, Aiden, Duncan and Rose find themselves charged with saving both Sensio and Earth.  

Can they restore the natural balance in time to protect themselves, their kin and their worlds? 

The Binding Veil is the epic conclusion to The Kinship Chronicles®

Who will win?

FIFE FREE PRESS - 31 JULY 2018

https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/ news/kirkcaldy-author-turned- her-dream-into-book-1-4776105