Questions and Answers
Author Candace C. Bowen
"Are all of your books part of a series?"
I'm really glad I was asked this question. Out of my seven published novels, only two are part of a series. A Knight of Silence and A Knight of Battle are part of The Knight Series. I am currently working on the third installment, A Knight of Valour.
Aside from the Knight Series, all of my novels can stand alone. While Wicked Embers was written as a sequel to Spur of the Moment, it is not necessary to read one before the other. As a reader, it drives me crazy to be left with a cliffhanger so I make it a point to resolve all key plot points.
"What is the title of the book you are currently working on?"
My current work in progress is the third volume in the Knight Series entitled, A Knight of Valour.
"Where did the idea come from for the book?"
Talan and Mylla's story is really just a continuation of the first two novels. The story picks up right where A Knight of Battle left off.
"What genre does your book fall under?"
It's definitely a historical romance. I strive to be as detailed and accurate about the time period I am writing in.
"What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?"
My characters are often influenced by actors and people I know personally. While I gave Talan my eldest brother's personality, I fashioned Talan's looks after James McAvoy. It would make sense that I select him. Mylla's personality was fashioned after my sister-in-law's. I would most likely select Amanda Siegfried for her part. Amanda has an innocence about her that reminds me of Mylla.
"What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?"
I don't actually have one yet. Something usually comes to mind as I'm writing the story.
"Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?"
It is my greatest hope that A Knight of Valour will be released through Seven Realms Publishing like the first two in the series.
"How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?"
I am currently still working on it. My writing goal is no less than a thousand words a day. I usually surpass this mark, but I like to set a reasonable goal since I have a life outside of writing.
"What other books would you compare this to within your genre?"
The only novels I can think of are A Knight of Silence and A Knight of Battle. The first two books in the Knight Series.
"Who or what inspired you to write this book?"
Regardless of how many other books I write, my heart will always belong to the Knight Series. Fulke and his knights have been with me for a long time. I plan on continuing the series until the complete tale is told.
"What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?"
I'm really excited about this one because I'm bringing back more intrigue involving all of the knights and King Henry I. I think fans of the series will be pleased.
If you have any questions for Candace, feel free to contact her. She will respond in the next Q&A post.