Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to an author who is as creative as they come. She’s taken on the task of bringing a people group back to life and mixing in a bit of magic along the say. Sit down, take off your shoes, and keep a close eye on them so they don’t suddenly disappear. Enjoy getting to know, K.R. Thompson.
You’re the author of HIDDEN MOON. Tell us what made you write this book and a little bit about the series, the Keeper Saga.
I had the opportunity to visit our local museum (Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum), here in Bland County, VA, a few years. My imagination sparked to life when the tour guide told the story of the human remains that were found there when the interstate came through. Fourteen bodies—Indian—and an animal’s bones– possibly that of a wolf.
I became intrigued with the idea of an Indian tribe on the brink of extinction. What would happen if Nature had stepped in to help them? Would those fourteen souls have survived? And the wolf—what magic could he have brought to them?
I did some research and found an extinct tribe, the Wighcomocos. Then I started writing them back into life and gave them a legend and magic passed from father to son through each generation. They’re known as The Keepers, protectors of the woods and all that live within.
The Keeper Saga is a series that follows these protectors through the magic, mysteries, legends, and the danger that threatens to destroy their way of life.
Share your favorite passage from one of your books in one paragraph or less.
“Wherever there is life, there is magic. So many people just don’t see it. They look, but they don’t really see. Every tree… every animal…all full of life…full of Magic. It’s not just in this forest, but in everything…everywhere. The trick is to teach yourself to see. When you learn to see, you’ll find things you’ve will have thought were only in your dreams…” Hidden Moon.
You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author but can never write again or write forever but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?
Write forever! Money isn’t everything, and writing is too much fun to give up!
If you could live on a college campus and never leave or in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?
I’m already in a small town (which I love!) and traveling to new places is always awesome!
Okay, how about in a zoo or in a museum?
Traveling to a zoo or a museum? I’d say both! I’m guessing we are talking about living arrangements though, so I’d have to go with museum! Though it would be less exciting, there would be less chance of being eaten whilst you sleep. 🙂
And what about Scotland or Canada?
Scotland!!! It’s number one on my bucket list of places to travel and explore!
Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?
Hootie! (You must be psychic to have put that there!)
Is there any good band out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?
Aerosmith. I think Steven Tyler probably has another 50 years in him. I think they are either immortal already, or…very lucky!
And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is The Office)?
That 70s Show
Is there anything you’re currently working on?
Yes, the second installment of the Keeper Saga—Once Upon a Haunted Moon, slated for release this December. I’ve also started working on a detective mystery, which I hope to have out sometime within the next year.
Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?
Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series—“How on earth do you keep all of the details straight?” (She writes absolutely marvelous books, truly works of art…but they are enormous and the historical data alone in them is astounding!)
Ocean or mountains? Mountains!
Peaches or plums? Plums!
M & M’s or Skittles? M & M’s! (Chocolate factor, there, that one was easy! 🙂
The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? Neither
Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy! There’s enough sadness in the world.
Beer or wine? Wine
Flying or driving? Driving!
Hemingway or Thoreau? Hemingway
You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take two things with you as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?
My two people—my husband and son, whom I never want to be without. Only two things, wow! Hmm. A swiss army knife and a fishing pole! Survival is always key.
You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house or meet at their place of royalty
I’d go back in time and meet George Washington. I’d want to see what he would say about how things are today. I’d go to his place!
You can wish for one thing and one thing only, not world peace and no more wishes. What’s it gonna be? 🙂
That the world learns to respect nature before it is too late. It isn’t “world peace”, per se, but more of “world awareness”. I want there to still be a world for my little boy when he grows up, and for his kids after him.
K.R. Thompson was raised in the mountains of southwest Virginia. She resides in Bland County with her husband, son, two cats, and an undeterminable amount of chickens.
When she is not writing, she is an avid reader and a firm believer in magic. She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.
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