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I love author Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red trilogy, and now I'm equally excited about her new Silver trilogy after reading the first book Dream a Little Dream.
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Isn't that cover gorgeous?!
Today I'm thrilled to have Kerstin Gier answering some questions about her latest release.
LAUREN: One of my favorite aspects of the Ruby Red trilogy is how well plotted it was. Because the story features time travel, several of scenes from the first book came back around again. But there were also some excellent surprises at the end that were set up from the start, which I never saw them coming. Would you talk about your process of writing a book and how that relates to Dream A Little Dream? Was the process the same for you for both series? Did you sit down and plot the entire trilogy out or do some of the later revelations end up being serendipitous surprises to you too?
KERSTIN GIER: Yes, the process was the same for my second trilogy. In fact, it is the same for all my books. I usually have the large majority of the plot drafted before I start writing. Of course, I incorporate new ideas as I go, but especially a series of several books requires attentive planning of the plot in order to avoid contradictions in the later parts of the story.
LAUREN: I love the focus on dreams in this book, and how much you could discover about the characters in this book by visiting them. What would your dream door look like? Do you have a real or imagined place you’d visit (or create) if you could control your dreams?
KERSTIN GIER: At the moment my dream door is a heavy wooden door, very much like in an old farmhouse. It is of a dark violet with the paint being flaky in places. The door knob is shaped like an owl’s head. But, honestly, the way I imagine it is constantly changing. As for the second question, it is probably a good thing that I cannot control my dreams. I’d be too curious for my own good…J
LAUREN: Another part of your stories I love so much is your heroines. I had such a great time being inside of Liv’s head. She is hilarious and both smart and resourceful, but she is also underestimated quite often. Through her dreams we get to know a lot about her, including her fears. Any advice or comment you’d like to say to Liv if you could?
KERSTIN GIER: I would warn her about something. I cannot tell you about what, because it still is ‘top-secret’!
LAUREN: AHHH! I'm worried now. Watch out Liv!
My blog is called “Love is not a triangle”, because I am not a fan of love triangles. However, I have great friends who are. But I like to ask authors who visit their thoughts on the subject. So love triangles – like them or loathe them? So far your Dream A Little Dream series doesn’t have one, which of course pleases me.
KERSTIN GIER: I feel that there are already plenty of books around featuring love triangles. And, anyway, I am happily married ;-)
LAUREN: I concur with that. Though to me, any love triangle book is too many. I am now wishing I could read German so that I could have the next book in the series in my hands! Anything you can tell us about what to expect going forward?
KERSTIN GIER: I do not want to spoil anything. You can expect things to get mystical again. I guess I can safely reveal that real danger awaits one of the characters and, of course, Secrecy will be good for a surprise.
LAUREN: Very true! Though I just can't help wanting to know now. But I'm excited about the surprises to come. Thanks for stopping by Love is not a triangle and giving me the opportunity to talk to you today, Ms. Gier!
About the Author
Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults. She lives in Germany.
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