The biggest question for authors I think is, where did you get your idea? I think there's many factors that come into play. But when you're talking inspiration, I believe the process of writing is an important element, although at times there has to be a catalyst that comes into play. Home. Love. Books., a very aesthetically pleasing book review blog, was kind enough to host a guest post from me on, you might have guessed, inspiration. If you're interested, I talk about some of the elements that came into play when I got the idea for Fractured Dream, and how it continued to play a role in my life while I was writing the book. Check out, Working for the Lightening Strike: Inspiration
Not long ago, I looked out my kitchen window and saw a flock of crows in my backyard. It’s a familiar site. They come often and always make me think of death. You know, harbingers and all that. But on that particular day they became the inspiration for the book I’m currently writing, igniting an idea that didn’t exist before they decided to creep me out by littering my lawn with their huge, black-feathered bodies... See more here.
K.M. Randall writes fantasy and paranormal for both a general and young adult audience. Her debut novel, an epic fantasy called Fractured Dream, launched in June 2014, and her second book, The Reaper's Daughter, launched May 2015. Randall also published Fairytale Lost, a prequel to Fractured Dream, as an exclusive on Wattpad. She blogs about dreams, female heroines, and activism and its relevancy to the literary and fictional world. And when in the season, sometimes she just likes to talk about Halloween. She is currently hard at work on the second book in the Dreamer Saga series, Shattered World.