Thursday, January 19, 2017

Interview with Inspirational Fantasy Romance Author Katrina Hart


Katrina Hart, who is always called Katie, lives in the East of England with her family, two hyper cats Holly and Smokey as well as Jessie her dog. Katrina always had a passion for reading and could spend her lifetime engrossed in a good book. In her twenties she joined an online writing class, where she fell in love with writing her own stories. She started her first Fantasy novel called Finding Destiny on the course and had it published some time later. She's always writing something mostly in the night because she doesn't sleep, but she always finds it magical writing when the stars are out in the sky.

Welcome to my blog, Katrina. This book is a fantasy romance and a perfect story for Young Adults. Please tell us about  The Flower Angel.

My novella follows Chris and Lara as they meet at Forget-Me-Not Inn. However, it soon becomes clear they both have suffered in the past year, and both are on a path to finding just what they need to try and bring peace back into their lives.  Could they even find love at the Inn?

Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

I was inspired to write this novella after enjoying writing Love In Little Snow a few months back. When I sat to write The Flower Angel, I got inspired by my boyfriend and the feeling of new love, of unexpectedly crossing paths with another person, be it a good experience or not, and after that moment, never being the same again. Like that person left himself or herself somehow into one's life even if it was a brief encounter.

I love the idea of second chances and looking at someone, not just for their one mistake, one moment of panic, but for the person they are, like Lara is forced to do when she crosses paths with Chris.

Also my Nan who sadly passed away in December 2016 inspired my writing and I was blessed she got to hold a copy of my novella just before she passed away and I read her the story.

What kind of research did you do?

I did a little on bible quotes, but most was just sitting and letting the characters tell their story.

Tell me about one of the main characters and what you love about him or her?

Lara has been through a long recovery before she gets to the Inn and I found that she was such a kind and mostly forgiving character, who is brave and determined. That's what I love about her.

Chris suffers, he's scared, he's guilt ridden and yet he's not a bad man. He's human and humans make huge mistakes. But I loved that he finally found a path to try and put his past mistake right.

Where is your website so my readers can check out your recent and past books that you have written?

Links

Social media links:
Twitter: @Katrinahart2015

Thank you, Katie, for this wonderful interview. It was a pleasure speaking with you. I hope my readers will check out your books. Here is my review of the novella:

Forget-me-nots, a bit of magic, angels, and miracles! This is an adorable story about finding one’s soul mate and forgiveness. Forget-me-not Inn is a magical place where everyone can find true love. And how about the Forget-me-nots? They hold a special secret. I feel this story was written with the young adult in mind but can be enjoyed by all ages.” –Written by Linda Weaver Clarke

23 comments:

Leona Olson said...

Emotional interview. I love the cover.

Nancy Luebke said...

Sounds like a nice read. I like how you use your inspirations along the way too. Thanks for this opportunity. Nancy at jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

Edye Nicole said...

This book looks and sounds lovely!

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Megan McDade said...

This sounds like a lovely book. I love the cover.

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Shannon Tusler said...

Thank you!
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Book Attict said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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Chelsea Hunter said...

The cover of this book is so gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jana Leah B said...

I love the title of the Forget-Me-Not Inn. Sounds great!
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jean602 said...

Sounds good and a beautiful cover.
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Mary @SweepingMe said...

I love the cover and sounds like I would love it.

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Sonja said...

That is a very beautiful cover for your book. I would love reading this!
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katie200 said...

Hi Linda,

Thank you for having me, it ha been really nice.And thank you to everyone who has commented as well.

Best Wishes
Katrina.

Meredith said...

New love is always so inspirational! Beautiful cover!
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Sunnymay said...

The title alone is ethereal and so is the book cover. It looks like a dreamy read.

Melanie Backus said...

Great cover, great book! mauback55 at gmail dot com

Shirley Strait said...

Thank you both for taking time to do the interview and for the giveaway. Thanks Linda for introducing me to a new author.

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Judy said...

This looks like a very good read and the cover is really nice..

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LAWonder said...

First of all, on of my daughters is named Katrina so that is a good omen!
It sounds like an interesting story...I live fantasy.
The interview was interesting.

Desiree Kessler said...

This book sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
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Daniel M said...

sounds like a fun one - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Mary Margaret Devine said...

Love the cover. So beautiful. This sounds amazing.

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katie200 said...

The winner of the Giveaway is: Mary@SweepingMe. But thank you all for entering.

Katrina.

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations, Mary! I know you'll enjoy this book. I know I did.