Monday, May 21, 2018

Interview with author Teagan Kearney

Keagan reached out to me a while ago and even though at the time I didn't have time to accept her review request her kind words about reviewers touched me and so I invited her on the blog to guest post. 

The Adept Solutions series

Interview with Teagan Kearney
Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write in more than one genre, how do you balance them?
I write mostly urban fantasy and science fiction because I love the opportunity these genres offer to create new worlds and even invent new species. In urban fantasy it’s great to mix magic and magical creatures into everyday life, and in science fiction, it’s the science which makes the magic.
I’ve also written crime fiction, chick-lit, and magic realism short stories and one commercial women’s fiction—which is now available as an audiobook. As long as I’m immersed in the story, balancing or swopping between genres isn’t difficult. Right now I’m working on two series, one is urban fantasy and the other is science fiction. I enjoy the change as it helps me approach each story with a fresh eyes..

What is your latest book and what were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them? 
My latest book is Ancestral Secrets, Book Three in the Adept Solutions Series of Special Investigations for the Magickally Challenged. (Yes, it’s definitely one of the longest titles I’ve given a book!) As this is a series of novellas with the crime-solving team focused on catching evil perpetrators, each one is quite short and has a lot of action so there isn’t much space to get to know the characters. This last one is a little longer so I can focus more on character development. I think I achieved this to a certain extent, but the final decision about this is up to the readers.

What was the hardest part of writing this book? 
Mmm… figuring out every detail of how JB and his crew solved the crime, as it can’t be too easy or else there’s no mystery. Also making sure the plot didn’t have any holes. In the first two books in the series, JB visit different planes, but in this book, the story takes place entirely in the city of Tropolis.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
The crew of the Adept Solutions private detective agency are a bunch of misfits and oddballs and they fight and argue, but they also have strong bonds of affection and look out for each other. I have a lot of fun spending time with them. 

What inspires you? 
Ooh, that’s a hard question. To be honest, I’m not sure I am inspired. I do know I still have lots of stories bursting to get out and I enjoy writing them down and sharing them with readers more than anything else. So as long as I can keep doing it, I’m happy.

If you ‘d like to check out my books, here’s a link to my author page:
I loved answering these questions, Debbie, and thank you so much for the opportunity.
Some of Teagan's other works

Veiled Planet (Hidden World Trilogy Book 1)

Stars & Ashes (The Saoirse Saga Book 1)

Healer's Magic (The Kala Trilogy Book 1)

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Meet Teagan:I was born in London of Irish parents, and I write in several genres including paranormal urban fantasy and commercial women's fiction. I also write science-fiction, magic realism, crime, and romance stories. 
I love traveling, enjoy photography, drawing, theater, film, reading, and when it's not raining, I like to walk. I garden when the sun shines. I'm also compiling an ever increasing bucket list of places I want to visit from Iceland to Australia.