Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day Twenty One - All About...Kiki Hamilton ( The Faerie Ring )

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Name - Kiki Hamilton
Debut - The Faerie Ring ( Goodreads )
Genre - Urban Fantasy/ Historical Fantasy
Blog - HERE
Website - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Probably like you, I've always been an avid reader. There's nothing better than to escape into the pages of a book where you can go anywhere and be anything.

I've enjoyed writing on and off all my life, but to be honest, it was reading HARRY POTTER that inspired me to write a young adult novel. I will always be grateful to the brilliance of JK Rowling for reminding me of the power and magic of books.

I started off writing a "short" story for my daughter that was supposed to have mermaids and faeries in it, but halfway through my characters starting telling me a different story. A completely different story. So I wrote it down and kept writing until I had THE GETHEAS STONE. And there was not a mermaid or faerie in sight. It was my with my second book, THE FAERIE RING, that the faeries showed up.

Dream Debutante Dress -

Very James Bondish don't you think?


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Author's Own Message ( ie when they talk about themselves :P)
 
I am really bad at talking about myself
but here goes: Hi. My name’s Kiki and I’m a writer. Seriously addicted. I also love music and tend to play it really LOUD all the time, even though I’m old. I’ve been learning to play the guitar the last couple of years, which I totally love. Sadly, I can’t sing on tune but that never stops me. :D I live near Seattle so I ski in the winter and swim in the summer. I’ve got a koi pond in my backyard with 16 koi and they all recognize me and swim up when they see me at the window or on the edge of the pond. One or two of the fish will actually let me pet them, which is cooler than it sounds.


I also have a 14 year old daughter who is my first beta reader and is nagging me right now to finish book 3 of THE FAERIE RING because she wants to read it. ;-) I also have a cock-a-poo named Molly who is obsessed with tennis balls. And that’s pretty much it. Oh, and I had a motorcycle when I was 18. But now I know better. Because I have a 14 year old daughter. Questions?

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Well, I don't know about you but I'm so so sooooo looking forwards to The Faerie Ring. Ever felt that unexplainable pull towards something? That's what I'm feeling right now and I haven't read a fantasy in a while so that's another good thing about it! *fist pump*

Badass Bookie xx

23 comments:

  1. Ooh going for black, eh? It is slimming. Your family sounds fab. It must be so encouraging to have a daughter so enthusiastic about your writing. :) Can't wait to read THE FAERIE RING, too. Hopefully this will be the one fae novel that will break the bad-faerie book trend (for me).

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  2. Awesome, I'm addicted to Faerie books, so I should probably pick this one up.

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  3. Aw, very nice intro! Love the deb dress, and that cockapoo is adorable!

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  4. I think your good at talking about yourself Kiki :) This is a great portrait ! Nice to meet you ;)

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  5. Hi guys! Thanks for the comments!! Nice to meet you too. :-)

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  6. That dress is awesome! Cute dog. I'm fourteen just like your daughter:) I can't wait to read some of your books!
    -Danna
    http://friendlyreaderohyeah.blogspot.com/

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  7. I am really looking foreward to The Faerie Ring; with the Wonderous Strange series finishing up I gotta get my Fae fix somewhere!

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  8. I'm not that great about talking about myself either. Reallllly bad at it sometimes. Not good with public speaking period. Something I HAVE to get over! You did great!

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  9. James Bond ... Hm, I would have said more "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - but it still stands, sophisticated, sexy etc.

    Thanks for the heads up! :D

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  10. I love that Harry Potter was what inspired you to start writing. The Harry Potter series is still one of my favorite books and I'm rereading it for the sixth time right now!

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  11. So now that you've written about faeries, will there be a mermaid book in the future?
    Thanks for talking about yourself, it's great to get a sneak peak into a writers mind.

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  12. Really looking forward to this one. Great dress.

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  13. Elegant dress reminds me to the dress of someone in Breakfast at Tiffany's

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  14. What kind of music do you like?

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  15. Hi Guys! Thanks for all the comments! It is the 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' dress! I think it looks very sophisticated and elegant and I'd like to pretend my waist is that thin too.....but it's not anymore!

    Moridin - I LOVE music and right now I'm totally into THE SCRIPT!! Just saw them in Seattle a few months ago in this little teeny venue-like only 200 people. They have a new album coming out in the US in January that I bought off Amazon-UK-totally awesome. I also like Jason Mraz, the Goo Goo Dolls, Paramour, One Republic and The Fray. Who do you like?

    Natalie23 - no plans to write a mermaid book but you never know! I do have a Steampunk book about 1/3 the way written though...

    and Lexie - I STILL love Harry! We saw the movie the first AND second day it was out and soon I'm going to re-read the entire series. My daughter has read it like, four times, and we still talk about Harry and Ron and Hermione like they're real. Mental - I know. :D

    Thanks again!
    ~Kiki

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  16. Hahaha. Kudos to the author's nagging! :))

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  17. - Adorkable dog, I WANT HIM!
    - Love the pond, I WANT ONE!
    - Harry Potter inspired her? GIRL AFTER MY OWN HEART! Harry Potter is the last decade of my life. I don't think I will ever stop being a fanatic, those books are amazing. SO excited for DH part 2!

    I cannot wait to read The Faerie Ring. I've only become hooked on faerie novels thiis year after devouring the Wicked Lovely series and Maggie Stiefvater's Books of Faerie. Methinks Kiki Hamilton is the next on my 'love' list :)

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  18. I can't wait to read this book! :)

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  19. I am looking forward to The Faerie Ring too!

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  20. Such a cute dog!! And that dress is very James Bond--kind of James Bond meets Jackie O, actually :)

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  21. aww ur dog is cute and faerie books are going to be so cool to read looking forward to it

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  22. Love the black dress so elegant , to be honest haven't read to many about faeries but loving paranormal like I do , would love too.

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