All Riesa Adair wants is a normal life. With the end of high school only months away and an outstanding GPA to bolster her college plans, that doesn’t seem like too much to ask. Unfortunately, the voices screaming in her head keep getting in the way. Somewhere between her summer in a mental institution and her stepfather’s attempt at an exorcism, she’s learned to keep quiet about her situation. But, pretending to be normal hasn’t prevented the spirit world from taking notice of her. Both sides of an ever-present war have focused in on her. Now she’ll need all the help she can get to escape a powerful Spirit threatening to fulfill a prophecy that endangers the entire human world.
Hi Krystalyn, thanks for dropping by to chat with us today:
Tell us a little bit about Spirit World…
Spirit World is about a 17-year-old girl named Riesa. She’s heard voices her entire life, and she’s pretty certain she’s crazy. It turns out she isn’t. Those voices expect her to save the world.
Is Spirit World a stand alone or part of a series?
It’s stand alone, but it’s got an open ending, so I can write more if I ever get the sequel(s) planned out. I do have an idea for a second one, but it’s got a cliffhanger ending. If I write the second, there has to be a third.
What inspired you to write Spirit World?
I wanted a tattoo of the Chinese symbol for serenity on my shoulder. So, I wrote a story about a girl who had one.
What’s your favorite scene in Spirit World?
Probably the last one. I love the payoff.
Can we expect kissing?
In my books? Always.
Does Spirit World have a playlist/what’s Reisa’s theme song?
I like to have silence when I read, so I don’t really have a playlist.
So, tell us a little bit about yourself…
I live near Orlando, Florida and have worked at just about every theme park around here. I’ve done everything from dancing in parades to working in zoology. I currently work at home doing web site support and taking care of my four-year-old son.
How long have you been writing?
Forever. I finished my first novel about 4 years ago.
Is this your first book?
No, I have another book available called Legasea. It’s a YA mystery about selkies.
What was the last book you read and loved?
See You at Harry’s. It had me sobbing my eyes out.
If you were ordered to relocate to a desert island & were only allowed to take three things with you what three things would take? (family & friends not included)
Hm, does a library count as one thing? No? Okay then. Pen, paper, and Pepsi. Thanks so much for stopping by to chat with us, Krystalyn!
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