Book Giveaway & Author Interview: Aine & Faerie Folk By Kathleen S. Allen

Welcome to Author to Author Kathleen S. Allen


Kathleen has been writing since she self published her first book of poems at the age of eight. Okay, she copied her poetry in her best printing, she hole punched the sides of paper, tied a red ribbon around it, made a construction paper cover and called it her first book! She writes in different genres, but Young Adult fantasy is her favourite.

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What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
A bagel with a schmear and tea.

Night owl, or early bird? 
I am a night owl. I stay up late reading and yet I still get up around eight every morning.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be? 
Pern. I want to be a either a dragonrider or a Harper Hall singer, Mellony is one of my favourite characters from the Harper Hall Trilogy. I love Anne McCaffrey, she’s one of my I-hope-I-can-meet-her-someday-writer.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
Ireland, on the coast near Galway. My great-grandmother was from Ireland and I’ve always felt a connection to the country even though I never been there. That’s why I set both AINE and FAERIE FOLK in Ireland.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? 
An actress, a singer or a writer. I recall when I was entering high school the career counselor asked me that question and I said, “An actress.” And she said, “well, what else? Something practical.” I remember walking out of her office thinking she was wrong, I was going to be an actress. . . or a singer. . . or a writer.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A cottage on the Irish coast so I could write my fantasies there. Of course there’d have to be WiFi nearby!

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….
The Dragonriders of Pern

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? 
JK Rowling or Anne McCaffrey.

Sweet or Salty?
Salty all the way. My favourite food is popcorn popped in a hot-air popper with butter and salt.

Harry Potter or Twilight? 
Harry Potter, hands down. I have a crush on Lupin and Sirius, oh and Snape. I think Lucius Malfoy is gorgeous but he’s evil, so no.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit? 
The Rachel Zoe Project. I’m not into fashion at all but I love this show!

What is your favorite Quote? 
“This is reality, Greg.”-From E.T.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Shakespeare, maybe I could collaborate with him! Or Elizabeth I, she was a fiery queen. No, wait, King Arthur and Merlin because I am fascinated with Arthur and the whole legend. In fact I wrote two books inspired by the King Arthur legend. Both are with my agent right now.

Future goals? 
I am doing NaNoWriMo for the month of November—30 days of literary abandon—and then I hope to edit said novel and send it to my agent when it is ready. I just joined a YA/Children’s Lit critique group and am looking forward to workshopping with them. I am also slated to start a MFA program in Children’s Literature/Young Adult in January at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. It’s a low-residency program meaning you do two ten day residencies a year and in between you write, write, write. I already have a Master’s in English but one of my goals is to teach creative writing and you need a MFA to do that.


On Aine’s (pronounced An-Ya) sixteenth birthday her Irish grandmother gives her a gift. She has the mark on the back of her right shoulder that signifies she is not human. She is a faerie.

Faerie Folk

Sequel to Aine. All Aine wants to do is come back to America from Ireland and finish the tenth grade. She wants to forget all about being a faerie and go back to being a typical teenager. But, a dark faerie named Grianne has other plans for Aine.

Giveaway Details:
2 winners
1 paperback copy of both Aine & Faerie Folk
1 ebook copy of both Aine & Faerie Folk
Open Internationally
Ends 12/11/11

Ebook – Elizabeth Case
Paperback – Brooklyn Gibbs