In depth interview with the author of The War Master’s Daughter (and my friend), Elly Zupko:
AlienRedQueen: First, let’s address the writing and publishing process in general. When you initially began writing your novel for NaNoWriMo, was historical fiction your intended genre?
Elly Zupko: The premise for The War Master’s Daughter (TWMD) is something I’ve been kicking around since I was about 15 years old. When I was a teenager, I didn’t think in terms of genre, or marketing, or any of the labels you ultimately have to put on your work as a “grown-up writer.” Continue reading →
As I purchased this book online and awaited it’s subsequent delivery, I was already prepared to like it (which is usually the exact opposite of what I expect when I read a new author, because I am pretty picky about how an author writes.) But I know this author. I don’t mean I know her in the way I know Stephen King, having read almost everything he’s ever written. I literally know her. Elly Zupko, author of The War Master’s Daughter, has been a close friend of mine for about 20 years. That she is a talented and creative author with a gifted sense of prose is common knowledge to me. Now, after great effort and determination on the author’s part, the rest of the world can know too.