In this weeks Author Spotlight, I interviewed Kandice Iglehart-Jarret, author of Swiftly Taken, an Urban Fiction novella.
What is your Novella about?
In a world full of jealousy, manipulation and greed, who is to say it was Kelly's fault to fall into the situation she found herself in? Kelly Mystique is far from who she has become and meant to be in this tale of betrayal. Throughout her trials and tribulations after being sheltered all her life she will find herself in a bind that not even her parents can save her from.
The secret that will unfold within this story, will put the true meaning in 'what is done in the dark will come to light.' An unexpected twist that will surely have you wondering,who is she?
What inspired you to write this novella?
The world that we live in today can be very influential on a young woman, and how someone's life turns out depends on choices. We all have choices to make, and it depends on what choice we choose that will determine the outcome of our next situation.
Who is your favourite, and least favourite, character in the novella?
My favorite character is Teardrop, and least favorite is Seleste.
What draws you to this genre? Do you write in any other genre?
This genre is all about drama and turning negative situations around to make them into something positive. For now I do not write any other specific genre.
Is this a standalone novella, or can we expect more?
This book will have a sequel that should be making its debut next summer of 2016. The name will be Motive
Tell me about you and what drew you to writing? Are there any authors who inspired you to become a writer?
What drew me to writing is the expression of oneself that it allows. It is another type of art, in a way. There are many authors who inspired me, to name a few, Sister Souljah, Lemony Snicket, Eric Jerome Dickey, R.L. Stine, etc. The ones who have inspired me are not all urban fiction, some are from my younger years, and I read their entire series.
Other than your own novella, what is your favourite novel?
The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
Have you written other books we should know about? (Please add urls)
For now, Swiftly Taken is the only one that is actually complete.
If you could advise aspiring writers on only one aspect of authordom, what would your advice be?
My advice would be to take criticism as constructive and to never let it bring you down, but inspire you do better.
Where can we find your novella?
Where can we find out more about you?