Author Interview with Keira Michelle Telford

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I’m having author Keira Michelle Telford on my blog today. She is the author of “The Magistrate”, a scifi/lesbian romance novel.

1) What is the hardest part about being an author?

Sometimes, concentrating on one idea at a time poses a problem! I just came up with an idea for a new paranormal romance series, and I’ve found that quite distracting. I should be working on something else, but I’m constantly jotting down ideas for other things. The other day, I wrote down a full plot outline for a book I’m probably not going to get the chance to write until the end of 2014! It can be frustrating to have to force myself to work on one project when my brain keeps wandering off in different directions.

2) Can you give us the synopsis of your book?

Poverty is rife in twenty-fourth century London, England. Crime rates are at an all-time high, and living conditions for many are bleak. Capital punishment and public hangings have been reinstated, and Magistrates, in their new role, are tasked with patrolling the streets to enforce arrest warrants and ‘terminate’ any civilians who attempt to evade justice — which isn’t always a noble pursuit.

The laws are strict, illiberal, and unsympathetic. If you can’t afford to feed and clothe yourself, you’ll be sent to the workhouse. If you fall behind on your rent, you’ll be sent to debtors’ prison. If you’re gay, you’ll be hanged.

For Carmen Wild, the latter becomes a potentially deadly problem when the discovery of a murdered prostitute brings her back into the life of her first love — the Madam of an East End cathouse — and the illicit passions between them are swiftly reignited.


3) Is this part of a series or a stand alone?

It’s the first book in a trilogy called The Prisonworld Trilogy. The second book, The Procuress, will be released in October. The third and final book, The Hook & Tail, will hopefully be released by the end of the year. I also have two companion novelettes planned: Out of Twig, and Unrigged.

4) How many hours do you write per week?

I try to write about 10,000 words a week while working on the first draft of a book, and usually I’m able to stick to this target pretty closely. The daily amount varies from as little as 500 up to 3,000, since I tend to self-edit what I’m writing as I go along, but it all seems to work out in the end. I write all through the night, from 6pm to 6am.

 

5) What is your favorite book?

In the whole entire world? Gosh, umm … I’m not sure I could pick one single book, since so many different stories have stuck with me. I’m inclined to cheat and say that Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is one of my favorites, even though that’s a play, not really a book. (But I own it in book format, so I’m going to count it anyway!).


6) What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on three or four different projects! The next book in The SILVER Series, SILVER: Lex Talionis, is underway. This represents the eighth book in the series, and is also the first book in a standalone trilogy called The Outlier Trilogy. Also, I’m in the final stages of preparing the second book in The Prisonworld Trilogy, The Procuress, for publishing in October, as well as trying to find time to write two companion novelettes for the trilogy, called Out of Twig, and Unrigged. These will be e-book only releases, and will be just 5,000 words or so each. And then there’s the new series of paranormal romance novellas I have in the works … more details to come soon!

The Magistrate

Magistrate 12 ecoverTitle: The Magistrate

Author: Keira Michelle Telford

Genre: Dystopian SF / Lesbian Romance

THE PRISONWORLD TRILOGY — VOLUME ONE

Poverty is rife in twenty-fourth century London, England. Crime rates are at an all-time high, and living conditions for many are bleak. Capital punishment and public hangings have been reinstated, and Magistrates, in their new role, are tasked with patrolling the streets to enforce arrest warrants and ‘terminate’ any civilians who attempt to evade justice — which isn’t always a noble pursuit.

The laws are strict, illiberal, and unsympathetic. If you can’t afford to feed and clothe yourself, you’ll be sent to the workhouse. If you fall behind on your rent, you’ll be sent to debtors’ prison. If you’re gay, you’ll be hanged.

For Carmen Wild, the latter becomes a potentially deadly problem when the discovery of a murdered prostitute brings her back into the life of her first love — the Madam of an East End cathouse — and the illicit passions between them are swiftly reignited.

Author Bio

KM Telford headshotKeira Michelle Telford is the award winning author of a series of post-apocalyptic, dystopian science fiction books, The SILVER Series, featuring the character Ella ‘Silver’ Cross, and now also The Prisonworld Trilogy – a dystopian lesbian romance. She’s a British ex-pat, now living in British Columbia, Canada with her husband and 10 guinea pigs.

Yes, 10 guinea pigs 🙂

Fun fact: Her pet guinea pigs (all adopted from animal rescue shelters) were the inspiration for the monsters in The SILVER Series, the first one of which, SILVER: Acheron (A River of Pain), was released in November 2011.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Keira-Michelle-Telford/e/B0068SARG0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1343462771&sr=1-1

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesilverseries

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5356646.Keira_Michelle_Telford

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mylostanddamned

Website: http://www.keiramichelle.com

Books: http://www.ellacross.com and http://www.carmenwild.com

Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Magistrate-Prisonworld-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00DC10ASQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374450903&sr=1-4&keywords=keira+michelle+telford

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18109350-the-magistrate

Venatic Press: http://www.venaticpress.com/

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One thought on “Author Interview with Keira Michelle Telford

  1. KM Telford says:

    Thank you for hosting me! 😀

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