Traegonia The Sunbow Prophecy – author interview – K.S. Krueger

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About Traegonia: The Sunbow Prophecy

Do you believe in Fairies, Sprites, Elves or Gnomes?

Just because we cannot see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist….

Welcome to The World of Traegonia where mystical things really do happen. Close your eyes hold out your hand and allow the spirit of the Sunbow Prophecy to draw you into a place you have never been before. Meet a community of unknown creatures who are the protectors of the Earth. See how they bring hope to a seemingly hopeless situation, a home to those who are at risk of losing theirs and a voice to creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Watch as three young friends work together to bring about change. No matter how big or how small one is, belief and passion can change the world. Choose to see the beauty in that which is different. Put aside the fear of what you do not understand and you just may find something truly special in the gifts that others hold. What they have to share could just be the thing to change your life or maybe even the world.

Dino, an average boy from the Midwest, has a fateful encounter with two young Traegons, in a local forest. Traegons, are sixteen inch, tall forest dwelling creatures that resemble a cross between a troll and a wingless dragon. Looking beyond outward appearances, Dino chooses to find out more about them and discovers friendship in this most unlikely meeting. When the home of the Traegons becomes threatened by an unscrupulous developer, Dino and his new friends, Karia and Juna, must work together to stop the destruction that looms. An ancient Traegonian Prophecy, is revealed and these three friends find that their friendship is the key that sets the prophecy in motion. Follow them as the adventure unfolds and the World of Traegonia is unveiled. Learn of this incredible world within our own and you decide… is it real?

Do you Believe?

K.S. Krueger

 

 

About K.S. Krueger

Although her background has been in business, K.S. Krueger has always loved to write. She has written poetry and several children’s stories originally for her eldest daughter. Kim enjoys the idea of seeing the world through the eyes of her imagination and finds herself submerged in the worlds she creates. Imagination has never been in short supply ever since she was a child.

Because her Traegonia series rides a fine line between fantasy and reality, it calls each reader to decide for themselves if they BELIEVE!  Kim has always believed that when you find something you truly love to do, even if you think it is just a dream, find your passion, the gift that is within you, believe in yourself and follow that dream. “Let yourself be open to the possibilities that await. You never know where they might take you.”

Kim is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is a writer, businesswoman, Reiki practitioner and spiritual person. She loves animals, nature and kids. Kim has lived in the Suburbs of Chicago all her life. She is creative and always tries to foster creativity in her own children as well as in others.

You can visit Kim’s website at www.WorldOfTraegonia.com.

Purchase The Sunbow Prophecy in kindle or book edition at Amazon

 

 

Interview

 

Q:  Give us an example of a typical writing day.

 

A typical writing day begins with getting my kids up, fed, dressed and off to school, throwing in a load of laundry, answering emails, doing a bit of marketing and then hopefully around 10am I can sit down and get my head into my next project. I turn on my laptop in my sunroom, if it is spring or summer I open the windows, if it is fall or winter, I might throw a blanket over my shoulders. I back track several pages, to see where exactly I was and then let myself slip into their world, into their story. I may stop periodically to switch over the laundry, refill my coffee cup or let the dog out, but I keep my thoughts wrapped tight around the story and keep working on it as I take care of these other things.

 

Q:  Do you write on a computer or with pen/pencil and paper?

 

I, almost always, write on a computer. If, of course, I have an idea come over me and I am not near my computer I will write on anything I can find. I have at least 4 notebooks, but I have been known to write on napkins, the backs of receipts and envelopes. Sometimes just writing it down helps keep it fresh in my memory until I can get to my computer.

 

Q:  Do you work from an outline?

 

I have not worked from a formal out line for my books in the Traegonia series. I know this is going to sound crazy, but, when I begin to write I can see the story play out in my head, I have ideas I bring to the story, but where it goes from there, I guess is up to the Traegons.

 

 

Q:  Biggest Pet Peeve about the writing life.

 

My biggest pet peeve has to be not having enough time to spend on writing. I always have so many other things going on at the same time.

 

Q:  Time Frame: From start to finish

 

My first book Traegonia the Sunbow Prophecy took me 10 years to complete. I had a daughter age eight and was in a new marriage. It began as a hobby, or maybe, I didn’t take myself seriously enough. I worked on the novel on and off for ten years, had two more daughters, moved three times, built a house with my husband and dealt with all that can happen in ten years. In August of 2008 in the midst of a troubled economy, my husband lost his job. We struggled both of us looking for work and finally, I realized something I have believed all of my adult life. We make our own way, we create our own future and in that I realized I had to finish the book, and I did. The second book only took me a year and a half, probably closer to two years to publication; this seems like a more reasonable time frame, so that is our goal for book three in the series, a year and a half to two years.

 

Q:  Who or what was your greatest influence that made you want to be a writer/author?

 

My greatest influence in writing the Traegonia series was the characters. In case you don’t already know, I began writing this series it was based off of the sculptures by a friend and former neighbor Dino C. Crisanti. My neighbor had created incredible sculptures and when my husband saw them, he had to show them to me. He knew I loved to write and suggested I write a book giving these characters a world, a life and a name; so that is what I originally set out to do. Dino, my husband Bob and I all threw ideas into the ring and I considered them as I poured the story of the Traegons onto paper. At eighty-seven pages, I lost the computer file to a virus; thank goodness, I had a hard copy. I finished Traegonia; the Sunbow Prophecy and published in June of 2009: because we had many of the characters in sculpture form and many people pushing us, we plan to have five books in the series.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Traegonia The Sunbow Prophecy – author interview – K.S. Krueger”

  1. Thanks for hosting Kim today. In addition to The Sunbow Prophecy, the last two weeks of December she’s promoting the second book in her Traegonia series, The Ember Rune. I hope your readers get a chance to visit her website to check them out. They’re receiving rave reviews.

    Wishing you and your readers a blessed holiday season.

    Cheryl

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