Crossposted to Booknest
Earlier this week I raved about Amberlough, the amazing debut from Lara Elena Donnelly. I was not even halfway through the book before I realized I absolutely had to ask the author for a chance to do a Q & A session. Graciously she agreed! No further ado needed; I present to you you good readers… Lara Elena Donnelly.
First of all. Thank you for agreeing to do a quick Q&A. I loved Amberlough and wasn’t even halfway through it before I was contacting your publicist to ask for this opportunity.
LD: Thanks so much for saying so! I’m really glad you enjoyed it.
This was both a political and character driven book. Which came first; Amberlough City or the characters who live in it?
LD: Aristide Makricosta came first, fully formed and standing alone in a desolate mountain pass. And then I had to figure out who he was and where he’d come from. So Amberlough city was born. I figured only a place that crooked and glamorous could produce someone like Ari, and that he’d only ever leave it for the mountains if it was well and truly doomed. Continue reading