Today I’m interviewing Genevieve Iseult Eldredge – author of the fantasy LGBT series Circuit Fae.
Q1. Hello, Genevieve, and welcome to my blog! Tell us a little bit about yourself. How and when did you start writing?
Hi, Dilyana, and thank you! I’m glad you asked about my writing. I’ve been writing since I could hold a crayon. We were pretty poor growing up and we didn’t have a lot of expensive toys. But we had a lot of imagination. My mom encouraged us to make big stories with little toys. She’s really the best.
Q2. Who are your favorite authors and do you think they’ve influenced your work?
My favorite authors are Sarah Waters, SabaaTahir, and Leigh Bardugo, and Laini Taylor. I’m a firm believer in the things you read influencing your work. That’s why it’s important to read a lot and read broadly.
Q3. Speaking of your work: your book Ouroboros came out recently; will you tell us more about it and the series it’s a part of?
Ouroboros is the second book in my Circuit Fae series, which is a five-book series of angsty LGBTQ YA Urban Fantasy where teenage girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against the odds.
Q4. Are any of the characters in the Circuit Fae series inspired by real people or do you prefer to make them up completely from scratch?
None of the characters in Circuit Fae are inspired by real people, but some of the bad guys are based off various types of toxic masculinity I’ve come across in my day.
Q5. Who is your favorite character from that series and why?
Honestly, I love Syl’s positivity and her ability to always see the glass as half full, but I have more fun digging into Rouen’s darkness.
Q6. What are you working on right now and what can we expect from you in the future?
Right now, I’m editing the final versions of Circuit Fae 3: Inimical. After that, I’ll move on to Dethroned, the novella between Ouroboros and Inimical. I’m expecting to write two more full-length novels, Nemesis and Eidolon, in the Circuit Fae world, and then I have a very exciting project I’ll be tackling. I can’t say more right now, but hopefully you’ll invite me back when it comes time.
Q7. I’d love to! Now, tell us, who is your biggest supporter and what would you like to say to them?
My biggest supporter is my wife, Laura. She’s my beta reader, my cheerleader, and my critic all rolled into one. I’d like to say thank you to her for her constant patience and love and support. I couldn’t do this without her!
Q8. If you could give other authors one piece of advice, be it about writing, editing, promoting or increasing their audience, what would it be?
The thing you’re most afraid of is what you’ll build your voice and legacy on.
Q9. Thank you for giving me this interview! Before we part, tell us: where can we connect with you online?