Today is my stop on The Crow Rider blog tour and I’m really excited to be bringing you a guest post from the author, Kalyn Josephson all about how she came to be an author.
A big thank you to Faye Rogers PR for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour.
How Kalyn Josephson Became An Author
Being an author was always a sort of out there dream for me growing up, but I didn’t actually decide I was going to attempt it until college, when I read DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor and had this “I want to do THAT” feeling. So this whole journey the last few years has been beyond incredible. My mom once asked what it would feel like if I ever got a book published, and if it would feel like floating off the earth, and I’d say that was pretty accurate. There are so many pieces to this that I love, but here are just a few favorite highlights.
The writing itself is a big one of course! I’d do it even if I wasn’t getting published but being able to work toward a career in it has been amazing. I do hope to one day be able to leave behind my day job and focus entirely on writing, but for now I’m enjoying just being able to dive into these other worlds and meet new characters. Though I don’t think I’ll ever quite get used to the idea that there are people out there waiting to read about them!
A big surprise favorite aspect to me was how much I love attending book festivals as an author. I’m a major introvert, so I thought they’d be really difficult for me (and they are lol) but I also love them. I really enjoy being surrounded by other readers and writers and book loving people, attending panels and hearing about other writers’ processes, and even standing in line for an ARC of a book or two I can’t wait for. There’s such an atmosphere of comradery, and I’ve met so many wonderful people who I’ve stayed friends with across the years.
Drawing from that, I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed getting to talk to readers about TSC and TCR. The series has gotten such a wonderful response and I’m so thankful that so many people have connected with Thia and her story. I’ve gotten some really heartfelt messages from people who saw themselves in her, and there’s nothing more rewarding for me as a writer than to know that my book helped someone the same way it helped me.
One of the biggest perks though has been more for myself as a reader, which are all the opportunities I’ve had to talk to authors I was a fan of before becoming one myself. I’ve met a lot of my own heroes, as well as made some new friends who’ve helped me through this journey, and I’m so thankful for all the opportunities I’ve had, first and foremost simply the opportunity to be an author!
The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson
Published By: Sourcefire Books
Released: 1st August 2020
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The thrilling conclusion to the epic Storm Crow duology that follows a fallen princess as she tries to bring back the magical elemental crows taken from her people, perfect for readers who want fantasy books for teens.
Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.
But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.
As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.
Kalyn Josephson is a fantasy writer living the California Bay Area. She loves books, cats, books with cats, and making up other worlds to live in for a while. THE STORM CROW is her debut novel.