Featured Interview With Glynnis Campbell
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born and raised in Chico, California–Sherwood Forest in the original "Robin Hood" film, and Paradise, California–the town that was famously destroyed by fire in 2018! I moved from my sleepy home towns to bustling Los Angeles after college and have lived there ever since. My house is guarded by a fierce 6-pound Maltese named Peanut.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I've read books ever since I could turn pages! My mother took me to the library every two weeks without fail, and I always checked out the maximum number of books. I wrote my first poems in Kindergarten and never stopped loving the written word.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I'm voracious when it comes to learning and adventures, so I read widely, everything from books on philosophy to murder mysteries, from autobiographies to historical romances, from basic how-to guides to gripping horror. Reading a book is almost like going on a mini vacation for me, and I like big changes of scenery, so it's hard to choose a favorite genre. In my own writing, I'm inspired by the surprise of Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux, the imagination of Ray Bradbury, the suspense of Dean Koontz, and I love the screenwriting of Joss Whedon.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
BRIDE OF ICE is Book 2 of The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch. Since readers loved my Warrior Maids series so much, I decided I needed to tell the stories about their equally intrepid daughters. It took me a little longer to write this book (there's nothing like a pandemic to waylay the creative process!), but I'm glad I took the time to perfect the story.
Hallidis Cameliard is cool and commanding, a Lowland warrior lass who knows her destiny is to marry a man of the king's choosing and eventually reign over Rivenloch. When her cousins are captured by a Highland laird in her parents' absence, she takes charge, seizing the Highlander's right hand man as a counter hostage.
Captive Colban an Curaidh knows he is outmatched. His clan cannot afford war with Hallie's legendary army. So he uses more effective weapons–honor and charm–to earn the respect of the Rivenloch knights, befriend her clan, and eventually melt her heart.
But when Colban offers Hallie a bright future, fate steals her one chance for love, and only the courage of a desperate champion can win the happy ending they deserve.