Featured Interview With Ophelia Kee
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I have recently relocated from my longtime residence in El Paso TX to Longview TX, but I was born and raised in Tennessee. I have four papillons, two akitas, and a pug. I am a bit of an urban homesteader and am very seriously pursuing my Indie Author career. No big publishing houses. It's all me. I write because I love to tell a good story. Draoithe is a dream. Feel free to pick up a book, find a comfortable spot with a good drink and step into the dream for a great escape.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have been a bookworm my whole life. But I started writing in the middle of a horrible repetitious meeting that I had been required to sit through for the fifth time. I could not exactly pick up my Kindle and get away, but my laptop was available. I was sitting in the back, bored. So I started Eli Miller's story.
It was awful. I mean, I think a kindergartner could have written a better story. I deleted everything but the first chapter, left the whole thing on the backburner and focused on the 9-5. But Eli had a story. So I went back and started again. The second time was good. It was really good. It was so good in fact that my friends who read it wanted to know what happened next so I wrote The Council then Magic Calls to Magic. It was just going to be a few books, a lark. Then I had to write a couple more books to explain the Ruiri, but dragons showed up and wow! I was eight books in and still writing.
That's when another friend said, "Why don't you publish?" But that was really expensive until I found KDP. So Indie Author Ophelia Kee became a real thing, and Draoithe became a published paranormal series. The stories have not stopped. A web page and social media developed, and nine books of the series are out with a prequel and a forbye as well. Book trailers are now on Youtube, and I am looking into making audible books.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love fantasy and romance. How long can the list be? Tolkien, Sanderson, King, Heaton, Shen, March, Jordan, Woods, Rose, etc…
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Dream Therapy will be out in January. It's the rest of Leon Vadim's story as it impacts Draoithe and Jace Weda's pursuit of the deaf designer. Dream inversion gets explained in depth and the elementals are able to bring the gargoyles to life, but not before some other people need help from the pack. The magic is still calling to magic as the mor tuath continues to grow.
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