Monday, April 15, 2013

A to Z Challenge: M is meeting with Krystalyn Drown

Hey guys! My A to A challenge today is MEETING. As in interview with a character by an author with Entranced Publishing. (By the way, I'm an intern for this fabulous publisher!!!) woot:)

Spirit World, by author Krystalyn Drown is a fabulously written book.You wil be on the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next.

The story starts out gritty. You immediately feel the emotional pain and confusion of the MC, Riesa.

So I've decided to let you MEET her! I asked her some very personal questions and she graciously agreed to answer them.

Riesa Adair MEETING: Spirit World MC

1. Where did you grow up?

Northern California

2. What's your happiest childhood memory?

One weekend, when I was four or five, my parents took me to the beach. We built what I thought was the tallest sandcastle ever. It probably wasn't that big, but at the time, it was big enough for me to crawl inside. My dad still called me a princess back then, and I still believed I was one.

3. What's your scariest childhood memory?

The day my dad left.

4. What activities do you participate in school?

None really, unless you count going to parties at Jen's house. A lot of the other kids think I'm crazy.

5. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I would be a normal teenager without all that noise in my head.

6. What's your favorite TV show? Movie? Why?

TV show - Doctor Who. Longevity, amazing story lines, fascinating actors, I could go on.
Movie - The Thing (1951) It's far and away the superior version of that film. Although Connor will never admit it.

7. Do you wear designer clothes? Why or why not?

I mostly wear t shirts and jeans, because it's what I'm most comfortable in. My shirts come from places like Woot, Tee Fury, and Think Geek. On the rare occassion I do dress up, I wear the stuff my mom sells in her boutique. It's designer, but I ignore the labels and go for whatever doesn't itch.

8. Describe yourself to me.

I'm pretty plain actually - long, brown hair, brown eyes, pale because I watch too much TV. As for my immediate hopes and dreams, I wish that someone would release The Tomorrow People on DVD, I'm waiting for the invention of a caffeine IV, and I live for the weekends when I can just chill out with Connor, drink Pepsi, and eat Red Vines.

Thanks, Riesa. And thank you, Krystalyn, for putting together Riesa's answers.

 Krystalyn Drown

Legasea (Curiosity Quills)
Spirit World (Entranced, Coming April 2013)
Short stories --

Book Title Spirit World
Author Name Krystalyn Drown
Series Title (if applicable) n/a
Genre Young Adult
Length of Book in pages or word count: 111

Publisher Entranced Publishing
All Riesa Adair wants is a normal life. With the end of high school only months away
and an outstanding GPA to bolster her college plans, that doesn’t seem like too much to
Unfortunately, the voices screaming in her head keep getting in the way. Somewhere
between her summer in a mental institution, and her stepfather’s attempt at an
exorcism, she’s learned to keep quiet about her situation. But, pretending to be normal
hasn’t prevented the spirit world from taking notice of her. Both sides of an ever-present
war have focused in on her. Now she’ll need all the help she can get to escape a
powerful spirit threatening to fulfill a prophecy that engenders the entire human world.

Book Trailer:

Author Bio
Krystalyn spent the past thirteen years working at Walt Disney World in a variety of
roles: entertainer, talent coordinator, and character captain. Her degree in theatre as
well as many, many hours spent in a dance studio, helped with her job there.

Her various other day jobs have included working in zoology at Sea World, as an
elementary teacher, and currently as a support technician for a website. In the
evenings, she does mad writing challenges with her sister, who is also an author.

Krystalyn lives near Orlando, Florida with her husband, son, a were cat, and a Yorkie
with a Napoleon complex.

Author social media links

Author Website:


  1. What a great choice for M, and what a lot of fascinating jobs Krystalyn has had! That must give her a lot of story ideas!

  2. Thanks for choosing this. It sounds interesting :) (And how fun must it be to intern for Entranced!)

  3. I like your character interview. It's charming and grabs interest.

    Mary Montague Sikes

  4. great character interview, definitely piqued my interest for the book.

  5. Nice meeting Riesa and finding out more about her! Thanks.

  6. Thanks for the intro to Reisa; she has a strong voice.

  7. Loved this take on introducing a book. I have seen the title floating around and even gave a plug on my blog but now I think I will move it up on my to read list. I fell for this character. :) and want to know her story.

  8. Love your website. Stopping by to say hi on the AtoZChallenge. Liked reading about your books and your profile. All the best.

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