Interview with Adelle Yeung

Hi fellow readers and new viewers! After getting the chance to review the first book of The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy and now the second book, An Eclipsing Autumn, that review will be posted tomorrow, author of the trilogy Adelle Yeung said “yes” to an interview with me! *squeals*

Below is the interview. Feel free to comment with your own questions or just say hello!



Adelle Yeung


Do you having any writing quirks?
“Does having a cup of tea and playing music before I write count?  Or, like, weird little things that come up in my writing?  If it’s the latter, then maybe it’s my descriptions of food.  I like taking a moment before an eating scene to picture the kinds of food that will
be served, their smells, textures.  Mm, food.  If it’s the former, then those are just things I do to prepare myself for the right writing mindset.”
What is the hardest part of being a writer?
Having to deal with society by maintaining a day job, which takes away precious writing time.  I feel like there’s never enough time to do everything I’d like, and creating a whole world from scratch takes a lot of planning.
What book, or author, inspires you the most?
I grew up on the Harry Potter series, so I suppose J.K. Rowling.  I love the world and characters she created.  I suppose I try to use the Harry Potter books as a kind of standard for my own writing.
Did you always want to be a writer or did it just happen?
I’d always liked making things up.  Storytelling was a big part of that, and writing was a byproduct.  I wrote my first short story (that had nothing to do with class assignments) in second grade.  People enjoyed it, and I thought, this is something I can keep doing!  So, I suppose it just happened.  I was probably too young to realize what I was getting into.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself while writing The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy?

“In The Starriest Summer, in the chapter “Bonfire Confessions,” I wrote a bonding moment between Michelle and Jayse.  It wasn’t until afterward that I took a step back and looked at the scene that I realized how much it resonated with me.  Much like Michelle, I have a brilliant older sibling that is the obvious societal “success.”  My sister has a well-paying job based on her intelligence, and it’s easy for my parents to say, “Look at her, we’re so proud of her, she’s so smart, she’s doing so well.”  And here I am, a measly little writer.  Of course, I wouldn’t have it any other way, but it does get to me when you feel like you have to live up to someone’s expectations.”


Do you hear from your readers much?

“Sadly, not as much as I’d like to!  I’d love to hear from you guys 😀 I’m most active on Facebook.”


Were there alternate endings to The Starriest Summer or An Eclipsing Autumn that you decided not to use?

“No.  They ended the way I wanted them to.”


What are you working on now?

“I’m working on preparing An Eclipsing Autumn for publication, then I’m going to take a little break before finishing up the last book of the trilogy, which should be released sometime before the end of the year.”


Do you have a favorite character that you are attached to in your trilogy?

“Gediyon :3 He is my absolute favorite.  I love the other characters, too, but I love how he contributes to the overall story.  He’s also super cool.  And a cutie pie.  And he can bake me a pie.”


Are the people or experiences in The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy based on someone you know, or events that occurred in your own life?

“Michelle—her personality, motivations, inspirations, hobbies—are all based on me when I was her age.  The rough time she had with Saechin Kan Se was based on my experiences with a boss I had right after graduating from college.”


A big thank you again to Adelle Yeung for the interview!

You can find Adelle on Twitter, Facebook, and or her website.

Stop by tomorrow for my review of An Eclipsing Autumn, the second book in The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy.

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