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