Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Blog Tour: The Shadow Soul (The Trailokya Trilogy #1) By K. Williams @KWilliamsAuthor @GHBTours #Giveaway

The Shadow Soul
The Trailokya Trilogy #1
By- K. Williams
Genre- Epic Fantasy

The Shadow Soul is the first part of The Trailokya Trilogy, a fantasy series that follows the rise and fall of fabled races and souls at the junction of three worlds: Zion, Earth and Jahannam. K. Williams weaves a tale that will leave you questioning long held convictions about the human legends of Heaven and Hell. Are you ready to enter the gates of Zion and learn the truth?
Captain Maiel is a duta warrior of Zion, a race of giant, winged guardians and chroniclers of the lesser souls. Maiel's assurances are shaken when she nearly loses a young human girl to the dark forces of Jahannam, the prison realm where the lowest beings reside. To avoid answering to the leaders of her world, Maiel seeks refuge on Earth, but she is pursued by a baron of Jahannam intent on destroying her. Can she be saved before time runs out? Or will she be sacrificed to secure the borders of Zion and to hide the lie her journey uncovers?
With each step further into darkness, long held secrets are revealed and shadows rise from the past to challenge absolutes.


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OP-DEC: Operation Deceit -


Author Interview-

What inspired you to write The Shadow Soul?

Films actually inspire me more than books, but I started reading at a very young age. I enjoy both mediums, since they are so very different and yet serve the same storytelling function. I spent a great deal of time watching cartoons or reading as a child, intermixed with old movies and documentaries. I enjoyed MASH the most. I hope to read the book soon, something I’ve put off far too long. Memphis Belle was the point where I finally put pen to paper. I had been reading many classics, the typical children's books and Shakespeare.

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

13 or 14, after watching Memphis Belle. Something in me just finally snapped together. The idea at the time was to write screenplays. I absolutely adore the medium of film. I went back to school to get my masters in film studies and screenwriting, after pursuing my book career for more than a decade.

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

I have a memory of being at my grandmothers writing my name in one of my books. I couldn’t have been more than 3, but I am not certain.

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

I like literature classics the most, pretty much of any genre. I am not a fan of the Western. I like the scope of fantasy and science fiction, because it takes you amazing places.

What is your favorite book?

Though it sounds canned, I grew up on Tolkien. I had the Rankin Bass movie poster in my bedroom from infancy. My mother had read them while carrying me. I have to say that I like that series best. Hobbit probably 2nd to Fellowship and then Return and TT. If I had to order them.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

I have read almost all, if not all, of Tolkien's canon. I rather enjoyed Jordan’s Wheel of Time. I don’t remember much of Brook’s Shannara. There was this one book that I read as a teenager called A Royal Quest (Lide). I was able to recently find a hard copy of it. I’d love to reread that.

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go

To when I was seven, on my birthday. I was tying my shoes and wishing I was turning 17. I’d tell myself why I needed to slow down. I’d talk about what I need to focus on and what I need to let go of, and then give me a list of people to avoid in the future!

 and why?

I was a lonely child, and was convinced that growing up would alleviate that. Because at 17, you can drive and have a job and friends. Or, so the television made it seem. The warnings would be to save myself a lot of trouble--despite loving who I am now and risking changing who I am. I might go back earlier and have a chat about not listening to what others say--I remember being at school and bullied to the point I became an introvert. I wasn’t introverted as a child until I was treated poorly by my peers.

 When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

The writing mostly comes easy to me. I let myself hammer out the details in my head and not try to shape things by force. Outlining and planning tends to cramp my ability to fill the task, although I am able to work on projects for others in this way. My own books have to come freely. I let the characters choose their own adventure.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

I do! I have my best bud, Sadie Sue Shagbottom. She’s the star of Shagbottom Theater, a video vine growing out of my blog. It’s a lot of fun making the videos and I recently posted an interview with her. Sadie is a rescue--Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab mix. Best dog I have ever owned, and I will probably feel a bite for that from the ghosts of the others! 

What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

French Fries, my mom’s cheesecake, red velvet cake, fried chicken, bbq

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

I understand that you want this to happen, and you’d like it all to happen sooner rather than later, as I did. We’d like to enjoy this while we’re breathing. However, please take a deep breath. Relax a moment. It’s going to take time. There is no way around that. It’s okay to be frustrated and angry and cry. This business is tough--as tough as you hear the film business, if not tougher. But, if you want this it will be worth every tear you shed, every late night. File those rejection letters--sign them and mail them back with a thank you note once you get published and make the best seller’s list. Cause that will be epic.

For now--take classes, go to school. Keep at it, straight through a PhD if you must, but get that practice in with people who have no malice in critiquing you: university professors. Hone your craft on non-fiction and research. Fill your head with experiences and knowledge. Let that dream stand out there like a lighthouse and make your way toward. You will have many many steps between here and there. That is the life you’ve chosen. No movie or television show can prepare you for the reality that you face, so don’t listen to them and their wild tales of overnight success.

Be ready to work at this--a lot. Read a lot. Be kind to yourself.

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”

About the Author-
Born in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she continues to reside, K.Williams embarked on a now twenty year career in writing. After a childhood, which consisted of voracious reading and hours of film watching, it was a natural progression to study and work in the arts.

K attended the State University of New York at Morrisville, majoring in the Biological Sciences, and then continued with English and Historical studies at the University at Albany (home of the New York State Writer's Institute) gaining her Bachelor's Degree. While attending UA, K interned with the 13th Moon Feminist Literary Magazine, bridging her interests in social movements and art.

Currently, K has completed the MALS program for Film Studies and Screenwriting at Empire State College (SUNY), and is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Foner Fellowship in Arts and Social Justice. K continues to write and is working on the novels of the Trailokya Trilogy, a work that deals with topics in Domestic Violence and crosses the controversial waters of organized religion and secularism. A sequel to OP-DEC is in the research phase, while the adaptation is being shopped to interested film companies. Excerpts of these and more writings can be found at her website.




Kelly Williams said...

Thanks for hosting me today! Excited to bring my work in front of your readers. I just had the most exciting news in my inbox today:

10th Ann.Hollywood Book Festival: K. Williams lands Honorable mention in Scifi/Fantasy for The Shadow Soul

Looking forward to questions and comments...