Check out this spotlight for YA Fantasy author Clarissa Gosling!
You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
Hi, thanks for having me here!
I have always lived more in the world of daydream and fiction than in reality. In my writing I explore purpose and belonging across worlds. Having never found an actual portal to faeryland, I create my own fantastical worlds where dragons, fae and other magical creatures rule.
2. Tell us 5 fun facts people might not know about you!
I’m British ex-pat living in the Netherlands with my husband and two children
I once met the Queen of England
Rascal, the horse in my Lost Princess of Starlight series is based on the horse I used to have as a teenager
I like baking, especially bundt cakes as you can get so many different shaped tins. Spring is my favourite season, when the flowers start to bloom again and everything warms up.
3. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some “This or That”-questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Ebooks OR physical books? Ebooks are so much more practical and easy to have with you. But there is something about holding a real book in your hands. Physical books photograph much better for social media too!
Read multiple books OR one at a time? I read different books in different places, so I’ll have an ebook I’m reading on my phone, one on the counter in the kitchen, and one upstairs by my bed.
Zombies OR dragons? Dragons every time. I have a bit of a thing about dragons!
Witches OR vampires? This really depends on the story, I read both if they appeal to me. So I can’t choose between them.
TBR list OR mood reader? 100% mood reader
Music while reading OR silence? Music, I tend to have the radio or something on in the background.
4. When you look for books to read, what trope, theme, or type of story will always catch your attention?
This is really hard to answer, as I read a lot of different things. I love finding stories with new and different magic systems. Ones where the world feels real, rather than an add-on. Stories where you root for the characters, even when they do stupid things. Where you feel like you belong.
5. If you were to describe your writing style using 3 words, what would they be?
Epic, sweet and well-developed
6. So what do you write? Tell us a bit more about your chosen genre, style and ongoing projects/WIPs/series!
I’m coming to the end of two YA fantasy series, as I have been alternating releases. Both are stories of exploration and adventure with sweet romantic sub-plots.
One is a portal fantasy, where the main character rides her horse through a gate into Faery by mistake, where she finds out she is a missing princess of one of the fae courts. She struggles to fit in and to balance the expectations of her in the fae realm with that of her in the human realm.
The other is a story of dragons and shifters in a world where music is magic. Dragons are thought to be extinct, but Birgith needs to find the dragon family she’s never met, without triggering a hunt for them.
7. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
Fae Betrayal is the final book in the Lost Princess of Starlight series. Zoe has made the decision to move to Faery, but things don’t go as planned. The gate between realms takes her to the World Tree instead, where she learns of a growing threat to the realm. When she does arrive in Faery, Florian is so caught up in plans for his upcoming coronation that he can’t spare the time to spend with her. She chafes at the restrictions he’s imposing, and questions her heart.
Add increasing tensions between the Fae Courts, and the wild hunt rampaging closer to the fair than ever before, to make this a thrilling finale to the series.
Get your copy from: https://books2read.com/faebetrayal
8. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!