Check out this spotlight for author Kirsha Fox!
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!
My name is Kirsha Fox. I’m a homeschooling mother of four. I am a gamer, book dragon, and certified massage therapist. I’ve been a hobbyist writer since I was very young, but it wasn’t until I created a young half-demon man called Tiberius Nook that I felt I had a story I was ready to share. I currently live in Florida.
2. 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!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Autumn. It’s warm but cooling down. The holiday season is on the horizon, and school supplies all go on sale.
Cat or dog? I love both! But I don’t have any pets right now.
Tea or coffee? Tea, I don’t drink caffeine. I love herbal teas! I have a different tea for every mood.
Morning or evening? Evening, when everything is dark and quiet.
Hunter or gatherer? Gatherer
Witches or wizards? Depends on the gig. What do you need done? I tend to see wizards as having a strain of genius, leaning towards academics, whereas witches are more intuitive and steeped in tradition.
Ninjas or pirates? Pirates. I’ve recently fallen in love with Kennedy Sutton’s pirate romances.
Mountains or beaches? I love the Ocean, but I hate sand. I despise sand. It gets into everything, it’s difficult to clean. You go to the beach and your car is full of sand forever. For that reason, mountains. Mountains with the shady trees and solitude.
Plotter or pantser? I’m a knitter. I have a plot, but a lot of elements are discovered as I go. I write a lot of disjointed scenes and ideas out of order, and then knit them together.
Pen and paper or computer/phone? I use both depending on my frame of mind and what I’m trying to work out. Outlining a plot is usually on paper so I can draw lots of arrows and idea bubbles.
Standalone or series? Series. I tend to fall in love with characters and one book is never enough.
Book or ebook? Printed books! Then I put them on my shelf like a little trophy.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
I read a lot of everything. I’m a bit of a mood reader. I usually glance at the cover, and read the blurb. If that looks good, I’ll look at the first few pages.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I write high fantasy. My first book is called “Son of Deception.” It’s an adventure, but I enjoy adding elements of mystery and romance. I like to keep my readers guessing. I begin the book by killing the main characters. They wake up in coffins, without their memories, many years later. To earn a second chance at life, they are given a year to complete their mission to free a wrongfully imprisoned ancient being.
I’m soon to release its sequel, “The Whiteleaf Child.” My beta and arc readers have raved about it, saying it’s even better than the first.
I’m also working on the third book, “Champion of Justice,” a prequel following the character Timothy Herrow, and a spin off series set in the same universe.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
Son of Deception can be found online with most major retailers.
Signed copies at the same price and come with a unique bookmark at kirshafox.com.
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
There’s a lot of me and elements of my life experiences in there. Alyric the paladin was inspired by my best friend. I love Cassandra Claire’s flair for writing forbidden love. slow burn romance and love triangles. The main villain was inspired by Alan Walker’s song, Lily. I listen to a LOT of Sub-Radio while I work. They have a knack for singing about serious things in an upbeat, catchy way, just as my books often deal with deep subjects without getting too heavy. There’s a lot of D&D influence, particularly in the dynamics between fantastical races and in the mission-based plot. Growing up, I fell in love with Patricia Wrede’s Dealing with Dragons series, and I loved how she took a lot of old stories and turned them upside down, defying expectations. I also loved how she described magic as threads and fabric. And I love books that include a lot of humor, that stop and take a laugh to break up some of the tension.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
I don’t have a routine. I am a homeschooling mom of four small kids, so time to write is rare. I work out plot points in my head while I do other things during the day and then pour them out on the computer in the evenings when the house is finally quiet. I sacrifice a lot of sleep to get my books written. I don’t recommend doing that, but you have to do what needs to be done to live your dreams.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
Allow yourself more time than you think! My first book had a lot of hiccups and delays, everything from uploading errors to long shipping times, so it was released much later than I intended.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
tiktok, twitter, and instagram: @kirshafox