Today’s interview is with my friend, author Cindy Young-Turner. Cindy is loads of fun and a terrific author, so be sure to give us a listen. Her most recent book is the fantasy, Thief of Hope, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
About Cindy Young-Turner
Cindy has always been an avid reader and became fascinated by mythology and Arthurian legends at an early age. She quickly decided she enjoyed creating her own worlds and characters and set to work writing her own stories.
She believes genre fiction can be just as well written and valuable as literature. The universal themes of love, hate, revenge, and redemption are present regardless of whether the characters live in the distant future, on other planets, or in fantastical realms.
Read on for more about Cindy!
About Thief of Hope
Sydney, a street urchin and pickpocket in the town of Last Hope, has managed to evade the oppressive Guild for years, but there is no escaping fate when she’s sentenced to death for associating with the resistance.
After she’s rescued by a wizard, Sydney is forced to accept that magic-long outlawed throughout the Kingdom of Thanumor-still exists, and the Tuatha, a powerful faery folk, are much more than ancient myth and legend. When the wizard offers a chance to fight the Guild and bring Willem, bastard prince and champion of the Tuatha, to the throne, Sydney embraces the cause as a way to find her own redemption.
But Sydney’s fear of the Guild, distrust of authority, and surprising connection to the Tuatha threaten Willem’s success. Can she untangle the strange threads that entwine her life not only to the fate of the kingdom, but also to Willem himself?
Excerpts from Episode 17
Cindy on where she got her inspiration: “When I was a kid a fell in love with Kind Arthur stories. We had this big book of fairy tales and in the back were several stories about King Arthur…I loved the knights, the wizard, the sword in the stone…”
Cindy on conferences and book signings: “It’s really up to the author to arrange those things. You can find conferences to attend. You do have to pay your own way.”
Thief of Hope
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