Haven (Chronicles of Warshard #1)
Haven (Chronicles of Warshard #1) is the 2nd place winner of World’s Best Story!
Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen.
Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.
With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant Kadia sets her sights on the six kingdoms. Haven’s neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia’s shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven’s only home. Haven must make a choice; take her people and flee to the foreign Republic across the sea or lead a last stand against a powerful dictator.
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Katherine Bogle’s debut young adult novel, Haven, came second in the World’s Best Story contest 2015. She currently resides in Saint John, New Brunswick with her partner in crime, and plethora of cats.
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
Most of the inspiration from my stories have come from dreams. I have what I like to call “epic story dreams” wherein I’m almost never myself, in fact I’m a different person with a past, and completely different personality. Sometimes these dreams are even in cinematic form where I’m watching them like a movie. If I don’t get inspiration from a dream, it’s typically from a word, phrase, or idea, that morphs way beyond what I ever thought it’d be.
What is the last great book you’ve read?
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard was the last fabulous book I read! I absolutely adored the world, the characters, and everything in between!
In today’s tech-happy world, most writers use their computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?
I never wrote parts of Haven on paper, but the very first book I ever wrote was written completely on paper before being transferred onto the computer. Keep in mind that was before I had a computer of my own, and this was actually a very irritating process to transfer it all.
Was it a conscious choice to have so many strong female characters in Haven?
It was. I’m a big believer in strong women in fiction. Keep your Mary Sues, and Bella Swans at home. I love me some badass ladies, and I’m glad fiction is starting to really portray more of them!
When can we expect a Haven sequel?
The Haven sequel is in the planning stages, and I’m hoping to have it out in Winter/Spring 2017. Hopefully it’ll be sooner, but I do have lots of short stories and a novella planned for in between to keep everyone busy!
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