Sunday, August 24, 2014

Interview with author Catherine Aerie

Why did you pursue writing?

Writing is the most incredible way to embark a journey of mind, to channel unspoken emotions, to discover wonders in unknown world, and to feel the joy and pride of creativity.

What inspired your book?

It all started off with my original interest in the Korean War itself. Then it became personal when I was researching my family history and discovered that a female relative had participated in the conflict. From there on, the basic foundations of the plot and the characters folded together with each extra thought added into it.   

How long have you been publishing your work?

The Dance of the Spirits is my debut novel.  It was first published in the September of 2013.

What’s your writing environment like?

Asides from my laptop, piles of books on the dining table improvised as a large desk and as well as two mugs - one for tea and the other for coffee - that are almost always being refilled.  

What projects are you currently working on?

Promoting The Dance of the Spirits and researching for my second book, while I still has to support my family as usual without change.

About The Author:

Catherine Aerie, a graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a master degree in finance. She was inspired to write “The Dance of the Spirits” while researching a family member’s role in the Korean War, deciding to revive an often neglected and overlooked setting in fiction and heighten the universality of resilient pursuit of love and liberty. Her debut novel was finished after about two years of research. She currently resides in southern California.

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