Author Interview: Emily Klein & A Good Knight’s Kiss

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Author Interview: Emily Klein

1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book? I have always been interested in history, and medieval history has a special place in my heart. I’d already written a novel (The Draughtsman Damsel) which took place in medieval times before. Also, my work is highly inspired by folk balladry of the British Isles, and that is manifested in the book as well.

2. Writers write what they know, and must observe the world. Are you a firstborn, middle or last child and how does this shape your view of the world? I am a middle child, I have an older brother and a younger one. I suppose it made me more cynical on the one hand, and more prone to daydreaming on the other, to escape to my own wee world, and it also caused me to observe people and what made them tick, something that is manifested in my writing, in my focus on psychological motivations of the characters.

3. Where is your favorite place to write? I usually write at my neighbourhood coffee shop, at the counter overlooking the main street of my town.

4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains? I usually kill off only the villains in my stories, so not too bad. But I do abuse my heroines and protagonists quite a wee bittie. Muhahahaha.

5. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them? Charlotte Bronte. I ask her if she can teach me how to write those perfect proposal scenes.

6. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows.
I used to be a social worker, and I didn’t really like it.

7. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack for company. What three items are in your survival pack? something to read, something to write on, something to make coffee

8. If you could have one superpower in your existence, what would it be? Write without self-doubt, or unlimited patience for research.

9. Favorite snack? Pizza

10. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going or do you drive the speed limit? I have no sense of direction on the road, but quite a good one, metaphorically speaking. I have a master plan. A roadmap.

A Good Knight’s Kiss

by Emily Klein

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GENRE: Historical Romance

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BLURB:

A Good Knight’s Kiss is a romantic coming-of-age story.

John’s uncanny cleverness and insight, and his red hair cause his stepmother to fear him, thinking him a devilish daemon.

He sets off, much to his chagrin, to start his new life as page, squire, and then knight to his uncle-by-marriage. As often happens, he falls in love. But it is with his lord’s daughter, no less.

John is sensitive, astute and fiery, and his conflicting loyalties and desires are what drive him onwards.

When he’s faced with a choice between heeding his father’s decree for a simple life, and his oath to his brother on one hand, and the love of his life on the other, how will he choose? Simplicity or love, honour or happiness?

Excerpt:

Matilda was shivering. She was feeling cold one moment, and hot the next. Her covers were tightened and loosened about her. Her maid and housekeeper were desperate. She was lapsing in and out of consciousness. Salves were rubbed on her temple; hot and cold compresses laid on her brow, even doused in vinegar, or smeared with mustard.

But the lady would not come to. She lapsed in and out of delirium, crying for John, one moment meaning to call on her babe, and the next-her beloved Baron.

Her young babe was taken away, unbeknownst to her, to a wet nurse. Had the lady been sentient, it would have sent her into a fuming rage. She was a veritable zealot when it came to her wee darling. He was her one solace, and, she thought, her insurance against starvation and doom. Her John would not turn her out, and when her son was cared for as the bastard son of a baron, she too would be cared for. She was, in her ailment, beginning to doubt ever being married to Lord John, his promises to her notwithstanding. Or perhaps they would be wed and her son legitimised? She hardly deigned to hope.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Emily Klein is an author of historical romance novels set in medieval times. She is a staunch anglophile, with a keen interest in anything and everything British, and a fierce love for the English language and all its dialects. She also has an interest in history, including, but not limited, to medieval history. Emily also enjoys antiques and vintage clothing. In short, if it’s part of history, Emily Klein will find it interesting.

In her novels, Emily Klein strives to delve into her characters’ thoughts, feelings, and true psychological motives, based on their personalities, pasts, and the societies in which they operate. Finding motives and helping people as they strive to solve their life issues is no strange matter to Emily, who is also a trained social worker.

Emily Klein lives in Israel, with her husband, two young daughters, and her little dog named Tofu.

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