Friday, March 18, 2011

Interview with Laura Bingham

If you enjoy fantasy books for young people, like the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, I highly suggest that you read Laura Bingham's series that begins with the book Alvor.  The second book in the series is Wings of Light, which comes out in April of 2011.  Both are adventurous, imaginative and unpredictable. I'll be reviewing Wings of Light for Laura's blog tour later on this month.

What made you want to be an author?
I never set out to be an author.  I read a lot after my kids were born and the YA books were phenomanol.  Eventually it occurred to me that writing a book might be just as much fun as reading one.  That was how Alvor was born.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Each book I write is different in the way it comes into my head and heart.  There is no one answer to this. 
Are Erin and Bain based on your own twin children?
No way.  The only thing that my twins have in common is the magical relationship that so many twins share.  It's so unique that it's not hard to take two completely different characters and bond them in the same way my kids are in relationship to each other.
What are some of your favorite books of all time?
Ooh, this is a hard one.  The problem is, I'm always falling in love with new books.  It all depends on my mood.  Sometimes I like a good mystery, while other times I have to read the whole Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight or Uglies series all over again just because I feel like it.  I know, cliche, but I don't have one single favorite. 
Are you working on any other books? Can you tell us about them?
I have a dystopian YA novel that my agent is pitching.  Right now, my work in progress is a contemporary love story with a tiny twist of science fiction.  Of course, the final book in the Alvor series is next up on my docket.
When will the sequel to Alvor be released?
WINGS OF LIGHT will be released April 8, 2011


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