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In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, compassion might get a person killed, and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After the monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders.
With dangers on all sides, she can't afford to let her emotions lead her astray. But when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest, a young man from beyond the Frost named Gabe, Lia does the unthinkable. She saves his life. Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the "Farthers," as ruthless and cruel.
Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent-and handsome. And she might even be falling for him. But time is running out. The monsters in the forest are growing bold and restless. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Is compassion-and love-worth the risk? Finally, when a startling discovery challenges everything she thought was true about her life, Lia realizes exactly what she must do.
The Frost Chronicles follows Lia Weaver, a newly-orphaned girl trying to protect her brother and sister in a harsh world. Lia saves his life against her better judgement, and that action changes everything.
The entire series consists of 5 books, and it has spies, intrigue, lots of twists, romance, and some steampunk and sci fi elements. I had the idea of a farm girl helping a fugitive, a stranger, in the middle of a snowstorm. But the story had a mind of its own and turned into an entire novel—then five novels. A few things, really. Love is risky, because people can die or be taken away, but without it life is bleak. Love transforms you—sometimes it makes you stronger and braver than you ever thought possible.
I wrote Frost very quickly, in about 3 months. I finished the entire series in about a year and a half. Well, this is a character who does not appear until book 2, but my favorite character in the series is a guy named Korr. Can you talk about how you wrote it?
Did you do any outlining? Did it take you in any unexpected directions? With Frost, I write quickly and the story just came together easily. The sequels were harder—they got increasingly complicated with added characters, secrets to keep track of, twists to remember and tease without giving them away, etc.
I outlined a lot, but gave myself freedom to make changes that seemed right, and some of those unplanned scenes really paid off. A few plot elements took me in unexpected directions. Characters sometimes have a mind of their own that way. So some love stories took me by surprise.
That kind of thing. I really like the books as they are. I guess maybe I would make Frost longer—I got a lot of complaints that it was too short, and so I made sure the other books were longer.
I was working on a second edition that added some scenes and a subplot, and I may release it sometime in the future. I design my covers myself, because I love doing it. I wanted something both beautiful but slightly ominous. So I cropped it so her eyes were hidden and I gave the image a blueish filter and that really helped make it embody the tone of the novel, I think.
I was about six, and my mother informed me that there were people who got paid to write books. It was kind of a pipe dream for the next ish years, and then I got serious about really pursuing it. Write as much as you can, read as much as you can. Let yourself write a bad first draft, because you can fix it in revision. Just get it written. I also have two cats whom I consider family, and they contribute by keeping my feet warm while I work. I have an obsession with dark fantasy, dystopian futures, and Pride and Prejudice-style love stories full of witty banter and sizzling, unspoken feelings.
I live with my geeky husband and our two bad cats in Atlanta, GA. Blog Facebook Goodreads. Email Address. Interview with Kate Avery Ellison Can you talk a little about what the book is about?
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Interview with Kate Avery Ellison, author of The Frost Chronicles
It was a quick read less than pages but an enjoyable one. Nelson Mandela had said: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Kate Avery Ellison. In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, compassion might get a person killed, and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After the monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders.
In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, compassion might get a person killed, and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After the monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides, she can't afford to let her emotions lead her astray. But when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest, a young man from beyond the Frost named Gabe, Lia does the unthinkable. She saves his life.