Please give a warm welcome to multi-published author and poet Kyrian Lyndon. Today I interview the author of young adult fiction and poetry. Before we dig into questions, below is a peak at Ms.Lyndon’s newest publication – Provenance of Bondage (Book One in the the Deadly Veils series.)
Do you have any news and/or news about current projects you’d like to tell us about?
I’m working on the second book of my Deadly Veils series. I also want to do a fantasy series, but I’d like to get the Deadly Veils series finished first. It’s so easy to get side-tracked. 🙂
What is the title of your current book? Please share the book’s description.
Provenance of Bondage which is Deadly Veils, Book One.
Sixteen-year-old Danielle DeCorso watches in fear for two men in a dusty black sedan who keep circling the house and harassing her with phone calls. The old house in Glastonbury was an eerie place to grow up. Danielle would lie in her bed at night, listening to the sounds of darkness. But those predators in the black sedan—they had drugged her, along with her cousin, Angie, and held them captive in their home for hours. Angie will not share her truth of that horrendous day, and Danielle’s credibility is in question. Danielle remains guarded, obsessed, and withdrawn in her now tumultuous world. She finds herself in a position of needing to sort out her confusion while dealing with her troubled family. She craves normalcy in an ongoing fight for her sanity. Grief and guilt spiral her to an even darker place until startling revelations awaken her newfound spirit, inspiring a once naive girl to grow into a woman of defiance and courage.
What genre is Provenance of Bondage and is there a message you’d like your readers to take away from the story?
It’s literary fiction and dark suspense for young adults, but it seems to appeal to adults as well. I hope people who read this story will come away with a deeper understanding of people who live with emotional challenges while coping with family dysfunction. That determination to survive while being pulled down by all the world’s craziness can be as heartbreaking as it is fascinating. It can also be quite humorous. It has to be humorous at least half the time, or who’d want to participate really? Humor is everything.
What character/s do you most relate to in Provenance of Bondage and why?
I relate mostly to Danielle, and I’m finding out that many readers do. I experienced a lot of the things she experienced. I can also relate to Valentin because, like Dani, he has this internal dialogue going on and seems committed to sorting out his conflicts. Dani and Valentin are young, but they are deep thinkers.
What are you reading now?
I just started reading Earth, a novel by Caroline Allen. It’s the first book in a four-book series, has phenomenal reviews, and I’m looking forward to it. I love when I find a series I can enjoy for years, and that’s why I’ve wanted to write one that others could enjoy that way.
How did your love of reading fuel your writing?
It’s that ability to take someone out of whatever is going on, whatever difficulties they have to deal with at the moment, and transport them to a place they’ve never been. It’s a place that often seems familiar but at the same time, it’s new and unexplored territory. It’s like when you have the most exciting dream, and you don’t have to worry about consequences. You can just go with it, go along for the ride, escape the mundane, and have a good time. I love that. If I can do that for someone else, I’m thrilled.
In what ways can readers stay in touch with you to know about your current news?
I do have a newsletter, where I try to provide exclusives, offers, opportunities.
I’m in the process of forming a community. The portal will be on my website. It will have forums and chat rooms, so people can pop in and exchange ideas on a wide range of topics. I’m committed to recovery (from all things) as well as the process of growing, healing, and evolving. It’s often the focus in things I write, especially blogs, so this is an opportunity for people who like to get down in the rabbit hole and dig. It’s also, hopefully, a place to make friends.
Do you have a blog and if so, please share with readers favorite posts you’ve written.
My favorite posts would be the ones that seemed to resonate with others, so off the top of my head, All the Fear. People seemed to like The Relentless Pursuit of a Dream, What is the Heart of your Motivation, Fire in the Soul, The Madness of Poetry. I lost all my “likes” when I switched over to self-hosting but honestly, the important thing, for me, trite as it may seem, is sharing something that touches another, something that inspires.
What are your favorite interests when you aren’t reading or writing?
I’m into fitness. I like to cook. I’ll admit I love TV. People always say it’s bad for you, but I’m a homebody. I do love getting together with people to have lunch, dinner. I love walking around with others on a beautiful day, going to fun events, simple things, you know, connecting with people, great conversation, and laughter. I don’t ask for much. ☺
Anything else you’d like to include as a message for readers?
I’m just really grateful for readers because, sadly, so many people don’t read. I want to reward them for their love of books by writing something they will enjoy. I certainly hope I’ve done that.
I think you are, Kyrian! Thanks for being a guest. If you haven’t yet read Kyrian’s books, check out her book list on her website.
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Kyrian Lyndon is the author of Provenance of Bondage, the first book in her Deadly Veils series. She has also published two poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms and Remnants of Severed Chains.
Kyrian is also the owner of Moonlit Dawn Publications, LLC.
She began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor for her high school newspaper, Kyrian wrote her first novel, and then completed two more novels at the ages of nineteen and twenty-five.
Acquiring administrative experience in legal, medical, publishing and advertising fields, Kyrian has worked in executive-level positions, particularly with major New York publishing companies, including McGraw-Hill Book Company and John Wiley & Son Publishers. With McGraw-Hill, she was an assistant book manufacturing representative; with Wiley, an administrative assistant and computer system administrator. Also expert in computer skills, she helped organize a computer learning center for publishing staff and authored computer system documentation. In addition, she has been an assistant to the casting director at Blaise Associates, executive secretary with Clairol Appliances, paralegal assistant at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and legal assistant at Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan.
Kyrian is forthcoming about being a person with many years of recovery, as well as a trauma survivor. Throughout her journeys, she expressed her thoughts through poetry, embracing every challenge to triumph over adversity. In her conviction that learning, growing, healing, and evolving is a never-ending process, she remains as grateful for the dark days as she is for every flicker of hope and light. She considers herself a cheerleader for those trudging on against all odds in the hopes of living their dreams.
Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, New York, Kyrian was the middle of three daughters born to immigrants—her father from Campochiaro, Italy; her mother from Havana, Cuba. She loves nineteenth-century British literature, parallel universe fiction and dark romanticism. She also enjoys music, art, history, fitness and cooking.