Interview with Charity Mae, Author of The Emissary

11 May 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Emissary?

I really enjoyed a retelling of The Princess and the Pea as a child and knew I wanted to write a retelling myself.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Emissary, what would they be?

What If by Kane Brown.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Fantasy and dystopian both to read and write.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Matched, Michael Vey 7, and many more!

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

In this book, the Japchrian delegation and Celeste Day ball. 100%

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I have to use the right air freshiner or essential oil to get into the right head space.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

I want them to just remember the magic of the adventure. Want them to feel the love for it and the rush of adventure I felt writing it.


Charity Mae is the author of the new book The Emissary

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