Interview with Gwen Rivers, Author of Savior’s Spell

07 Jan 2020

What can you tell us about your new release, Savior’s Spell?

It’s your basic half fae orphan bent on revenge and crossing paths with a werewolf pack who help her find her destiny kind of story. There’s magic, drama, humor, relatable characters in denial and going through hell. All the essentials of a first book in a new urban fantasy series.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I wouldn’t say I was inspired to become an author. I’ve always been a storyteller. My Nan used to call it lying, but it was storytelling, lol. It’s just what I am. Writing those stories down was just the next logical step.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I’m going to cheat and say best series because picking just 5 books would involve pro-con lists, spreadsheets and all sorts of other data and you probably still wouldn’t get an answer out of me. Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series and Diana Gabadon’s Outlander series for sure. Kresley Cole’s Immortal After Dark and Patricia Briggs Mercy-verse. The first two books of Sarah J Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses series would be number 5. I gravitate to books that involve vivid world building, magic and forever sorts of relationships.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

This is one of those questions that makes me want to gouge out my own eyes with a rusty spork, lol. My anxiety would eat me from the inside out. All my focus would be on myself and not doing something stupid.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I have the best job in the world. I love it all.

What is a typical day like for you?

Get up, let the dogs out, make coffee. Get my boys to school, try to get some words down. Afternoons are for phone calls, emails and errands. Walk the dogs, we typically do 3 miles a day. Do yoga. Aim for some more words on the page, though that doesn’t always happen. Read until bed. There’s usually food in there somewhere. I am very lucky to be living this life.

What scene in Savior’s Spell was your favorite to write?

Emma and Liam’s first meeting. It was one of those scenes that was very vivid in my mind. The rooftop, the rain, the magic. A moment of connection that is the softest whisper of destiny.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

You can’t win if you don’t play.

Gwen Rivers is the author of the new book Savior’s Spell.

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