Interview with Killian Wolf, Author of Lost In Tarotland

15 Mar 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Lost In Tarotland?

The world-building for this series started happening before the story did, and it looked completely different than what it’s become. I’ve always been fascinated with the esoteric paths and religions, and studied the tarot cards back when I was a teenager. I remember being wide awake in the middle of the night in my father’s farm in Honduras, while I was researching the mysteries of the tarot. That’s when it hit me, that I wanted to write a book where the tarot cards showed the main character certain mysteries by pulling them inside their world. This idea stayed on the back-burner when I went on to study anthropology and archaeology, and then I wrote stories in different worlds.

It wasn’t until I was wrapping up my last series that I told my editor about my idea, and she demanded that I write it immediately. I laughed and said I still needed to develop the story for it, to which she responded, it reminded her of an Alice retelling–be it very loose, and more twisted. Suddenly then, my mind took over and this was the result.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Lost In Tarotland, what would they be?

I actually have a playlist for this.

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

It is absolutely YA fantasy, but I also really enjoy New Adult Urban Fantasy. Also, I’ll read anything with Peter Pan.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

My TBR is huge right now! But just to name two, they are Prince of Sea and Song by Linsey Miller, and Straight on Till Morning by Liz Braswell.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

This is a hard one. I think I’d have to go with any of the fight scenes, because they’re so fast paced, I really get into it while writing them. Soren is so sassy, that it’s funny to place her in a moment where she’s completely incompetent but still wants to help, and ends up making things worse. Also, I loved writing any of the Gari scenes, because he’s so whimsical.

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

I have a betta fish named Ghost that I read out loud to when I’m not sure if something sounds right in my head.

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

“Small, seemingly insignificant improvements over time lead to stunning results.”-Robin Sharma

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

The feeling they felt when being inside my world.


Killian Wolf is the author of the new book Lost In Tarotland

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