Interview with Ligia de Wit, Author of Touch of Faete

22 Mar 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Touch of Faete (Bradaís Pledge Book 1)?

Ryanne and Bricius woke me up at 6 a.m. on a Sunday a few years back. They wouldn’t let me go back to sleep, until I agreed to write them. Then I pictured Titus walking inside a coffee shop, and from there I didn’t stop until I finished that first version. I didn’t have a say in it. As a child, I read fairy tales, and as I grew up, those fairy tales gave way to pirate stories, those who fought in the Caribbean against English colonies, and even one who fought in Malaysian waters. I loved them with a passion, and it felt just natural to blend both.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Touch of Faete (Bradaís Pledge Book 1), what would they be?

Demons by Imagine Dragons for my antagonist-turned-reluctant-antihero. It hits too close to home!

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

Fantasy in every form. I tend to write Contemporary Fantasy, but I’m open to all!

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Uf! How many can I put here? Just off the top of my head, “A Gathering of Chromes”, and “The Undying man”.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

Tough one! It might have been one near the ending but I can’t tell because, spoiler. Let’s say it involves the sea.

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

Not really, I write whenever I can since I’m always surrounded by noise.

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

Be open to learning. You never stop.

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

There’s more to Titus’s backstory than what you read. A lot more.


Ligia de Wit is the author of the new book Touch of Faete (Bradaís Pledge Book 1)

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