Interview with T.L. Christianson, Author of Frying Night

30 Jun 2021

What can you tell us about your new release, Frying Night?

The dragon realm is an alternate world where dragons go when they’re not on Earth with their bonded person. Each Dragonborn human acts as a portal to that other place, and Sydney, Ashe, and Corbin have found a way to cross over to escape danger… however, they’ve gone from the frying pan and into the fire when they realize that they’re stuck there. Frying Night is written in a dual point of view from both Sydney and Ashe’s perspectives. This is great because we get to explore the Dragon Realm through both their eyes. This is book 4 in a five-book series.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

I usually read from apps on my phone. Right now, I’m halfway through the spin-off series ‘An Icehome’ of the Ice Planet Barbarians. I’ve fallen down the alien romance hole and can’t seem to find my way out…

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Have more confidence. Believe in yourself even when other people don’t. Don’t allow other people to set your limits – you set your limits.

I know this is cliché, but it’s true. I never really found myself until I was much older because I listened when others told me who and what I was – but when I stopped listening and started to find myself, I discovered a sense of freedom and contentment I never had before. I wish that I had the confidence as a teenager. 

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

Reading. Yes. I read constantly, and even while working, I usually finish a book a day – unless it’s very long.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

I’ve struggled and survived many terrible things that have ruined other people, but it’s my imagination and stories that keep me going. Writing and sharing these beautiful worlds that have blossomed out of my pain is what brings me happiness.

Every time someone tells me that they were sucked into my words or I gave them an escape… yeah, that’s what brings me joy. Because if I can make all those bad things of our world go away for even just a moment, then everything else is worth it. 

What scene from Frying Night was your favorite to write?

Scenes between Sydney and Ashe have always been my favorite to write. When they connect and their bond flairs to life and ricochets between them, throbbing and pulling and full of contentment and joy – it fills me full of the same. Connection scenes are my favorite. I’m a very empathetic person, so it hurts me when I write something painful.   


T.L. Christianson is the author of the new book Frying Night (The Dragon Born Academy Book 4)

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