Have you been writing for a long time?
I’ve been writing since I was 11 or 12. I remember writing a few short stories in class or at home on a typewriter.
What inspired you to start a writing career?
I love to write the kind of stories I’d read, so I hope other people might like to read them too!
Is this book a stand-alone or part of a series?
Crimson Fire is the first in the Magic of Isskasala series (Isskasala being the continent where most of the action takes place). I’m currently in the process of editing book 2 and about a third of the way through writing book 3.
Why did you choose this genre?
It’s a cliché, but it chose me. I was given the Narnia chronicles and The Secret Garden as a child and the sense of wonder I get from fantasy hasn’t faded.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Read. Read, read, read. It’s the best way to learn how to write (or not to write in some cases). Think about what works and what doesn’t and why. And then write and take every grain of constructive criticism you can get. Every bit helps you get better.
About the Book
Title: Crimson Fire
Author: Mirren Hogan
Magic was the last thing on Tabia’s mind — until she discovered she could use it. When her father hands her over to the princess of a neighbouring country to pay his debts, she may have the chance to learn how to control her new abilities.
But her new mistress’ enemies have plans of their own. Caught up in a web of divided loyalties, coercion and betrayal, Tabia can trust no one.
Can Tabia find a way to regain her freedom and return home — or will the struggle cost her the ultimate price?
Mirren Hogan lives in NSW Australia with her husband, two daughters, dog, cat, rabbits and countless birds. She has a Bachelor of Arts (English/ history), a Graduate Diploma of Arts (writing) and a couple of degrees in education. She writes fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal fiction.She has several books due for release with The Dragon’s Rocketship publishing within the next year, including a trilogy co-authored by Erin Yoshikawa. She’s also had several short stories published and has co-edited two charity anthologies; for breast cancer research and Plan Australia.
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