Greetings readers, bloggers, geeks, and authors and welcome to The ToiBox of Words. I’m your host Toi Thomas, author of Eternal Curse, and today I have a treat to share. A while back, I had the pleasure to interview a wonderful author named, Kari Peterson. A good time was truly had by all, and here’s how it went down.
Toi Thomas: Hi there Kari! It’s so awesome to have you here at the ToiBox Blog. I’m excited to learn more about you and your work.
Kari: Hi Toi. I’m happy to be here and am anxious to share.
Toi Thomas: So tell me, who is Kari Peterson?
Kari: I am not your average gal. I didn’t grow up playing with Barbies or dressing in my mother’s clothes, jewelry or makeup. I drove my matchbox cars over obstacle courses, climbed trees, built forts, dreamt of owning my own horse, and pretended to be an elven princess. I continued to live my life on my terms, while staying true to my old fashioned values and respect. After completing high school, I took on a full-time job and put myself through college. In just under three years, I earned a degree in computers. I try to use that knowledge as often as I can.
The first book I ever self-published was “Cromwell Deep.” It did surprisingly well considering it received no professional editing or cover work. It has since been pulled for a much-needed makeover but will reemerge soon. Journey Through Morowak begins a story too big and wonderful for one installment. I am very excited to see just what it will become! I am 100% invested in this place and those who live within!
Toi Thomas: Well from one tomboy to another, I must say I’m impressed. I too got a degree in computers, but mine took five years.
Toi Thomas: Well before we dive into your special message today, let’s get to know you, the person inside the author.
Toi Thomas: What makes you geek out?
Kari: I am a HUGE horse lover! I owned a green broke mustang a few years back, but I no longer have her. My fingers are crossed that I will soon have the property I want, and when I do I plan to open an equine rescue ranch.
Toi Thomas: That’s sounds really nice. I too enjoy horses and wish I could have learned to really ride. I mean, I’ve gotten on them before and gotten around hobby farms and ranches, but that’s not really riding.
Toi Thomas: What was your favorite book or story, pre-teen years?
Kari: My favorite story has always been the LOTR series. It is epic.
Toi Thomas: Yeah, that’s one of those that’s hard to dispute. It really sticks with you.
Toi Thomas: Now that we know a little more about you, the person, let’s learn about your special message.
Toi Thomas: So whacha got for me today?
Kari: Journey Through Morowak is an adventure story based in medieval times. In my world, magic and dragons exist. You are able to form a genuine affinity for the characters, and their problems are real and relatable.
Toi Thomas: I like that you point out that your characters are relatable even though this is fantasy. For some reason, people seem to think that if magic is involved the story is purely escapism and not relatable- an opinion I do not share.
Toi Thomas: So who’s starring in this 2 dimensional script read of Journey Through Morowak?
Kari: Leading the cast is Arabella Wallington, a determined young woman who lives a life of honor but must choose to defy the one person she holds with highest respect.
Joining Arabella in the spotlight is Briol Derwintriver, a gifted mage with a backstory that will earn your affection immediately. His heartbreaking sacrifice leads to an exciting turn of events.
One other demands a mention and that would be Zorinthallis. This amazing character has more knowledge than any paper with written words, and his insight grates on the border of unlimited. He is arguably my favorite in the series.
Toi Thomas: This Zorinthallis sounds like the kind of character I’d fall in love with, as far as reading goes. 😉
Toi Thomas: Now for something a little kooky; are you ready?
Kari: Absotively posilutely.
Toi Thomas: Let’s play zombie urban survivor. What 3 things do you need to survive a black-out in Central Park the day zombies attack?
Kari: I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead, though I don’t know how long I would survive. I would take a flint & steel, an axe, and a HUGE roll of duct tape. 🙂
Toi Thomas: Hey, that sounds pretty good to me. You’ve got fuel, protection and hunting gear, and magic (the duct tape) covered.
Toi Thomas: Thank you so much Kari for spending time with me today.
Kari: Anytime Toi. It was fun.
Okay readers, bloggers, geeks, and authors, that’s all for today. Be sure to follow this blog to see who will be visiting next time. For more from Kari Peterson, check out these great links:
Website: Kari Peterson.com
Facebook: Kari Peterson Author
Purchase links for Journey Through Morowak:
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