5 Questions with YA Author Chloe Jacobs

Published November 5, 2012 by LS Murphy

Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she’d at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.

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Now on to the FIVE QUESTIONS

1. What was the spark of inspiration for Greta and the Goblin King?

I was intrigued by the idea of twisting up a fairy tale hadn’t already had its fair share of reboots, and the potential I saw for a really dark, character-driven story was impossible to ignore. In the end, it turned out much different than I’d initially envisioned, but I’m so happy because I think it’s an even greater book than I’d initially envisioned too!

2. What was the most difficult aspect of building a world like Mylena?

Staying consistent. The trick with building a world is that all worlds have rules, and you can’t change the rules when they become inconvenient to your plot, or your characters plight.

3. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Don’t jump into anything. There are so many avenues open to writers to get their work out into the world these days, you don’t have to go with the first opportunity that comes along. Take the time to research your options, and choose the best fit for your book, your style, and your schedule. And if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Don’t worry though! You’ll find the fit that’s best for you, and be so much happier.

4. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

I’d totally do the ancient Egypt thing. OMG just the headdresses alone would give me spasms of joy! Imagine me looking all sexy and dangerous like Cleopatra!

5. Finally, Star Wars or Star Trek?

Ack! I can’t choose. I love them both. The first has a hot young Harrison Ford! But new Star Trek has an equally hot Chris Pine!

Wow, thanks so much for having me as a guest. These were awesome questions, and I had a ton of fun!

~Chloe Jacobs

 About Greta and the Goblin King

While trying to save her brother from the witch three years ago, Greta was thrown into the fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon. To survive, 17-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young Goblin King, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her determination to escape. But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil being knows she’s the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the boys she finds stranded in the woods will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back . . .

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