Interview with author Katie O’Sullivan

Today I am excited to have as a guest  the very talented author – Katie O’Sullivan – Author of Son of a mermaid, new release from Crescent Moon Press.

Will you tell us about Son of a Mermaid? How it came to be, or where you found SonofaMermaid_FrontCoveryour inspiration? 

Mermaids have always fascinated me. We spent summers on the Jersey Shore when I was younger, and my friends and I would make up stories about the mermaids who lived in Barnegate Bay.

Now my family lives on the shores of Cape Cod, and when my daughter was little we started telling stories about the mermaids who live here, in Nantucket Sound.

Is this novel part of a series? If so, how many books do you have planned? Can you share a little teaser about the 2nd book?

I’ve already signed the contract for a second book, also with Crescent Moon Press. *yea* The next book starts a few weeks after the first one ends, and the current blurb reads like this:

At fifteen, Shea McNamara discovered his mother’s a mermaid and he’s heir to an undersea kingdom. And even more important, he fell in love…with a mermaid. Big life changers for a former farmboy from Oklahoma.

Seventeen-year-old Zan commands powerful magick, and owes his allegiance to Prince Demyan. Kidnapping the heir’s girlfriend is just another step in Demyan’s twisted plans for world domination. But Zan has never met anyone like the beautiful mermaid Kae. She makes him feel things that he never thought he deserved, and he makes promises that put both their lives at risk.

Kae is torn between two mermen battling not only for her affections, but also for the future of the undersea world they inhabit. In the clashes between good and evil, the lines are not always clearly drawn. Especially when love is involved.

Ooh, that sounds great! I can’t wait. Do you write any other genres? Or, Is there a genre you would like to try writing? If so, what?

I’ve written two previous novels, both romantic suspense. And I have a contemporary romance out on submission. But I’ve found that I really like writing YA fantasy and would love to write more!

Will you share a favorite author or book with us?

I’m a voracious reader and enjoy lots of different genres and authors. I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment in George RR Martin’s Fire and Ice series, as well as the new movie based on Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones.

I’ve been reading a lot of books by my fellow Crescent Moon Press authors and have to say I’ve been pretty impressed. I loved your book, Jody! I hope there’s a sequel coming soon!

Thanks Katie. That is really sweet of you.

How about a guilty pleasure?

A lot of the time, reading feels like a guilty pleasure, lol. Especially when I get caught up in a book and stay up all night or am sitting right next to the stove with my nose in a book as dinner burns to a crisp… My favorite part of any vacation time is planning what books I’m going to bring!

Do you have a favorite hobby or pastime that doesn’t involve writing or reading?

I love walking on the beach with my dogs, especially first thing in the morning when no one else is around and they can totally romp. I let them chase gulls while I collect sea glass, those broken cloudy shards that get pummeled by the waves and smoothed by the sand. I have jars of the stuff decorating our house!

That sounds wonderful. I agree, sea glass is beautiful.

Ok, here’s a plane ticket. Where would you like to go?

Hmmm. Tough choice. There are so many places I’d like to see! Right now, I’d probably choose to fly to Oregon to visit friends who left Boston a few years ago. I’ve never been to the Northwest so it would accomplish a few goals – seeing old friends and checking out new places!

Ahh, Northwest coast – great choice! Who would you like to meet?

You mean as in fan girl kind of thing? I’d love to meet Cassandra Clare or Suzanne Collins. Both of those women write in such a compelling way, I’d love a chance to sit down and talk with them about how they do it, and do it so well.

Those are some very cool authors. Thank you, Ms. Sullivan for visiting with us and good luck with Son of a Mermaid! Although I don’t think you need it – your novel is fantastic!

I am thrilled to hear that the 2nd book in this series is under contract. But, for right now, here is some information about Son of a Mermaid. If you get a chance check it out, I don’t think you will be dissapointed. More info – On amazon here.

In celebration of this new release, SON OF A MERMAID, by Katie O’Sullivan. Published May 2013 by Crescent Moon Press, a YA fantasy romance is on tour. Enter the rafflecopter below to win some fun prizes!  SofM5_tourbadge

Book Blurb:

Shea MacNamara’s life just got complicated.

After a freak tornado devastates his Oklahoma farm, the fifteen-year-old orphan moves to Cape Cod to live with a grandmother he’s never met. Struggling to make sense of his new surroundings, he meets a girl along the shore who changes his life forever.

Kae belongs to an undersea world hidden from drylanders. The daughter of royal servants, she knows the planned marriage of her Princess to the foreign King should put an end to the war between the clans. Two things stand in the way of lasting peace: an ambitious Regent and rumors of a half-human child who will save the oceans.

Sparks fly when she meets Shea, but could the cute drylander really be the Son of a Mermaid?

About the Author:

Katie O’Sullivan lives with her family and big dogs next to the ocean on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust. She writes YA and romantic suspense novels, and works as an editor making other people’s words sparkle. For the last four years, she’s been the Editor of magazine and writes a column entitled “The Write Way.”

She hopes her debut YA novel, SON OF A MERMAID, will make a big splash this summer, engaging young readers with a Cape Cod tale of a boy who discovers both his roots and his destiny far below the waters of Nantucket Sound.

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3 thoughts on “Interview with author Katie O’Sullivan

  1. The NW welcomes you!! I live in Oregon, and it’s seriously one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever lived – and I’ve lived all over!

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