Pernicious: True Evil (Author Interview)

Pernicious: True Evil looks like a really scary book.  One of the few covers that actually gets me scared. Will this be turned into a series or do you only plan for the one book?
I am glad you think it looks like a scary book! That was exactly the vibe I was going for when it came to the cover. Pernious is part of a 3 book series. Book 2 will be released by the end of 2020.

What can you tell us about the character Astra?

Astra is a person with a good heart and a difficult past. She is a gifted girl who doesn’t realize just who she has the ability to become. She has a difficult time trusting strangers and tends to put up a wall. When she first arrives on the planet, she is understandably afraid and isn’t very good with her survival skills. Through the book you see her journey and growth to becoming not only a skilled survior, but quite a strong woman.

What inspired you when writing Pernicious: True Evil?   

My travels and listening to music helped inspire me when writing the book. It stimulated my imagination which helped me to escape into this world that I created.

Why did you decide to become a writer?

Writing for me is an escape. It is the ability to get out everything that I want to say and need to say in a way that also allows me to immurse myself in a fantasy world.

How did you come up with the story in Pernicious: True Evil?

As a child I was always fascinated with demons and fantasy creatures. I would get lost in my daydreams, which would lead me to getting in trouble a lot at school, since I wasn’t paying attention to the teachers. I began writing this book as an outlet to my imagination. Though I stopped writing it after 90 pages, I picked it back up as an adult and rewrote it to the creation that it is now.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Pernicious: True Evil?

What I found to be the most challenging would definently have to be when I was trying to explain the world the way I saw it in my head. I wanted to write something that made the reader feel as if they were Astra, experiencing this world the way she is.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love traveling all over the world and taking photographs of my travels.

Where can you find these photographs of your travels?
I post them on my social media sites like Instagram (Thetravelingfantasywriter) and facebook (authorangelikakoch).

Are you working on any other books right now?

Yes, currently I am working on 3 different book series, including Pernicious. As of right now, Pernicious is the only one that is available, but the others will be released in the next year or two.