Today we welcome Janalyn Voigt, author and speaker, to 3 Questions Wednesday.
(1) What is your favorite book? [Bible excluded]
Janalyn: There are so many books to love, but possibly my very favorite is The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart. I love just about everything this vintage author wrote. If you’re curious, I explain why she’s my favorite author with an embedded video interview in which she talks about her books at Dangerous Worlds, one of my book extra sites for readers.
Jennifer: That’s one of my favorites, also. 🙂
(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?
Janalyn: It’s funny, but I would be Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings. No, I don’t have a hidden desire to be a man, but I can relate to his struggles as king of a fallen kingdom who even in the midst of desperate circumstances must find the courage to lead his people. That’s a story of honor that resounds with me. Embracing honor for the greater good is a theme I’m drawn to explore in my Tales of Faeraven trilogy. Some of my characters make good choices and some do not, but none of them can escape the demands of honor.
(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Janalyn: I’d go on an extended tour of European castles, with Scotland and Ireland at the top of the list. I had a DNA test done to determine my ancestry and learned that my ancestors hailed from both of these countries. I’m of Bohemian ancestry, too, so that country would come in third, I suppose. Another part of my ancestors were Native Americans, but they didn’t have castles, more’s the pity.
Castles feature in my fantasy novels. I’m moving into writing romantic suspense novels as well, and of course the first project I’m tackling in that genre is set in a castle.
Thank you, Janalyn, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday!
DawnSinger: A headstrong young princess and the guardian sworn to protect her fly on winged horses to the Gate of Life above the Well of Light in a desperate bid to release the DawnKing, and the salvation he offers, into a divided land. Will they each learn in time that sometimes victory comes only through surrender?
WayFarer: When an untried youth ascends to the high throne of Faeraven, his mistakes tear kingdoms apart and allow just one chance at redemption. He must humble himself before the man he banished.
Janalyn Voigt’s unique blend of adventure, romance, suspense, and fantasy creates worlds of beauty and danger for readers. Tales of Faeraven, her epic fantasy series beginning with DawnSinger, carries the reader into a land only imagined in dreams.
Janalyn is represented by Sarah Joy Freese of Wordserve Literary. Her memberships include ACFW and NCWA.
When she’s not writing, Janalyn loves to discover worlds of adventure in the great outdoors.
Author Site for Janalyn Voigt: (author journals, travel journals, guest journals, and book news)
Site for Writers: Live Write Breathe (teaching articles plus free How to Edit PDF)