* Author Spotlight * THROWING LIGHT by K A Servian

* Author Spotlight * THROWING LIGHT by K A ServianThrowing Light by K A Servian
Published by Sweetpea Publishing on February 13, 2017
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Grace is in turmoil. She's trying to come to terms with her mother's death and handle the unexpected arrival of her ex-boyfriend when a mystery document she finds in a box in the attic turns her life on its head and raises questions she is compelled to answer.

In her search for the truth, she stumbles into the middle of a missing person cold case in a small town where the inhabitants have kept a secret to protect one of their own for twenty-five years. Grace's investigation unearths long-held rivalries and opens old wounds, causing the past to collide with the present with terrifying results.

When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
I’ve always had a vivid imagination and endless curiosity. I enjoyed creative writing at school but tucked it away for many years while I pursued a career in fashion design and applied arts. About two and a half years ago, an idea for one scene about half-way through my first novel formed in my head. I decided to try writing a manuscript incorporating that scene, just to see if I could. What started out as an experiment, turned into an obsession and soon I was writing daily, taking courses and working with a developmental editor.
Are there any specific authors that you feel inspired you in your love of books and inspired you to write yourself?
I love Eleanor Catton’s (The Rehearsal, The Luminaries) writing, her descriptive prose is mouthwatering, Ken Follett is an amazing writer. The detail in his books is mind blowing. Jane Austen’s novels are so witty, charming and ground-breaking in terms of women’s literature and I must also include Margaret Mitchell because ‘Gone with the Wind’ is a masterpiece.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not writing?
Anything creative – Pattern making, sewing, jewellery making, screen-printing. I do and teach these subjects.
If you could take a dream vacation anywhere you wanted, where would it be?
I’m a home body. A holiday at home is my idea of paradise.
What did you do to celebrate publishing your first novel?
Nothing, I was in the midst of completing an assignment for my Advanced Diploma in Creative Writing.



After a twenty-plus-year career in the applied arts industry, including owning her own fashion and jewellery labels, Kathy decided to turn her creative skills to writing fiction.

Her first novel, Peak Hill, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016.

Kathy now squeezes full-time study for an advanced diploma in applied writing in around writing novels and short stories, teaching sewing and pattern making and being a wife and mother.



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  1. Hi Lynn! Thanks for interviewing K A Servian today! I loved reaidng her answers to your questions.

    Congratulations on the release of these books Kathy!

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