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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Welcome Katherine Gilraine

We're going to kick off this Valentine's day a little differently today with Urban Fantasy author Katherine Gilraine. Today Katherine is here for an interview and she gives us a sneak peek into her new release The Index, Book 3: Lineage.

Welcome Katherine, how long have you been an author?
Katherine: If you go from the date of first publication, since August of 2009, but I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Book 1 of The Index was wrapped up in 2006, and it was my first serious foray into the world of book publishing.

Congratulations, being published is a wonderful accomplishment. I'm curious though, what's your favourite genre?
Katherine: I don’t have a favourite as much as I have a favourite element: mystery. I love figuring things out, and love puzzles, and it shows in the choice of books I pick up. No matter what it is, if there’s a puzzle to figure out, I’m all over it.

I love a good mystery myself. What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?
Katherine: If I really had to pick – because you and I both know there’s not just one surprise – then it would be the fact that deadlines really are a lifesaver when it comes to releases. If there is a deadline motivating you, then you know that there is a stopping point somewhere that will tell you, “Put this damn thing down already!” This is especially true of self-publication; if you’ve poured in a year or so of editing (give or take), then the deadline keeps you in tight focus.

Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?
Katherine: One? Only one? Joking, of course. Apart from working on The Index, which is a very long-term series of books, looks like, I’ve gotten this idea of putting together an anthology of music-themed short stories, reflections, vignettes, etc. I love jazz, and want to do something to commemorate that love, author-style.

Wow, what an intriguing idea. Best of luck with that. Now, if you had a warning label, what would it say?
Katherine: Caution: Combustible Sarcasm At Work!

*grins* If you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?
Katherine: Hmmm. This is a good one. I think, at least right now, I would pick Sigard, the antagonist from the second arc. What I’d do with him? No idea. I’m tempted to say, “tie up and hoist up the first flagpole for law enforcement to find” but that would be way too easy. Sigard being a con man and all...

Interesting, I'd like to thank Katherine for stopping by today. For those of you who are interested in Learning more about Katherine and her work, she can be reached through these links:

Her blog is at and she can be found on Twitter as @kgilraine. The Facebook page for The Index Series is Amazon has her here:


It’s the year 3400 in New York City, and Alex Kramer’s company troubles are complicated by the sudden disappearance of his business partner and friend, Jason Watson. Alex immediately suspects foul play, and calls in some otherworldly assistance. No sooner than help arrives, Jason resurfaces with something that could turn the entire concept of Mages on its head.
Just when Arriella, the current High Mage, recovers from her latest mission, she finds out that the skeleton in her father’s closet is, in fact, it’s her sister she had never met, never known, and who is now missing. Her recent whereabouts plunge Arriella right back into New York City, where the intergalactic presence is a fact of life, and discovers that her sister has a bone to pick with quite a few people, including Arriella herself.
The Index: Lineage brings an entirely new twist to the old saying, “Blood is thicker than water”. The Mages, a close group, always value their own, whether or not they got their powers by birth or otherwise. But what happens when someone comes along to redefine the perception of normal in a universe where magic is commonplace?
Sometimes, lineage can be a killer.

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Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~

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