Interview with Michelle Kryst author of Hexed

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Michelle Krys lives with her husband and son in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. She works part-time as a NICU nurse and spends her free time writing books for teens. Michelle is probably not a witch, though she did belong to a witchcraft club in the fifth grade and "levitated" people in her bedroom, so that may be up for debate. Hexed is her first novel. Visit her at or follow @MichelleKrys on Twitter.

Just a few weeks ago, I read an amazing book, called Hexed. I’m so happy not just because I could read the book month before the publish date, but also because I was able to hold an interview with the author, Michelle Krys
This is actually my first ever interview with an international author, so I’m glad that the first time I’m doing this is with an author of a book that I actually like.  You know what the best part is? She is actually very nice!
Anyway, here is my interview with Michelle Krys


Hello Miss. Thank you for coming
Umm.. Let’s start with basics. What inspired you to write Hexed?

It was always a dream of mine to write a novel, but I didn’t actually give it a try until I was on maternity leave four years ago. My son slept through the night and took very long daytime naps, and I suddenly had a lot of free time on my hands. I realized that I’d never get a better opportunity to finally write that book I’d always been saying I wanted to write.

I got the idea for HEXED from my sister. One day, she told me about an adult historical novel she wanted to write, which she’d planned to call “The Witch Hunter’s Bible”. When she later decided to trunk that idea, I asked her if I could steal the title for a young adult novel that had been unfolding in my head ever since she first mentioned it to me. Luckily, she agreed, and I got to work writing about a snarky cheerleader whose hunt for a stolen family heirloom gets her caught up in a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers.

Ironically, ‘The Witch Hunter’s Bible’ ended up not being the best fit for the finished product, and we
changed the title in the editorial process.

The main character, Indigo is very lovable. Did you create her based on someone you know, or maybe even yourself? Does she resemble you in any way?

Thank you!
Indie and I are alike in some ways. While I was never a cheerleader and I wasn’t popular in high school, (and I certainly wasn’t a witch!) we do share a similar dry, sarcastic sense of humor, and okay, a penchant for bad boys.

To write a fantasy book or even get published is not an easy thing. But you did it! Can you tell us
about the struggles and how you handled it?

Where to start! There were countless roadblocks and struggles along the way, but I suppose the biggest ones were finding time to write, and stress management. As for how I handled them, I made writing a priority and just did it, and I took much-needed breaks when the stress of writing a book got to be too much, which was often—writing a book is not for the faint of heart!

I know that Hexed hasn’t officially released. But there are quite a lot of people who already got an
ARC, and the reviews are good! Most of us can’t wait for the next one. Can you tell us about it?

Thank you! The next book begins right where Hexed left off, just a few weeks after the conclusion. I
don’t want to say too much about it as I don’t want to spoil Hexed for those who haven’t read it yet, but Indie faces new challenges in her relationships with Bishop, Paige and her aunt Penny, and her witchy abilities are pushed to the limit. It’s fun and epic and I think fans of Hexed will really like it.

Okay, last question. There are a lot of us who want to be writers, just like you! Do you have any tips for us?

Be persistent. There will always be rejection in a writer’s life, whether you’re querying your first novel or you’re a New York Times Bestseller pitching your next project to editors. What matters is what you do about it. Keep working, keep learning, keep reading, and don’t let someone’s “No” be what makes you give up on your dream.

Well, that’s all! Once again, thank you for coming! It’s been a pleasure and I’m very honoured to be able to do this. I hope I can work with you again. Looking forward for your next book.

I wish you all the best! Keep writing!

 Well, that's my interview with the amazing Michelle Krys! Seriously you should read her book, Hexed and join me as one of the Hexaholics! Big thanks to Michelle Krys! I am very honoured .


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