The Compulsive Reader: Interview with Caitlin Kittredge!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Interview with Caitlin Kittredge!

Right now I am reading a fascinating book called The Iron Thorn. It has all of the things I adore in it--a steampunk-esque setting, a strong heroine, mystery, madness--and it's super thick. I am in love! The author, Caitlin Kittredge, was kind enough to take a few moments and answer a few questions for me!

TCR: What sparked the idea for The Iron Thorn?

CK: I think what really sparked it was a desire to write a Lovecraftian fantasy, but with a twist. Adding steampunk elements and setting the whole thing in an alternate 1950s came pretty naturally. Once I'd decided to write alternate history fantasy, Aoife's character just woke up and started talking to me one day. The first line of the book popped into my head, and it all grew from there.

TCR: What was the hardest part about writing it? The easiest?

CK: Hardest, definitely getting the first draft out, even if it's in terrible shape. I wouldn't say that any part of the process is exactly easy, but I do like editing, getting everything into shape, and making the novel the best it can be.

TCR: What's your favorite sort of novel?

CK: The kind I can get lost in!

TCR: What can we look forward to next from you?

CK: The second Iron Codex book will be out in Spring 2012, and the next book in my adult series from St. Martin's will be out in September.

Thanks, Caitlin!

And keep an eye out for my review, coming up soon!

Follow Caitlin's blog tour and stop by thestorysiren.com tomorrow!


Bekka said...

I'm so excited to read this book. It finally came in at my library! Everything about it seems different than what's out right now, even down to the cover. As soon as I finish my current read, The Iron Thorn is definitely next.

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Natalie Aguirre said...

Great interview. Caitlin's book sounds interesting. Looking forward to your review. Interesting that she thinks the first draft is the hardest.

Jules said...

I have seen this book popping up in a few different blogs.

It is definitely on my wishlist!