Interview with Ashely Munoz, Author of King of Hearts | NewInBooks
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write King of Hearts?
It’s the second edition in the Rake Forge University Series, so writing these characters in book one is what really inspired me. I had laid quite a few breadcrumbs that I didn’t even expect to pick up on then develop into something entirely different by book two.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of King of Hearts, what would they be?
Save My Love by Lonr. and Amber Mark
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
Fantasy with a heavy romantic subplot
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
We’re Made of Moments by Molly Mclain, The Book Boyfriend by Carina Rose, Room Hate by Penelope Bloom, Zodiac Academy, and several more.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
Chapter Sixteen. Easily my favorite—it’s the largest climax in the story, and most jaw-dropping. I had so much fun writing it, that even now after it’s finished, I’ll go back and reread it.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
No, I have four kids which makes it difficult to really find the time to write. If I get the time, I just get it done no matter what’s around me, or where I’m at. I do usually need music of some kind, but that always depends on my mood.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Be kind to everyone, especially people just starting out in this industry. It costs nothing and usually gives you a massive return.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
My name….haha, I mean that’s a weird thing to say but I’m serious. I would hope that my name stood out to readers and made them want to one-click me in the future.
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