Rhuna The Star Child - A Q+A With Barbara Underwood

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

 About the author: 

As an only child of older migrant parents, I was exposed to a different culture and outlook as I growing up in the suburbs of Sydney. At the age of 10 I became interested in history and travel, and in sixth grade my teacher commented on my flair for writing.

After a lot of travel and reading about history - I started with Thor Heyerdahl's adventures which led me to other books about unexplained mysteries such as pyramids and other megaliths around the world - I came to a point where I wanted to put it all together in an epic fantasy novel.

I have now written two further books following on from "Rhuna, Keeper of Wisdom." The 2nd and 3rd books are both set in Ancient Egypt, and I am working on the fourth book in the series, so stay tuned and enjoy "Rhuna"!

My Q+A With Barbara Underwood!

1) What inspired you to write this series of books?
The more I read about the mysteries of ancient technology related things, the more I got the feeling I had to tell everyone about it, so when it came to a subject for my novels, it was easy! 

2) Have you always been into the paranormal and seeing life from a different perspective?
Come to think of it, I think I have.  As a child I already loved ghost stories and things like that, and my mother believed in all kinds of supernatural stuff, so it has always been part of my life.’
3) Did you have the ending sorted before you started or did it come organically as you were writing?
I always have an ending in mind, even if it’s a bit vague at first, but during the course of writing the details become clearer.  I think it helps to have an overall direction and goal, even if you end up straying a bit from it if a better idea presents itself.
4) Do you use crystals yourself?
Not crystals, but I’ve experimented with other types of “scrying” while reading up about those things!
5) W it easy to finish writing this book?
Yes, relatively easy because I already had the sequel planned, and knew I was going to end with sort of a cliff-hanger, so it didn’t feel like an ending, really – just a “break” the series.
6) What’s next for Barbara Underwood?
Several more books in the Rhuna series, for a start!  I hope to have one published once a year, and possibly up to 9 books total.  Along the way I plan to write a few short stories or novellas featuring Rhuna and/or characters from her world.  There’s still so much to tell about Rhuna’s world, that I can’t see myself writing about anything else for some years yet!
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions Barbara! 

Love, Sarah

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