Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Christa Yelich-Koth


Christa Yelich-Koth’s books twist genres, leaving you wondering what is truth and what is illusion.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
My interesting writing quirk is that I never know the endings to my books before I start writing them. I didn’t realize this was unusual until working with another writer who only wrote once they’d thought of the ending to their story.

He didn’t really believe me, since he’d just read a detective novel of mine, Spider’s Truth (coming 2018), wondering how I could possibly have woven the complex yet seamless clues together. I explained to him that my characters move themselves forward and I’m just along for the ride.

A great example of this came out while writing my second book, Identity. During a scene, one of the characters had very few lines, seemed only to echo what others said, and didn’t really have anything to do except hang around in the background. I realized it was because that character wasn’t supposed to be there anymore. In a previous scene, that character had been knocked out, but in fact, the blow must have been worse. They were dead.

It was the first time I discovered the power of this motivation. Even though I wanted the character to stay alive and continue on, the more I wrote about them, the worse the story became. It was not in my power to control them.

Because of this, my books will always ring true, even if it involves heartbreak or pain. My characters will not feel forced and will not bend to my will, only their own.

Author Blurb
Christa Yelich-Koth is the author of the Eomix Galaxy Books collection, which includes Amazon Bestsellers ILLUSION and IDENTITY, out from Buzz & Roar Publishing.

Aside from her novels, Christa has also authored a graphic novel, HOLLOW, and 6-issue follow-up comic book series HOLLOW'S PRISM from Green-Eyed Unicorn Comics. (with illustrator Conrad Teves.)

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Christa was exposed to many different things through her education, including an elementary Spanish immersion program, a vocal/opera program in high school, and her eventual B.S. in Biology. Her love of entomology and marine biology help while writing her science fiction/ fantasy aliens/creatures.

As for why she writes, Christa had this to say: "I write because I have a story that needs to come out. I write because I can't NOT write. I write because I love creating something that pulls me out of my own world and lets me for a little while get lost inside someone or someplace else. And I write because I HAVE to know how the story ends."


How can we follow you on Facebook?
My Eomix Galaxy Books page: https://www.facebook.com/Eomix-Galaxy-Books-1594701900742078/

What is your Twitter Handle?
@cyelkoth

Your Website Address is:
www.christayelichkoth.com

Are there any other sites we should know about?
Trailer for Eomix Galaxy Books: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R-0fTOB51U