Q: This is the second in your Last Lumenian series--did you know when you wrote the first book that you'd be writing a sequel?
A: As I began writing my first novel, The Last Lumenian, I could see it developing into a series following the story of Lilla and her adventures in the Seven Galaxies. The more I write, the more I can see this series growing into something even bigger than I had ever originally imagined!
Q: How did you create the world in which the novel takes place?
A: When developing the world in which this series takes place, I combined both structural and storytelling world-building elements.
The former is a visual representation of
specific structural elements my main hero encounters. In the latter I
incorporate other layers of world-building like society, economy, history, and
daily life. It's an astonishing process to explore when developing the worlds
within a book series.
Q: Do you think your character Lilla has changed from one book to the next?
A: Throughout the Last Lumenian series, Lilla will change from book to book because of the circumstances she experiences within each book.
While her core personality will remain,
she will continue to grow, learn, and change due to the challenges and
adventures she encounters. She's on a journey of finding her true purpose in
the Seven Galaxies.
Q: What do you hope readers take away from the story?
A: Each book within this series will have an underlined theme for readers to take away that correlates to Lilla's journey.
In the first book, I wanted readers to
learn that you don't have to be perfect to be a hero. But in this book, I hope
readers come away with an understanding of how important it is to not
Q: What are you working on now?
A: I'm currently working on the next phase in Lilla's story! There is so much more to explore in her journey and it will continue in book 3 of the series.
Q: Anything else we should know?
A: There is more to come in The Last Lumenian series. Stay tuned for more information on the future releases by following me on my social media accounts and my website.
--Interview with Deborah Kalb