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Elly Blake had a chat with Date A Book about her fav YA authors and what's next in the Frostblood series.

Where do you write?

I write at an adjustable desk (meaning it adjusts from sitting to standing) in my basement office. It used to be my husband’s office but he generously gave it to me a few months ago. I occasionally try writing at restaurants or coffee shops, but if the conversations are too loud, I find it distracting.


Who are your top 3 YA Authors?

That’s really tough! I’m going to choose three I love, but my favourites shift depending on what/who I’m reading! So, for now: Marie Rutkoski, Megan Whalen Turner, and Sarah J. Maas.


What inspired you to write Frostblood?

I love elemental magic, and I adored the animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Plus, I had a dream about a girl with power over fire and a king with an icy heart. So clearly, I had to write a story about them!


Are you a Frostblood or a Fireblood and why?

I’m a Fireblood. I have lots of feelings, and they often overwhelm me—and a quick temper, though it cools just as quickly. I find myself apologizing to my kids quite a bit, but since I’m Canadian, apologizing comes naturally. ;)


What are you writing next?

I’m currently writing FIREBLOOD, book 2 in the Frostblood Saga, and after that, I’ll be writing book 3, DARKBLOOD. I also get to write two digital novellas as part of the series! I’m not sure what I’ll write after this series is finished.


What do you hope readers will get out of reading Frostblood?

I hope readers are entertained. I hope their pulses race, I hope they smile, and I hope their hearts hurt just a bit here and there. Mostly, I hope they find an escape from real life. That’s what I love about books, and I would love to give that to someone else. I also hope that anyone who feels like their emotions run too hot, that they don’t quite fit in, will feel a kindred spirit in Ruby.

  • Frostblood - Elly Blake

    The first in a page-turning young adult series in a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies.

Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes

As Digital Marketing Coordinator at Hachette Australia I love books! I also have a heart so I definitely meet the criteria to be on the Books With Heart team. I’m addicted to chocolate, #TorsoTuesday and you’ll find a mix of historical & contemporary romance (with a sexy Scot in a kilt) on my iPad. Jamie Fraser is my #MCM everyday.

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