Interview with Lynda Williams by Julia Anderson (2006)
Q: What inspired you to write The Courtesan Prince?
A: I have always been fascinated by stories about mistaken identify. That's where someone is really a prince or important in some other way, such as having a magic power, but doesn't know it, and isn't treated that way to start.
Q: What are some of the main characters in the The Courtesan Prince?
A: Amel, Ann, Ranar and Di Mon are the view point characters. That means we see the story unfold through their eyes.
Q: How many books have you written?
A: I have published six books of fiction, so far. Another one is coming out in the fall of 2006 and I have the Guide to the Okal Rel Universe forth-coming from another publisher. So by next Christmas I will have eight books of fiction in print. I have also published some short stories and some non-fiction.
Q: How did you come up with so many interesting names?
A: Well, some people think the names are just confusing, not interesting. So thank you for calling them interesting. I made up a lot of the names in my "saga" when I was in high school, and teenagers seem to have a habit of inventing names.
Q: What is your favourite part of the story?
A: I like many parts, but I think I like best the part where Amel is greeted by a spaceship full of people as if he is a demi-god, and is so scared he doesn't even want to go talk to them.