Today on Paws 4 Thought we are privileged to host the Night Witches blog tour. Night Witches is a cool new book from eclectic author Mirren Hogan. I caught up with Mirren to ask a few questions.
- Tell us a little bit about yourself, Mirren.
I’m an Australian author with two kids and too many pets. I write fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal, horror, historical fiction… maybe it’d be quicker to say I don’t write romance, ha-ha.
- Who are your favorite authors?
Jennifer Fallon, Anne McCaffrey, JK Rowling, Kathy Reichs, and tons more.
- Tell us a bit about Night Witches?
The Night Witches is based on a true story about a regiment of Soviet women who flew biplanes on the front line during WW2. It was their job to drop bombs on the Germans to keep them from sleeping. They frequently came under fire and many were shot down and died. There were three regiments with different roles, but the Night Witches were the only ones to consist entirely of women throughout the war.
The book itself centres around Nadia, a young Russian woman who wants to defend her country, and joins the air force. We follow her training and allocation to the regiment as a navigator. Along the way she makes some friends, but loses many others.
- If you could choose a superpower what would it be?
The ability to edit an entire book in an hour. Lol
- What do you like to do to relax?
I like to walk my dog in the forest behind my house.
- Who is your favorite character you have written and why?
Flynn from the upcoming Dark Shores trilogy co-authored by Erin Yoshikawa. He’s cute but goofy, and ends up having to be a bit of an action hero.
- What are you currently working on?
I’m working my way through a backlog of editing, but when that’s done I have book 3 of a fantasy series to write.
- If you could visit any time period when we choose?
Right now. The last year has been a good place for me. I hope it keeps up!
- Do you have any pets?
Lots! A dog, cat, rabbits, parrots and chickens.
- Tell us one odd thing about Australia that we wouldn’t know.
Most people I know don’t say ‘g’day’.
- How can readers connect with you?
Ouija board. No really @MirrenHogan on Twitter or on Facebook