Red Madrassa Interview with Terah Edun

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Red Madrassa Author Terah EdunWelcome to Red Madrassa Author Terah Edun! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer some questions about your life and book!

Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and now lives in South Sudan. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.

She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words high fantasy. But she’s not adverse to the occasional contemporary fantasy coming her way. Sometimes you’ll see cloaks, daggers, independent and strong girls, independent and strong guys, sweet and soft spoken girls, sweet and soft spoken guys, markets, cute guys, sparkly magic and irritatingly know-it-all boys. The book she’s currently working on is SWORN TO RAISE, the first in the Courtlight series.

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Red Madrassa Interview with Terah Edun:

Do you have plans for a new book? Goals for future projects?
I have five books coming out in 2013. All Young Adult Fantasy. All Amazing. My only goal is to make each book better than the last!

What is your favorite Quote?
“A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.” – Barack Obama

What are three words that best describe you?
Determined. Cheerful. Quiet.

Facebook or Twitter?

Favorite places to vacation?
Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Rabat, Morocco would be my top two choices. The beaches at both locations are beautiful.

What were your favorite books as a child?
Anything by J.K. Rowling, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey and I LOVED the Dear America Royal Diaries series.

Where do you like to read?
I love to read curled up in my bed on my back with laptop on my stomach. Bonus points if it’s raining or snowing outside and I’m drinking a cup of hot cocoa.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I GChatted my best friend OVER THE MOON that I had made .30c!!!

Cable, Satellite, Antenna or Netflix?
None – streaming.

What does your workspace look like?

What’s your favorite thing about Winter?
Snow everywhere! I grew up in the deep South where winter is practically non-existent. Having a white, snowy Christmas is something to be cherished.

What are your favorite go-to recipes for everyday dinners?
Macaroni & Cheese with any type of meat. Dinner of champions.

Which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Out of all authors ever? Tamora Pierce. Or you know – I could be her book assistant. I wouldn’t mind a small credit i.e. ‘Written by Tamora Pierce in collaboration with Terah Edun’. ;)

What are 3 of your all time favorite books?
I’m a series type of girl and I can rarely pick a favorite book out of a really good series. So I’ll give you three of my favorite series: The Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce, the Mage Wars series by Mercedes Lackey and the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher.

Give us a one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny…

What genre does your book fall under?
Young Adult Fantasy which is pretty much the genre all my books fall under including my March 2013 new release.

How do you replenish your writing spirit?
By reading an amazing new book that challenges me and reinvigorates my love for the young adult fantasy series. The latest examples of books I’ve read are Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms and Maria Snyder’s Scent of Magic.

Tell everyone where they can go to stay up to date on your latest news!
Lovely :) I love to chat! Please friend me and leave comments. Goodreads ( Website ( Facebook (

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Yes! The first book for my debut series Courtlight will be released on March 15th. Check out the lovely cover for Sworn to Raise ( and add it on Goodreads!

Red Madrassa Author Terah Edun Red Madrassa

A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny…

The Madrassa, a magical school for mage practitioners, is the stuff of legend. With selective entrance exams and quotas for only the most advanced of mage children, it’s almost impossible to attend.

When Allorna, a guardian trainee for the royal family, ends up on the doorstep of the citadel on the eve of the final day of a recruitment ceremony, she decides it must be fate.

She was sure she knew the path her life would take before she enrolled. But sometimes life has a way of throwing in magical curveballs and strange friends, just to see if you’ll trip up.

Oh, and one of those friends is a mage accused of murder, another is a slightly psychotic dragon, the third a healer facing an existential crisis, and the last is a female storm-caller with more hidden secrets than a thief lord.

Do they all belong at the new school they call home?

Purchase Red Madrassa at Amazon.

Red Madrassa Author Terah Edun

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  1. Althea Young says:

    I’m a series type of girl too! My all time favorite books are Patricia Cornwell’s scarpetta series!
    The thrill is exceptional.

  2. I agree on the series-type-of-gal thing. Most, but not all, of my favorite books are series.

    Also, I love you just for the simple fact of your macaroni comment. I SOO agree. Let’s be best friends.

  3. I agree that series are awesome; great interview!

  4. I love to vacation in places with beautiful beaches too. :)

  5. I really love the cover! Great interview and I’m going to check out the books she likes.

  6. Hollow May says:

    Yep, series for me. I get SO attach to certain characters that I just can’t let them go. I REFUSE to let them go!! Evey book I read that I adored was part of a series. So, I’m looking forward to Red Madrassa, as it sounds really interestingly go-ood! I can’t wait to give it a read! Thank you for the author interview =)

  7. Those would be nice places to vacation

  8. A reader after my own heart: J.K. Rowling, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey – great authors, good story tellers. Looking forward to reading your books.

  9. Denise Z says:

    Holy Cow! Five books coming out this year! Were these written over some time and now being fine tuned and published I wonder? Congratulations on this awesome achievement. I have picked up Red Madrassa and look forward to the read.

  10. Thank you so much for this wonderful interview! ♥ Congrats! I can´t to read red Madrassa sp badly! :)

  11. You really write a good book review. It’s like you’re talking to me about the book and not in an English class where you’re asked to write a book review. I like your Circle of Lies Book Review. I like the description of the characters. If I remember correctly, one character has two alcoholic parents. Then, there is Teagan. I like him. It seems there is a lot going on with him: talking to himself, an insanity ward and werewolves. Wow! I wouldn’t put this book down.

  12. I enjoyed the interview with Terah Edun. I loved looking at her blog. Now I’m a fan on Goodreads. I hope to read Red Madrassa very soon. I like her honesty. She says her work space is “messy.” Also admits she’s quiet. Some people always want to say they’re the life of the party. Much success is sent her way.

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