Hi there book lovers! So today I am so excited to be writing an author spotlight for S. Khbuiar, an incredible author who has entertained me with her The Eagle and the Child series recently. The series is a captivating one that entertained me from book one to book three and this is thanks to Khbuiar’s phenomenal literature! Here is a short bio about the author which will let you know her better:
Shanah Khubiar is a retired federal law enforcement officer. The author enjoys using fiction to explore multilayered themes drawn from work experience, religious observance, and the existential challenges to Persian immigrants in both America and Israel. More information about The Eagle & the Child Trilogy may be found at www.theeagleandthechild.com.
How incredible is it that Shanah is former law enforcement! The fact that she was has massively benefited The Eagle and the Child series because she was able to lace facts throughout her book which made the books even more intriguing. What will intrigue you even more book lovers is Khbuiar’s answers to my questions as they are brilliant! Here they are book lovers:
Hi there! Thank you so much for joining us today at Red Headd Book Lover. My first question for you is in your own words could you please tell us about your series and what inspired you to write the series?
I am retired from federal law enforcement and teaching self-defense. That experience provided the basic story pieces. So, work in law enforcement, personal religious experience, and academic research were combined in the story. It is an allegory of living in two worlds, or maybe more. Some are real people, and some are pure fiction. Most are an amalgamation of reality and fiction. There were things I saw in my work that troubled me, so writing was cheaper than going to a psychologist. It helped work out so many ugly things I’d encountered in my career and religious life. We all have potential for personal redemption no matter how far we may fall; we all have two people struggling inside us.
Wow, that’s a tough one. There are many important components to a good book, but there was something in Reading Lolita in Tehran that has remained with me. It’s not an author’s job to reproduce reality in fiction, but to find that moment in fiction in which the reader identifies with that moment, that feeling, that experience. When the writer crafts a scene that brings together a real event with the reader’s own experience, it’s a trifecta.