Eden & Christy King

This week, we speak with singer-songwriter Eden and young-adult novelist Christy King.

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Eden is a nineteen year-old songwriter from Auckland, New Zealand, described by Stan Walker and Danjel Bedingfield as a “true artist”. She first began her songwriting career at age fifteen, from being sponsored by Laurie Williams Guitars, then gained success throughout high school in receiving the SmokefreeRockquest National Women’s Musicianship Award (2011) and the Play it Strange Peace Song Award (2011). Eden’s influences include Florence and the Machine, Stevie Nicks, Eva Cassidy, and Kate Bush. Her storytelling is driven by her uplifting melodies, delivered with conviction by a voice that has a glitter to it, but in moments of passion also possesses a raw bluesy feel to its timbre. The acoustic guitar is a constant in the instrumentation of her songs – keeping intimate folk singer/songwriter roots when other elements such as electronic drums, synth, and electric guitar are added. “A writer working in a new space” – Jordan Luck, Exponents.

Eden performs regularly in the New Zealand music scene – with both her six-piece band and solo with an acoustic guitar. She was the support slot for UK songwriter Nik Kershaw’s tour of NZ in November 2013, and has recently completed a national tour of New Zealand as the support act for Little Lapin. Eden has performed at venues such as The Continental Club, Austin TX, The Beehive Parliament House, Wellington, and The Auckland Museum. Her debut EP ‘Crying Birds’ was released on March 1.

Eden is playing at Tom Tabooley at 7pm on Thursday April 3rd, and Red Eye Fly on Tuesday April 8th at 8pm.

You can learn more about Eden by visiting her website: EdenSongs.bandcamp.com.

Christy King: After giving writing a shot in 2009, those who read my novels gave me great reviews and the confidence to follow the dream. Talia was completed in 2010. Not being the first book written, it was the first book selected for publication. And the dream has become a reality.

Eight fantasy novels later, I have seven others in various states of completion. The ideas just keep rolling in faster than I can write them.

Currently residing in Bastrop, Texas, in the forested Lost Pines region, I share my home with my husband Rodney, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. My writing features strong female lead characters and supernatural elements in settings both modern and fantastic.

Silver Knight Publishing will be publishing my first book Talia November 20, 2013. See the Books page for information on upcoming novels. Information on how to download my e-books will be available as they are released by the publisher. Stay tuned for more.

You can learn more about Christy by visiting her website: Christy-King.com. You can also listen an interview on WiseBearMedia @ YoutTube. You can also check out her publisher: SilverKnightPublishing.com.