“It’s taken about three years, but I’ve finally managed to get this book published,” Lolite, whose real name is Joanne Hatfield, said of the release. “Writing the book wasn’t the hardest part. Since I decided to self-publish, I had to do all of the editing by myself. I really didn’t have any help. That disheartened me sometimes, but I just kept at it. I worked slowly, and now I’ve accomplished my goal. I’m so pleased.”
Lolite is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and currently works in the medical profession. She began writing Circumstellar three years ago when she was searching for a full-time job. Always a day-dreamer and a fan of fantasy novels, she decided to use the time come up with a new story series that started in the nearby state of Tennessee but extended far beyond that. One of the main features of Circumstellar is the use of special keystones to travel between two worlds. Despite the far-reaching places involved, Lolite considered this to be only a small part of the whole story. Friendship and forgiveness, she claimed, are the two most important elements of the plot.
“The relationships Ingrid makes are so vital to her development and character. It’s that interaction between characters that I think has the greatest impact. The bonds that are formed and broken are the heart of the series,” Lolite explained. “But I also left room for plenty of action and adventure.”
Circumstellar was published through Createspace and Kindle Direct Publishing. It is available in print and digital copies on Amazon and for online purchase at Barnes and Noble. So far, the book has generated only positive reviews. More information about Circumstellar can be found on J. W. Lolite’s Facebook and Twitter pages.