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The Eternity Gate: Q&A with Katherine Briggs + Giveaway


About the Book


Book: The Eternity Gate

Author: Katherine Briggs

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: September 12, 2023

Destroy the key. Save her people and herself.

The Eternity Gate is found, and kings and monsters battle over its legends of treasure. But rumors whisper that someone stole the gate’s ancient key.

Seyo, handmaiden to the princess, keeps three secrets. First, she’s gifted in fire, not light, and may as well be cursed. Second, she translates a prophecy warning that the gate does not offer treasure but judgment. Third, Jorai, the scorned prince and Seyo’s confidant, entrusts her with the key and disappears.

Surrounded by war, Seyo and her companions embark on a journey to seek help from a faraway empire and find Jorai, unaware of the trap awaiting them. But what should Seyo do with the key? Who can survive judgment, especially someone as flawed as her? Will hiding the key—or destroying it—save her people or ensure their defeat?


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About the Author

Katherine Briggs crafted her first monster story at age three. Since graduating from crayons to laptop, she continues to devour and weave fantasy tales while enjoying oolong or chai tea. Katherine, her coadventurer husband, and rescue dog reside outside Houston, where she classically educates amazing middle school students, teaches ESL to adults, and studies other languages.


More from Katherine

Hello friend,


Journey. Friendship. Choices. Do these three words resonate with—even haunt—you too?


As I mature, I see my life and those of others’ as a journey. Aren’t you glad that, through Jesus, it’s leading somewhere amazing, and that the twists and turns have a purpose?


Believing thought leaders look at trends in current culture and diagnose that we’ve forgotten how to be a friend. What ingredients make a strong friendship? A listening ear? Sacrifice? Loyalty? Speaking truth in love? Encouragement? Are you honored to participate in an “unlikely friendship,” meaning someone who is different from you?


I’m sure you’ve faced many choices, even those of the impossible variety. Are you facing such a choice right now? Can you remember a past impossible choice and the light, albeit hard to see, that was always shining through?


Seyo, the main character in my debut YA fantasy The Eternity Gate, can relate. Even though she hides that she inherited the wrong gifting, her enemy’s gifting, she embarks on a journey across dangerous lands to save her country, despite feeling unworthy. She travels with friends and makes some surprising new ones. Along the way, she’s faced with unfathomable choices that will determine the fate of her home. Choices much too big for her shoulders, but that’s because she, like us, has Someone far more powerful helping her.


I encourage you to grab a tasty, warm drink. Since it’s autumn, I suggest The Republic of Tea’s pumpkin spice latte, and you can click here to grab the recipe. Sit back, relax, and remember:


  • What part of your journey has made you stronger?
  • Is there a friend you can reach out to with an encouraging word?
  • Small actions change the world. Don’t give up.


Sip your cozy drink and please enjoy Seyo’s journey. I hope The Eternity Gate invites you into a grand adventure.



Katherine Briggs

Author Interview

Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio? Absolutely! 1) I enjoy making tiny origami. 2) My husband and I met in person and then maintained a long-distance relationship before marrying. 3) Our rescue dog Mercy is a nationally registered canine athlete (flyball). 4) I used to work for “Little Ricky” from I Love Lucy. 5) I danced classical ballet for over a decade. 

When did you first discover you had a passion for writing? I discovered my passion for writing when I was three years old by drawing pictures in spiral notebooks. My mom was very kind and would write down the words for me.   
What drew you to your chosen genre?I enjoy reading in many genres and have published short stories in several, but fantasy holds a special place in my heart. Fantasy stories provide so much adventure and fun, and the larger-than-life fantastical elements can help us see our own trials and victories with new perspective. As many have said before, fantasy stories teach us that dragons can be defeated. 
What was the most challenging part of bringing this story to life?A secondary character named Geras was extremely challenging for me to bring to life. I had to take an empathetic deep dive to understand his challenging backstory and the choices he makes. I almost cut him from the book, and I’m so glad I didn’t! He’s turned into one of my favorite parts of The Eternity Gate. 
 Where can readers follow along to see what’s coming next?Please join my bimonthly email newsletter at https://katherinebriggs.com! That’s where I share all the news, book recommendations, and geeky musings. I am also active on Instagram @katherinebriggs_author.  




Blog Stops

Bliss, Books & Jewels, September 21 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 21

Texas Book-aholic, September 22

Through the Fire Blogs, September 23 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 24

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 25

Artistic Nobody, September 26 (Author Interview)

Madi’s Musings, September 26

The Book Club Network, September 27

Guild Master, September 28 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 29

Blogging With Carol, September 30

Labor Not in Vain, October 1

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 2 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 3

Simple Harvest Reads, October 4 (Guest Review from Mindy)


To celebrate her tour, Katherine is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card and one hardcover copy of The Eternity Gate!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. If the readers take away one message or lesson from your book , what would you hope it to be?

  2. This looks like a novel I will thoroughly enjoy.

  3. Thank you so much for hosting The Eternity Gate and for inviting me to interview!

  4. This is a great interview and I'm looking forward to reading this novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway today.


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