Book Giveaway Jun 29 to July 16
You have a chance to win a PDF form of the Young Adult Novel, Shahira & the Flying Elfs. The author will be giving one E-book to every blog that participate in the blog tour. So leave a comment if you want to be entered
Here is a teaser of Shahira and the Flying Elfs:
Flying takes you to new heights, but still you don’t see if you try not. Shahira is a she-eagle and lives with her father, mother, and baby brother. Her dream is to find a stripling young eagle for her mate. But mating is a ritual that happens in the sky and she cannot fly. She keeps telling herself that soon she will be able to, but every time she tries she falls.
The character causing all the problems in this tale is Artoris. He is almost a wizard and suffers from schizophrenia. He hears and sees people talking to him all the time. This makes him very dangerous, especially as he thinks his brother, the head of the Wizarding School, is against him. A crazy wizard, on his own, pursued by his personal demons, makes for interesting suspense.
Lets not forget Llorradinn. He is the Elf who finds love in Shahira’s nest and who is willing to do anything for her. As a true Elf, he would sacrifice his life for Shahira if it would save her.
I was born in Valparaiso, Chile. I came to the USA at age 21 to be married two weeks later. I have lived in Utah all my married life, and have travelled to many places in the USA. We are the parents of three princes and a princess. I love ruins, medieval and fantasy things. Also canoeing and camping.
1. Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?
I am a twin
I adopted a child
I speak Spanish
2. How long have you been a writer or known that was something you wanted to do?
I started to write eight years ago and published my first book The Elf and the Princess six years ago.
3. Tell me about your current project?
I am in the middle of Shahira & the Flying Elfs’ blog tour. Shahira was published at the end of Jun and is now available at all major book stores.
4. Where do you receive your inspiration or ideas for your books?
Life, movies, and imagination. The play Aida inspired my unpublish book Kingdom by the Sea. Lord of the Rings inspired my elf’s books including the giant eagles in Shahira & the Flying elfs. Emerine’s nightmare, my children electronic book was inspired by a challenge in an online author’s group.
5. Why did you choose to self-publish? Or go with the publisher you are with?
First I was so busy writing that it was my husband who decided that we should publish my books. I loved the idea, so he did the research and then we talked about it and chose a publishing company that would give me the freedom I wanted.
Another reason is because English is my second language and I felt quite threatened by the many awesome authors out there that speak the language quite well. I didn’t feel I could win against them. One more reason is that I had no idea what I was doing when we published my first book. It was because of publishing The Elf and the Princess that I learned
the rules for a writer. It was the best decision we ever made. It was then that I found writer’s groups and learned many things to make the second book better. I am still learning and making every new book better than the last one. Can I compare to Tolkien? I doubt it…just give me a hundred years and I will be there.
- 6. How often do you write?
Every day…except my books. Some time I don’t get to them. Promoting takes a long time and a lot of writing.
7. Tell us about some of your future projects?
The Roilden Stone of Elf Mountain is the last book in the elf series. In this book you will find elfs, gnomes and rock monsters.
I also have a YA romance princess series set in medieval fantasy time. I have also try my fingers unto a sci-fi middle grade story with possible 28 books in the series. It will be call The Intergalactic PI in the case of…
- 8. What are some of your favorite books?
Lord of the Rings by far, Narnia, Harry Potter, Nancy Drew and Hardy boys.
- 9. If you could co-write a book with another author, who would it be?
I have no idea and I am not sure any of them would do it with me. Beside my husband said that all my stories come complete and I would have a hard time letting someone else in my world. I actually cooperated in a continued the story by many authors and it was awesome. I never saw the finish product but it was inspiring to be part of it.
- 10. Do you have any advice for others who dream of being an author?
Fallow your dreams and don’t let anyone tell you different. Attend writers groups, conferences and learn all you can before you publish. At the long run it will be so worth, you will be happy you did.
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