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Elizabeth Noel Author Interview

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Day 4 of Dawn Chandler Blog Tour

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Author: Eliza Noel

Author Bio: Eliza Noel is a home school graduate with passion for Jesus, people, and literature. Growing up, her favorite books were always Nancy Drew, Anne of Green Gables, and Pride and Prejudice. Around age twelve she wanted to read something with positive values in a modern setting, but couldn’t find what she was looking for. So she wrote it.

When not doing something book-related (reading, writing, blogging, bookstagramming), Eliza works at her day jobs, spends time with her many younger siblings, longboards, has coffee with friends, eats chocolate, and listens to music. California is home, but she would like to travel more and feels she could learn to be content anywhere.

Author Interview

1. What was your first idea of a story? The first one I can remember is, well, it wasn’t a good one, hahah…when I was very young I started designing a town called ‘Kidville’ where only kids were allowed. All the kids would drive those little cars, eat lots of candy and get jobs- ‘fun’ things kids typically aren’t allowed to do. Also they’d get kicked out the moment they turned 18. When I realized this wasn’t a realistic idea I decided to write a book about it instead. The most recent version (last worked on when I was eleven) was called U.S.K.O., which stood for United States of Kids Only.
2. Music or no music while writing?Music. 3. If you weren’t writing full time, what would you be doing?I’m actually working as a caregiver full time right now. My dream job though is to be a stay-at-home homeschooling mom. Until then I hope to keep writing books, travel and in general try new things!
4.What color aesthetic would you be your WIP? I’m not sure I completely understand what that means, but I’ve always pictured the cover having blue on it (and it does!), so maybe a blue aesthetic? 5. Where do most of your ideas come from?The ideas for Dawn Chandler came from a lot of real-life experiences. I have another book I hope to write that was inspired mostly by various song lyrics.
6. What is your favorite/least favorite part of the writing process?My favorite would be either the days of writing the first draft when the idea is new, exciting and all the words are flowing or reading beta reader input/advanced reviews. My least favorite is the part where I’m editing for what feels like the millionth time and questioning if anyone will ever enjoy the story.
7. Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?This isn’t really book-related, but the first person who popped into my mind was Phyllis Schlafly. She was a conservative who strongly opposed abortion and feminism. I did a research paper about her for my final school project and it was so neat to find someone who was such a strong supporter of being a homemaker when that’s so often looked down upon these days.
8. What are your writing dreams?Ooh, I like this question. I’d like to follow Dawn Chandler for several more years of her life, maybe even write a total of twelve books. Before doing that, I’ll probably take a break and write something completely new. I have various ideas, but one I’m especially excited about and have been for about four years. I’m keeping that secret for now though.

Author: Gabriella Slade

Welcome back, owlnerds. This week, I interviewed Gabriella Slade.

Gabriella Slade

Bio: Gabriella Slade grew up as the eldest of seven, two of her sisters were adopted from West Africa. As a homeschooled student, Gabriella spent her free time reading novels and scribbling down stories from a young age, where she discovered her love for fantasy. As a teen, she wrote and edited her debut novel over a period of 3 years. Gabriella has been blogging since 2015. Her blog won the Liebster award in 2017. You can connect with her online at gabriellaslade.com

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Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Kade has always been different. Unknowingly, there are magic, and dangers in the world he has never known of. All he knows of is his tiny village and his ability to feel the emotions of others. After he is saved by a mysterious man from a creature known as a kaminza, Kade is thrust into a world of Soul Questers–elves who have the ability to not only feel emotions but also hear thoughts. Kade can do what they can, but he is not one of them. He must train to use his powers in secret. If he is discovered by the elven government, he could be killed. That is if his powers don’t kill him first. And that isn’t the only problem. Kade’s adopted father, Axel, has apparently hidden more than Soul Questers from Kade, and now those secrets could also be dangerous enough to get Kade killed. If he’s going to survive, Kade himself might have to learn to keep a few secrets, and they’re not just about him…

Website: http://gabriellaslade.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Show-Me-Dragon-Artifacts-Book-ebook/dp/B07CT6TD87/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539748693&sr=8-1&keywords=show+me+gabriella+slade

Interview:

What was your first idea of a story? Or your earliest memory of it? The first story I ever wrote was set in Egypt, and it was about a girl who was chosen to be Princess after the Pharoah’s daughter dies. The girl doesn’t accept who is until a handsome prince tells her that she is a good princess. I still have that book. I drew my own illustrations and stapled it in construction paper.

Music or no music while writing? Sometimes, yes, sometimes, no. Depends on what mood I’m in. If yes, I listen to instrumental or movie soundtracks. If I listen to music with words, I might start typing the lyrics

If you weren’t writing full time, what would you be doing? I would be teaching competitive dance, which I would still like to be able to do after college.

What color aesthetic would you be your WIP?  Grey with a bit of color: maybe blue

Where do most of your ideas come from? Reading other people’s books. I like to pull inspiration from my favorite books and turn them into my own ideas. Also, Pinterest because why not?

What is your favorite/least favorite part of the writing process? Favorite: Watching all my different ideas come together, especially when editing. Least Favorite: Writer’s block and sometimes drafting. I find that it’s easier to work with something that is already there rather than a blank page.

How long did take you write Show Me? Roughly two years from idea to publication.

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why? Ok this honestly a hard one. I would love to meet JK Rowling (Queen) but also I want to meet Nadine Brandes! (Does she count as famous. (lol)

What are your writing dreams? To be a best selling author, and to create a fan base of people who love Soul Quester books and all my characters. Like the HP or Cassandra Clare fandoms.

What is your spirit animal? I don’t really have a spirit animal, but do Patronus count? Mine is a black mare.

Thanks for reading!!! What bookish posts would you like to see? 🙂

Author Interiew

Greetings, owlnerds. This week, I am interviewing Niki Chapelway because her new book recently got released.

A Certain Sort of Madness by Niki Chapelway

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Synopsis: Alicia Hareton is crazy. But that’s nothing new. Her insanity is inherited from her mother, just like her magical abilities and her blood ties to the strange and alluring world of Amar. She’s spent her life on Earth and yet Amar has always called to her, an intoxicating melody that she cannot ignore. Returning to Amar would put her life in danger, but Alicia has never let such technicalities stop her before.

However, when her mother is captured due to her reckless actions, Alicia will do anything to rescue her. That includes trusting her grumpy, sarcastic imaginary friend, who claims he doesn’t know her and doesn’t seem that imaginary anymore. Or that trustworthy. Together, with the help of her cousin and a band of misfits, they partake in an extremely ill-advised heist on the faerie court in order to find a way to defeat the most powerful mage in all Amar, who also happens to be Alicia’s grandfather. But not everything in the faerie court is as it seems, and soon this unlikely group finds themselves fighting for their lives as well as the lives of those they love.

In a world of madness and magic, the lines between lies and loyalty are blurred and sometimes the only option you have left is to let the insanity loose.

Author Bio: Nicki has been writing since she was eleven years old. She published her first book A Week of Werewolves, Faeries, and Fancy Dresses at the age of fifteen, one year after she finished writing it. She enjoys reading, writing, swimming when she can, and fangirling (in other words: obsessing over other peoples’ stories almost as much as her own). She also enjoys watching TV, her favorite movies and TV shows include Doctor Who, Avengers, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Nicki currently resides in Ohio with her family of eight and two dogs, Rylie and Zoey.

 

The interview section:

  1. If you didn’t write full time, what would you do for work? I would probably choose to be a Police Detective, maybe even get into the FBI, working to solve crimes. I’ve also had stints where I wanted to be a journalist and an actress. Writing kind of lets me do all of those at once which is why I chose it.
  2. How long on average does it take you to write a book? Um… I’m going to say about six months to get the first draft done. Some books I’ve managed to write in less time than that and others have taken waaaay longer.
  3. What is your favorite part of the writing process? The brainstorming that takes place before I even start writing. Where I figure out the world, the plot, and the characters and what sort of relationships they will have. During that time, I can convince myself that this writing thing might not actually be such a bad idea after all.
  4. What is your least favorite part of the writing process? Honestly, they all take turns. It tends to be whichever one I’m doing at the time. But probably editing.
  5. Does writing energize or exhaust you? Haha, well it really depends on when you ask me. When I’m actually writing, the words are flowing, and everything is coming together then yeah, I’m energized. I’m so energized I could probably recharge a battery. But any other time… my brain will die from the sheer exhaustion.
  6. What is your writing Kryptonite? Procrastination, definitely. Nine times out of ten that’ll be what is standing between me and finishing my stories.
  7. How long did it take to write this book? This book is actually the quickest full-length novel that I’ve ever written. It took me only four months to get out the first draft. Then about two more months to get past the main edits and rewrites.
  8. Who is your favorite character(s) in your book? That’s a tough one. I love all of my characters and all for different reasons. I definitely relate to Alicia the most and Dante is the most likely to be married by me, but… I’m going to have to say Eugene. He’s just too adorable for me not to love him with all my heart.
  9. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book? It really depends on the book that I am writing. I have spent hours, days, weeks, lifetimes researching anything that has any sort of historical background. Which is why I tend to avoid writing historicals because I would never get them done. Most of the time the research is done in the middle while I’m writing and suddenly I wonder if my character would actually die from that gunshot wound so I have to take a quick break to visit my good friend Google. I did do quite a lot of research for my latest WIP, though, which is based off of Irish mythology. I spent a few days before I started it, gathering information about the various types of faeries.
  10. Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? Is it all right if I say both? I suppose I try to be original mostly, but there are a few tropes that I just can’t resist.

And that’s it, folks. Comment down below, what author I should interview next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct. 8 Niki Chapelway

Author Interview:Victoria Lynn

Welcome to Day 15 of Book Tour for Victoria Lynn’s new book “When Beauty Blossoms.”

I was given the honor to interview her today.

First, check out the book/author’s info down below:

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Book Synopsis

Revolutionary War Era England

Marjorie Kirk is a woman with no fortune, no prospects, no family, and no skills. Or so she thinks. She is awkward, shy, and the farthest thing from any semblance of a society lady.

The new minister keeps turning up in the most awkward of places and she can’t help but feel that her life is doomed to one of embarrassment. But will her flaws actually be the thing that others find the most attractive?

A story of a young woman with social anxiety and how she learned to bloom.

 

Author Bio

Victoria Lynn is in her 20s and if she’s not writing, she is probably sewing, singing, playing the piano, washing dishes, creating something with her hands, or learning something new. She has a passion for serving her Creator, encouraging others and being creative. She blogs at www.rufflesandgrace.com about writing, fashion, modesty, her walk with God and life. She lives in Michigan with her parents and 8 siblings.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40089250-when-beauty-blooms

Amazon Link:

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/When-Beauty-Blooms-Victoria-Lynn/dp/1723352721/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1532912849&sr=8-2&keywords=when+beauty+blooms+by+victoria+lynn

Kindle:

https://www.amazon.com/When-Beauty-Blooms-Victoria-Lynn-ebook/dp/B07FNZXM1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532912849&sr=8-1&keywords=when+beauty+blooms+by+victoria+lynn

Author Links:

Website: https://rufflesandgrace.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victorialynnauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/447587.Victoria_Lynn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victorialynnauthor/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B06XDFPBZC/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1532800176&sr=8-1&redirectedFromKindleDbs=true

When Beauty Blooms Giveaway

Also, she is hosting a giveaway. Check it out: here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a44877ea9/?

And now for the interview. Comment down below who I should interview next.

What inspired you to start writing?

 Victoria: I have always loved to write, even from a young age. I have always loved to read and I have a very active imagination, so creating my own stories didn’t really take much convincing.

What books have influenced you?

Victoria: Anything by Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery, Isabella Alden and Gene Stratton Porter really shaped my literary mind early on.

Tell us about your writing process and the way you brainstorm your ideas.

 Victoria: Well, that’s a tough one because I don’t really have a hugely organized “method” I usually start off with writing a “back of the book” type of synopsis, then work on character sketches and backstory, outline, then, if it’s something intense, I will plot it a little more in detail. Often times, brainstorming consists of turning on some epic soundtrack music and sitting alone somewhere with a candle if I can and really getting down into it.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book?

 Victoria: Trying to keep it short. I love my words and everything I touch seems to turn into a novel or a series. I really needed something to flow and to be short, so, keeping this story cohesive while still making it novella/novelette length was definitely a challenge.

What was the easiest thing about writing this book?

 Victoria: The characters. They just became themselves and I adored every one. ❤

What can we learn from reading this book?

Victoria: I hope that everyone who reads it takes away that they are beautiful in God’s eyes and sometimes what we think might be a flaw or weakness in our personalities, God can use to bring glory to His name.