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Fabulous author blog hop!

Posted by on November 7, 2013
Troll Travel--- a sketch I did while I was thinking of writing Hapenny Magick.

Troll Travel— a sketch I did while I was thinking of writing Hapenny Magick.

51RquRB+4xL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_I was invited to participate in the blog hop by Fabulous Author Roxanne Werner. I had the privilege of working with Roxanne as an author when I edited Real Girls Don’t Rust for Spencer Hill Press. It’s a fabulous collection of steampunk short stories. check it out, here!  Roxanne is an imaginative author with an entertaining blog of her own. Please hop back and visit her blog, Words from Werner’s Wood, after you sit a spell with me. Now to answer those author questions:

 

1.  What are you working on right now?
Right now (and if you follow me on Facebook you’ll already know this!) I am working on finishing up the sequel to Hapenny Magick titled, Tangled Magick. It has a fabulous Pinterest inspiration board too, if you’re interested! As soon as I finish and hand it in to my editor, I’ll be working on a young adult novel that’s been siren-singing to me for the last 10 years. I’ve written it once already, but, I’m making some major changes.
9781937053918_p0_v1_s260x4202. How does it differ from other works in the genre?
Tanlged Magick, and it’s predecessor, Hapenny Magick, are different because the main character, Maewyn Bridgepost, is not  human –she is fey. And she isn’t a tiny “Tinkerbell” type of faerie either, but more of an “Earth” dweller, similar to a Hobbit. One of my goals with this book was to introduce a different kind of faerie to young girls, besides the shapely, flying Tinkerbell type fairy they see from Disney and the like. Also, and don’t get me wrong– I love girl power– but I wanted to show that “girl power” could be found in the home and in traditional roles as well as roles that were traditionally thought of as men’s roles. Which is partly why Callum is a “kitchen-witch”…also, I just thought it would add to the humor of the book.
3. Why do you write what you do?
I love fantasy and I’ve always been a creator of worlds and of creatures. For as long as I can remember, I would make up worlds and wish they were real. I would replay things that would happen to me in my head and make them go differently. Now I can do it to my characters. My writing partners always teased me about how much I rewrite– but it’s part of my writing process– part of getting to know my characters and finding the right storyline for that particular character.
4.    What is the hardest part about writing?
Time. With four children, three dogs, a business and a part time job, it’s sometimes hard to find the time. Almost any day that I don’t have to get up to be somewhere else you’ll find me in bed writing–after I get everyone else out the door. =0)
My two Blog Hop invitations:
So now let me introduce you to two wonderful ladies and  talented writers that I have the privilege of working with at Spencer Hill Press…
41Ssd8N9muL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_Jennifer Allis Provost is an author of fantasy and horror, and a publicist for Spencer Hill Press. Her most recent release, the urban fantasy Copper Girl, was released in June 2013, and her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, is due to re-release in June 2014. She is currently researching Scottish myths and legends for her newest project, Gallowglass.
51xLhmUyRxL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Trisha Woolridge is an author and fellow editor  for Spencer Hill Press. Her most recent release, a dark fantasy for middle graders, The Kelpie, will be released this December!

T. J. Wooldridge is a professional writing geek who adores research into myth, folklore, legend, and the English language.  She also enjoys dressing up as fey creatures, zombies, or other such nonsense at science fiction, fantasy, and horror conventions. You can find her at:

www.anovelfriend.com  *  novelfriend.blogspot.com

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