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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Author Interview - Anna del C. Dye

Please welcome Anna del C. Dye to the Far Edge of Normal! After meeting Rodney, a native of Idaho, in her hometown, two years later, Anna traveled to Utah on Christmas Eve and married him two weeks later. Their love story, Why Him? was published by Covenant in the book entitled Tender Mercies. Anna and Rodney reside in Taylorsville, Utah and are the parents of three princes and a princess. They love to camp, canoe, explore ruins and have sword fights.

Tell us about your writing - What genre do you prefer to write? I love Medieval fantasy. That makes my series High Fantasy.

What books, stories, other publications that you've written are your personal favorites?
The Elf series are my favorites of all my writings. I have written articles on Relationships, and one as a tribute to my mother-in-law, also a fairy short story—all for online magazines.

Anything new coming up?
Yes “Shahira & the Flying Elfs” is book number six in the seven book elf series. In this book you will find secrets, twists, and love. My elf series is inspired by Tolkien but not a copy of his works.

What about you as a person? What do you do to relax?
I go camping and take the canoe. My husband and I love the quiet and beauty of nature.

Favorite movies or TV shows?
LOL, yes my most favorite movie is The Lord of the Rings and now “The Hobbit” second would be “Harry Potter” with Independence Day and Narnia as a close third. I don’t watch TV but like movies on the weekend especially after a hard day of work.

I love sewing and do costuming for live plays or book trailers. It is so fun and imaginative. I love the Renaissance Faire too. 
"All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction." Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?I love cats… but I didn’t know that was standard for authors. It sounds awesome to me. My kitty’s name is Honey for the color of her fur and eyes.

What organizations do you recommend for those wanting to become writers? Any advice you'd like to share about writing?
I would suggest writing groups. They are the best, and meet usually every month to help you stay focused on your writing. If you get to do a class it will give you practice standing in front of people…something you will do a lot as an author. Utah has the League of Utah Writers. Perhaps other states also have similar groups.
Writer conferences are awesome, if you want to learn about the trade. They offer classes all day for two to three days and they are worth your time and money.
Anything from what should I know before publishing my book to world building, script writing, languages in the story, art in your book, and how to submit your manuscript for publishing. It is exhilarating to be there and socialize with the best and everyone in between.

What writers inspired you to become an author?
Tolkien. Yes, he is the best.

If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? What food would you serve?
It would be Adren from The Silent Warrior Trilogy, book one, The Elf and the Princess.
She lost her kingdom to a massacre and yet stood alone against the world with her head held high. In a world that looks upon woman as things, she had kingdoms on their knees to her humbleness, respect, and love.
She and I have much in common as we both were uprooted from all that was familiar to us and were placed in a different place and race. We both made it work too.
We would have crumpets and lemon tea after a big garden salad with a side of deer meat.

If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?
Any place with rich history and many castles. If they have a Renaissance Faire, even better.

What color would you wear if you had only one choice?
Green. It matches my eyes and it is a great camouflage if you don’t want to be seen in a forest.

Describe your dream writing spot.
A round tower with windows all around the wall. An old fashion mahogany desk facing outside, and a park outside the windows. Lots of light and people to watch.

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Jaleta, it’s a pleasure to visit your blog this week. I would like to announce that all those who post a comment will be entered to the contest for a PDF of “Shahira & the Flying Elfs” Just leave an email address to be entered. There will be one free PDF for every stop of this book blog tour.

You heard her, readers. Leave your email in a comment to be entered to win. Thanks for visiting, Anna!


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