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Friday, August 22, 2014

Guest Author Anna Del C.

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        Curse of the Elfs

I want to welcome Author Anna Del C. who will speak about an authors typical day and about her fantasy novel,  Curse of the Elfs.



Allow me to ask you a few questions.

 

What is your typical day like?

I get up around 7:00 a.m. and I like to read scriptures and then do positive affirmations. Afterward, I have a light breakfast. Then I go to the spa for 30 minutes. Doing my errands and shopping come next. When I go home, I have lunch with my daughter and her three little ones. Then, I get some writing and promotion done before I make dinner. Later, I run to meetings, sew or do edits. 

 

Do you write with music or not?

 

Most times not, but my book, Once Upon Two Kingdoms, which will debut early next year, I wrote with many of my favorite love songs as a background. 

  

Do you outline your manuscript first?

Only in my head. Usually I start the tale and keep going until “The End”. 

 

What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Life and having to spend countless hours promoting. 

 

What is the title of your book?

“Curse of the Elfs”

 

What inspired you to write this book?

The thought of a wizard mistakenly cursing them, and how unprepared they would be to defend themselves from it, even when they are the best healers in the land of Andoriah. 

 

Tell us what it's about?

 

Back cover blurb:

"When an immortal race ceases to be immortal, woe to the land. Ancient legend tells of elfs crossing paths with the dying wizard, Zoltan. The Old Sorcerer’s nefarious deeds had caused the wizarding school to chastise him severely. On his deathbed, Zoltan asked the elfs for help. Losing patience in his delirium, he cursed them.

Now, the immortal elfin race is slowly, but surely dying. Their only hope lies in a servant of kings who must learn to love the elves before he will attempt to save them. But no one, elf or mankind, has ever heard of this man. Can the healer be found before their race is gone forever?"

Inspired by Tolkien’s masterpiece, Anna del C. has created a brilliant medieval tale. Curse of the Elfs is full of high adventure, romance and battles that will leave you awed from beginning to end. 


How do you come up with your character’s names?

I invent them. Sometimes from a real person or I sound them out until they turn into the right name for that character. 

 

What genre does your book fall under?

They are Young Adult High Fantasy in the genre of J.J.R. Tolkien.  

 

Where can we buy a copy of your book?

 

AMAZON, B&N, and my Website: http://www.annadelc.com/

 

Thank you for your most interesting insight to the life of a writer. I'm sure my readers will have a greater insight in the creative life and experience of an author. I encourage those reading this blog to check out Anna del C's website and book. 


Caratacus
       The Wolf of Britannia

Manuscript back from editors desk

Just received the edited manuscript back from the editor at Sunbury Press who is working on my manuscript, The Wolf of Britannia. I have a lot of work ahead me, several things need to be changed and I have to do a better job in developing a couple major characters. I may also have to change the book's title since there was confusion as to who "wolf" was supposed to be. So, I will be very busy for the time being while I am making changes. I am not so egotistical to think everything I write is carved in stone.


Ancient World Notes

 

Please check the latest installment of my article, Maintaining the Public Safety of Ancient Rome, in my Ancient World Notes Page. Augustus establishes Rome's first real police force.


That's all for now. Until next time, Salve et Vale! Hail and Farewell!




-Jess Steven Hughes

 

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