-- World of Writing --
Today’s interview comes to us via publicists Laura Watkins and Theresa Sneed
(Book Manager and Blog Tour Assistant) on behalf of their client - Deirdra Eden, and her latest release: The Watchers - Knight of Light. Deirdra has spent the last decade captivating audiences of all ages with her novels and fairy tales. Her specialty is paranormal theology that delves into documented historical phenomenon and natural disasters of biblical proportions that entices indulgence of a fine line between fact and fantasy. Find out more via: www.knightess.com
Deirdra enjoys jousting in arenas, sword fighting and archery, planning invasions, horseback riding through open meadows, swimming in the ocean, hiking up mountains, camping in cool shady woods, climbing trees barefoot, and going on adventures with her family.
Q: Deidre – tell us a little about yourself.
I love adventures, all different kinds of people, kitties and unicorns. I sword fight and do archery. I love to remodel old buildings and explore the woods. I can walk along the ocean coast for miles, looking for shells and pretty rocks or just being memorized by the waves. I love to walk across wooden bridges, hang out in tree houses, and eat black berries off the vine and fruit that I pick from the trees. My favorite time is in the morning at sunrise and when it rains. I have lots of other books I've illustrated, but the books I have planned for this series are:
Book #1: Knight of Light
Book #2: Hidden Fire
Book #3: Flood and Fire
Book #4: To Capture the Wind
Book #5 White Dragons
Book #6 The Silver Phoenix
I can say I've been writing pretty seriously for seventeen years now. Holy smokes, I just realized how long that is and I'm just getting published now. I'm glad I didn't know how long it would take back then or I might have given up.
Fantasy is really all I've ever written before. I'm not sure why. I've tried writing other things, but its been too tempting to add in something fantastical.
Don't take fantasy so seriously. Just enjoy it. Stop looking for Hogsmeade Village on the map of England, and your debates over whether or not vampires sparkle is pointless. That's not what fantasy is about. Fantasy is meant to be a way for people to be somewhere and someone else for a while so when they come back to reality they feel empowered and understand themselves and the world with a happier and clearer perspective.
I can't even tell you how valuable advice is from someone else besides your friends and parents. Not only can they help you improve your skills, but they can also offer advice on the literary business.
Q: What are your thoughts on the publishing industry?
Plain and simple, everyone must find his or her own way in the publishing world. There is no one and only right way to publish.
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