Reviews and Interview with Stacey R. Campbell

Hush by Stacey R. Campbell

Hush  (A Lakeview Novel, # 1)

Publication date: January 23rd 2013 (first published November 15th 2012)

Publisher: Green Darner Press

Number of pages: 278

Series: Lakeview (1#)

Genre: YA Contemporary

Source: Recevied in exchange for review. This is my honest opinion.

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 Goodreads synopsis:

For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.
Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.
Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way?
When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.
From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?

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 Review:

Boarding school, princesses, love, drama, danger…when can that ever go wrong?

Certainly not in this book!

I was geniuniely surprised at how much I liked this book. Granted, you should never judge a book by it’s cover but to be honest, it doesn’t really draw me to the book. I mean – I like it but it doesn’t really do the book justice. Although I do like the cover of the secoond book a lot better. Plus I couldn’t remember anything along the lines of what it was about, apart from the name Olivia. Nice name, eh? Not that I’d know…

Yeah, I’m a bit of a sucker for books with boarding schools. What could go wrong in a boarding school? Kids with no parents around…? Not that much of Hush was set in a boarding school compared with the time she spent at home (with her parents), I actually appreciated the thought for some reason.

I absolutely love the idea behind this book – I think the author executed it well too! I mean, sure, I have read books where the girl is actually a princess and doesn’t know it (Princess Diaries, anyone?) but I thought that this was done well. The writing was good, modern, in fact, usually I don’t connect with the characters as much in books told in third person but it appears there is another exception.

And that brings me to, the characters.

I actually cared about the characters so much. I typically care for the characters a little bit but not that much. So yes, I was geniunely concerned and worried about the characters in Hush. Trust me, this is a good sign.

I am a huge fan of the relationship between Blakely and Max! It was cute and totally helped to make this book.

I would happily continue on with this series. I am very curious to see how it will turn out and am looking forward to reading a sequel! I recommend this to pretty much anyone who is looking for a contemporary read and needs a European royal fix.

A tale of secrets of the royal kind, danger and romance. Addicted.

 4/5 comets!
A Meteor shower. A great show.

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 Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell

Whisper (A Lakeview Novel, #2)

Publication date: March 15th 2014

Publisher: Green Darner Press

Number of pages: 300

Series: Lakeview (2#)

Genre: YA Contemporary/Paranormal

Source: Received in exchange for review. This is my honest opinion.

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 Goodreads synopsis:

It’s Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .

On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the halls of her father’s school, waiting for someone who can.
One hundred years later, while joining her sister’s friend Leigh to help clean out the school’s administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie’s hidden journal.
Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh’s worst nightmare, into helping them.
Once Leigh and Calum are forced work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected.

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 Review:

Whisper is a fantastic story of intrigue, mystery, suppressed love and friendship, all in the glorious setting of a boarding school. Talk about an enticing read.

If you know how to time travel, do tell me how. But after you go back in to the past and ask me in advance what I predict I will think about Whisper. I will probably tell you that you that I I think it will be just as good as Hush and ask you how to time travel. Then when you return to the present, I will tell you that I think Whisper is actually better than Hush and that I am really looking forward to the release of the third book.

These Lakeview Novels are cute reads that are not shallow, like a few “cuter” reads that I’ve come across, but instead are very addictive. Using your fabulous time machine, do go back to earlier on in the day and ask me to estimate the amount of time it will take me to read Whisper. Odds are, I would have said two days. But no, it didn’t even take me one.

I love the characters in these books. They’re nice and work as glue for the story. I’d love to meet them in real life. I liked how this book showed us a little more of Halle and Blakely’s friend’s story. All fantastic characters, I might add.

I’m loving this series and can’t wait to continue it!

 4/5 comets!
A Meteor shower. A great show.

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 Goodreads author bio:

Stacey R. CampbellStacey R. Campbell lives in the Pacific North West with her husband, three daughters, three dogs, and a pet turtle named Todd. She is a graduate of the University of Washington. At an early age she was told that she would never be the writer because of her dyslexia, but finally found that she could not look her children in the eyes and tell them that they could be what ever they wanted if she did not do the same. Now Stacey can’t stop writing and loves to help children pursue their own dreams. Hush is the first book in the Lakeview Novel series. Look for book two, Whisper, 3/15/2014

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 Interview with Stacey R. Campbell

1.  Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Did the story for Hush come to you immediately or did it come to you over time?

The story of Hush came to me immediately!

I know that sounds insane, but it’s true.

We were sitting around the dinner table talking about where our middle daughter Leigh got her red hair. My husband said from his grandmother, who was a Tudor, and a descendant of the Royal Family in the UK. Our eldest daughter, Blakely, who was twelve at the time, asked if she could be a princess. I said no, because hundreds of people were in line in front of her. Then she responded by saying, “What if there was a big family reunion and they all died?” And the idea for Hush was born.

With Whisper, it was the same thing. I was visiting our daughters at their school and I overheard several students talking about campus ghosts. Figuring out the details with the treasure hunt was a little more challenging, but the plot line came to me instantly.

2.  I think it’s fantastic that you proved that people with dyslexia can write (and good books too)! Were there ever any times when you wanted to give up?

It took me over thirty years to work up the courage to start writing, so yes.

Now I just laugh at myself for being ridiculous.

I use three different spell checkers when I write and I can stump every one of them.

But I love being dyslexic. It makes me a more creative person.

Growing up I was often teased and called names, because I processed things differently than other kids.

 My third grade teacher actually told me I would never be a writer when I told her that’s what I aspired to be.

Today, all I want to do is make sure kids and adults like myself know that if you are willing to put in the work, anything is possible.

Being dyslexic is also one of the reasons I write short chapters. I think when you struggle with reading short chapters give you a sense of accomplishment and inspire you to keep turning pages.

3. How many books long will your Lakeview series be at this point?

The Lakeview series will consist of four books.

I am almost done writing book three, Scream, the last of the series to take place at Lakeview Academy.

The fourth book, Silence, will bring back several characters from Hush and take place in Europe.

4. What was your favorite thing about Hush to write?

Writing Hush gave me a way to connect with Blakely when she first started going to boarding school. I would send her chapters and she would send me her thoughts on what I had written. Pretty soon her friends were helping and I didn’t feel like she was so far away.

5. If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future? Which era?

Oh wow, how do I answer that question?

Can I say both?

I love history and there is a World War Two twist in Silence.

I took Leigh to England and France last summer and some of things we saw there absolutely blew me away.

Then, being a writer, my brain often bounces into the future. I have a middle grade book in my head; I will probably write soon, that takes place in space, about fifty years from now.

6. What advice would you give to any aspiring Oh wow, how do I answer that question?

Don’t give up!

Know what you are writing.

Read everything.

Nothing about being a writer is easy and your first draft of a manuscript is just that, a first draft. Every manuscript will go through at least ten revisions.

Be open to constructive criticism, but ignore the bullies.

Write because it is in your heart and because you enjoy it.

7. Say the world was coming to an end, alien attack obviously, what five things would you grab (excluding people and animals) before going into hiding?

Well being aliens, I would have to say my laser gun, my time machine, a journal and pen (so I could record it all), and a smashing black leather outfit, which of course would make me look exactly like Lara Croft.

8. What’s your favorite place to visit?

I am a beach, mountain, ocean, forest, dessert, sun, snow, city, small-town, multi continent girl. I love it all. No favorites. It’s all about the people you are with and what you’re doing when you’re there.

9. Do you have a special place to write? Or can you write anywhere?

Fortunately I am one of those people who can write anywhere.

I have been known to whip out napkins, receipts and beg for paper scraps to write scenes on when an idea pops into my head.

Most of Hush was written in my car waiting for kid pick-ups and sport practices to end.

I have some pretty humorous photographs.

10. Do you outline your entire story or are you a “just go with it” sort of girl?

I did not write an outline for my first book. It took me over three years to finish and never got picked up by a publisher.

Then when I started Hush I wrote an outline. The outline kept me on track and I finished my first draft in six months.

Now I always write with one. My outlines will change from time to time, but they give me a good idea of where I want the story to go and keep my writing on track.

Thanks Stacey!

Review and Interview: Lumière!

I’m absolutely thrilled to be featuring a review of Lumière and an interview with the author, Jacqueline Garlick, today!

 Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick

Lumière (The Illumination Paradox)

Publication date: December 12th 2013 (Originally published October 26th 2013)

Publisher: Amazemo Books

Number of pages: 335

Series: Illumination Paradox (1#)

Genre: YA Steampunk

Source: Copy provided by the author in exchange for review. This is my honest opinion.

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 Goodreads synopsis:

One determined girl. One resourceful boy. One miracle machine that could destroy everything.

After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in an asylum.

Pursued by Smrt, Eyelet locates the Illuminator only to see it whisked away. She follows the thief into the world of the unknown, compelled not only by her quest but by the allure of the stranger—Urlick Babbit—who harbors secrets of his own.

Together, they endure deadly Vapours and criminal-infested woods in pursuit of the same prize, only to discover the miracle machine they hoped would solve their problems may in fact be their biggest problem of all.

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 Review:

First off, can I say I love the ending? Totally quotable. But unfortunately to those of you who haven’t read it, you would probably find it to be a spoiler.

This was a really good steampunk story. I haven’t read much steampunk and hope to get into it – and I think Lumiere is the right way to go!

I absolutely adore the cover. It’s so pretty. Did you know that the author made that herself?

I think there were some great ideas in there that were executed well. I liked the idea of The Great Illuminator and there were so many aspects that made it a good read.

Eyelet was a cool character with a cool name. She wasn’t afraid to fight for what she wanted (unlike some women of the era) and she was as cool as her name. The romance between her and Urlick was sweet as well. They weren’t the only great characters – who could forget Iris and Pan?

I would recommend this book to people who are into the steampunk genre. I think it’s a good example of a lot of books classified as steampunk and would help you get a good feel of the genre. Plus it was an enjoyable read!

 3.5/5 stars
Looks like the start of an apocalypse! Nearly there!

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 Goodreads author bio:

Jacqueline GarlickJacqueline was nicknamed “Little Erin” (as in Erin Brockovich) after she took on her school board over being placed in black toxic mould and, well…lost. BUT if she hadn’t lost, she’s still be teaching with no time for writing, which would be the real tragedy because more than anything else in the world Jacqueline loves to write.

These days, she is affectionately referred to as the Quentin Tarantino of YA, known for her edgy, rule-breaking, Tim Burton-esque style of writing. Jacqueline likes gritty stories with beating hearts, dislikes wimpy heroines and whiny sidekicks, and loves a good tale about an irresistible underdog.

Lumière—a steampunk-fantasy, romance adventure—is Book One in her young adult Illumination Paradox Series.

Jacqueline is a graduate of Ellen Hopkin’s Nevada Mentoring Program, and has also studied under James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler and Don Maass, where she was the 2012 recipient of the Don Maass Break Out Novel Intensive Scholarship. She is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.

Jacqueline is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes pod casts, guest blogs, Skype interviews and speaking engagements, as well as comments and emails from her readers. Visit Jacqueline at www.jacquelinegarlick.com. Or follow her on social media on twitter @jackie_garlick, and like her on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacque… She’d really appreciate it!

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 Interview with Jacqueline Garlick

Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

1. What inspired you to write Lumiere?

My father was a Tool and Die Maker, which means he owned a machine shop—the biggest independent Tool and Die shop in North America in the 1970’s. As a result, I grew up around machinery, often spending my Saturday’s with dad at his shop as he finished his work. I’ve always been fascinated with machinery because of this, and not just ordinary machines, but cool machinery I invented in my head or with my dad in his office in his spare time.

My father was an entrepreneur as I mentioned above, but he was also a dreamer (…that’s where I get it!). My father used to love to create new gadgets, or improving on ones that already existed. I grew up in a house where the shelves in the cupboards were designed to pull out (on rollers), so we could better access the dishes, and faux drawers opened up into wheeled trolley carts for serving guests (all my father’s creations). Luckily, I inherited my father’s imagination and his love for all things mechanical, so writing Steampunk seemed the perfect genre for me to dip my creative toe in.

I’ve always been fascinated with Victorian times, also. (In my teen years I was that strange kid that spent her babysitting money on antiques.) As well, I have a brother who struggled with epilepsy. Growing up, I witnessed first hand the failures of the medical world to help him. I used to wish there was a machine that could fix him. So, I decided it was high time I created one. (That’s the beauty of writing fiction anything is possible!)

2. How long would you say it took you to write Lumiere?

I was actually cleaning up the files on my computer the other day and I noticed that I started writing Lumiere in May of 2011. Gulp. It went through 4 title changes and 8 full drafts to get where it is today. Another Gulp.

3. What has been the best part about writing a book?

I love when you get lost in the world of your characters and the physical world around you falls away. It’s such a cool moment, when you’re transported from this world to another. When that happens, you really know you’ve hit your stride. A bomb could go off in my house and I wouldn’t notice! HA!

4. Any advice for aspiring authors?

I’m not going to say the cliché pat answers of “read in your genre, write, write, write and never give up,” instead I’m going to say…”don’t let anyone rock your boat.” There was a point where I allowed too many “cooks in my kitchen,” so to speak (gawd, and I said I wasn’t going to use clichés!) and the end result was disastrous. Yes, listen to feedback, but don’t let it debilitate you. Let the voice in your heart and head prevail and get your story down on the page the way you originally intend it…then seek feedback only to see if it is moving too slow or too fast, or in a generally unbelievable direction at points, also, ask about characters…does your reader care about them. Those are the essentials and work on those essentials. Don’t bend and twist your story dreams to fit in a saleable box, because chances are…they won’t sell that way…

5. The cover of Lumiere is absolutely beautiful! Did you create it yourself?

The cover was a labour of love! And a lot of lovely people came together to help me pull it off. I had a vision and I wanted to realize it, so I decided to do a private shoot rather than use a stock photo (not that a stock photo can work too.) For this project it had to be original to work in my mind. So I hired a model—the daughter of a writing friend, and a photographer—the friend of another writing friend, and ordered a dress from a lovely lady on etsy! (yes etsy!) then I vamped it up a bit (I love to sew), bought the necklace from another etsy artist, hired my son to do the special effects, then hired a cover artists to drop on the lettering, and volia! The cover! Smile.

 The shoot was SO much fun. (Everyone mentioned above was there.) And I’m so grateful to everyone involved.

6. Do you listen to music while you write?

Yes. I use it to set my mood, but then write in silence. For this book it was a lot of gothic, romantic music featuring electric violins. Some frantic pieces. Some slow and romantic. I found pieces on you tube that inspired me and worked them into a loop I’d play each day before writing, depending on the scene I had to tackle that day.

7. Who was your favourite character to write?

Hmmmm, this is really hard, cause I really love them all, but I’d have to say maybe, Iris, because she is a challenge to write, being non-verbal.

8. Are you a dog or a cat person? Or even a hamster person?

I’m completely a dog person, hands down. (Though horses play a close second!) I have at least two dogs in the house at all times, though we’re down a dog right now. Sadly, I lost my beloved Scottie, Fergus, last January to rare disease. He’s proven to be irreplaceable so far. I miss his smile everyday. I currently have an overweight sheltie that talks to me daily. He could use a pal.

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Very Superstitious Anthology Blog Tour (Interview with Jennifer Knight and Giveaway)

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Very Supersitious is a anthology created for the charity SPCA International. Here’s a link to the tour schedule:

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-very-superstitious-anthology-presented-by-month9books/

Here is a list of the authors who contributed:

  • Shannon Delany
  • Jackie Morse Kessler
  • Jennifer Knight
  • Stephanie Kuehnert
  • Mari Mancusi
  • Michelle E. Reed
  • Dianne K. Salerni
  • Pab Sungenis

Below is a mini review of Chupacabra by Jennifer Knight, an interview with Jennifer Knight and a giveaway!

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Publication date: October 15th 2013

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC

Number of pages: 200

Series: N/A

Source: For review as part of blog tour. This is my honest review.

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Chupacabra (by Jennifer Knight) Review:

This is probably one of the best short stories I have ever read. I can only think of one other short story that I really liked (Once Upon a Tag by Anna Adams) and this one is pretty great. I haven’t read any other stories in the anthology, so I can’t compare it to them but I know that I would still rate Chupacabra as one of the best. From what I can tell these sound like perfect stories the month of October. I would defiitely recommed checking out this anthology because it’s really great and there’s the added bonus that this was done to benefit a charity.

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Interview with Jennifer Knight

  1. What inspired you to write Blood on the Moon? 

 I read Twilight and loved it, but was bummed that Jacob didn’t get the girl. I wanted to write a book where the werewolf was the hero.

2. List five things that not many people know about you…

            1. I own my own online business called Divine Hat Designs where I sell outrageously fashionable mini top hats.

            2. I have three kids five and under.

            3. I spend an inordinate amount of time pinning.

            4. My husband and I met in middle school, where we bonded over our mutual love of Spongebob Squarepants.
 
3. Do you listen to music while writing? If so, pick a theme song for Blood on the Moon…

Yes, I do! I would probably pick Cardinals by The Republic of Wolves.
 

4. Dogs or cats?

Cats. I like how they look at you with those sarcastic eyes that quite clearly say “piss off.”
 

5.  If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

Unlimited energy. So I could keep up with my kids.
 

6. Ebooks, paperbacks or hardcovers? 

All of the above. I used to be hard-core against ebooks back in the day. Then I tried them. They are just so dang convenient! Sometimes, though, I just want a real tangible book in my hands. Usually that calls for a hardcover.
 

7. What advice would you give to inspiring authors? 

Never stop trying!
8. Who would you say has influenced you most as a writer?

My sister. She is also an amazing writer and my unofficial editor. She tells me the truth even when it sucks and helps me grow.
 

9. Why do you love writing? 

Because it takes you to a place of pure creativity, a dreamland where anything is possible.

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About Jennifer Knight:

Jennifer KnightHi. I’m Jen. I am twenty-two years old and live in Miami, Florida with my family. I’m a lifelong lover of books, romance and anything even vaguely supernatural. Except zombies. Zombies scare me. I started writing in college after trying and failing to find a major. It was all I really knew how to do and since school was going nowhere, I threw myself into it. I wrote my first book in a matter of months and watched it go up in flames. Smoldering, but still determined to make this writing thing work, I moved on to something completely different. Werewolves! Love them. Who doesn’t? I wrote the first draft of Blood on the Moon in about two months, during which I locked myself in my room and thought about teeth and moons and kissing. I must have done something right, because Running Press bought my book and now you’re here reading this. I guess that means you liked the book. Yay! If I had a cookie, I’d totally give it to you. You deserve it. Anyway, now that Blood on the Moon is done, I’m writing the sequel. And also some other stuff that hopefully you’ll see one day.

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Giveaway!

·         An ebook of each authors’ work (INT)

·         One (1) physical copy of the Very Superstitious Anthology (US Only)

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Purchase links:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Very-Superstitious-Superstition-Collection-ebook/dp/B00FIP2D52/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380559928&sr=8-1&keywords=very+superstitious+anthology

Kobo –  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/very-superstitious

 

 

 

Fae by C. J. Abedi Tour

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I am super excited to announce that I am posting an interview with Colet and Jasmine Abedi (C. J. Abedi)! This tour is run by Diversion Books: http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/fae

Here’s some information about Fae if you haven’t come across it before now…

Fae by C. J. Abedi

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Synopsis:

The battle between Light and Dark is about to begin.

 

Caroline Ellis sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until she begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth is revealed.

 

Devilyn is the only one of the Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and struggles to maintain that precarious balance to avoid succumbing to the power of the Dark within him. He is the only one who can save Caroline from those who would destroy her and destroy all hope for unity among the Fae. He promises Caroline that he will protect her at all costs, even when it means protecting her from himself.

 

Told from the alternating perspectives of Caroline and Devilyn, FAE draws on mysteries, myths and legends to create a world, and a romance, dangerously poised between Light and Dark.

About the authors:

C.J. AbediC. J. Abedi is made up of the sister writing team Colet and Jasmine Abed who wrote the upcoming series Fae.  They have always had a love of writing and began collaborating on many projects when they were very young.  Their passion for all things creative led them to the world of the entertainment industry where they have worked since completing their education.

Colet Abedi ran development for ITV Studios and is currently Executive Producer on three shows that run in syndication called Unsealed: Conspiracy Files, Unsealed: Alien Files and Now Eat This with Rocco DiSpirito. She was also an Executive Producer on Posh Tots. Prior to that, she was a Head Writer for 20th Television, a division of Fox, for two telenovelas, American Heiress starring Annalyn McCord and Robert Buckley and Fashion House, starring Bo Derek and Taylor Kinney. She alsorecently completed the feature filmFive Souls that will be released next year.

Jasmine Abedi is an entertainment attorney, and has worked with entertainment powerhouses such as Fox, NBC Universal, ABC, MTV and E! for the past 14 years. She has also worn many different hats in the entertainment industry, with Executive Producer credits for the television programs Posh Tots and the pilots Club Bounce (TruTV), Divas(VH-1), and Life With The Clarks (CMT). In addition to writing, she has also partnered with a law school friend to create the natural cosmetic company Generation Klean, Inc. Their products can be found online at www.generationklean.com and at major retailers (Whole Foods, Fred Segal etc.) nationwide.

 

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The interview:

1. What inspired you to write Fae?

Many things, a definite obsession with the world of the Tuatha de Danann, fairies, dark vs. light and Jasmine’s daughter Ella. 

2. Tell us five things that not many people know about you…

Colet:

1-  I’m a triple Pisces. 

2-  I went sky diving. 

3-  I’m afraid of Jaws. True story. 

4-  I collect giant Buddha statues. 

5-  I can belly dance. 

 

Jasmine:

1- I won the Mayor’s cup in Tennis when I was in the 5th grade and now I can’t even hit a tennis ball to save my life. 

2-I always have dreams about large tidal waves, not sure what that means.

3-I’m fiercely loyal and no one messes with my family.  

4-I married my first boyfriend.

5-I hate beets.

3. How long have you been writing?

Colet: Since I was 11. 

Jasmine: I definitely developed a passion for it a little bit later in life. Probably around 18. 

4. Do you listen to music while writing? If so, pick a theme song for Fae…

Colet: Yes. I can’t write without music.

Jasmine:  It honestly depends on my mood.  But I’m a BIG fan of music and really love all genres of music. 

Toby Rand Song: Candle – we actually use it in the book.

5. Do you have a favorite quote?

Colet: “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” – John Milton

Jasmine:  “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.”  –Mark Twain

6. Any upcoming books? 

FAE Book 2 & 3 

7. What five items would you pick to take with you if an apocalypse was to suddenly strike?

Colet: My photo album. My dog, Famous. Quartz Crystal for good energy. A pack of pencils and a writing journal. 

Jasmine: I’m not sure I would take anything but a lucky charm my mother gave me.  I’d also definitely want my family with me. 

8. Which do you prefer? Paperback, ebooks or hardback? 

Colet: I wish I could be a traditionalist and say paperback, but I’m kind of addicted to reading now on my iPad. 

Jasmine:  Up until very recently I was a traditional girl.  I had never even used my Kindle or ipad for reading.  Now, I’ve sadly crossed over…although there is nothing more beautiful than an old book. 

9. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself about writing? 

Colet: Stay on track and NEVER doubt yourself. NO REGRETS. NO GUILT. JUST BELIEVE. You will get there. 

Jasmine: Don’t let fear of the unknown guide you.  Just do it. 

Thank you!

 

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