Welcome back to my interview series An Interview, An Author, and a Magic 8 Ball! I'll be bringing you a new author and a new giveaway every Monday this year. I hope you'll stop by to check out these authors and enter to win some prizes!!!! :D
Please welcome fantasy author C. Greenwood!!! Read the interview, then enter to win a paperback copy of Magic of Thieves, Book 1 in the Legends of Dimmingwood Series!!!
MJ: Tell me about your novel in your own words, not the official synopsis.
CG: Magic of Thieves is the first of my Legends of Dimmingwood series. It's a story about a girl who's in kind of a tough place. Her family is killed and she's carrying around a secret that could endanger her life too. She falls in with some unlikely allies - a band of forest brigands, who take her in. Some want to protect her, others want to murder her. Surviving in that environment makes her strong but also gives her a twisted view of the world. She learns not to rely on anything but her magic and the power of her bow.
MJ: I absolutely love the premise of this series! What's your next release?
CG: My next release will be Mistress of Masks, book one of the Catalysts of Chaos series. It takes place in the same world as my Dimmingwood books but follows different characters in a far away country.
MJ: Love it! If you were trapped on an island, what three books would you want to have with you?
CG: That's a tough choice. I'd prefer to have my Kindle and unlimited wireless access, so I could download a constant stream of ebooks, but I guess that would be cheating, wouldn't it? ;P
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MJ: Unlimited internet access on a deserted island sounds amazing - but only if there are monkey servants on unicycles. Who is your celebrity crush?
CG: I tend not to crush on real people but on characters. A few of my faves would be Boromir, Faramir, and Eomer from Lord of the Rings and Thorin from The Hobbit. I'm also partial to Spock (who isn't?) but that's a whole 'nother genre.
MJ: It's possible you haven't heard yet. THORIN OAKENSHIELD BELONGS TO ME! As does Boromir. You have the others. I'm a Capt. Kirk girl, so we can double date with you and Spock. lol What's your favorite color?
CG: I'll say royal purple out of life-long loyalty but I've developed a strong preference for turquoise too.
MJ: Regal choices! What's your favorite vacation spot?
CG: I like San Antonio, Texas. The riverwalk there is beautiful, with the trees and fountains all lit up after dark. You can grab a ride on one of the water taxis when you want to rest your feet or, if you've got kids with you, the horse-drawn carriages are always a hit. During the daytime it's cool to tour the old missions, like the Alamo, or visit the nearby drive-through zoo.
MJ: San Antonio is on my list of places to visit. It sounds amazing. Do you have any pets?
CG: Only one permanent pet, a much-adored Yorkshire terrier named Sampson. But wild animals are in and out of our house all the time. We're always taking in injured bunnies or raising baby birds that've fallen from their nests. Bullfrogs and grass snakes are also popular in our house. We're very much animal people.
MJ: Oh, I love this!!!! Now, I need YOU to ask ME a question about absolutely anything under the sun. It has to be a yes or no question and will be answered by my all-knowing Magic 8 Ball! The question can be serious or silly - it’s up to you.
CG: Ah, I've got a question for you. Is the zombie apocalypse coming for real or are the rumors vastly exaggerated?
MJ: Let's see what M8B says....
M8B: As I See It Yes
MJ: Well, it's a good thing I've been working out a lot lately. Time to start running! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!!!