Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Fox and the Chalice by Dee Carey - Interview, Give@way | YA Fantasy

An Evil puts the Druids and the Church in jeopardy. Two were chosen upon their birth to protect the kingdom from just such a threat. Merlot and LaRoux, fated by magic to be mates.
No one could tell Merlot whom to love; she’d find passion on her own, Druid Ordination be damned. Though her destiny is to protect the church that saved her, she never expects to fall in love with LaRoux, the one man the Druids have selected as her mate.
LaRoux is surprised to find love in a convent. Instantly smitten by Merlot, he determines to set aside his feelings for the girl, until he avenges his mother’s murder.

AUTHORS NOTE: Catholicism and Druidism are explored with a tolerant view to both. Familiar Arthurian characters are woven with new and unusual characters to make this a fantasy that makes sense.

"Literally, this world renowned author (Andrea Carey) has gone all out in crafting a masterpiece and a plotline that mesmerizes!"—Joe Peters-Novel Delivery

"I love how the characters come to life and their story unfolds. What an imagination the author has bringing a fox to life in such a creative way."—Doreen Pietrantoni

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The Fox and the Chalice.
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Giveaway ends February 18th 11:59PM CDT


How did you start your writing career?

I started when my daughter was in a coma (she's fine now).  My other daughter noted the book I was reading to pass the time was written by her English teacher.  We did lunch and she incouraged me to join the local chapter of RWA.  I found it was something I love and as they say the rest is history.
Who is your favorite author?

Toss up, Marion Zimmer Bradley or Juliet Marillier.

What was your first sale as an author? 
The Vixen~ story about Grania O'Malley as a fox.
Do you have a critique group or beta readers?

I have a wonderful critique group named the Phoenix.  The members all have different genre but we mesh perfectly.
Are you a pantser or plotter?

Actually both. I use a flow chart for the basic plot.  It is a way to see the entire book on a single page.  Of course changes often occur.  If I feel the characters have gotten themselves in an a fix I go to the "And along came John" approach.  In other words how do I get them out of this mess?  In my case I need to know not only what form the characters are in and which being got themselves in a fix.  When you let it float around in your brain the solution presents itself and John can go on to other scenes.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a writer.  I began to write before I could actually form letters.  My scribbles were terribly important.
Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers?

Beginners should above all keep writing and trust their own talent.  Do not let anyone put you down, even those you love when they feel you are wasting your time doing something that may never make you rich, but if you are in it for the money you will never make money.  You know you are truly a writer when you cannot quit.  I would be happy to do a 10 page critique to anyone who wishes or simply wants to talk to some one who will not roll their eyes when you try to get them to understand.  That is the greatest thing about being a writer, as you help writers they become your readers.  It is a win win situation.
How do you react to a bad review or rejection? 

I think the most important thing to remember is a rejection or bad review is not a death knell.  You must consider factors outside of writing effect a rejection.  She had a bad day, she had a bad day, she is coming down with a cold.  She tells herself it she sees one more Martian cowboy she will scream.  Her husband left her.  You aren't necessarily happy as a clam (I never really understood what that means.  Did you ever see a smiling clam?) when something in your life doesn't go as planned.  A rejection/bad review is one person's opinion, of one body of work one one given day.  That's all it means.  To make more of it is to think less of yourself.  That is a big NO, NO.
What is your favorite restaurant?

My favorite is a local eatery called Ezzy's.  I go there so often they not only know my name, but what I will order depending on the time of day.  The entire staff is supportive of me and my writing.  When I do a signing it is at Ezzy's.



Anonymous said...

this is my very favorite writer

Word Crafter said...

Dee as always a fascinating interview and a dynamite sounding book. You do have a way with story telling. Can't wait to read it even if I don't win a copy. WTG lady!

Jaidis said...

Great interview! Thanks for offering a giveaway!

bn100 said...

This interview was very enjoyable to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

Wicked Leanore said...

Her series of books are so enchanting. You really get caught up in the stories. I love the entire set!(I have read each one.) Dee Carey and her Foxes, sweet, suspenseful and great for YA.

Mr. Judgmental said...

Thanks for the giveaway :D and the interview was very intriguing ^.^

Mr. Judgmental said...

Oh here's my email incase you know "D

Georgia said...

loved reading the interview, I love finding new authors to read, thank you for the giveaway also..... said...

great give away

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway. The book sounds like something I would like!

The Zoo said...

I haven't read a book like this in awhile. Thanks for the chance!

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Laurie said...

The giveaway winner is Lillea. :)