Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wander Dust Blog Tour
Hello my fellow readers Thank You for joining us today on the Wander Dust Blog Tour. We welcome Michelle Warren the Author of Wander Dust. Michelle is giving away prizes for those who leave a comment and join her facebook page Please click on the Wander Dust Link on the left hand side of the screen. Michelle is also doing a savanger hunt please click on the link on the right hand side of the screen to try to get addtional prizes.
From Wander Dust website
Ever since her sixteenth birthday, strange things keep happening to Seraphina Parrish.
The Lady in Black… burns Sera’s memories.
Unexplainable Premonitions… catapult her to other cities.
The Grungy Gang… wants to kill her.
And a beautiful, mysterious boy… stalks her.
But when Sera moves to Chicago, and her aunt reveals their family connection to a centuries old, secret society, she is immediately thrust into an unbelievable fantasy world, leading her on a quest to unravel the mysteries that plague her. In the end, their meanings crash into an epic struggle of loyalty and betrayal, and she’ll be forced to choose between the boy who has stolen her heart and the thing she desires most.
Wander Dust is the breathtaking fantasy that will catapult you through a story of time, adventure, and love.
Thank You Michelle for allowing me to be on your Blog Tour:
This is a Q & A I did with Michelle
1} Where did you do your research on the “Secret Society”?
I love the history of secret societies in the US. I’ve probably watched every single TV show about the Masons. Although I didn’t do specific research into any one society, I made sure to use symbols, legends, secrets, and underground lairs in the book.
2} How did you come up with the story of Seraphina?
The ideas originally came from a conversation I had with my sister about Time Travel. For almost a year, I played with the story and characters in my head. It was just something I did for fun, as a creative outlet to my everyday life.
3} What do you think will be Seraphina most greatest strength?
I like this question. Seraphina is very determined and focused. She tries very hard to be tough and put on a strong facade. Underneath, she is still very unsure about herself. I think she’s stronger than she realizes. She’s got a lot of insecurities that often lead her down the wrong road. She’s not perfect and often makes things worse for herself. She’s a great main character because she’s realistic and relatable.
4} What is your the one thing you have to have when you write?
There were actually three things that were very important to me during the writing process: the internet, meditation time, and sleep.
When I finally wrote this book, I was easily consumed by the internet, looking at location photos, or inspirational photos for scenes. The best way to make sure something reads real is to have great inspiration.
Before writing, I would meditate on each scene to figure out the best way for each chapter to play out. Visualization was really important. When I was satisfied with the outcome, I’d rush to my computer and start typing.
I mediated on the climax scene of the book for a few months and was never quite happy with it. Finally, one night I woke up at 3 am in the morning with everything in my head. I stayed up for hours writing out the final chapters in long hand. My husband thought I was crazy, but it worked. Several ideas came to me in my sleep.
5} Best way to read paper or Ebook?
I’m in transition. I read e-books on my Kindle right now but still purchase hard copies for my favorite novels. My bookshelf is so over-loaded, I have to be choosy about what hardback books I purchase.
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