Saturday, July 13, 2013

Interview with Anna Del C. Dye

Book Giveaway Jun 29 to July 16
You have a chance to win a PDF form of the Young Adult Novel, Shahira & the Flying Elfs. The author will be giving one E-book to every blog that participate in the blog tour. So leave a comment if you want to be entered.

Deirdra: When did you first know you wanted to be an author?
I didn’t actually it was my husband who commanded it. He said I had to do it if he was going to live to 40. He was sure my imagination was going to be the dead of him.  

Deirdra:  What makes you passionate about writing?
Too much imagination, a love for things medieval and curiosity if I can do it in a language that is not my own. 

Deirdra: What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?
My husband took care of it, because I was to busy writing. He studied the self-publishing market and we chose the one we thought would be a good match for us. I was picky on what I wanted and pushed to get it.

Deirdra: Were you ever discouraged along the way? If so, how did you deal with it?
Yes, I reached my low when I realized that I really didn’t know anything about promoting my books. I spent hours trying one thing and another with little result. I decided that it was a necessary evil and that it wouldn’t go away soooo…. I am taking one day at the time, take some classes and do my best.  

Deirdra: When did you write your first book?
 I wrote my first book eight years ago. It all happened when the movies of Lord of the Rings where going strong. They where awe inspiring and my mind opened wide and daydreams plague me for weeks.   

Deirdra: What books have most influenced your life?
 Lord of the Rings. It opened my mind so wide that all this stories started to fall out of it.

Deirdra: What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
 I love the power I have to inspire in a clean beautiful way all the new generations of readers. I hope my books will inspire them to find their way in safety and go places I never been.

Deirdra:  What is your writing schedule like?
More like whenever I can get a minute here and there. I watch my two little girls afternoons, so mornings and night. Though at lot of that time I just do promotion and then what is left of the time I write. I miss no writing all day.

Deirdra: What do you do to relax and unwind?
Go to the mountains, renaissance faires, and canoe.  We love the outdoors and enjoy the peace and beauty of it all. 

Deirdra:  Where do your ideas come from?  How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
Well… my elf series was inspired by Lord of the Rings
One of the books in my princess romance series “A Kingdom by the Sea” was inspired by the play Aida.
Emerine’s Nightmare was inspired by a challenge in an on line writer’s group. They suggested writing a Fairy story.
Usually the stories come to me from beginning to end and that is enough to know if it will work.

Deirdra:  Can you tell us a little about your book, Shahira & the Flying Elfs?
It is book number six in my Elf Series. The series has seven books so I am almost done with it. J Here is a teaser.
What will you do if the world as you know comes tumbling down? That is what happens to Shahira every time she tries to fly. You see, she is an eagle and eagles fly…then why can she not? Does it have to do with her nightmares?
The wizard Artoris has spent all his life under the shadow of his renowned brother, Zanteon. But no more… He has discovered the book to his brother’s power. Now he is going to use it to destroy all the Wizarding School and him.
Llorradinn’s life has been simple and peaceful in the land of the elfs. That is until the human caravan comes and he is cot by the claws of a giant eagle. What does the bird want with him? Elfs have not seen the wise-ones for many centuries; then why now, and why so hostile to the elf race?
You will find all the answers in Flying Elf the next epic book in Anna del C’s elf series. Writing in the line of Tolkien, Anna del C. Dye has created another tale to take the reader to a new world full of twist, secrets, adventure, and love.

Deirdra: Where can we find you and your books?

You can find all my books at major outlets

Barns & Noble.

Thank you so much, Deirdra it was great to hear from you again. 


  1. Hi Great interview and more about the author, eagerly waiting to read. Shahira & the Flying Elfs.
    pl, post the PDF form of the novel.
    Keep Going
    Best Regards

  2. Thanks Ariel. I hope you'll get it. :)
    As always is a beautiful post Deirdra.
    By the way I bought a calendar at the ren faire in Cedar City this weekend and it has a beautiful fairy with your name on it. It will hang in my castle some day. :)


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