Hey Lovelies!Today I will not be posting a sample sunday, but I think you'll all forgive me a little because I'm hoping to get another story to my publisher in a month or two :) still not forgiven? How about I sweeten the deal by sharing info about todays Bucks County Publishing's 7th day BOGO and the author agreed to an interview! Forgiven? Yes, good! Today's book is Lancelot and the Tides of Time by Steven Cross! I hope you all enjoy!
and the Tides of Time
Lancelot’s family is destroyed and a strange wizard kidnaps him, Lancelot
doesn’t know if he wants to go on living. But in her dying breath, his mother
reveals to him that he is destined to be somebody special.
However, when he loses his first true love to death and his second
to politics, he feels as if nothing good will ever come to him. Add to that when
he is possessed by three separate spirits at the same time -- all with a grudge
against him things really take on a dark shading for poor Lancelot! When the two
spirits who hate him team up with the one whose death he caused he finds himself
thrust into the middle of a huge conflict. One that can not only destroy the
Lady of the Lake, but also Camelot and another kingdom of which he has no part.
When the wizard reveals to him that he is part of this kingdom that
exists hundreds of years int he future Lancelot must act! With past, present,
and future resting in his hands, Lancelot has to fight for his life and for the
Interview Of Steven Cross:
I have been writing as long as I could hold a pencil, but my first work that received any public attention was a play about a werewolf that I wrote in the 8th grade. One of the English classes read it aloud.
2.where did you get the idea for this book?
Lancelot is a character that has always intrigued me. I never knew his history – why he was called Lancelot of the Lake. One day I got this image of a confused knight in the ruins of a city attacking a fire barrel because he mistakenly thought it was a dragon. Then I did a little research on Lancelot and the story just came together.
3. what is your favorite thing about writing?
The thing that I like most about writing is just the creating of something that wasn’t there before you wrote it. Characters, setting, conflict – seeing it all come to life gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
4.what is your favorite TV show?
My favorite t.v. show is Big Bang Theory because it’s just mindless, hilarious entertainment. As far as dramas go, my favorite is Once Upon a Time. I loved Lost when it was on, and I like this show nearly as much.
5. what did you do when you got your acceptance letter from BCP?
I’m fairly low key. I don’t remember doing anything special when I got my acceptance letter besides muttering a prayer of thanks.
6.Growing up what was your favorite book?
My favorite books when I was younger were actually a series that I discovered when I was in fifth or sixth grade. I read every Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators Book I could get my hands on. In high school, my favorite was Stranger in a Strange Land. In college, probably the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
7. What is one thing that you are asking for this year for christmas?
I’m hoping for a wireless keyboard for my Ipad 2.
8. Are you working on another story now? If so what about.
I’m struggling with another young adult novel right now about a boy who suffers from bipolar disorder, but it hasn’t been coming together very well so far.
9. what is your favorite genre that you write?
My favorite genre of book is young adult fantasy because that’s what I write.
10. what is your favorite dessert?
My favorite dessert is lemon meringue pie. After that is a type of candy my mom used to make called peanut butter roll, which is basically divinity candy wrapped up in a roll with peanut butter layers.
11. if you can bring any character from a book to life who would it be and why?
I think if I could bring any character to life it would be Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series. I would like to talk about his educational philosophy.
12.What is your favorite holiday tradition?
This holiday season is going to be tough for us because the Saturday before Thanksgiving my mother died. My favorite holiday tradition was gathering either at my mom and dad’s or my sister’s on Christmas Eve for a big meal. Mom had a special wine punch she made that was absolutely delicious and deadly at the same time.