Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to this week’s Blog Ring of Power guest, Juli D. Revezzo, author of The Artist’s Inheritance and Caitlin’s Book of Shadows.
Juli is a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend, so much so she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. She loves writing stories with fantastical elements whether it be a full-on fantasy, or a story set in this world–slightly askew. She has been published in short form in Eternal Haunted Summer, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes (a charity anthology for cat related charities), Luna Station Quarterly, The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, and Twisted Dreams Magazine. She recently released her debut novel, The Artist’s Inheritance.
She also has an article and book review or two out there.But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
Part 1 — Monday, February 11@ Sandra Ulbrich Almazan’s site (http://ulbrichalmazan.blogspot.com/)
Part 2 — Tuesday, February 12 @ Dean C. Rich’s site (http://deanswritingtime.blogspot.com/)
Part 3 — Wednesday, February 13 @ Terri Bruce’s (www.terribruce.net)
Part 5 — Friday, February 15 @ Emily LaBonte’s site (http://emlabonte.blogspot.com/)
PART 4: ABOUT YOUR CURRENT WORK
Is there anything new, unusual, or interesting about your book? How is it different from other books on the same subject? There are very few novels that treat the pagan gods with respect, nor the myths that they pilfer from. I tried my best to treat them well, even the ones we’re supposed to hate. Also the ghosts in my book aren’t harmful. There’s a misconception it seems that if you include ghosts they’re going to be vengeful and cause your characters deathly harm. Though mine scare Caitlin, they’re only trying to help her. Once she figures that out, they work well together.
What was the hardest part of writing this book? Trying to decide how much to write about the deaths in Trevor’s family. I had recently experienced a few losses myself so to write about the same subject was, at times, gut-wrenching.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in this book? I don’t think so. Though I’d like it if I could skip the learning curve and just know what I’m doing in terms of formatting. It wasn’t too difficult as I’d been writing html for a decade before that, just time consuming trying to get it to live up to my will. 😉
Tell us about your book’s cover – where did the design come from and what was the design process like? The chair is the overall symbol in the book, so when I handed it over to my designer I told her that had to be included somewhere. She composed the rest around it and I think, did an awesome job.
Is your book in print, ebook or both? The Artist’s Inheritance (Antique Magic, Book One) is available in both ebook and Print, from Amazon and Createspace as well as Smashwords and Barnes and Noble. The connecting story Caitlin’s Book of Shadows is currently available in eformat at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Please let us know where can your readers find you:
My webpage is at: http://julidrevezzo.com
My author pages are: Amazon: http://amzn.to/UPHqbB
and Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jdrevezzo
I’m also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Juli-D-Revezzo/233193150037011
Manic Readers: http://www.manicreaders.com/JuliDRevezzo/
THE ARTIST’S INHERITANCE: Trouble only a witch can solve…Settling into a new home, Caitlin notices changes coming over her husband. When nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking–Caitlin knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair her husband’s carving, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces–the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?
Armed with a handful of allies–a coven of helpful witches–she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.