Monday, July 1, 2013
Anna del C. Dye was born in Valparaiso, Chile, amongst some of the world’s most famous beaches. After meeting Rodney, a native of Idaho, in her hometown, two years later, Anna traveled to Utah on Christmas Eve and married him two weeks later. Their love story, Why Him? was published by Covenant in the book entitled Tender Mercies. Anna and Rodney reside in Taylorsville, Utah, and are the parents of three princes and a princess. They love to camp, canoe, explore ruins and have sword fights.
Anna del C. Dye is an accomplished, multi-award winning author. Her short story “Amerine—Fairy Princess” won 2nd place in the Oquirrh Writers contest. The first book in her new YA Romance Series entitled “A Kingdom By The Sea” won 2nd place in The Absolutely Write contest. Book three of “The Silent Warrior Trilogy” won a bronze seal in the League of Utah Writers. Shahira and the Flying Elfs won Honor in the Oquirrh first chapter contest. Emerine’s Nightmare, a pre-teens short story, won 1st place right before it was released in digital formats for the Kindle and Nook.
Anna’s works include “The Silent Warrior Trilogy,” the beginning saga of her young adult elf series. Book one, “The Elf and the Princess” book two, “Trouble in the Elf City” and book three, “Elfs in a Conquered Realm.” Her stand alone books: “Curse of the Elfs,” “A Royal Elf of Abalon”, now “Shahira & the Flying Elfs” and also her children’s book “Emerine’s nightmare”
Interview with Anna:
Thank you Roseanne for inviting me to your blog this week. I would like to offer a PDF of Shahira and the Flying Elfs to one lucky winner on your blog. Leave a comment and become Roseanne's follower and you will be entered.
Anna, what genre do you prefer to write?
I love Medieval and fantasy. My books are High Fantasy.
What inspired you to start writing about elfs?
Tolkien. He opened the door for me to ask more. The character of Legolas was amazing and I wanted to know more about the Elf race, the giant eagles, the dwarfs and so on. To my regret, my husband informed me that a conversation with Tolkien was out of the question as he was dead. I cried. That is when my husband suggested I answer my own questions…the rest is history.
What's not to love about Legolas? I'd love to know more about him and his race, too. You have a new book coming out, what’s it about?
My new book is Shahira & the Flying Elfs (yes, I do spell the plural of elves in my books: Elfs.)
It is book number six in my Elf Series. The series has seven books so I am almost done with it.
When can we expect it to be available?
It is in all the major outlets right now. Amazon, B&N etc.
Tell us more about it...
Here is a teaser:
What would you do if the world as you know it 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?
The wizard Huzan has spent his entire life under the shadow of his renowned brother Zanteon. But no more… He has discovered the book to his brother’s secrets. Now he is going to use it to destroy him and all the Wizarding School.
Llorradinn’s life has been simple and peaceful in the land of the elfs. That is, until the human caravan comes by and he is caught by the claws of a giant eagle. What does the eagle 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 this and more answers in Shahira & the Flying Elfs the epic book by Anna del C. Dye. Written in the genre of Tolkien, Anna del C. Dye has created another unique, epic tale to take the reader to a new world, full of twists, secrets, and love.
Shahira and the Flying Elfs is already available on amazon.com and other outlets.
When you want a story to simmer what do you do to relax?
I go camping and take the canoe. My husband and I love the quiet and beauty of nature. It helps to keep my life real. Then I go back to my book and edit.
Is there anything you would like to ask your readers?
I would love for them to take the time and if they like my books to post a review and recommend it to their friends. It really helps to pass the word along. (Reviews should be done on Amazon, B&N, Shelfari, Goodreads, etc.)
Can you please share where people can find you and your books?
My website: http://www.annadelc.com
You can find all my books at:
Barns & Noble. http://ning.it/1744E2U
It was my pleasure to visit you, Roseanne. Hope all will be well with you and yours.
The pleasure was mine :) I'm looking forward to reading your new book!