Today, I’ll share an interview with Booktroupe Author, Mireille Chester. With 11 titles under her name – most in the YA and Adult Fantasy genre - this interview should be interesting. Mireille also writes middle grade fantasy as Author M.G. Chester.
DB: You’ve written a number of books. Do you have a favorite character you’ve created?
MC: I have to say that it depends on which book I’m writing at the time. I fall in love with all of the characters. If I had to pick one though, I think I’d have to say Ternach. He’s the immortal in The Chosen One Trilogy. He’s such a bad guy. I’m pretty sure there’s a picture of him under self-serving in the dictionary. Lol
DB: Your favorite book and why? (Not written by you)
MC: The Hobbit. My dad read it to me as a bedtime story when I was just little. It’s one of the reasons I love fantasy and why I manage to sneak a dragon in all of my stories.
DB: Best writing advice for newbie authors?
MC: Write what you love. Once you’re done writing it, be sure to find an editor. One of the biggest mistakes I made when I first published was rush the process. Take your time. Having people love your work without saying “too bad there were so many editing mistakes” really makes a difference. Trust me. Lol
DB: I see you have children. I’m sure you have an abundance of embarrassing moments. Shout out the most embarrassing one you’re willing to share.
MC: Oh, man. Lol There are so many, but I can’t seem to think of one.
DB: Everyone likes to compare. What book, TV show, or movie would you say has the most similarity to your books?
MC: This is a hard one. I did have one reader tell me the Chosen One Trilogy was a mix of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and Animorphs. :D
DB: Best mode of transportation: Unicorn or Dragon? MC: Dragon
DB: Favorite movie of all time? MC: Boondock Saints
DB: Favorite song or artist/band? MC: Ed Sheeran
DB: Night or Day? MC: Day
DB: Gremlins or Goonies: MC: Goonies
DB: I know this is going to be hard…. share only three sentences from any of your books.
MC: My arm hurts. Seriously. It hurts a lot. (Angered Seasons)
DB: Share the opening line to three of your books.
MC: It’s hard to believe that at one point life had seemed dull, boring, average and uneventful. ~ Crossover (The Chosen One Trilogy: book one)
“Nothing is as it seems.” ~ Journey (The Chosen One Trilogy: book two)
If someone had told me I would someday find myself in a fight to save a world I didn’t know existed, I would have laughed. ~ Destiny (The Chosen One Trilogy: book three)
Thanks so much for sharing, Mireille. It’s been great.
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Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!