Saturday, February 18, 2012

Indie Author Of The Week: B.C. Morin

I would like to welcome B.C. Morin to the blog for this week! She is the author of Mark Of The Princess which released this month! I myself have not had the chance to read her book but it sounds amazing! Now we will get down to the interview!

Where are you from?

Miami, Fl.

Tell us your latest news?

I will hopefully have the paperback version available next week !!
When and why did you begin writing?

I used to write poetry in Middle School and in High School. Towards my Senior year I started writing more short stories. I started b/c it was always a way to express myself and even as a release. 
When did you first consider yourself a writer?

That one is kind of tough. I was published for poetry in High School and I still didn't consider myself a writer. I thought I was just a kid whose poem they liked ! lol.  I would have to say that the closer I got to finishing my manuscript for Mark of the Princess, the more I considered myself a writer.
What inspired you to write your first book?

I was at my sister-in-law's sweet 15 and it was renaissance themed. I thought it would be so cool to know of a world that was actually magical and renaissance-ish. (is that a word ? lol)
Do you have a specific writing style?

I would probably say that my style is action centered, fun, constantly moving, and kind of romantic.
How did you come up with the title?

I actually had another title (which I can't reveal b/c I may still use it for one of the others), but I really wanted it to reflect one of the main points of the story yet still be kind of mysterious.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

That everyone has the power to fight, and when you fight, then you may overcome. Not everything turns out the way we want it to. But if you take what life gives you and make the best of it, then you have a fighting chance.
How much of the book is realistic?

I would say that parts of my character's personalities are very realistic.
What books have most influenced your life most?

WOW, that one varies alot .... I'd have to say The Bible, The Harry Potter Series, Eragon, The Mortal Instruments, and to a certain extent most of the books I have ever read b/c in one way or another they always took me somewhere, and kept my imagination going.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

That one is a tie between J.K. Rowlings and Cassandra Clare.
What book are you reading now?

I know I'm a little late, but I just started The Hunger Games :)
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Not sure if they are new, but discovered in the last year or two : Alexandra Adornetto, Julie Kagawa, Lauren Kate, Chloe Niell (I know she isn't new, but I discovered and liked her Dark Elite series last year), Becca Fitzpatrick, Alyson Noël
What are your current projects?

I am currently working on Book 2 of The Kingdom Chronicles
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

There is a select few friends that loved Mark of the Princess before it was even completed and published and encouraged me.
Do you see writing as a career?

Yes, I would LOVE that !
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

No :)
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I just get a story in my head and I HAVE to get it on paper or a computer.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Shakily, Alannah got to her feet, trembling slightly from head to toe.
The long dark robe, the sorcerer’s hood, the long white beard …. I know him, she thought.
“MALIGO!” she yelled recognizing his intense dark eyes. “You did this?”
Maligo simply smirked raising an eyebrow.
“My father will find you and kill you for what you have done.” She said to him solemnly.
Maligo towered over her, a leering smile twisting his dark face.
 “You would have to consider yourself lucky if you ever see your father again. Even if it is while he watches me take your life.” He snarled, allowing a haughty smirk creep across his face.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Making sure that I do not get ahead of myself.
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

No, but I would like to someday.
Who designed the covers?

My husband. He has done all the amazing work on my fan page as well :)
What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Editing :)
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

From the writing itself, I learned that I really cannot get enough of telling a story.
From finishing the writing, I learned that the editing process never really ends... lol
Do you have any advice for other writers?

I read a quote once that I share with all my other author friends ..... The only difference between a writer and a published author is that the published author never gave up. ... So I say to them... Never give up.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I appreciate you all more than you know ! Your encouraging words, your support, everything you do is GREATLY loved and appreciated.
I do this for you all !

If you have any questions or comments for B.C. please make sure to leave them here in the comments section!

 The feisty and determined faerie Princess Alannah is many things, but she never thought she would be the key to her people’s destruction.

Kidnapped for a power she does not yet possess, Alannah finds herself in the clutches of the most malevolent sorcerer of her time. Maligo. Alannah escapes her prison with help from the handsome and stalwart warrior faerie, Brennus.

Now she must cross mountains and forests fraught with rogue faeries, vicious Fae-hating trolls, dangerous shape-shifters, and more to reach the only ones that can help her control her incoming powers. The Elder Faeries.

With Brennus by her side, Alannah is determined to reach the Elder Faeries and save her people. Maligo is just as determined she never makes it that far.

 And now.......a Giveaway!!! B.C. had kindly offered 6 bookmarks, a beautiful candle, and a e-copy of her book Mark of the Princess!!!! 

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  1. Great interview Autumn! Sounds really good and thanks for the chance.

  2. Hey!! Thanks for the great giveaway Autum!! :D