Trapped in the deadly land of Nerissette, Allie has all but given up on any return to the mortal realm. Unless she can find the two elusive artifacts that have the power to get her and her friends back home. But she’s got even bigger problems as the newly crowned queen of Nerissette: she must unite her people in the midst of a civil war and capture the Fate Maker—the evil puppet master responsible for the conflict—before he can find another army willing to return him to power. On top of it all, Allie is just a normal teenager. Her feelings are growing for the guy she’s certain is her true love, and balancing her personal life while being the queen isn’t as easy as it sounds. Allie must learn the true meaning of bravery, love, and kinship, regardless of the world—and danger—around her.
Livia Ellis Q&A
1. Are you a reader? What are your favorite books?
I am such a huge reader and I love anything fantasy, YA, paranormal, good old fashioned romance, old school mysteries. I go through stages. Right now I’m in a Ross MacDonald stage where I’m devouring his books like an untended buffet of expensive swiss chocolates
2. What is your path to publication?
I wasn’t planning on being published. I wrote my first book for myself and a friend of mine and she convinced me to join RWA and Savvy Authors. She even paid my membership fees for the first year. Then once I was there she convinced me to do Editpalooza with her and I had Liz Pelletier as my editor/mentorer and about a month after Editpalooza had finished she emailed me and asked me to give her a call and offered me a three book contract for my adult books and I just sort of stood there stunned. I think the first words out of my mouth was “are you serious? Like really serious?” Everything after that is history.
3. How much time do you spend writing each day/week?
I try to get 20 hours a week in. Some weeks I get double that, some weeks I get half but 20 weeks is about my average.
4. How do you work? Are you an island unto yourself? Or part of a larger community?
I’m very much a lone island when I’m writing and then part of a community when I edit.
5. What is your favorite thing about writing? Least favorite?
Favorite—Writing the rough draft.
Least Favorite – Editing
6. Are writers born, taught, or both?
Taught. No one is born just magically able to write. Everyone has to work at it. Shakespeare, Rowling, you name it everyone had to work to get good at this job.
7. What would you tell younger and less experienced you if you could?
I promise you, you may not believe me right now, but it does get better. Oh and that trip to London you’re going to take? Make sure you buy a large coffee when you go to the British Museum and chug half of it before you leave the coffee stand. You’re going to spill the rest of it all over the man of your dreams.
Patricia’s a small town girl who was blessed with a large tree in the backyard that was a perfect spot for reading on summer days. Mixed with too much imagination it made her a bratty child but fated her to become a storyteller. After a stint of “thinking practically” in her twenties she earned degrees in Business and Economics and worked for a software firm in southwestern Germany but, her passion has always been a good book. She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her two wonderful kids and a husband that learned the gourmet art of frozen pizzas to give her more time to write. When she’s not writing she can be found fencing and arguing with her dogs about plot points. Most days the Beagle wins but the Dalmatian is in close second. She’s in a distant third. Patricia writes adult Paranormal under the name Patricia Eimer and writes Young Adult books under the name Andria Buchanan.
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