I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Mireille Chester, the amazing author of Chael's Luck. Here is my interview with her as well as a Princess Katheryn.
Thank you Princess Katheryn for taking the time to answer a few questions for me.
1) Princess Katheryn you are first introduced to the reader during Chael’s fight against Caleb. How did you feel watching that match?
Nervous, excited. I really wanted Chael to win. It was obvious he was the more honorable Knight in the match.
2) What initially made Chael stand out more than the other knights in training?
Of course, the first thing I thought when I first noticed him was that he really was the smallest of the bunch. As time went on, however, I started to see what a great man he was. He’s brave, loyal, motivated. He’s smart and able to think of ways to compensate for the fact that he is so much smaller than the rest of the Knights in training.
3) How did you handle the rejection from Chael?
I have to admit I was slightly put off. I’m the Princess. Who turns down the Princess?
4) How did you feel when Chaela was introduced?
Embarassed. I mean, I’d fairly well thrown myself at Chael and he hadn’t had the courtesy to mention her.
5) Did you at any time feel angry at Chaela?
For sure. I wanted Chael. Because of her, I’ll have to settle for another.
Mireille, Thank you as well for taking the time to answer a few questions.
1) What key point, feeling, or lesson do you hope readers take from your work?
I think that my main lesson would be that if you want something, go for it, work hard, and don’t listen to the ones who tell you you’ll never do it.
2) How did you come up with the main character?
I had a dream one night. A lot of my stories start off that way. It was about a young knight who was trying to prove himself in a fight with a bigger knight. It just kind of snowballed from there.
3) What is the hardest part of writing for you?
The hardest part of writing is always deciding when the story is ready to publish. I love to write and so for the most part, that’s not usually an issue. My biggest worry is always when I push the send button on the email that tells my publisher the proof copy was perfect and that the book can go to print. That’s when I start to double guess myself. Did the editors catch all of typos? Could I have added something to the story to make it better? Should I have left certain things out? It’s a gut wrenching feeling until the first few reviews start coming in and I realize readers don’t hate the book.
4) What are you working on now?
Right now I have five projects on the go. I am doing the second last edits on ‘Tyler’s Story’ which is being released late in the year. It is a young adult novel set in Quelondain, the world that ‘The Chosen One Trilogy’ is set in. I wrote that one for my niece who asked me to write her a book she was allowed to read. I am also working on the next novella in the Quelondain Shorts series, which will tell Hayden’s parents’ story and how her Wedelven mother became fated to a human from this world. The third project is for the Status Shorts novellas. Those are stories inspired by Facebook statuses. The fourth project is called ‘Angered Seasons’. It is a sort of zombie apocalypse/mother nature ends the world type of story. It sounds weird, but I think people will like the twist. It will be released next year sometime. My last project is what I sort of consider my masterpiece. It is called ‘The Witteck Chronicles’ and is the next series set in Quelondain. It will be four books long and much more complex than ‘The Chosen One Trilogy’. The first book will release next Christmas.
5) What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
You know, no one has ever asked me which of my fictional men is my favorite. To answer that question, I’d have to say Matthew. He is one of the Namael (cat shifter) captains in ‘The Chosen One Trilogy’. I just find he has that great mix of sexy, sweet, and funny. He’s actually going to have a much bigger role in ‘The Witteck Chronicles’, so I’m super excited for everyone to get to know him better.
Here are locations for the remainder of the tour:
April 14- M.E. Franco, Author http://mefrancoauthor.blogspot.com
April 15- Forever Lost in My Own Worldhttp://mireillechester.blogspot.com/
April 16- Read2Review http://read2review.com/
April 17- Forever Lost in My Own Worldhttp://mireillechester.blogspot.com/
Now for the Giveaway!! Here are the Rules:
All those who comment on any of the blogs and leave their email address will be entered to win one of five swag packs at the end of the tour, and those who did not win an e-book during the tour will be put into a drawing for a final chance to win one of five e-books.
One of my lucky followers will get a chance to win a copy of the E-book all others will be put into the final drawing and the swag drawing.
To check out my review of Chael's Luck if you haven't already click here: http://pageaway.blogspot.com/2012/02/chaels-luck-by-mireille-chester-read.html
Good Luck and check out the book!!
It is amazing!!