This INDIEpendence day, the Indelibles would like to celebrate indie authors (self-published and small-press) as a whole by holding up examples of outstanding indie works. The 25 Indelible authors all believe that amazing works of fiction can be found in indie novels. By highlighting and bringing greater awareness to quality indie books, people find great books to read, indie authors get support, and we continue to change hearts and minds about the gems that can be found among self-published and small-press novels.
My Indie-pendence Day pick is The Fairy Tale Trap by Emily Casey. I signed up for this Indiedepence Day Celebration to give credit and adoration to Emily Casey, Author of The Fairy Tale Trap.
I first ran across this novel back in February. I downloaded it onto my Kindle on a Friday night. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. As my husband was watching a movie on Netflix, I was thrown in the world of Ivy Thorne, a military brat that has been stuck moving from one base to another and soon discovers the real reason she was never keen of mirrors. She gets sucked into the world of Beauty and the Beast. At first she's the character of Beauty but with her scheming ways of not playing by the rules of a mischievious pixie that forces her to participate, she later becomes Beauty's sidekick. This novel has great characters that really keep you involved with them.
You can check out my orignial review for The Fairy Tale Trap at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12953656-the-fairy-tale-trap
This is my very first interview and I am so psyched that Emily Casey had agreed to grant me a little bit of her time and mind to answer my following questions. (and a little help with reworking question #5)
1) The Fairy Tale Trap was your first novel. What inspired you to start putting pen to paper with this story?I have a few “closet novels” that will never see the light of day. I wanted to write my first novel because I was excited to plan twists and create the magic that I loved to read. But The Fairy Tale Trap was a special book for me. It’s the first time I ever started writing a book because I loved the character so much. Ivy was the beginning of this series and she hasn’t let me down.
2) How long did it take you to complete The Fairy Tale Trap?
It took me one year, with a couple short breaks in between. I used that time to set up things like my website and plan the sequel to The Fairy Tale Trap.
3) When you write out a novel, do you start with an outline first or just start and see where the story and characters take you on their own?
I have an idea of where I want the story to go, but I don’t know how it’ll end. But when I start the second draft, every plot point is planned-out. And it’s usually really different from what I originally wrote in the first draft. (But first drafts are great for character development and other important things.)
4) What is the best part that you have discovered of being an Indie Author?
I love that I have control over everything. I’m a little OCD about things, so I like being able to change release dates, my book covers, that sort of thing. I also really like that I can get on facebook, ask my readers what they want, and then write it into the story. I know other authors can talk to fans, but being self-published makes me feel closer to my readers.
5) If you were to choose any author that you could talk with for one hour, who would it be and what would you talk about?
I’d love to sit down with J.K. Rowling and find out how she put her book together. Every time I read Harry Potter, I’m amazed by the details and the way she layered all the plots and characters.
If you would like a little teaser check at Emily's website for the first few chapters. Emily has also graciously supplied a coupon code YS63F for Smashwords to get the great novel for .99.
Catch up with Emily at the following:
Emily's blog: http://emilycasey.com
Smashwords page: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/115248
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obNqYPZSUgE
If you would like to win a e-book version of The Fairy Tale Trap by Emily Casey, please leave a comment below along with your email address so I may contact you if you're a winner. (Winner will get a link to download version of choice from Smashwords.)
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Thank you for stopping by and giving me a little bit of your time.