Today, I'm pleased to host Debra Dunlap, a fellow Muse It Up Publishing author as she nears completion of her blog tour. Debra is the author of Fallon O'Reilly &; the Ice Queen's Lair and I'm happy to help her launch the first book in her series, Magic in the Americas. She's been kind enough to answer a few questions for us.
Please tell us about your book.
Fallon O’Reilly & the Ice Queen’s Lair is the first book in the series, Magic in the
Are you a full-time writer or a part-time writer, and how do you organize your writing time?
I work full-time in the legal system, so am constrained to writing part-time. My alarm is set for to give me writing time before work. For me, it’s much harder to stop writing than it is to start. Thus, I frequently dash to work with hair wet from the shower and the words for magic spells still reverberating in my mind!
What made you decide to sign with a new publisher, Muse It Up Publishing, rather than an established company?
Lea Schizas! I met Lea several years ago at the Muse Online Writer’s Conference, which she founded and I discovered accidentally while searching the net for something or other. I loved and admired her dedication to helping authors achieve their goals. When I read that she had opened a publishing house, I submitted my manuscript the same day.
Describe your writing space.
My writing space tends to change day to day and sometimes several times within a day. I have a huge desk, given to me by a niece, where I like to write. There’s plenty of space for my coffee cup, globe, printer and Droid. Sometimes I sit on a couch with my laptop propped on my knees or a t.v. tray. If the day isn’t too hot, I might haul my laptop to the park and sit at a picnic table.
What types of books do you read and who are your favorite authors?
I read everything I can find from Shakespeare to Chilton manuals. Nearly everything interests me, although some of the ancient writers can be difficult to read. I particularly love science fiction and fantasy. Isaac Asimov is a favorite. He’s written so many wonderful books on so many subjects. I kept one of his non-fiction books on my desk while I earned my physics degree because he had a knack for explaining complex subjects. I also love Anne McCaffrey’s books. If I could choose to live on another world, I would live on Pern and ride dragons!
Now, as an extra treat, let's hear from Debra's Character, Fallon:
If you'd like to find out more about Debra and Fallon, here's the link:
You can also find Debra at the following addresses: