{Interview} Author Leslie Soule

February 7, 2012 author post, Blog Tours, Giveaways, Interview 8

Today I have the author Fallenwood, Leslie Soule here with me to answer some fun questions. 
1. describe Fallenwood in twitter detail (140 characters or less):
Ash runs away, finds a new world, meets a sorcerer, jester, cat, prince, wolf king, mean queen and black unicorn. Then she destroys a crystal and saves the world. YAY!
2. What was your favorite character to write about and why?
I loved writing about my talking cat character, Greymalkin. He’s kind of the comic relief character, so he’s fun to write.
3. Yea, I really enjoyed him. One of my favorite things about fantasy books, is the rich world created. What are the easiest and hardest things about creating the world in Fallenwood?
The hardest thing is coming up with place names. I usually look at other maps or try and jumble words together and see what I come up with, but it seems to take a long time sometimes.
4. I love being able to get an idea of what a map of the land/world looks like in my head when I am reading a book! What do you do when you have writer’s block?
When I have writer’s block, I like to use the Writer’s Tool Box, which is this box full of writing games that gets your mind out of a block. It works great!
5. Do you watch much TV? (I do, and this season I am loving the new ABC show Once Upon a Time) What is your favorite new show on tv?
I don’t watch much TV at all, so I’m really not up on the current shows or anything. Although, I have managed to catch a couple episodes of The Big Bang Theory when I’ve been at a friend’s house and I think it’s hilarious and awesome.
6. I love Big Bang Theory!!  If we had an author talent show, what would you do?
I would break a board with a low spin kick! I love martial arts. 🙂
7. That sounds awesome! What book would you love Fallenwood compared to? (for example, fans of book “X” will love Fallenwood)
I love that a reviewer compared Fallenwood to Alice in Wonderland. What a huge compliment!
Thank you! Is there anything else you would like to add?
Yes! I love to hear from readers, so if you have feedback, good or bad, please send it my way. Also, to the aspiring writers out there, don’t give up! Getting published is difficult, but keep at it and you’ll get there.
Leslie Soule lives in Sacramento, California. Fallenwood is her first fantasy novel. She has received her B.A. in English from Sacramento State University and is currently working on her Master’s degree in English at National University.
Website: www.lesliesoule.com

Fallenwood—a land where magic is the life force, dragons are sages, and wizards good and evil battle for supremacy. When 23-year-old Ash is thrust into the middle of Fallenwood’s power struggles, she is also forced to face her own inner battles. Life on Earth was hard enough on Ash, who is locked in grief for her stepfather. Now, the fate of Fallenwood rests on her shoulders. She must destroy the Great Crystal—the catalyst for all the land’s magic. As the kingdoms prepare for war, Ash must look inside to find the power to save the world, and herself.

Leslie will be giving away a $25 Barnes and Noble GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So comment on as many stops as you can- that will give you more entries. Here is the link to the rest of the stops on the tour. 

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8 Responses to “{Interview} Author Leslie Soule”

  1. MomJane

    I have really enjoyed following your tour. I love the way you describe the characters, and especially the cat. What a fun book.

  2. Karen H in NC

    Can’t believe the tour is almost over…note to self: bookmark Leslie’s website so I can keep up with her!

    You amazed me when you said you don’t watch TV at all. Next to reading, watching certain TV programs is my 2nd favorite hobby. Love the dramas, not into sitcoms or reality shows. Lots of good stuff on cable channels now!

  3. Catherine Lee

    Nice interview Michelle. I, too, watch Once Upon a Time. First I watched Grimm, not Once…then I caught an episode of Once and thought, “Hey, this one is better!” So now I’m hooked on Once Upon a Time.

    Leslie…Love your Twitter-length description of Fallenwood. I also like that you have a writer’s tool box. I teach one course each term at my community college and I keep a teaching tool box of thinking exercises and activities. It comes in so handy!

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  4. Leslie Soule

    Hey there, everyone! Thanks for joining me here today.
    Thanks, MomJane!
    And yes, Karen H, please do keep up w/ me. I’d love it if you stayed in contact. 🙂
    Thanks, Catherine Lee and Renald! The Writer’s Toolbox isn’t my invention (wish it was) but it’s an actual box of games for writers. I bought mine at Borders back when it was around, but I think Barnes & Noble might have it as well. I highly recommend it. The games really seem to help when it comes to combatting Writer’s Block.
    And thanks, Lisa Richards!

    I hope you’ll join me on the next stop of the tour, tomorrow at My Odd Little World

  5. Proserpine

    Hi! Great interview! Thanks for this chance! I love the story around Alice in Wonderland, but I found it a bit creepy too! So I’ll probably love Fallenwood!

    Proserpine @ Proserpine Craving Books

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