{Interview+G!veaway} The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox

August 25, 2012 Giveaways, Interview 4

The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox

Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals and the evil Queen Sentiz.
In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one,” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble,” in its final resting place. She must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, and an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.

Today Victoria is here for an interview. Thanks for being on Book Briefs today Victoria 🙂

What part of your first novel did you find hardest to write? Hmm … that’s a tough one. I can’t pin-point a specific section in the story, but there were a few times that I scratched a scene and wrote something totally different.

What scares you most? … Too many things to mention, but the way I handle fear, is by not thinking to far into the outcome of situations, and I try to stay focused on the here and now. Coming from the old county, Austria, my mother is one for idioms, and one she always shares with me is: The soup is never as hot when you eat it as when you cook it.

Was there ever a moment when you wouldn’t trade what you do as an author for the world? What was that moment for you? When people, especially children tell me that my book is their favorite book, and they can’t wait for the next book in the series. That makes me never want to trade writing for anything else.

Aspiring writers often hear, “Read what you want to write,” “Hone your writing craft.” and, above all else, “Be patient.” What other advice would you give them? Those things are great! I would add, also read other types of writing other than the type you write. You can get inspiration from totally different types of writing than your form.

Do you have a day job? Do you hope that writing will be your full time career in the future?
 I teach elementary school art during the school season, and I also home-school my youngest son. Even if writing was my full time career, I think I could still handle these other two tasks, which I love doing.

Victoriawas born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoriaenjoys managing her two older children’s Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends. 

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Victoria has generously provided 3 ecopies of The Magic Warble to giveaway. Please follow Victoria via the links above and leave a comment with a way to contact you, and your follow names for blog/facebook/or twitter. 
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