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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Book Tour Step into the Saskia Trilogy

Today I welcome author Aoife Marie Sheridan who is visiting my blog on her virtual book tour for Eden Forest.

Step into Saskia.

Eden Forest
Book One of the Saskia Trilogy Aoife Marie Sheridan

Four banished Angels,
A world created by the hands of God, A Kingdom on its knees,
A secret protected for centuries,

And one mortal can save them all.     

COMING SOON Step back into Saskia.

Book Two of the Saskia Trilogy  
A war awaits her arrival,
A warrant for her arrest.
She must rise as a princess,
And Darkness shall fall.
But will their love survive this battle?
For Tristan and Sarajane?

About the Author:
Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon's books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them. 
Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn't) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times. 
Aoife's first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works. 
To contact Aoife you can email her at 
Goodreads: Aoife Marie Sheridan
Twitter: aoifesheri

So it's now time to have a chat with Aoife. Get your cup of tea or coffee and pretend you're sitting comfy in a chair, having a cosy chit chat with our guest author. I find we can learn from each other in these Q & A sessions and love to see how other authors approach their writing careers. 
Q. Are you a full time author or do you have another job aswell and if so how do either or these fit in with writing time?
A.Yes unfortunately I do have a day job, so it really doesn't give me much time to write, but every free second I have is dedicated to my first love of writing. I work in a clothing store at the moment so no it doesn’t fit into my writing at all.  I would scream if I had to write about work. 
Q.Do you write on your novel daily or do you try to have days off?
A. I write when I have a spare moment, which lately is not often. The only good thing is I don’t suffer from writers block, when I sit down to write my mind is reeling, I have too much to say and not enough time to say it all. 

Q. Do you ever go back to a ‘published’ book and alter it for improvement?
A. I am actually in the process of re-editing Eden Forest it’s been published since 28th of September 2012, and now I am taking a second look at it, but the changes will not alter the story it’s more of an improvement, as I have book two coming out November/December this year, so for anyone that read Eden Forest (#1) don’t worry the story is still the same. 

Q. What is the most effective marketing for your books?
A. I have to say book tours, for me personally I find them very effective, or giveaways on goodreads. These two together I would highly recommend. 

Q. Do you feel the sadness if you have to write a sad scene?
A. Yes some of my “sad scene’s” I would take myself back to a time where I had felt that overwhelming sense of pain, be it from a death or a friendship ending, and I would use that in my book. I often find a bit hard at times as I dig deep. 

Q. Did you write as a child or did you come into your talent as an adult?
A. I wrote mostly poetry but never a novel, I read loads, but always considered an author untouchable like a movie stars, I didn’t want to reach for such a dream so I never attempted it then. It wasn't until two years ago that I started to write. At first I did it for myself. 

Q. Is your book in a world like earth or is it a fantasy world?
A. It’s a fantasy world called Saskia, it’s parallel to earth, a small portion of the story is on earth, but 90% of the book is in Saskia. Saskia is set in medieval times, where a king and queen rule one area of it. Their world varies from ours yet it’s similar in ways. 

Q. Do you prefer to write as a series or one off books?
A. I prefer a series. I started a new one called Hunters to be released in 2014, it started as a one off, but I can never leave it there so it will be a two part series. Once I start to form the characters and plot, I don’t want it to end. 

Q. Do you like to use lots of subplots or do you think this just confuses?
A. I love using subplots and I use a lot of them, I don’t think it’s confusing if it’s done correctly and once they all are brought to light and finalized in a sense, there should be no confusion. 

Q. Can you tell us a little about one of your sub plots in your latest book?
A. In Eden Forest there is a traitor amongst the King’s men. This is a subplot that runs through the whole first book, but isn’t solved completely until the second. 

Q. Do you think all readers should do reviews to help the writers improve?
A. Absolutely 100% per cent. Even if the review is negative but in a constructive way it helps and a positive review gives me the drive to keep going, as I must be doing something right. 

Thank you Aoife for the opportunity of chatting with you on my blog today.

1 comment:

Thank you for visiting my author blog. I hope you will consider becoming a member. I also have a Website totally dedicated to my fantasy world of Aarabassa. Pop along if you have the time