Saturday, March 1, 2014

In The Dog House With Me: Author Anna del C. Dye

CINDY:  Welcome to my blog, Anna.
ANNA:  Thank you so much for having me, Cindy. I would like to announce a Book Giveaway Feb 24 – Mar 8: You have a chance to win, The Roilden Stone of Elf Mountain. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. One ebook will be given for each stop in this tour and the entries can be international.
CINDY:  Anna, please describe yourself in a few sentences. Who are you?
ANNA:  I'm an award winning author of YA High Fantasy and romance. I am a wife, a mother, a homemaker, a seamstress and have an awesome imagination. I love fantasy, ruins, castles and romantic music.

CINDY:  Just so everyone knows, Anna was the inspiration for a character in one of my books. Anna's such a vibrant, beautiful person. Now, what brought you to writing? When did the idea of writing your first book form?
ANNA:  When my husband said that my imagination would be the death of him. He ordered me to write—so he could live to an old age.
CINDY:  Funny. What most excites you about being a writer?
ANNA:  All the places I get to write about and the characters that will live in those places. The freedom to be a Fantasy God is exhilarating. 
CINDY:  So, please tell us about your book.

ANNA:  The Roilden Stone of Elf Mountain is the prequel to my elfs series. I just never felt that this book should be first…so now it will become the golden broach to my elf series.
It is the story of three Brown Elfs who want to reunite their kinsmen with their families of the Gold Elfs. Once they were one race, but changes in their government affairs separated them, and the Brown Elfs live in exile in the northern part of Andoriah.
When they arrive at the Gold Elfs kingdom, they find it in disarray because the queen and her only daughter have disappeared. The Gold Elfs fear kidnapping but know nothing about the affair nor do they do anything about it.
Meanwhile the land is drying for lack of rain and a permanent heat wave. This can only mean that The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain have been removed from their bed. The land will die and so all the races within, if they are not found and brought back. The three elfs think that if they can save Andoriah the Gold Elfs will grant them their return to their lands and families. The story in this book is their quest to restore balance to the land and also to their race.
CINDY:  Sounds fascinating. Where did you get your inspiration for this series of elf books?
ANNA:  Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and my insatiable quest for information into the background of his characters, especially the Elfs. I wanted to know more and I have to invent my own answers and that is how my books came to life.
CINDY:  What was your favorite chapter to write in this book and why?
ANNA:  The last chapter of The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain.
The main male character is so worried that the princess will never give up her powers that he pushes her away from his heart, breaking hers in the process. There are many tender feelings in this chapter as families and race heal their wounds in love and harmony. Also this chapter is the basis for all my elf beliefs, actions, and the core of what defines them as a race. Coupled with romance and tears…yes, it was awesome.
CINDY:  What is the most important value(s) you hope to demonstrate through your writing?
ANNA:  Try and try again, never give up. Also that no matter what, we need to love ourselves above all else. And in that respect, love and happiness are within the reach of all of us. Value yourself and nothing will stop you.
CINDY:  That's wonderful, Anna, something we all need to learn. Did you ever experience writer’s block when the writing process just wasn’t moving ahead?
ANNA:  Yes, and I avoided writing for three days. Then I forced myself to sit and type. In no more than twenty minutes I was on the road again and never looked back.
CINDY:  Thanks for stopping by, Anna. Tell us where we can find your book?
ANNA:  You can find The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain here:
My website:

CINDY:  Thanks for joining me today, Anna. I wish you much success in your career.

Cindy A. Christiansen
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  1. I'm so impressed that you are an author AND a seamstress. I have a good friend who sews, and I know how detailed that work can be. Your elf books sound delightful!

  2. Yes, Flossie. I love both but, they compete with each other for my time and imagination. :)


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