Saturday, August 04, 2012

The Waking Dream by Jennifer Ford Blog Tour Interview

Two Cities. A Forgotten Past. Destiny Comes To Call. Cut off from the outside world by a hostile desert full of savage secrets, the city of Illamar must fend for itself. Late one night, Dante Montero, Commander and Ruler of Illamar, is confronted on his own streets by a mysterious woman bearing an ominous message from a dangerous man known only as Rasheim. Dante and his close friend Kerran, Captian of the Guard, rush to discover the identity of Rasheim and the nature of the threat posed against their city. The closer they get to the truth, the more their worlds begin to fall apart. Both men will have to rely heavily on their friendship as they struggle to comprehend the events happening around them, their past, and even the truth about themselves. They must move quickly and choose wisely, for time is running out as Dante and Kerran discover a secret plot is already underway to destroy their city and kill every last person alive. It seems the answers they so desperately need can only be found in a sequence of dreams, but in a world where nothing is as it seems, even their dreams could turn out to be deadly.

About the Book:
Give me the blurb for the book in 140 characters or less:

Two friends have only the strength of their friendship to hold them up when the rest of their world comes crashing down. Faced with powers that can only be described as magical, they step into a world where subconscious intuition rather than logic holds the key to understanding and survival.

Do you have a favorite character? Why is he your favorite?

My overall favorite is Dha’nal, but we don’t see much of him in this book, his story would be in the book before this one. From the main characters my favorite is Ke’arhra. I think she just rocks. She is strong and powerful, but still has her vulnerabilities. She is a lot of things I want to be.

What do you hope readers will get from your book?

I hope they enjoy the story. The best compliment I’ve ever gotten was to hear that my story ran like a movie – they could see everything unfolding in their mind. I don’t have any hidden meanings. I just want them to step into my world for a little while, and find they liked the trip!

About the Author:
What/Who inspires you?

Everything in life inspires me from music and art to people I meet and events I see; history, my pets, my family… everything really.

Hardest aspect of writing? Best/Easiest?

The hardest part is completing the story. Not getting lost in other things and “real life” while working on the story. The easiest part is the story. For me, the characters talk to me and it just flows. The best part is reading it when it’s all done and hearing what other people think of it.

Who is your writing hero?

I can only have one? Wow, is that tough!! I can’t choose between two: Stephen R Donaldson and Anne McCaffrey. They changed my world…along with many others.

About the Future:
What’s next for you?

More books to write! I have the sequel for The Waking Dream already started and I already know how the whole thing goes…I just have to get it on paper. I have another story, completely separate, which is almost done. (The Horsemen Will Ride) I have a film script which is about 20 pages from being complete. I also have 49 other stories that I started, so I have years of writing ahead! J

One outrageous goal for the future?

To write a book from the deck of my boyfriend’s boat while we’re floating in the water.

Do you have any advice you'd like to share with other aspiring writers?

Never give up on yourself. Take your time to make it perfect, but never give up. To quote a famous line; “Never give up, Never surrender!”

Sweet or salty? Sweet
Beach, plains or mountains? Mountains
Online, letters or in person? Depends on who and why, but I’ll say generally in person, then letters, then online
Ebook or print? print

About the Author
Jennifer Ford was born and raised in a small town in Massachusetts. She currently resides in sunny southern Florida. She lives with her cats, of which she says; "They are possessed little terrors at times, absolute darlings at others, and an endless source of entertainment.Only another cat person would understand."

For more information,visit the author's webpage.

You can find out more about the book on Goodreads.

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