Thursday, January 5, 2012

Interview with Victoria Simcox

Interview with Victoria Simcox

Q: Thank you for this interview, Victoria. Can we begin by having you tell us why you chose children’s fantasy to write?

A: Ever since I was a small child I have always loved fantasy and fairy tales. Now that I’m an adult, juvenile and young adult fantasy fiction are still my favorite genres to read. I chose to write a children’s fantasy because I have a great imagination that I felt I’d like to put to good use. I also love children and the fact that they have such vivid imaginations and a sense of wonder. Being an elementary school art teacher, I get to hear all about the books my students are reading and I love how excited they get when they explain their favorite stories to me.

Q: Did you outline before you wrote your book or did you just go with the flow?

A: I definitely go with the flow, but I do plan things loosely and I do go back
through my manuscript at times to change situations and plots.

Q: Who was your favorite character in The Magic Warble and why?

A: I have many favorites, but one I loved creating was Werrien, because in the beginning of the story he starts out as your typical good looking, self centered teenaged boy, but as the story progresses he becomes kinder, more sensitive, but yet still mentally and physically strong.

Q: What was the inspiration behind the story? Where were you when you came up with the idea?

A: I remember I was sitting in the movie theater watching the first Harry Potter movie when I envisioned my main character Kristina walking down a snowy sidewalk. At the time that’s all of the story I had. I went home that night and wrote my first page not knowing where the story would go.

Q: Thank you for this interview, Victoria. Can you tell us where we can find out more about you and your wonderful new book?

A: Yes, for sure! . There are also quite a few reviews on .

Q: Is there a sequel in the making? I'm glad that you asked me that because the sequel has been released November / 11. It is called "The Black Shard." I would love you and your followers to check it out a

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