Hello Anna! You write tales of Elves & Romance. Please tell us about your novel, Royal Elf of Abalon.
Where did you get your inspiration for this book?
Tolkien’s masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. I love those books and they opened my mind to so much fantasy that I had to share it. Of course, my love of Elves has nothing to do with it. ☺
What kind of research did you have to do for this novel?
I needed to learn how to describe battles, so I found a medieval sword-fighting class and joined it with my husband. We love it. I had to keep true to the elf civilization in my prior books and needed to go back to cross reference with them.
Thanks to the internet, I was able to find the right medieval wording for some of the words in A Royal Elf of Abalon. The name for the characters came from books that I used for ideas, but they are made up.
I’m impressed with the fact that you actually joined a medieval sword fighting class. Wow! What does your family think about your writing?
First would come my husband, who edits and takes care of all my website and electronic needs. He does anything for my book to shine. The president of my family fan club is my daughter-in-law, Monica. My oldest son converts them into audio books and does my music. My third son does my Book Trailers and posts them in YouTube. He also does some live trailers for me. As you can see I am very supported by them.
Now that’s real support. Okay it’s time to tell us something about the real you that we’ll never forget.
I was born and raised in Chile, so my first language is Spanish. I met my husband there and he brought me to be married in the Salt Lake Temple in Utah. When I joined the church, the only temple picture we had in my ward was that of the Salt Lake Temple, so it became my dream. We have been married thirty-four years and we are the happy parents of three princes and a princess.
My husband, Rodney, a native of Idaho, is not only the reason I write, but also the love of my eternal life. He is the one that has always given me wings so I can fly. I am thankful that he took the time to transform me, a small worm, into a beautiful butterfly. Linda, thank you so much for having me on your blog this week. You can find my books at http://www.annadelc.com.
Thank you, Anna, for this wonderful interview. It must have been difficult getting used to a new country. I also love the fact that your whole family is getting involved in your writing. That is awesome.