Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Interview with Fantasy Author Anna del C. Dye

Anna was born in Chile and migrated to the USA at twenty-one. She married her beloved Rodney and is the mother of four talented children. Anna started writing eight years ago and has received four different awards for some of her works.

Emerine's Nightmare: “I loved this little book and recommend it to all children. I would also recommend that parents read this with their children to get the most of the meaning that has been written into this wonderful book.” —Mary Walling
I have a Book Giveaway on my blog every week and this week I have a Halloween giveaway. Welcome back to my blog, Anna. Your fantasy children’s book is perfect for Halloween. Please tell us about it.

It is great to be back, Linda. It is called Emerine’s Nightmare. The protagonist is a boy that is persecuted by dark fairies. He has never heard of Fairies, still his heart tells him to run from them.

What age group will enjoy reading this story?

Elementary age children will enjoy the mystery and suspense in it. Girls will love the fairies and the boys will be drawn to the “Halloween-like horror” feel of the story.

Did you have to do any research for this book?

Yes, I had to read books about fairies. I hadn’t before, so it was interesting and great fun to find out what other authors did with them.

Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

It was a challenge I gave myself. I never read a book with fairies and wondered if I could write one. So I wrote Amerine - Fairy Princess. That is what this story was originally called. It received two awards before I transformed it into a boy’s book that became Emerine’s Nightmare.

Do you ever put real experiences in your books?

Yes, in many of them. It is normal to write of things that are close and known to the author. In Emerine’s Nightmare the protagonist has to deal with fairies, dark and otherwise, a world completely unknown to him. In my own life, I left my country and family for my husband’s family and country. It is a world that was completely unknown to me. Like Emerine, I had to figure out things like the language, new customs, and their related ideas before I came to terms with this life, which has had a happy ending so far.

Thank you, Anna, for this interview. Your book sounds like a scary Halloween book to me. You can find Emerine’s Nightmare in the following formats: Kindle only $3.99, Nook only $3.99. The e-book is available from Anna’s website, www.annadelc.com.


michelle130 said...

This book sounds like something my niece would read.

Jason James said...

This sounds like a fun book for kids during Halloween. I am curious how the culture of Halloween is different or similar in Chile and if it is reflected in this book.

Writers said...

I've read the book and know my granddaughter would love it.

Anna did a fantastic job with this "spooky" fairy story. Here is the link for my blog interview with Anna about Emmerine's Nightmare.

Margaret Turley

Anna del C. Dye said...

Thanks Margaret, you are sweet.
Jason, Chile didn't have Halloween when I grow up. I understand that now it is practice but, I have never seen it. I love Halloween and made my hubby pass the candies while I dress up and went around with my kids. :)
Linda thanks again for this interview.
Best luck to you all,
Anna del C. Dye

Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

I like the idea of dark fairies. A book to share with my daughter.


Cheryl said...

This book sounds so interesting. Love the cover art. I shared this giveaway on my blog today.

Wishing you the best,



Anna del C. Dye said...

Thank you Cheryl. Mary P. Natasha.

Tiffany said...

This book sounds so fun and unique. I would love to win and share this with my girls and nieces and nephews! Thanks!

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aLilLacey said...

I love the cover and that it will appeal to both boys and girls so they all get to enjoy ! Thanks!
Laceysvette at hotmail dot com

beemama said...

I can't imagine not reading about fairies. In this country it is so common. As for Halloween - Halloween now is SOOOO different from Halloween when I was a child that it is almost recognizable.

Darlene said...

This sounds like something my girls would enjoy. They love fairies!

Thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

+1 for tweeting:


darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Happy Halloween!

Misha said...

This sounds like a great read for my niece~ she loves fairies! And I love reading books with her so we can have our own little "book club". I'm curious about what changes were made to take it from Fairy Princess to Nightmare! Thank you for the lovely hop and interview :)

MostlyMisha AT gmail DOT com

Toni Porter said...

I'd love to share this with my cousin's daughter. Heck, I probably would've loved it when I was a kid, too.

Alexa Ale said...

This book sounds very interesting

Anna del C. Dye said...

You girls and guy are awesome. I appreciate you coming and reading about me and my book. Thanks Linda for the interview, I so much enjoyed visiting your blog.
Thank you to you all. :)

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations to Misha and Beekeeper! We have two winners for this fun book. I know you'll enjoy it.