October 2016 – Anna del C. Dye
The Lord of the Rings Movies and the awesome fantastic lore in them. It opened my mind to a world full of fantasy that I couldn’t contain in my head.
What motivates you now to keep writing?
All the stories in my mind and all the characters that wait, very impatiently, for their stories to come alive.
What inspired you to write the Royal Romance Series?
Each book is different. Once Upon Two Kingdoms just popped into my head.
Kingdom by the Sea was inspired by Aida the musical. I didn’t like the ending and that night I lay awake figuring out what would I do different. A Kingdom by the Sea is the result of this lack of sleep. The story of a princess who is so “blond” that doesn’t see what is going on in her kingdom until one day when she hears her father plot to raise taxes and blame her. That woke her up to a reality she wasn’t prepared to face–from the betrayal of her fiancé and a slave girl, to a stable hand that loves her deeply and the spies in her kingdom. A Golden Princess was inspired by Nayala the main character. She has an accident and becomes paralyzed. It is about her struggles to reign in a era of men and how she keeps her kingdom from wolves that want to take it from her.
Out of all the books you’ve written, do you have a favorite?
Yes, My Elf Series is closest to my heart and I miss writing more about their lives. The series has seven books and is finished.
Their titles follow:
The Silent Warrior Trilogy– Book one: The Elf and the Princess Book two: Trouble in the Elf City and Book Three: Elfs in a Conquered Realm, a story of a mankind princess that falls in love with an elf. It is also about her champion The Silent Warrior and the ways he became a legend for many years in all of Andoria.
Curse of the Elfs: is about a curse that threatens the existence of the immortal Elfs and their struggles to find the Savior.
A Royal Elf of Abalon: Is about a mankind queen who has a daughter that she keeps so sheltered that, when she finally gets wings, she makes some huge mistakes and two kingdoms pay for her naivety.
Shakira and the Flying Elfs: is the story of giant eagles and how their way of life is threatened by an unseen destruction. Their only hope lies in, Shahira, who is different from the rest of the eagles and can’t fly and whom the eagle council wants dead.
The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain: is the beginning of the Elfs in the land of Andoria. Who they were and what happened to them when they moved into this new land. Also, what they learned quite painfully through many years in a land that is dying, and it is all their fault.
Do you have a favorite book/author?
J. R. R. Tolkien and his books
Harry Potter and C. S. Lewis as second and a close third.
What author would you want to meet, living or dead?
What are you reading right now?
Skinniness is next to Godliness, LACEY’S STORY by Julia Keanini. This is a story about a teenage big girl and all the tortures she endures at school because of her weight, that is until she goes the other way to the extreme and her friend died from an eating disorder.
What’s next for you?
I am on the last edit of my next book in the Royal Romance Series, “A Golden Princess.” It is the third book in the stand alone Royal Romance Series. It will be published on Feb. 1, 2017.
What advice do you have for people who want to write?
The path may be hard but nothing worth doing is easy. Never give up.