Author Interview with Suzanne de Montigny
I’m interviewing Suzanne de Montigny today, author of MG fantasy “The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception”. Welcome to my blog, Suzanne, and thanks for answering my questions.
1) When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I really enjoyed writing as a child and wrote my first novella in grade six, but I didn’t really take it seriously until I was 46, after my father died. I remember having an intense need to write, but I didn’t know what. Then, one day, as I was cleaning out the basement, I found a rewritten version of my first novella. There were only four chapters, but I was intrigued and began writing again. I haven’t stopped since. That was eight years ago.
2) Where did you get the inspiration for The Shadow of the Unicorn series?
I was horse crazy and desperately wanted my own horse. I never got it. So I wrote about unicorns. Close enough, I guess.
3) What is your editing process like?
I think that’s my favourite part. The first time around, I write whatever comes to my head. When I reread it, I think, “Oh, that’s just awful.” I tweak and retweak, change words around, add conversations, and it goes on and on and on.
4) Who is your favorite character from your book?
Which character is your least favorite? Definitely dear, sweet Darius is my favourite. He’s the last of the surviving dinosaurs who has lived as long as he has because his destiny is to lead the unicorns to safety. Icarus is my least favourite. He has no conscience and leads his herd with deceit.
5) What are your writing goals for 2015?
To finish writing and to submit the third of The Shadow of the Unicorn trilogy.
6)Are you working on something now? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
Yes, I’m working on The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Revenge. It’s the last of the series. In this one, it’s a unicorn who’s the bad guy and a human is the heroine. Then, I just finished a teen paranormal called A Town Bewitched that I’ve just submitted.
About the Book
Title: The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception
Author: Suzanne de Montigny
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy / Tween Fantasy
Ulysees’ breath was ragged, and his heart filled with terror when they galloped toward the herd pursued by an enraged Icarus.
How did the Legacy of Azaria transform into the world fear it has, the unicorns barely existing hidden in the depths of the forest? Why is Icharus, the Great Stallion, so cruel and ruthless? And who is Jaresh, the invisible being who takes away their powers? Angry, the young colt Ulysees and his friend Téo rebel, following an abandoned trail where they’re discovered by humans. Now the entire herd must make an exodus. But Ulysees discovers there’s more danger then just humans when he meets a giant creature who warns them of impending doom…
Award winning author, Suzanne de Montigny, wrote her first novella when she was twelve. Years later, she discovered it in an old box in the basement, thus reigniting her love affair with writing. A teacher for twenty years, she enjoys creating fantasy and paranormal for tweens and teens. She lives in Burnaby, B.C., Canada with the four loves of her life – her husband, two boys, and Buddy the dog.
Five Fun Facts About Suzanne de Montigny
- I talk to my bichon frisé like he’s a normal human being. And yes, Buddy does answer back. (Funny how my mouth moves while he talks!)
- When my son took up skate boarding, I thought I’d be the cool mom and learn it too. Unfortunately, I ended up on my back and paying a visit to emergency.
- My two boys and I fiddle. (But they’re way better than me!)
- My favourite season is autumn so I can kick the leaves when no one’s looking.
- My husband says I snore so loud it wakes him up.
Book Trailer Links:
The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception. http://youtu.be/xZgQSBowrFE
The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy. http://youtu.be/St9OsyK974o
The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception
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