Sunday, December 11, 2011

Interview: Stacey Rourke, author of "The Conduit"

As part of her blog tour I can honestly say I'm thrilled to introduce you all to Stacey Rourke and my interview with her in which I had a great time reading her answers ;)
Please, welcome Stacey Rourke!



Interview with Stacey Rourke
 Author of: The Conduit

Alaiel: First of all, thanks for the interview, Stacey, and welcome to Librarian Mouse! I can honestly say that I’m really happy for being able to participate in your blog tour.
Stacey: Thanks so much for having me! It’s an honor to be here!

Questions about yourself.-

Alaiel: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Stacey: I’m an author, mother, and wife. I have a minor shoe addiction and a completely unjustifiable fear of garden gnomes. Oddly enough, I think that sums me up…

Alaiel: What is your favorite book? Why?
Stacey: I have to pick ONE?! I don’t think that’s even possible! It changes by the day! Moore, Clare, Evanovich, Harris, Patterson, etc, etc., How to choose?!

Alaiel: Where is your favorite place to write?
Stacey: On my bed with my laptop situated on top of my lap pad and a warm blanket thrown over my feet.

Alaiel: When you are blocked what do you do?
Stacey: (confused smirk) Eat more fiber?

Alaiel: Is there some kind of ritual that you need to do to write? Like listening a special playlist or have your favorite drink with you.
Stacey: My iPod cued up to mood setting music and my soft burgundy velvet pillow to nestle into.

Questions about the book.-

Alaiel: Do you write down the entire plot of the story before turning it into books?
Stacey: I do. I outline the entire thing, and then storyboard each scene before I even begin the rough draft. I find this keeps me on track while still allowing room for the creative process to change things up as need be.

Alaiel: In your own words, please, tell us something about your book, “The Conduit”.
Stacey: The Conduit tells the story of three siblings that move in with their Grandmother in Tennessee after a rash of break-ins in their hometown spooks their mother. A series of unexplainable events later and Celeste, the middle child, learns that because of an ancient pact her ancestor made in the 17th century she has been chosen to protect the Gryphon, the Protector of the Divine, from evil forces determined to possess him and harness his powers. With her brother and sister by her side, and all of them sporting spankin’ new mystical powers, they set off to save the world.

Alaiel: Which of your characters do you feel you relate the most and why?
Stacey: Celeste, definitely. For her sarcastic outlook on life.

Alaiel: How would you describe Celeste, your main character?
Stacey: She’s the every girl. Awkward, average looking, prone to fading into the background. Yet in tough times she has a gift for rising up to any challenge. It’s because of that inner strength that she possesses that she is selected as “the chosen one.” Of course being a superhero looks slightly different than the norm on her in that she usually dons a pair of cut-off sweatpants and always tends to find some new way to tragically embarrass herself.

Alaiel: Are you planning to do a series out of this book?
Stacey: Yes! Book two, Embrace will be out soon—I hope. And I’m currently working on the third installment of the series.

Random and quick questions.-

Alaiel: E-readers or books?
Stacey: Both!

Alaiel: What present do you want most for Christmas?
Stacey: A pool table!!!

Alaiel: Best place you have been?
Stacey: Any of the locals I’ve hit that have white sand beaches, crystal clear blue w├íter, and drinks with umbrellas in them. It’s a personal life goal of mine to one day actually live a Jimmy Buffet song.

Alaiel: What book are you most looking forward to reading?
Stacey: I’m about to start The Hunger Games and am all kinds of stoked for it!

Alaiel: Do you like cheese? If yes, which ones are your favorites?
Stacey: I like cheese. Cheese does not like me. Therefore we’ve decided to see other foods/people.

Alaiel: Thanks a lot for your time, Stacey! I’m sure your book is going to be a big success!
Stacey: Thanks so much!




The Conduit
by Stacey Rourke

Official Blurb:

The Conduit is a mystical, YA fantasy tale involving an ancient Irish myth, four special humans with superhuman powers and an evil demon that can morph into any animal including a fire-breathing dragon.

Not only is The Conduit of the caliber of the Twilight Series with a teenage love story, it has a sense of humor and characters that come to life on the pages. Here is what one reviewer said:

“Stacey Rourke approaches the superhero story with a nice dose of humor. Her main character, Celeste, shows us from the beginning that the idea of being responsible for saving the world isn’t exactly top on her wish list. In the opening pages of The Conduit Rourke demonstrates Celeste’s reluctance and prepares the reader for a journey that promises to entertain.”

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