I’m hosting an interview today with Judyann McCole, the author of “Adela Arthur and The Creator’s Clock”, a fantasy novel. Thank you for answering my questions, Judyann!
1) What is the hardest part about being an author?
Dealing with negative feed back. To us, to me, your book is your kid. You spend months taking care of it and trying to prepare it for the public; so when someone doesn’t like it feels personal. It takes baby steps to build that thick skin.
2) Can you give us the synopsis of your book?
Adela Arthur always wanted to know who she was. She never thought the answer would be found in another world on the other side of our mirrors. As the last Arthur she is safe nowhere with the darkness that is coming after her light and life. To protect herself she needs to go to Elpida Castle of Light, the only place she is somewhat safe.
3) Is this part of a series or a stand alone?
It’s part of a series called the Chronicles of A
4) How many hours do you write per day?
About 2 hours. Truthfully I write more during school.
5) What is your favorite book?
That’s such a hard one I would have to say Pride and Prejudice; it’s the book I go to whenever I just need to relax.
6) What are you working on now?
I have another book, MOONRISE, coming out in the fall/winter. So I’m working on edits for that now.
Adela Arthur and The Creator’s Clock
Author: Judyann McCole
To Who Ever This May Concern;
I wish I could tell you the contents of this book were purely fictional. That I, Adela Arthur, was just a normal sixteen year old from Portland and that dragons, giants, elves and mermaids were just myths. I wish these were legends shared from crazy old grandparents to crazy old grandparents around campfires. After all, that is what I used to believe.
I never would have thought they lived on the other side of our mirrors in a world called Cielieu. But they do…
I never would have thought there were humans, better known as Volsin that lived among them with the ability to create light from a single thought. But there are…
I never would have thought I was one of them… But I am…
I am the last Arthur and I was brought to the human world after a Volsin, filled with greed, began to strip the light from our kind.
The human world was supposed to be a safe haven… but he’s found us and the only way to stop him is to go back to Cielieu and begin training as a student in the Elpida Castle of Light.
Like I said I wish the contents of this book were purely fictional and not my life…
JUDYANN MCCOLE was a senior in high school when she started working on Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock during her history class. It started off as short story for a group of young kids she babysat for and grew into an adventure she herself wanted to go on. She is currently attending college in Virginia. Where she hopes to finish the next adventure in Adela Arthur’s life. She begin writing when she was in middle school most of it was just simple poetry but she was inspired by Maya Angelou and even a little of Dr. Seuss.