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Featured Author: Louise Findlay

Solstice TourEnjoy this month-long tour featuring authors of all fantasy genres.  Maybe among them you will find a new favorite! (Note that I have not read all of these works, and their appearance here is not necessarily a personal endorsement.)

Louise Findlay is today’s featured author from the Magic of Solstice Fantasy Writers’ Tour.

Help us get to know you better!  What do you write, and how do you describe yourself as an author?

Well I write fantasy though I dabble within the genre. I write short stories, poetry and I’m working on a novella. I like short works as you have to be creative with your words – each one has to count. I’ve created some light-hearted pieces for younger children and some darker stuff, though not that dark compared to what is actually considered dark these days.

I’m a young author and pretty new to authoring. I’ve self-published a few short stories here and there and I have a few pieces in anthologies. I’m still writing my (kinda debut) novella which is like my magnum opus or my first long story which I’m eager to finish.

Of all the characters you’ve created, which one do you wish you could hang out with in real life and why?

I don’t know. I suppose my (wait, it isn’t my dragon. Oh I suppose it is since I created it) dragon from The Magic Christmas Dragon & Other Poetry Tales. Dragons are cool, it’s a fire-breathing one just what’s not to like. I wouldn’t want to be there with it at Christmas though. The dragon hates Christmas and to find out why… You’ll just have to read my poetry book.

What innermost passion drives your writing, and what do you hope your readers feel or experience when they read your work?

Well all in all I want to the get the best out of each story I write. I hope that people will feel just a sliver of the spark that made me write that particular piece.

Synopsis

The Magic Christmas Dragon & Other Poetry Tales

Front CoverThere was a dragon that hated Christmas because Santa never gave him any presents. Every year he tries to ruin it for everyone in Wintaru. Read the tales about fairies, elves and goblins who try and thwart this dastardly dragon.

Dreamless Roads Anthology

Join us on the Dreamless Roads where we step across the threshold into the unknown to discover words that have turned into worlds of imagination, legend and, of course, fantasy. Commune with your inner elf, or dwarf, quest with heroes and warriors, and cross the borders into the land of gods and dragons ~ and the past and future realms of possibility and adventure.

The Rogue’s Odyssey
(Also included in Dreamless Roads anthology)

Heroes with an edge are always fascinating and when the métier is poetic, the romance tends to rise exponentially because, after all, everyone loves a rascal who’s only a heartbeat away from being on the wrong side of the tracks, but who somehow always battles on to win the day, whether that’s fleeing from dastardly henchmen, or fighting a terrifying dragon.

Excerpt from The Magic Christmas Dragon & Other Poetry Tales – “The Fey Save the Day” 

The dragon that lived in Winta Cave, had another Christmas to rue.

The fey planned to save the day but did he know that too?

With their magic they had a plan, it was quite cunning too.

The dragon never stood a chance, oh this day he’d rue.

They snuck behind him in his cave, careful to avoid him.

With bated breath, they wait to strike, oh how they abhorred him.

Fast asleep, it was time, time to destroy him.

Oh how the fey adored, heroes of a whim.

 

“Sprash na dah” the spell cast, ready to kill him.

The dragon awoke and started to sneeze, he was allergic to them.

“Oh no, we’d better retreat” for the fey were small in number.

“Oh yes, flee now” they skedaddled on out of there.

 

The dragon then thought to stop, not such a great idea?

“Next Christmas” he thought.

He’d sneezed and fought, it was time to sleep now.

Dragon and Fey4

Author Biography

Louise Findlay Books LogoLouise Findlay writes fantasy (generally short stories) and inspirational poetry. She enjoys reading and writing about mythological creatures such as angels and demons but has a soft spot for vampires. Louise is currently in the midst of writing a vampire novella about two vampire clans whose deputy’s clash in a big way, entitled A Spy in the Sagax Vampires.

She generally writes ebooks but she’s apart of a few anthologies which are in print and plans to release a print version of a collection of poetry at Christmas time this year.

Purchase

The Magic Christmas Dragon & Other Poetry Tales

Amazon (Print): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326111884

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326111884

Barnes & Noble (Print): http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=W1PQs9y/1/c&mid=36889&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barnesandnoble.com%2Fw%2Fthe-magic-christmas-dragon-other-poetry-tales-louise-findlay%2F1120878145%3Fean%3D9781326111885

Nook: http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=W1PQs9y/1/c&mid=36889&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barnesandnoble.com%2Fw%2Fthe-magic-christmas-dragon-other-poetry-tales-louise-findlay%2F1120878145%3Fean%3D2940046448276

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/499435

iBooks: http://rpbook.co.uk/9781326111885

Kobo: http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=W1PQs9y/1/c&mid=37217&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fstore.kobobooks.com%2Fen-US%2Febook%2Fthe-magic-christmas-dragon-other-poetry-tales

Dreamless Roads Anthology

Amazon (Print): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0992747244

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00RC4MYRE

Barnes & Noble: http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=W1PQs9y/1/c&mid=36889&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barnesandnoble.com%2Fw%2Fdreamless-roads-a-fantasy-anthology-jan-hawke%2F1120936434%3Fean%3D9780992747244

The Rogue’s Odyssey

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/514720

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SVE1PSS

iBooks: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/isbn9781311552976

Kobo: http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=W1PQs9y/1/c&mid=37217&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fstore.kobobooks.com%2Fen-US%2Febook%2Fthe-rogue-s-odyssey

Connect with the Author

Website/Blog: louisefindlaybooks.com

Author Pages:
http://smashwords.com/profile/view/angel7090695001 http://lulu.com/spotlight/angel7090695001 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Louise-Findlay/e/B00AXZYVSY

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Louise-Findlay-Books/430927340306453
Twitter: http://twitter.com/authorlouise
LinkedIn:

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About weavingword

Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements but is also infused with deeper spiritual themes. The first two books in the series, "Journey to Aviad" and "Ancient Voices: Into the Depths" can be found at Amazon and other online book retailers. "Journey to Aviad" is now FREE. Visit http://allisondreid.com/books-2/ to learn more.

2 comments on “Featured Author: Louise Findlay

  1. dmauldin53
    June 21, 2015

    Reblogged this on Mama Bear Musings and commented:
    Author, Louise Findlay

    Like

  2. angel7090695001
    June 21, 2015

    Great questions, Allison I had a great time answering them.

    Like

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