Author Spotlight: Juli D. Revezzo
Posted by Cat-Gerlach
Today, I’ve got the pleasure to introduce you to fellow author Juli D. Revezzo. Enjoy the interview.
Juli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend, so much so she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. She loves writing stories with fantastical elements whether it be a full-on fantasy, or a story set in this world-slightly askew. She has been published in short form in Eternal Haunted Summer, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes (a charity anthology for cat related charities), Luna Station Quarterly, The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, and Twisted Dreams Magazine. Her debut paranormal romance novel, Passion’s Sacred Dance, was recently released.
She is a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. Come learn more about her at http://julidrevezzo.com
Why did you become an author? Was it a childhood dream?
In some ways it was a childhood dream. I always told stories, I even wrote one for my brother’s first grade class. 😉 I can’t tell you what it’s about now, but I think it had something to do with faeries.
What’s your greatest obstacle in writing?
Typing. Sometimes it makes carpal tunnel kick in, which invariably, slows down the work. That and sometimes just making sure I’m getting everything down that needs to be there is where I can get a little muddled. That’s where my excellent beta readers come in.
What makes the world of your novel different from ours?
In the world of Passion’s Sacred Dance, ancient Celtic gods and warriors are walking around, and nasty saber-toothed monsters all of which seem to have an effect on the weather of the world, as well as some, more weak-minded folk (that would be the villain’s influence). Both tend to create a little havoc for my heroine, Stacy, physically and existentially. *evil writer smile*
What was the most exciting thing happening when you wrote your novel?
Getting the contract for it was darned exciting! As for the time while I was writing it, I don’t know if I’d call it exciting, but more hair-raising: my father died suddenly.
Who is your favorite Indie author?
I have a couple: Fantasy authors Jolene Dawe, and Marsha A. Moore as well as Gothic and supernatural author Patty G. Henderson, Historical Romance and Fantasy author S.G. Rogers, and I’ve just begun The Ring and the Flag by Wm. L. Hahn.
Who is your favorite traditionally published author?
There are so many but if I had to choose just one, I’d have to go with fantasy author Michael Moorcock. His Elric novels are the reason I’m a writer and I’m sure the Corum novels had something to do with my love of Celtic mythology.
If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
I’d like to be an eccentric billionaire. I suppose I have the eccentric part down. That would make writing so much easier, wouldn’t it? 😉 If I can’t be an eccentric billionaire, I could deal with being a warrior princess.
Thank you for having me!
About Passion’s Sacred Dance
Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?
Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.
If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.