Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Linda M. Crate ~ a character interview and her novel ~ Corvids & Magic

TITLE: Corvids & Magic
RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2017
AUTHOR: Linda M. Crate
CATEGORIES: Fantasy/Paranormal/Supernatural
ISBN: 978-1544853017
IMPRINT: Chimera

KEYWORDS: Vampire, Faerie, Witches, Dark Magic, Light Magic, Elves Dwarves, Dragons

A displaced king and queen try to find their way home as Atriel faces the biggest chaos they’ve ever known.

Paige is the daughter of an elven man driven mad and a star child that took the form of a woman. When her father nearly kills her she seeks asylum and refuge with the king and queen of Atriel.

Her friend, Lezienne, knows more than she’s letting on but refuses to speak of who brought the shadow dancers into Atriel even after she is confronted by Paige. Despite the fact that Lezienne nearly died, she refuses to tell anyone who brought this plague to Atriel.

Queen Orchid and King Creon are baffled by shadow dancers an ancient evil that has never been seen before in Atriel brought about by a wicked man who seeks to take Atriel’s throne by force.

Miasha (Matilda's evil sister) comes to cause havoc with this all going on, and a displaced people led by their King and Queen try to find their home.


Me: Hello, Tyvern! Would you mind telling us a bit about yourself?

Tyvern: Well, I’m an elven healer living in Atriel.

Me: What made you want to be a healer?

Tyvern: I really hated the idea of anyone suffering. I thought if there could be some way for me to end that…then I should do that, you know?

Me: That’s very noble of you. Do you think you could’ve been anything else had you put your attentions elsewhere?

Tyvern: A librarian or a writer, perhaps, I do like reading and occasionally I even work on my own writing which, of course, I never let anyone see because I don’t think it’s anything but rubbish really.

Me: Why do you think it’s rubbish? Perhaps it’s good. Would you let me see?

Tyvern: I’m sorry, but no. Not to be rude, but I don’t feel comfortable sharing it. I don’t think that’ll every change.

Me: All right, I’m sorry. Do you have any advice to give to anyone who wants to heal others?

Tyvern: Everyone has the capacity to heal others. I know not everyone goes into my profession and becomes a healer, but there are things you can do that will help others thrive. You can listen without giving advice, lift others up with your words instead of tearing others down, and just be there for someone is struggling. Sometimes kindness is the best medicine for the soul in addition to laughter.

Me: Thank you, Tyvern. Is there anything else you’d like to say before you go?

Tyvern: Nay, I don’t think so. Thank you. It was a pleasure speaking to you.

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently her two chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014) were published. Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. Her third poetry collection If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publication - August 2016) was recently published. Her poetry collection Sing Your Own Song is forthcoming through Barometric Pressures Series.



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