Saturday, April 18, 2009

Deva Fagan is on the Blog!

Deva Fagan is here today! Deva is celebrating the release of her novel: Fortune’s Folly.

About Fortune’s Folly

Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. But when she's tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy-or her father will be put to death. Now Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who fits it. If only she hadn't fallen in love with the prince herself. . . .

(Sounds Fabulous, Right?)

About Deva Fagan

Deva likes searching for patterns, which is how she explains both her degree in mathematics and the echoes of old fairy-tales in her stories. She also loves tea, gardening, and playing the fiddle. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog.

On to the Interview, and my three standard questions:

Me: Without giving away too many spoilers, what is your favorite part of the novel/what was the part you had the most fun writing?

Deva: I had a lot of fun describing the horribly ugly shoes my main character's father creates after he's lost his talent, with all their weird tassels and curling toes and mis-matched colors.

Me: (lol) That sounds pretty wild! What kind of writing project are you currently working on? Or, if you aren't working on anything new, is there a different demographic/genre you wouldn't mind tackling in the future?

Deva: I'm currently working on the first draft of a science fiction novel involving ancient aliens, spaceships, circuses, and exploding chocolate.

Me: Wow! That sounds both complicated and fascinating! You have an incredible imagination! And finally: who is your writing hero and why?

Deva: I have many, but one of them is definitely Lloyd Alexander, who I admire both for his magical, engaging, adventure-filled novels and for the humility, humor and kindness that comes through in his interviews and essays.

Me: Awesome! Readers, you can visit Deva at her home on the web:

And . . . Fortune’s Folly is officially on sale. You can buy it here:

Deva will be chatting with Carrie Ryan tomorrow at:

Thank you so much for stopping by, Deva!

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