Beautiful books is one of my favorite link ups created by the ever fabulous duo Cait and Sky
On to the lovely questions.
1. What inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?
I created this for the Roogle Wood Press contest, so it was inspired by Snow White, and I have had the idea when the contest was announced, so sometime in June.
2. Describe what your novel is about!
It's about Snow, who is a circus clown in a fae ran circus. She wants to become a trapeze in order to eventually leave. She finds herself wanted by an evil queen and caught up in a deadly game with two enigmatic fae Princes.
3.What is your book’s aesthetic? Use words or photos or whatever you like!
Dark, grungy, with a wee bit of fantasy. I have a pinterest board for it Falling Snow
4. Introduce us to each of your characters!
Snow- Tenacious and tough, was raised by a bunch of circus midgets and has never been handed anything in life.
Beautiful and powerful, owns the circus and her workers. A fae queen, one should never trifle with. Doesn't mind getting her hands dirty.
Chayse/Huntsman- The Queen's son, lion tamer, and fire dancer. Also some sort of were-cat, an enigma at it's finest.
Cynfael/ Prince Charming- A northern fae Prince with questionable motives and morals.
Moe, Lenny, Ted, Sean, Ben, also two unnamed ones who may or may not be included. A bunch of chain smoking, cursing circus clowns.
5. How do you prepare to write? (Outline, research, stocking up on chocolate, howling, etc.?)
Wallow in self doubt and pity for a couple hours, then type until I have to stop for a snack break which is every five minutes.
6.What are you most looking forward to about this novel?
The contest feedback and my readers feedback, as for writing it probably the end.
7. List 3 things about your novel’s setting.
8. What’s your character’s goal and who (or what) stands in the way?
Snow's goal is just to find a better life, that changes towards the middle to just staying alive.
9. How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel?
Her whole life is turned upside down, and she sees the world in a different light.
10. What are your book’s themes? How do you want readers to feel when the story is over?
wistful and hopeful. The only theme is probably overcoming fear, and fighting back.
Well hope somebody enjoyed this.