Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday!
10 – 4 Tuesday is a quick way to get to know an author and their latest release. I will ask our guest to share 10 things about themselves and their book and then 4 questions for fun So let’s get started.
Today I’d like to welcome author Juli D. Revezzo! She’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and then an excerpt of her book The Artist’s Inheritance. So let’s get started…
First the 10:
To start out, tell us a bit about yourself Juli.
Hi, Christine, Thanks for having me today. Well, I’m a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend. I loved it so much I gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. I love writing stories with fantastical elements and have been 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. I have two books out now, The Artist’s Inheritance and House of Cards, with more to come.
You’re a busy lady! What’s genre (s) do you write?
I write just about anything: paranormal, fantasy and some would say supernatural horror. My novel, The Artist’s Inheritance, falls within the corners of all three, I’ve been told.
I’d love to.
The Artist’s Inheritance:
Trouble only a witch can solve…
Settling into a new home, Caitlin notices changes coming over her husband. When nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking–Caitlin knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair her husband’s carving, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces–the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?
Armed with a handful of allies–a coven of helpful witches–she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.
What’s a genre you don’t write but would like to try?
Historical. I’d love to write something set in Renaissance Italy. Not sure I could pull it off, or that it would sell, but I’d like to.
Where do you prefer to write?
At home, in my office. When the carpal tunnel flares up I park on the couch and handwrite everything into a notebook.
What’s the easiest part of writing for you?
Coming up with the characters. I also never seem to have a problem with the world building. My critique partners sometimes say I enjoy doing that more than anything else!
What was your favorite part and your least favorite part about writing The Artist’s Inheritance?
Favorite part was researching the mythology and the ghostly aspects.
Least favorite part?
The marketing, though it’s always nice to meet friendly new people, it’s a bit time consuming.
Why should we read your book?
If you love strong heroines who aren’t afraid to be afraid, but go ahead and kick butt anyway, or if like Celtic mythology, you might enjoy The Artist’s Inheritance.
What do you hope readers walk away with when they finish your book?
Satisfaction with a good story and I’d like them to wonder a little about the nature of reality. Is what we see real? Or is there more to the world that we can, if we wish, touch?
Great answer…and makes me more intrigued than ever about your story. Can you tell us a little bit about your current WIP?
I’ve finished the follow up to The Artist’s Inheritance: Cait and the girls encounter another ghost and have it out with their nemesis again. It’s still a little rough so I hesitate to say too much. There’s a short side story out now too. A little of what happens to Cait and family after the end of TAI and before the follow up begins.
I’ve also just sold a Paranormal Romance to The Wild Rose Press that involves the Tuatha dé Danann trying to gain access to a young woman’s gallery for use in their winter ritual battle (one that will decide the fate of mankind!). She, being steward of this property, well, shall we say she’s a little conflicted? I hope that one’s going to see release sometime in the coming year. *fingers crossed* We shall see!
Now the 4:
You have to vacate your house in 60 seconds and can only take one thing…all of your family and pets are already outside waiting for you…what do you grab?
The zip drive and external hard drive. Can you imagine losing all your Works in Progress? Gah! Nightmare!
You were in a head on collision with Santa and his reindeer! Whew…everyone is okay, but the accident was caused by you running a red light! Now you’re in court and Judge Judy sentences you to a year of duties where you’ll need to take the place of one of the following holiday mascots….who will you choose? The Easter Bunny, The Tooth fairy, The Grim Reaper, Santa, Uncle Sam, Cupid…or another. And what are you basing your choice on?
*laughs* Good question! Oh, let’s see…Santa. I’d rather give gifts than carry around eggs that could go bad, kill people, take their taxes or *eww* collect their discarded teeth. Cupid might be fun too, but he tends to muck the job up sometimes. I’d rather not get involved in the melee!
All restaurants in the world are closing down because every government has determined it’s healthier to eat “home” cooking….you have 1 day before they all close….how many restaurants would you visit and name the top 3!
There’s a local Chinese place I love I’d definitely hit that and stock up on the bourbon chicken. I’d probably also head to Long John Silver’s and Pizza Hut.
Congratulations, you’ve just been promoted to Street Namer of your local town/city. That’s right, every time a new street is added you get to choose the name (this is a job I’ve always wanted…lol). What would the names be of the first 5 streets you’d name and what made you choose these?
Oh dear. Let’s see…. Annwn, Avalon, Valhalla, Elm Street, Hades (and I may or may not throw in Mordor). *chuckles* Can you imagine telling someone where you live, especially if you lived on one of the last ones in that list? Why yes, I am wicked when I want to be. *lol*
Thanks for being sharing your 10 and your 4 Juli….I loved your answers! Please share an excerpt from your book!
My pleasure, Christine. Thank you for having me! Here’s an excerpt from The Artist’s Inheritance:
Beryl tsked, shaking her head. “Caitie, my dear, we need to get you in our circle. Come to
our full moon meeting.”
Caitlin raised a hand as if warding something off. “Oh, no. No thanks. Trevor already thinks something’s wrong with me.”
The words stalled hers. Beryl crossed her arms. “Do you want to help him? I can’t help you if I don’t know what you can do.”
“I don’t do anything but faint.”
“And dream of dead soldiers, and speak of their memories—and carry their talismans. That’s powerful medicine. You need to know how to use it.”
“I’ll think about it.”
Beryl took her arm. “Good girl. Now, show me this garden you told me about.”
The late afternoon remained warm, but frosty fear spread through her as the witches circled her home. She shaded her eyes from the sun, wondering what they did.
A glance to the attic’s window showed her the top of Trevor’s chair, and she looked away.
The witches convened together before the garden plot and she watched them converse quietly. “Marjoram, roses, Greek sage. These should be good enough. Echinacea. Good choice.” Beryl ran her fingers over the rosemary leaves and looked over at Sealya. “She knows something of herbal magick.”
The opportunity felt too important to pass up. “What are you talking about?”
“Your garden, dear. Why didn’t you tell me you practice herbal magick?”
“Magick?” Me? Caitlin studied her garden, wondering.
“Those are cooking herbs and . . . pretty flowers.”
So excited you joined me for 10 – Tuesday! And CONGRATS on your contract with The Wild Rose Press! Before we wave good-bye, let us know if there are any other links you’d like to share so that we can find you and your book online
Thanks again for having me, Christine. I’ve enjoyed this! My books are available at:
And in paperback from Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/3976218
And my other online haunts are: http://julidrevezzo.com
Manic Readers: http://www.manicreaders.com/JuliDRevezzo/