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But always, always, writing books calls me home.
I've had my sights set on world literary domination for a while now. Which means getting my books out there, to you, my darling readers. It's the coolest thing ever, this job of mine, being able to tell stories I love, only to see them all shiny and happy in your hands... thank you for reading.
As for the rest of it, I'm short (permanent), slightly round (changeable) and blonde (for ever and ever). I love to talk one on one about the deepest topics and can't seem to stop seeing the big picture. I happily live on Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables and the most beautiful red beaches in the world, with my very patient husband and four massive cats.
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Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Patti!
Patti has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.
A Character's Perspective on Her Writer
By Patti Larsen
Hi. Um… yeah. I’m Syd Hayle. Sydlynn. I know, weird name, right? My mother hates me, clearly. It gets worse. Translated from Aramaic, it means “Child of the Demon”.
Um-hum. Because my dad is one. Mom thinks she’s so clever.
Off topic, I know. You wanted the inside on Patti Larsen. How we met, and all that stuff.
Okay, well… she was looking for a book to write and I was looking for someone to write my story, so it seemed like a good fit. I woke her up in the middle of the night—wow, is she cranky when you wake her up! Seriously—and told her she’d better trot off to her office. Write some stuff down before I forgot some of the details I wanted her to know.
She actually did. Amazing. Anyway, we’ve been kind of bonded at the hip ever since. She thought naming the first book Family Magic was really clever. And, well, it is.
She’s good at naming things.
I think she was a little surprised to find how loud I could be when I wanted something. Even sold her business and started writing my stuff full time less than a year after we met. Okay, I take the blame for her diving in with both feet. I wouldn’t leave her alone. But at least it’s worked out for her so far.
She really needs to learn to trust me.
Considering I still won’t leave her alone, I think she’s getting the point. She thought there were only five books in my series.
Snort. Try twenty, crazy lady.
Some personal stuff about her? Well, she eats way too much chocolate and doesn’t share. Kind of mean, if you ask me. Is way too hard on herself, but we have that in common, so I’ll give her a pass. Likes cats—a LOT—and since one of my closest friends is a demon boy trapped in the body of a silver Persian, I guess I’m with her on that.
She’s actually a pretty good writer. Fast, too. Gets teased she sold her soul to a demon. Considering I’m part demon, well… you can blame me for her speed, I guess.
All in all, we get on pretty good. Though when she writes books about other people in between mine, I get a little antsy. As in, “poke, prod, what were you thinking?” antsy. I know she needs a break from me now and then—the feeling is mutual—but sometimes I wonder if our little partnership will ever end.
We’ll see. I’m sure we’ll get sick of each other eventually. Until then, I just try to be patient.
Did I mention I don’t do patient?
One lucky winner will win a digital copy of Patti's YA Urban Fantasy novel, Family Magic!
TITLE: Family Magic
SERIES: Hayle Coven, Book #1
AUTHOR: Patti Larsen
AUTHOR: Patti Larsen
PUBLISHER: Patti Larsen
PUBLICATION DATE: October 17, 2011
FORMAT: Kindle Edition, 466 pages
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord of the seventh plane. The trouble is, she just wants to be ordinary. Syd struggles to survive the minefield of her new high school while being torn between her attraction to football hero Brad Peters and the darkly mysterious Quaid Moromond. When her coven comes under attack, Syd is forced to face the fact only her power can save her family’s magic.
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