Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vered Ehsani: Author Interview/Giveaway!

Jacey recently reviewed this book, Dragon's Mind, and gave it four stars! :) Now here's your chance to get to know a little more about the author, as well as win a copy yourself! Not only is Vered Ehsani offering up three e-copies for the giveaway, but also one paperback copy (sorry but only within the US on this last one)!!! So, read ahead for the interview, as well as join the giveaway below! For those of you who have yet to read Jacey's review, scroll down. Just in case though, here's another look at the blurb:

Ten years ago, a human brain was created and installed into the control centre of the manmade Sana Island. To most people, it is known as MindOp, a non-living entity operating in the background of their lives. Only a girl named Myth knows better: his name is Dragon and he is very much alive. And after ten bodiless years, Dragon has a dream that will change everything and will put his mind and Myth’s life in mortal danger. There are powerful forces that don’t want the truth revealed and they’re coming for Dragon. But where do you run to when you’re already everywhere?

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1. Where did your idea for writing Dragon's Mind come from?
Daydreaming, as usual. I do that a lot! I'm intrigued about what makes a person 'real' and 'human', so this story explores that interest, but in a light and adventure-filled way. 

2. Did you model either Dragon or Myth off of real people?
Myth definitely has a bit of me - I can be snarky and sharp tongued, but I'm really a softie inside. 

3.  Who was the most fun character to write and why?
Actually, this whole book was fun to write. I loved Blade, who doesn't feature heavily in the first book, but he's just got such attitude. I enjoyed trying to imagine Dragon's perspective (ie observing reality without a physical means to engage with it). 

4. What would you like for people to take away from your book?
First off, this is a fun read. But there is the question behind it all, about the real essence of a human being and what that means. 

5. How long have you wanted to be an author?
I've been an author since I was seven. By 'author', I mean someone who is compelled to write. I've always been writing something. 

6. Has there ever been anyone who inspired you to be a write?
An English high school teacher suggested I take writing more seriously, since she felt I had some talent. Amazing the impact of a teacher! 

7. Can you tell us a little about your future projects, such as your upcoming sequel to Dragon's Mind? 
I'm just finishing that up (Dragon's War) and it will be out end of November. It picks up where Dragon's Mind left off, and finishes the story of how Myth and Dragon race against the clock to avert a war.  

Thanks Vered Ehsani! Alright guys, below is the giveaway! You know what to do :)

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome giveaway and great interview! Would love to get my hands on this book!