Featuring Authors #10 + GIVEAWAY

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Hi everyone!

Today is the tenth day of my new weekly series! In this series I feature authors!

To see the other authors I featured click here! To be featured contact me here!!

Today (I’m littlebit late sorry!!) I’m going to feature Rue an author that has written An Average Curse (The Chronicles of Hawthorn, Book 1) , It’s Not My Favorite (The Lake Effect Series #1) , My Favorite Second Chance (The Lake Effect Series #2)ey to the Journey: A Magical Adventure (The Chronicles of Hawthorn, Book 2) and more!! In this post there will be a bio about the author and about one of his books, a giveaway and an interview!

RueAbout Rue:
2015 and 2016 IPPY Award Winner.
2016 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist.
Rue is an award-winning fiction author and in her limited spare time, she reads voraciously. Her love of the written word led to the pursuit of a B.A. in Journalism from Pepperdine University in California and a lifelong passion for writing. Her respect for indigenous cultures, oral traditions, and the seasonal magick of nature inevitably brought her work to the world of fantasy. The story of Flynn Hawthorn has been part of her heart and imagination for nearly a decade.


About the book An Average Curse:
On an island hidden from the rest of the world, Flynn Hawthorn, the ninth daughter of the ninth daughter, lives under a curse.
Her birth fulfills an ancient prophecy. She is destined to inherit the wand of the High Priestess and save her people by reuniting the separated halves of The Book of Shadow and Light.
But in a land filled with magick, Flynn is forced to live her life as a Watcher—born into magick, but unable to wield it.
As the threat from the Shadow Coven of Southeil grows, Flynn must pretend—with the help of her best friend, Hazel—that she actually has magick. Hazel would do anything for Flynn, but the game they are playing may cost them their lives…


Arvenig: Tell us a little about yourself and your background!
Rue: I’m a total geek. This is pretty much the most important thing to know about me. Just kidding! I may be an adult but I have the heart of a child. I know when to be serious but I’m a hard worker with serious control issues, and maybe a splash of wit and a side of sassy. I’m addicted to La Croix Lime, obsessed with potatoes, and also an ink pen hoarder.

When I’m not writing, I’m probably binge-watching something on Netflix or adventuring around town with my partner who encourages me to embrace my inner outdoors-woman (who doesn’t actually exist) by kayaking and hiking.
I’m a huge nerd, so please feel free to send me a friend requests, email, or leave a comment. I will jump for joy any time any of those things happen. I am blessed beyond belief with all the love and support I have received as an author and I thank all of you for that!

A: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
R: I always wanted to be an author. I’m a pretty introverted person and I’ve always found it easier to express myself through writing. But,  I don’t think I officially considered myself a writer until college. When I saw my first article published in the university paper—then it felt “real.”

A: Is there a message in your story that you want readers to grasp?
R: I don’t intentionally put messages in my books, but I do want people to understand that magic is more than Hollywood special effects. True magick is based in nature and honors masculine and feminine energies. And, for the record, magick has nothing to do with the Devil – or any religious BS – for that matter. All right, I’ll jump down off the soapbox and get back to answering the question. I love strong female characters, but I also love flaws. So, when this story started rattling around in my head, I knew the world had to stem from a matriarchal society and young Flynn Hawthorn was going to have to struggle…a lot. I connected with the Maori culture when I was in New Zealand and I’ve never read any fantasy that pulls from their world (even though we love to film our movies in their country!) so I decided to weave some Maori elements into my fantasy world.

A: What are you working on at the moment?
R: I am currently working on the fourth book in the Chronicles of Hawthorn series – Taken by the Shadow. This book delves deeply into the dark magick of the Shadow Coven of Southeil and some readers may have a tough time seeing Flynn sink so low. But, without too much of a spoiler, “without darkness we can’t appreciate the light” so don’t lose hope! There are four more books in this series and they will all be released by the end of 2017 (8 books total), so hang in there – the story continues! 🙂

Rue’s hosting a giveaway where you can win a SIGNED PAPERBACK!!


Thanks for reading and good luck for the giveaway,


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