Through Silver & Grace, I have had the honour of meeting some very incredible authors. Some of whom I have come to consider friends. Patricia V. Davis is one of these authors and I was thrilled when she recently invited me to participate in a Writers Blogging Chain. The ‘rules’ being that you answer three questions about a writing project, then invite other authors to do so themselves.
Before I do this, I must introduce you to Patricia, in case you do not know her. She is the author of The Diva Doctrine which I have reviewed, and Harlot’s Sauce, which I have read and will be reviewing. She is also an incredible activist and I selected her as a Silver & Grace Woman. You can read all about her in this Celebrating Women post. I encourage you to hop over to Patricia’s site and check out her own Next Big Thing.
Okay, onto my Next Big Thing.
I was particularly honoured to be considered a writer by Patricia, because I have no ‘for sale’ published works. I do write prolifically for Silver & Grace and other blog sites. I also have my free Tarot & Oracle User Guide. However, as it turns out, I do have ‘for sale’ books in the works. Here we go …
What is the working title of your book(s)?
I have two books in progress. One is called Darn Near Fifty and the other The Common Sense Guide to Tarot. I am actively working on these, but there is another book niggling around in my creative brain. It is yet untitled, but will be along the lines of Your Inner Goddess and You.
Where did the idea come from for the book(s)?
Let’s start with Darn Near Fifty. In May of 2013, I turn fifty years old. I do not have a problem with that concept. I do, however, I have trouble with being forty-nine. Strange, eh? The day I turned forty-nine, I decided I would skip this age, and instead refer to myself as Darn Near Fifty.
This lead to an exploration of what turning fifty looks and feels like. The super cool thing is I am inviting other women to participate in this book, providing feedback on my articles. Their thoughts will then be used in the book.
The Common Sense Guide to Tarot is a no-brainer for me. I am absolutely passionate about guiding women to tap into their own innate intuition. Tarot is a fantastic tool for this. However, many women are reluctant to read Tarot because they think it requires a special gift, or at the very least, a heck of a lot of memory work. This book will debunk the ‘special gift’ myth, and demonstrate that Tarot is based on what you already know and experience.
Will your book(s) be self-published or represented by an agency?
Both books will be self-published, with guidance from my brother, Alex Fayle, who is already self-published. It will also include the incredible cover pages designed by Deb Dorchak of Blue Sun Studio, Inc. In fact, she has already designed the covers for me, but they are being kept secret. The image at the top of this post is a teaser from Darn Near 50. The image to right is a teaser from The Common Sense Guide to Tarot.
Okay! Now the really exciting part! I get to introduce you to the next authors in chain. Be sure to keep a watch on their blogs so you can learn all about their Next Big Thing.
Gale Martin has been writing creatively since 2005, winning numerous awards for fiction. Since 2011, she has published two contemporary novels with Booktrope Editions of Seattle. She has a master of arts in creative writing from Wilkes University and lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania because she has to. She can be found at her blog Scrivengale.
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Eliza’s Note: I am thrilled to be posting Betsy’s responses to these questions right here on Silver & Grace on Monday, November 11. Come on back, y’all.
Alex F. Fayle grew up fascinated by fairy tales and even convinced himself for a while as a teenager that he might be a changeling. He’s almost certain that he sees the “wee folk” everywhere about him, but he knows better than to mess with them unless he has to. Instead he writes about them, which he hopes they see as a form of compliment and not an invitation to meddle. He can be found online at AlexWorld at http://www.alex-f-fayle.com
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And here are Patricia’s books: