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PJH: I love how you are publishing The Fairy Godmother Dilemma! What made you decide to bring out TFGD in such an amazing and unique way?
DL: I had been looking for a way to do this off and on for a while, but couldn’t figure out how to do it until I stumbled on Tracy Hickman’s Scribe’s Forge method.
I’ve always loved the ideas of serials (except for the part of me that *needs* to read the last page before I start the book), and I liked the idea of releasing my novel as a paid subscription. I was also very intrigued at the idea of having forums to touch base with readers and offering extra content throughout the subscription.
PJH: What has been the funnest thing about having your book out in the world?
DL: The funnest thing has been getting out and doing this even though I’m a quivering mess of jelly sometimes.
PJH: How about the most challenging? Or has it all been sunshine and lollipops?
DL: I wish!
The most challenging thing (besides the whole website tech debaucle—note to self, I do not speak Computer) has been facing my own insecurities. I’m finding there are a lot of them and they like to talk. A lot.
Which is why I appreciate the incredible support I’ve received. I was very nervous at first (still am in ways), and the interest and kind words have been life savers. It’s also been a very humbling experience to know that other people are reading my story, meeting my characters, and visiting my world. All of which makes me strive harder to give my very best.
PJH: What's the funnest part of marketing for you? Least fun?
DL: Strangely, the funnest part of marketing has been coming up with marketing plans. I’ve never considered myself good at marketing, but it’s been a blast coming up with ideas. A close second is putting myself out there and being able to meet so many awesome people. And the third is writing the weekly Fairy Notes and updating the Compendium of Fairy Godmothering Terms.
The least fun is the time attending to marketing takes away from actual writing time.
PJH: If you had to give five reasons why someone should read The Fairy Godmother Dilemma, what would they be?
- Think of the old adage: forewarned is forearmed. THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA can give you some ideas on how to deal with your own fairy godmother when she (eventually) pops up. (Fairy godmothers are not known for their punctuality. Cinderella, for example, had to wait a good number of years before hers surfaced. Word is that Snow White’s still waiting.)
- Who doesn’t love a good transmogrification? THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA has at least four.
- I’m slightly biased here, but I think the story rocks!
- The price of the Collectable Subscription may last for about 1/4 of a tank of gas (depending), but the story will last forever. (Or at least until the gamma rays the scientists have been predicting hit Earth and fry all our electronics. But even then, you’ll still have the hardcover, so you’re covered.)
- For all those wondering what it’s like to be a fairy godmother and how they handle the many dilemmas they face, you need wonder no more. You have questions, THE FAIRY GODMOTHER’S DILEMMA has answers.
About The Fairy Godmother Dilemma:
Sixteen-year-old Breena doesn’t want to leave the faerie queen’s court, and she doesn’t want a fairy godmother. But if she has to choose between the two, she’d leave the Faerie Realm over getting bossed about by a faerie with a pointed stick any day. Unfortunately, her attempt to evade her fairy godmother gives her growing pains in the form of fur, whiskers, and a tail.
Turning into a cat is the least of her worries, though, because the potion wasn’t meant to bring out her inner feline, it was meant to put her to sleep. Forever. If Breena wants to make it to her Happily Ever After, she’ll have to accept that sometimes having a fairy godmother makes all the difference in the world.
Danyelle Leafty writes MG and YA fantasy. In her spare time, she collects dragons, talking frogs, and fairy godmothers. She can be found discussing the art of turning one's characters into various animals, painting with words, and the best ways to avoid getting eaten by dragons on her blog. Her serial novel THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA can be found here. You can contact her here.