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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I'm beyond thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Danyelle Leafty today! In case you haven't heard of Danyelle or THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA, then sit back, and read all about it!

And wait! You can win THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA! All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post by the end of the day, Saturday, July 23rd, 2011! That's it! So easy. So simple. So magical :)


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?

  1. 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.)
  2. Who doesn’t love a good transmogrification? THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA has at least four.
  3. I’m slightly biased here, but I think the story rocks!
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.

About Danyelle:

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.

Check out the full blog tour schedule!


Miriam Forster said...

This looks amazing, Danyelle. I'm really curious to see how it works! :)

Carina Olsen said...

This seems like a good book :) I would love to win it. Thank you for the chance :D

Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

Rachel Leigh said...

This book looks so cool! thanks a bunch!

Rachel Leigh
TheOneRing111 at gmail dot com

Stacy Henrie said...

Fun interview, you two!

Jel ♡ said...

the title and book cover brings back so many childhood memories <3 thanks for blogging about this interesting book, and of course thanks to the author too =)

ente rme pls, i seriously wnt a copy of this.

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great interview Danyelle. Your book sounds awesome. Good luck and thanks for the contest.

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Vivien said...

Thanks for the opportunity! :)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to read the book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

Elle Strauss said...

I'd love to read this book--sounds fantastic!

ellestraussbooks at gmail dot com

Margay said...

This sounds like such a cool book!


Kali Burgos said...

This book sounds awesome! Especially since it has a fairy godmother.Lol.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Anonymous said...

I love the idea for this book, it looks fantastic. Thanks for the lovely interview and giveaway

faefever25 at hotmail dot com

marybelle said...

I have NOT heard of Danyelle Leafty, so thank you for the introduction. THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA looks wonderful.


Cassandra said...

So want to read. And yeah those fairy godmothers aren't very punctual.


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Taffy said...

Danyelle has done a great job of marketing because I want to read this story!

Danyelle L. said...

Thanks for being such an excellent hostess, Tricia! :D And thank you all for your kind words!

Birgit said...

Sounds truelly wonderful! And I really like the button at the top of the post ... who said that fairy godmothers have to be old and grey :-D !

danaan at gmx dot at

Lolawid said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks!

widsfam7 @ digis dot net

Kellylou said...

Oooh, adding to my list of to-reads! Love the interview.

Devony said...

I'd love a chance to read it! Thanks for the giveaway! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

Sniffly Kitty said...

The book looks really interesting ^.^


Julie said...

I haven't heard of this book before but now I really want to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy:)

jwitt33 at live dot com