He is our Storytelling Prince, our crown jewel. Please welcome Michael E. Dellert!
# 1 - The 7 ‘need to know’ details:
Author Name: Michael E. Dellert
Book: The Wedding of Eithne: Fourth Tale in the Matter of Manred
Genre: A medieval Celtic action-adventure Fantasy
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#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Thoughtful fantasy adventure with strong female lead.
#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Delightful publishing nerd & fantasy storytelling prince.
(Fellow nerds UNITE! Seriously people; we really need a secret handshake or all-knowing gesture. Can someone please come up with something and get back to me?)
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!“The Wedding of Eithne is a story of love and consequences, wrapped around an adventure set against a background of gritty and realistic family and political issues, with a polytheistic fantasy religion standing in for authentic medieval religious conflicts.”
“The Lady Eithne is a flawed female heroine, caught up in conflicts she barely understands and searching for her own sense of self in relation to the obligations and responsibilities that her impending wedding will lay on her shoulders.”
“The story confronts questions such as, ‘What is a valid marriage?’ and explores the problems that fate, free-will, and predestination bring to the freedom of choice needed to enter into a marriage contract.”
“Damn, but the bats and spiders are scary.”
“The secondary characters of the naïve acolyte and the impetuous young foreign merchant present a fun and varied perspective to the story action, injecting humor and pathos with an unexpected ‘buddy-cop’ relationship.”
“The influences on the story represent a wide-range of literary and historical sources, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to The Canterbury Tales, as well as contemporary and recent Fantasy literature.”
“I love the twist at the end, when the mystery of the opposition against Eithne is revealed.”
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
“What are those three women up to?”
(If you have to ask, it's best to just walk away...better yet, sneak away. If they see you, you are either dead or going to get dragged into something you don't want any part of. Run my Prince, RUN!)
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
A sequel to my second book, A Merchant’s Tale, that I expect I’ll roll into an expanded full-length novel version of A Merchant’s Tale, or publish separately as “The Second-and-a-Half Tale” in the Matter of Manred.
A rewrite of my third full-length novel, Heron’s Cry: Fifth Tale in the Matter of Manred, which will close out the current Eowain Cycle in my series and kick-start another, wholly new cycle of tales in the same milieu.
A series of short, episodic serial fiction in the Matter of Manred Saga, to publish on Wattpad (and maybe be collected into ebooks down the road).
Building a creative writing course to help writers developmentally edit and draft their own fiction and memoir manuscripts.
An expansion and revision of my first book, Hedge King in Winter.
A crowd-funded capitalization project toward expanding my Adventures of Indie Publishing blog and Skylander Press imprint into a viable independent media entity.
A super-secret short-story for a super-secret boy-band with super-secret plans for world domination; but if I tell you about it, I’ll have to kill you...
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
Angel M. http://www.angelm.net/index.html
(Who's this intriguing author with the M? I don't recognize her name. I will have to check her out because she sounds very interesting...hmmmm.)
Cindy L. Schneiderhttp://www.clschneiderauthor.com/
Richard Mulder http://richardmmulder.com/
Christie Stratos https://christiestratos.com/
Tom Fallwell http://tomfallwell.com/
Michael Baker https://thousandscarsblog.wordpress.com/
And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Michael's links are at a click, so check him out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!
If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at email@example.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.