Today I’m excited to be hosting a Q&A with Chauncey Rogers for his latest book Happily. First here’s little bit about the book and the author:
If the shoe fits, wear it. If it doesn’t, make it. Laure is a teenage street urchin just trying to get away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She’ll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests, if she can only manage to hoodwink the royal family and survive to tell the tale.Add Happily on GoodReads
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About The Author:
Chauncey Rogers was born in Arizona, and since then has hopped back and forth between the mid-western and western United States. He married in 2012 while attending school in Utah. His favorite movie since he was three is Jurassic Park, and he wishes very badly that Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster were real, though he doesn’t believe in them as much as he used to.Q&A:
Thank you Lorna for letting the tour drop by your lovely blog! It’s a privilege to be here.
Can you tell us a bit about Happily and the inspiration behind it?
Sure! Happily is yet another Cinderella story, only this time, it isn’t about Cinderella at all. Rather, it’s the story of Laure, a nobody and a thief, who decides to take advantage of the royal family’s hunt for a missing princess for her own personal gain. And while other girls just tried to fit a glass slipper, Laure goes the extra mile to pull off her deception.
I’ve always enjoyed the story of Cinderella, but also thought that quite a few of the plot points in it were a bit odd. Why couldn’t the prince recognize the girl he loved? Why didn’t the shoe fit on anybody else’s foot? So when my three-year-old daughter asked me to write a story for her, I thought I’d take a crack at Cinderella, since Cinderella was her undisputed favorite princess. While I didn’t write my story for a three-year-old reader, I hope that my daughter will have a fun time with it once she’s a bit older.
What is your favourite genre/author to read?
I jump around in genres quite a bit, but some of my favorites are scifi and fantasy, biographies, and military histories. I try to pick up something outside those genres fairly regularly, though, so that my reading doesn’t start to feel stale. As for a favorite author? I think I’d have to say Brandon Sanderson. His books have always been pretty solid with me. Not all of them are amazing, but they’ve all at least been good, and some have been magnificent.
What is your favourite genre to write?
Hmmm… I’m not sure if I’m experienced enough yet to decide on something like that! I did feel like writing horror was easier than writing Happily, but I think I felt more emotionally connected with Happily than I did with my two previous novels. Not really a straight answer, is it? I suppose I’ll just say that my favorite genre is whichever one I’m working in.
What is a typical writing day for you?
I like to write in the mornings. The writing part of my brain seems to work better in the morning, the editing part in the evening. I usually have my writing planned out – what scenes I’ll be working through–so I just sit down and go. I’ll take a break for lunch, and maybe another break or two to stretch my legs, get some fresh air, help wrangle kids, or have a snack. Sometimes I write while walking on a treadmill, if I feel like I’m slowing down. I write 2,000 words each day, though, and try and have them be good, too. Sometimes I’m done fast, sometimes it takes longer, but that’s usually how it goes.
Tell us something interesting about yourself (that’s not in your author bio!)
I cry very easily when I laugh, or when I feel very happy. I’ll almost always cry when I share one of the Disney classic movies with my kids for the first time. I’m not sure why I have such overactive tear glands, but I’m okay with it now. Besides, I hear it’s good for you.
What are you currently working on?
Well, trying to get Happily well on its way and out the door has been pretty consuming, to be honest. But for writing projects, I’ve been contemplating either editing or rewriting a novel I wrote last year, a space-fantasy called Angela of the Stars. There are other projects, too. Secret projects…. 😉
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