Friday, February 15, 2013

Blog Ring of Power Presents: Juli D. Revezzo


Hey guys! It's that time again.  That time that we drag another victim... Um, I mean author, through our questions and learn a whole new side of writing.  The one that involves the author themselves. So pour yourself another coffee, (While you're at it, pour me one too.) sit back and relax as we let you into another persons brain. I know, it's squishy in here, but don't worry, it gets comfy. 

Please welcome: Juli D. Revezzo, author of The Artist’s Inheritance and Caitlin’s Book of Shadows.
JuliDRevezzobJuli is a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend, so much so she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. She loves writing stories with fantastical elements whether it be a full-on fantasy, or a story set in this world–slightly askew. She has been published in short form in Eternal Haunted Summer,  Dark Things II: Cat Crimes (a charity anthology for cat related charities), Luna Station Quarterly, The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, and Twisted Dreams Magazine. She recently released her debut novel,The Artist’s Inheritance.
She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
Part 1 — Monday, February 11@ Sandra Ulbrich Almazan’s site (http://ulbrichalmazan.blogspot.com/)
Part 2 — Tuesday, February 12 @ Dean C. Rich’s site (http://deanswritingtime.blogspot.com/)
Part 3 — Wednesday, February 13 @ Terri Bruce’s (www.terribruce.net)
Part 4 ~ Thursday, February 14 @ T.W. Fendly (http://twfendley.com/?p=3112)
Part #5: Words of Wisdom


BRoP: Tell us about your route to success – how/when did you decide to self-publish? Did you query an agent first? How did you handle the editing, proofreading, cover design, etc.
Juli: I queried so many agents and editors over the years I’ve lost track! The self-publishing naysayers kept me from that route for decades. When that stigma died down, my friends who’d self-published in the past finally convinced me to give it a shot. I don’t know if I’ve found success yet. I’m still working on that part.  As for the design and editing I am very lucky to know quite a few very talented people. I only needed to put a call out to them and like I said, they did a great job.

BRoP: What are the most important elements of good writing?
Juli: This is likely to ruffle a few feathers, but I’d say take a few classes in the classics, first and see what came before. But not everyone’s going to be willing to do that. It’s just the route I took. Then try writing for yourself, and try again and again. Really the only way to learn is to read, and try writing yourself.

BRoP: What tools are must-haves for writers?

Juli: A computer, pen and paper, a good dictionary or two (I have three), a good thesaurus, and some good books on editing. And a command of spelling doesn't hurt. Never trust spell check.

BRoP: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Juli: When in doubt, trust yourself. It’s your story. You know it best. Do what you feel is best for it. Be aware: sometimes you can edit in mistakes as much as edit them out. If it feels like you've done too much editing….stop. Don’t foul something up because some beta reader still doesn't get it. No one’s perfect, after all.

BRoP: What are your current / future project(s)?

Juli: I just released a “side story” in the series entitled Caitlin’s Book of Shadows that tells of Caitlin and Trevor as they put their relationship back on track, and Cait’s struggles with her new view on life. I am also working on the initial edits of Drawing Down The Shades, (Antique Magic, book two) which will follow Caitlin and Trevor on their continued path, and how they deal with the imps and bad vibes that keep dogging them. If all goes well I’ll have that out this spring. Meanwhile, I’m waiting on edits for a paranormal romance novel I’m working on with a small press publisher, The Wild Rose Press.

BRoP: Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Juli: Just thanks for having me, and I hope your readers will give The Artist’s Inheritance a try and like what they see. :)


Is your book in print, ebook or both? The Artist’s Inheritance (Antique Magic, Book One) is available in both ebook and Print, from Amazon and Createspace as well as Smashwords and Barnes and Noble. The connecting story Caitlin’s Book of Shadows is currently available in eformat at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Please let us kntheartistsinheritbjdr700ow where can your readers find you:
My webpage is at:  http://julidrevezzo.com
My author pages are: Amazon: http://amzn.to/UPHqbB
and Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jdrevezzo
I’m also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Juli-D-Revezzo/233193150037011
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5782712.Juli_D_Revezzo
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111476709039805267272/posts
LibraryThing: http://www.librarything.com/profile/julidrevezzo
Manic Readers: http://www.manicreaders.com/JuliDRevezzo/
Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/authors/a1002694572/Juli-D-Revezzo/
Twitter: @julidrevezzo
THE ARTIST’S INHERITANCE: Trouble only a witch can solve…Settling into a new home, Caitlin notices changes coming over her husband. When nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking–Caitlin knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair her husband’s carving, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces–the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?
Armed with a handful of allies–a coven of helpful witches–she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me, E.M. I've enjoyed our little chat. I wish you all the best with your own writing endeavors!

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  2. Thanks much for sharing with us. It's been great fun. :D

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