Author Jessica Day George joins SciFiChick.com today to talk about her new release WEDNESDAYS IN THE TOWER!
Tell us a bit about Wednesdays in the Tower in your own words.
Something’s up with the Castle. Strange new rooms are appearing, old rooms aren’t going away, but Celie’s almost too busy to notice, because in one of the rooms she finds a giant egg, and has to take care of what hatches out!
What is the relationship between Princess Celie and the Castle?
If man’s best friend is his dog, a girl’s best friend is her Castle. At least, it is for Celie!
How did the Castle become a sentient character?
It just sort of came to me one night, but one thing that’s always bothered me about “magic castles” in stories is that it’s usually just a regular ol’ castle that has a wizard living in it. I wanted the Castle to have its own magic, which meant that it had to be alive enough to use that magic.
How many books are planned for the series?
I’m writing #3 right now . . . but I’m keeping mum on anything after that!
Who are some of your favorite authors? What books do you love?
Oh, so many great books in the world! I became an author because of Robin McKinley, I’ve read The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword over and over again! I love Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern, and Patricia Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles! I love Frank Herbert’s Dune, and Guy Gavriel Kay’s Sarantine Mosiac (Huge, HUGE fan of all Kay’s work, really). And Diana Wynne Jones! Howl’s Moving Castle! Archer’s Goon! Dogsbody!
About the book:
When her brother Rolf dares her to catch magical Castle Glower creating a new room, Princess Celie takes the challenge! No one knows the Castle better than she does. But as usual, the Castle has ideas of its own. Celie finds the new room first, and inside it is hidden a giant egg. Does the Castle want Celie to care for the egg and whatever creature it hatches?
Celie hadn’t bargained for a pet, and caring for this one will prove to be especially tricky, once Celie and her siblings realize what else the Castle is hiding.
About The Author:
Originally from Idaho, Jessica Day George studied at Brigham Young University and has been a movie store clerk, a bookseller, and a school office lady before becoming a writer. Jessica lives with her husband, their three young children, and a five-pound Maltese named Pippin who often makes cameo appearances in her books. She is the author of Tuesdays at the Castle, as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series, and Dragon Slippers series Visit her website at http://www.jessicadaygeorge.com