Author Interview: D. L. Armillei

D. L. Armillei

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  • Which book of yours should someone reading this buy first?
  • Describe your perfect day.
    • Exercising in the morning and then spending the rest of the day sitting under a tiki hut, listening to the lapping of crystal blue water onto the white beach sand as I type away on my laptop.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    • Coffee but I’m trying to switch to green tea
  • Describe your writing routine.
    • I like to write first thing in the morning and again in the evening. Afternoons are least productive time for me to write.
  • Name 5 books that aren’t yours but people should read.
  • How many books do you try and read a year?
    • As many as possible!! I love becoming immersed in other worlds and/or character’s lives!
  • What genre do you write in?
    • YA fantasy with some sci-fi elements. I feel myself being more and more drawn to sci-fi lately- particularly dystopian/post apocalyptic. Maybe because of the current political climate in my county.
  • What genre would you like to write in one day?
    • I’m gravitating toward adult sci-fi dystopian/ post apocalyptic
  • What is your favorite Character you’ve written?
    • I love the complexity of 15 year old Vanessa Cross, the main character in Shock of Fate. Van begins the story as a spoiled, entitled teen until her father’s disappearance sets in motion a series of events that leads Van to face a challenging task–going to another realm and retrieving a magical relic called the Coin of Creation. To survive this task, she must evolve by confronting the inferior parts of her personality like materialism, greed, jealousy, & weakness. If she cannot overcome these flaws, then she will not survive the journey to retrieve the Coin.
  • How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
    • I still have my day job as an Ultrasound tech!
  • What does literary success look like to you?
    • I’ve been told by agents that my books are highly visual and would make great movies. My goal is to get my books onto the big screen.
  • How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
    • I have finished Shock of Fate book 1 in the Anchoress Series. I am currently working on book 2.
  • What is your patronus / Howarts House / Ilvermorny House?
    • I’m a Slytherin in the UK and in my home country of USA my house is Thunderbird
  • Advice for new Authors: What’s the best way to market your books?
    • Get online and network.
  • If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
    • Movie director/producer


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