Addicted to Heroines Blog Tour–Interview with Samantha LaFantasie, Author of Heart Song

What is the Addicted to Heroines Blog Tour about?

The tour is all about the heroines of fantasy and why we love them or simply just can’t get enough of them. Five authors have come together to do character interviews with their leading lady, guest posts, discussions on Goodreads, as well as prizes and giveaways.

I am woman hear me roar…woof! Heroines have long held the most exciting roles in fantasy and real life. I am proud to welcome and interview one I know.

Meet the Author: Samantha LaFantasie

 

It’s a wonderful opportunity to be included in something like this. I feel so honored. Here is a little bit about me.

Name

 Samantha LaFantasie

Hometown

 I was born in Wichita, Kansas but currently live in Derby, Kansas

Author of

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 and coming soon, Made to Forget, Nepherium Novella Part One, as well as, Fated, An Ithia Novel, Book One

Why I like reading fantasy

 I like reading fantasy because of the way it stretches the imagination and takes me to different worlds. I love how it is an escape from reality.

Why I like writing fantasy

 I like writing fantasy for very much the same reasons I enjoy reading it. It’s a part of me. My mind works in fantastic ways and with fantastic ideas. I love the stories.

Fantasy books/authors I enjoy

I always have to give credit to a couple of authors who instilled in me the desire to read, and they are Margaret Weiss and Tracey Hickman. They’re the authors of the Dragonlance Chronicles.  Until them, I read because I had and very seldom because I wanted to.
When I was in High school, I thought I would grow up to become
A number of things.  First three were, teacher, actress, and singer.  They all changed routinely with how I felt.  Still do.

I’ve been writing since

 I want to say I wrote my first story, a rendition of Aladdin, when I was in 1993. It was written for my mom on an old typewriter. From there I wrote songs, poetry, and many years after, stories.

My greatest accomplishments so far as a writer

 I want to say that my greatest accomplishment is the fact that I wrote a book and published it. It’s a dream come true for me. To have positive reviews and see how well it has been received is even more of an accomplishment.  Being including in a career that involves my favorite authors is just icing on the cake.

Who are the other participating authors?

The mastermind behind the tour is Alesha Escobar.

Author of The Gray Tower Trilogy.

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Devora Fox.

Author  of The Lost King.

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Francene Stanley.

Author of Still Rock Water.

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Cecelia Robert

Author of Truly, Madly, Deeply You.

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When is it?

Starting February 1st through the 10th

Where can it be found?

By visiting http://www.heroinestour.blogspot.com/

You’ll find out what’s going on and when and even have the chance to participate in some awesome giveaways and snatch some fantastic prizes!

Also, stop by our Facebook page.

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When Fantasy Goes Awry

Fantasy writers create worlds within worlds and story scenes inside the mind at any given moment. It’s just what we do. And when it comes to our real life…not much different.

Possible scenes:

1. Imagining a rude, condescending boss tied to a chair, mouth taped, as we peacefully finish our work. Disclaimer: No bosses were hurt during the writing of this post or thereafter.

2. A traffic-free expressway/highway.

3. No line at our favorite restaurant for lunch.

4. A quiet spot in the house where everyone around us is floating overhead in slow-mo and on mute just to be able to get a few moments of writing done.

5. The day the youngest child becomes of age–the ripe old age of eighteen (okay, so this was my favorite one anyway).

Yesterday was that day for me and it failed in comparison to what I imagined years ago. There was going to be a party…for me, celebrating my new independence. But alas, the day came and instead of partying, a slight whimper escaped my lips as I repeatedly glanced over at my baby girl all growed up.

The parental tears of empty-nesting were falling like icicle daggers, realizing that she wouldn’t need me anymore because she was coming into her own. This was supposed to be a good thing, I thought. Is this what happens when real-life and fantasy don’t see eye to eye?

And then it happened, she looked at me and asked if we could get matching tattoos. Oh…the honor felt that she would let me, her mom, share a piece of her hip, new adult world and there was no prouder moment.

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Not quite ready to release her out into society just yet, so I’m going to keep her close a little while longer. Now, onto new fantasies in the true fashion of, “be careful what you wish for,” or fantasize about.

How did your fantasy-to-real-life moment play out? Was it close to, true to or not at all what you imagined?

New Year, New You! Again?

Is it that time again? How many times has the thought crossed our minds to make changes for a new year? We poke and prod at our lives to pull out the gunk and pinpoint things to adjust. To be even more successful this year! To change evil ways! To be a better person! To spend more time with the family! To go on that much deserved trip! To do more for ourselves! We try to figure out why our previous year sucked (or not) or ponder why things didn’t go the way we planned.

Ah, resolutions. They can be fun until their not…until the tiniest of resolutions is broken, leaving us to feel the inescapable regret of setting them in the first place. But aren’t resolutions a form of goals? If you find yourself in the resolution rut, just remember whatever resolution you set for yourself is an attainable goal for the new year. Hit restart on your thought process and begin the day anew.

What are some of the ways you work on accomplishing new year goals? What are some of the ways you get through the resolution rut?