About the author:
Emily Fogle was born and raised in Southern California. Her dream and ultimate goal was to get her Masters degree in English and become a teacher with enough time to write, as well. However, she soon found out that the best dreams often come true when they aren’t planned. Instead of fulfilling her teaching goal, real life took over and she married the man of her dreams. She now has an amazing 7 year old son and another beautiful baby boy on the way.
She dedicates the majority of her time taking care of her family, volunteering at her son’s school, and being a Cub Scout Den leader. And though she loves every minute of it, the thought of being a writer still tugs at her heart. So, after the busy days are done and everyone is finally sleeping quietly, she squeezes in time for all the other loves in her life: the characters running wild inside her head.
Now, incredibly, her writing dream is also coming true. Her first novel, Dragon Wars, is being published by Anchor Group. Emily feels sincerely blessed to have been given so much in life and can’t wait to start the next chapter.
Contact Emily:Twitter: @EmilyFogle05Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorEmilyFogle
Interview:~ Can you share with readers your latest news? Dragon Wars is set to release in March, which I am very excited about. Also, I have a launch party scheduled for March 4th. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/214779531993489/
~ Why should we read your book?
It is a great adventure story for older kids, but it also touches on some serious issues as well: bullying and abusive homes. It teaches kids that they can be strong and do what is right, no matter how small they think they are or how scared they might be.
Where do you get most of your inspiration from?
My son. My son is my everyday inspiration. The imagination of a child is so vast and unequaled to anything in this world. We both love dragons and imaging far off places filled with magical adventures, so I wrote this story for him. Also, my uncle, Robert Immings. He is a wonderful artist. He actually provided all of the fantastic art work for the novel. Years ago, he sent me a drawing of a woman, holding an amulet, standing by a cave with a dragon looking out at her. Needless to say, she is my inspiration for the evil sorceress in Dragon Wars.
Are any of your characters experiences based on any of your own?
I think everyone can identify with a child that is being picked on and bullied at school. We’ve all dealt with that one person that tries to make everyone around them feel vulnerable. So, yes! Brady is a manifestation of all those types of people I have come across throughout my life.
Try to stay focused! My mind tends to wander and I skip around a lot.
Destine, by Katherine Polillo and Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin. Next on the list of World Without End, by Ken Follett (who I adore).
To just keep writing, no matter how discouraged you are with how something is turning out. We’ve all experiences ‘writer’s block’, but I have found if I just keep writing it usually works itself out. You can always edit later!
I just hope that anyone that reads Dragon Wars enjoys it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Writers honestly pour their heart and soul into the pieces that they work on. They become our babies in a way, being nurtured and tended to until we feel we’ve done a good enough job to let them into the world. And if they do like it, good reviews are always nice to read. J
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