Ray East and Sam D have moved to Voluspa and live in the Forest of Skotos with their 5 year old daughter and a pet Typhon. They visit Earth with the help of an Empath from time to time. Ray East did her masters in Phsychology from Univeristy of Sussex and has worked as a counselor for adolescents. Sam D used to teach at a SPJC before he moved to Voluspa.
Their latest book is Voluspa: A Magical World.
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Thank you for joining us today, Ray. Can you please start off by telling us a bit about yourself?
Firstly I am a total bookworm. I have always loved reading. I have worked as a counselor in the past but at present I am a stay at home mom who loves to write in her spare time.
When did you first get bit by the writing bug?
I have written all through school and college for local newspapers, neighborhood journals, college periodicals and as such.
Why did you decide to write stories for children?
I think children have more fun and they usually have a more open mind. Besides it so rewarding to be able to write something for children,which would inspire them or catch their imagination.
Do you believe it is harder to write books for a younger audience?
I think so. A younger audience is so much more impressionable when compared to an adult one. You have to be careful what kind of message your book is conveying or what kind of role model your book characters turn out to be.
What is your favorite part of writing for young people?
My stories are my way of connecting with the younger generation. Getting feedback from a young reader telling me that she/ he completely related to my character, that’s the best feeling …
VOLUSPA- A Magical World, is a YA fantasy. It is a crossover between urban fantasy and paranormal romance with a mythological and dystopian twist. This book showcases a unique coming of age story of a fifteen year old girl who struggles with the ramifications of forbidden love, obscure parentage and in essence struggles to find her place in a world that is threatened by her very existence.
What inspired you to write it?
I wanted to create this magical world which would be fundamentally similar to ours but yet so exotically different that it will capture the fancy of the readers. I also wanted to showcase the character of Amy as a constantly growing, learning, strong individual – a very ordinary girl who chooses an extraordinary life.
Where can readers purchase a copy?
It’s available in Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I would urge my fans to go and request it at libraries and bookstores.
What is up next for you?
I am at present working on the second book in the Voluspa series. It should be available sometime in November.
Do you have anything else to add?
Join Amy and Drake’s journey for the next few months and win a Kindle fire and other gift certificates. Details on www.magicalworldofvoluspa.com
Thank you for spending time with us today, Ray. We wish you much success.
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