Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Alexia Purdy - Author interview

Welcome Alexia, many thanks for taking the time to answer my questions on behalf of the amazing readers out there.

So on to the questions.

1. As most of my readers know you have released Ever Shade  out into the world, how does it feel?

It feels amazing, It’s finally happened and I couldn’t be more excited. It really is my dream coming alive.

2.  From the Ever Shade which is your favourite character ? and why?

I’d have to say I really liked Soap (Rylan), he’s witty, funny, and just that much mysterious that just intrigues me.

3.  Is there a favourite genre of books that you love to read and write?

I love to read Urban Fantasy/paranormal genres, Dystopian too. I also like to read these genres because it is my favourite. It’s definitely a hot genre and there are so many to choose from but the ones that stand out, really stand out.

4.  If you could send a letter of advice to your younger self what would it say? And why?

Don’t wait, time flies so fast, in a blink of an eye 10 years have passed. Get writing and do some more travelling!

5.What is your inspiration/muse while you are writing?

I use a lot of music to give me the right tone to write certain scenes in my books. Slow melancholy for sad or emotional scenes, fast beat dubstep/dance music for fight scenes and scary parts, contemporary and classical instrumental for transitional and free writing. It helps a lot and I couldn’t write without it.

6. What do you like to do in your down time?

I read a lot. I Have 4 kids so down time is not really accessible right now but a book is great, no commercials, I can bookmark it often and come straight back to it. My kids don’t seem to mind Mommy’s nose stuck in a book. Interruptions are frequent but books wait patiently for my return.

So just because I’m a little mad here’s some random questions for you to answer

7. What is your favourite fruit ? and why ?

My favourite fruit has got to be Mangos, they are so sweet and divine. Messy though.

8.  If I looked in your fridge now what would I find ?

Milk, leftovers from eating out, juice, cheese, bacon, sandwich stuff and yogurt. Though from the looks of it, there are lots of other things, hmmm.

9. What 1 thing would you take if you were stranded on a desert island?

I hope I would have a endless supply of chapstick. I lick my lips constantly and they burn without chapstick. I have to keep one on hand at all times. I actually get anxiety without one available; my lips tend to burn like fire without it.

10. What songs do you sing in the shower?

I love to sing, I sing all sorts of tunes in the shower, lately it’s been a lot of Adele, Katie Perry, Lisa Hannigan, Evanescence. I do tend to sing more in the car than the shower.

11. Chocolate or Vanilla ?

Chocolate all the way.

12.What does Green smell like?

Fresh cut grass in the morning freshly watered.

13. What one thing could you not live without ?

Besides the chapstick? LOL, right now, it’s caffeine, I down coke soda a wee bit too much.

14.  Why’s a Raven like a writing desk ?

It stares and taunts at you.

15.  One final question what are you working on now?

I am currently working on releasing my second novel to be published called: Reign of Blood in April. I have the second novel of my Dark Faerie Tale series: Ever Fire completed and awaiting publishing in October 2012. Reign of Blood is a bit more in the Horror/Post-apocalyptic genre and has been challenging to write. After that, I plan to work on the third book of the Faerie series: Ever Winter, which will release in 2013.

I think that concludes my questions for today many thanks for doing the interview.

 Where to find Alexia:
Grab a copy of Ever Shade here:


  1. thank you, Jenny for the awesome author interview. oooo, have you also read Alexis' book of poems! ugh to die for and breathtaking!! loved, loved, loved her book of poems!!!

    1. No i haven't Jenny but it is something i will look into reading. I'm glad you liked the interview i always like to have a little fun with these.