Book Giveaway & Author Interview: The Guardian’s Wildchild by Feather Stone

Welcome to Author Feather Stone


Bio:

As a Canadian, Feather Stone was allowed the freedom to explore a kaleidoscope of infinite ways of being human. The only restrictions imposed by her parents were that racism was not acceptable, and deliberately causing harm to any other being/creature for any reason was not tolerated. Upon meeting her spirit guide when she was a child, Feather’s life became a journey of experiencing the paranormal. Through her practice of meditation and Reiki and study of Shamanism, she’s been able to shift to dimensions that defy description.
On February 15, 2002, Feather was honored to receive the Exemplary Service Medal from Lieutenant Governor Lois Hole (representative of HRH Queen Elizabeth II) for her service as a paramedic with Edmonton’s Emergency Response Department. She and her husband are now enjoying retirement and loving their sheltie, Jasper, and two cats, Smokey and Leo.
Her motto? Change your thinking, change your life.

http://featherstoneauthor.com
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Interview:
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I’ve always wanted to go back to T-Rex’s time and watch things from under a huge fern. Or even further back and watch the birth of our planet and our own solar system. I’d like to trace my ancestors back one by one to the beginning – whatever and where ever that occurred. The human race’s future appears rather bleak – so little romance and me-me attitude.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I think forgiveness should be considered among the super powers. There is too little forgiveness. We like to cling to old hurts and carry grudges for a lifetime. However, in the realm of paranormal superpowers, I would like to do space/time travel.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
The Guardian’s Wild Child has a message for each reader in addition to being unable to set it down until arriving at the unexpected ending.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I am currently working on my second book. This fiction novel requires significant research. Romance and the paranormal filter in with suspense, the lives of the central characters at risk.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
Actually, I didn’t intend to become a writer. The Guardian’s Wild Child started one day when I was trying to subdue a vision that would not be silenced. I thought that by sitting down to write about my paranormal experience, it would leave. However, the vision became stronger and after ten years, the journey was complete. It was a most incredible experience.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
I like JK Rowling’s books. I would love to attend the witch’s school. I have studied Shamanism and have experienced some incredible visions.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
My advice is simple. Take some courses offered by your university or a professional instructor/author. The second advice is to get your ego out of the way of your creative self. The third and last advice is to find joy in whatever you’re writing. Even if it may not be published, the experience will be rewarding and enlightening. I have learned a lot about myself through my writing.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I live in the best place in the world – Alberta, Canada. I love to travel and visit other places but I don’t like being away from Canada for more than few weeks. We have four distinct seasons that each has beauty and magic. We have a diverse landscape and freedom to travel across its vast width and breadth. Excellent education and health care. We have a friendly neighbor to our south, the United States of America and bordered by the Atlantic, Artic and Pacific Oceans. I could go on and on. I love Canada.

What is your favorite Quote?
Change your thinking, change your life.

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
I love birds, all birds. But the ones that give me the most joy are the swallows. I love their flying acrobatics. They appear to be so full of joy.

What do you do in your free time?
I have so little free time, mostly because I have a variety of interests. Here is a short list: Reiki practitioner, meditation, gardening, animal welfare, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, knitting, photography, watercolor painting, poker, family dinners, etc.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
You will think I’m crazy. I bought a good set of snow tires for my car.

Write a Haiku about your book
In Light and Darkness
A lover casts a spell
To waken her god

Guardian’s Wildchild has a great romance wrapped up in a paranormal story. What was your inspiration?
I wrote the story after a brief experience of time/space travel. I was physically transported to a ship with the captain standing beside me. There was no verbal communication, but for a brief time we were connected to the depths of our souls. It was a feeling of love that I had never before experienced. The story materialized out of that experience.

Your main character has several “talents” as a guardian. What would be the one talent that you would want to have?
Sidney is so human and enjoys her “talents” without ego. I have experienced and enjoyed many paranormal events throughout my life and used those experiences in the Guardians Wild Child. The talent that Sidney has but I’ve never experienced is telekinesis. It would be a fun way to get my husband to do the vacuuming.

What is your writing process like? Do you write when it hits you or do you make time to write?
My writing process is 24/7. If I’m not at the keyboard, my mind is constantly working on the characters, the action, or the dialogue. When I was working as a paramedic, I had to focus on my patients and that was easy – I loved my work. But, for the ten years in writing or rewriting the story, when my shift was over I couldn’t wait to get home at boot up my computer. Often, I felt that I was an instrument of a spirit aching to tell her story.

What is your favorite romantic scene from a book?
The novel/movie “Anna and the King of Siam” – now that was romance. The entire book/movie was romance that had me spell bound.

If they made that book into a movie, who would play the hero? Or if they have did you like the casting of the hero who would you have liked to see in that role?
The movie of that book had great casting. Sadly I’m out of touch with the younger generation of actors. For my book, if I could select an actor from generations ago it would be the young Katherine Hepburn as Sidney. To me, the real hero is Sam. He went through hell and risked everything to change is life, and succeeded. As he was a tall handsome American/Japanese man, I don’t know of any Japanese actors who might fill that role with the exception of actors from North America’s aboriginal nations like Graham Greene. I always envisioned a young Mel Gibson playing Danik. Golly, am I an antique, or what!

Are you working on anything new that you want to share with us?
I am working on a sequel to The Guardians Wild Child and another novel. Both involve the paranormal and spirituality – and, of course, romance. In The Guardians Wild Child I kept the romance and sex scenes rather tame – wanting to focus more on plot and character development. In the next book the heat in the romance will reach fever level. Put on your oven mitts.

The Guardian’s Wildchild

Caught in a reckless attempt to stop Dark forces, Sidney Davenport, a young, rule breaking, spirited member of the secret paranormal community of Guardians, finds herself imprisoned on a naval ship and slated for execution. Her struggle with the unfamiliar emotions of fear and anger becomes even more complicated when she can no longer fight her attraction to the very man who has orders to perform her execution.

Captain Sam Waterhouse, a meticulous naval captain who’s suspected of treason, teeters on a precipice between Darkness and Light. When he receives an unusual prisoner, a paranormal journey begins to unravel his disciplined life. All the while, humanity is unknowingly at great risk when two Dark forces team up to acquire control of an elusive power. Sidney and Sam attempt to quiet their powerful feelings for each other, only to discover they can save each other, and in doing so, they might even save the world.

Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the future—a future that is chilling, yet full of hope.

Giveaway Details:
1 paperback copy & 1 ebook
Open Internationally
Ends 11/28/11

Winners
EBOOK – Emily K
Paperback – Pearl