Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Sound and the Echoes by Dew Pellucid

Welcome to Author Dew Pellucid

Dew Pellucid first started writing books so he could have something new to read. Indeed, of the million books at the Orphanage of Castaway Children, there isn’t one his watery eyes had not perused; this taking place in less than a decade.
But now, as this old Echo draws near his one-hundredth birthday, his hunt for a good story is only rivaled by his everlasting quest after Cold Fire Mushrooms. For it was as he scrapped the bottom of his crystal ball mushroom container that Dew Pellucid first heard of Fredrick Fingeldy.

Then strange events began to happen in his beloved library. And watching faithfully down every corridor, every garden path, Dew Pellucid witnessed a wonderful story, happening there, right before his eyes (his many Eyes). And, best of all, even he had a part to play in the unfolding tale, which he set down at last in the pages of a book.
 “I will make you famous!” he promised the Prince’s Sound. And so he has.


If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A mirror, so I can have someone to look at. A tape recorder, so someone wise can answer back. And my library of a million books, of course.

What is one book everyone should read?
A book that makes them think.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Evil Eye (there’s a double-meaning in that).

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Reading at the speed of light.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
My great grandfather, Lucid Pellucid. They say I am an exact replica of him. In which case, we’re bound to have a splendid time together.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Dinner. You’re sure to get twice as much dessert this way.
Night owl, or early bird?
More a bird of prey… when I’m guarding my books that is.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
A glittering, enchanting world, Castaway Children, Fate Sealers, Fortune Tellers, invisible Echoes, danger… and a great riddle.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
A mother was reading my story to her seven year-old boy every night before bedtime. Towards the end of the tale, she became too busy with a new job. The child had to go to sleep wondering what happens next. Then one evening he picked up the book and started reading for himself. It was hard going, and some words didn’t make sense at all. But he persevered and finished the story.  
If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll. There’s nothing so intoxicating as looking in a mirror at a reflection of a room and wondering what it would be like to pass into that other realm, walk down that corridor and see what’s beyond. Do try this at home, making sure your nose is almost touching the mirror.

What is your dream cast for your book?
Unknown, brilliant young actors looking to make their dream come true.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
Les Miserable by Victor Hugo. I didn’t realize until then that men could be such heroes.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
David’s Song, a Scottish Ballad used as the theme song in the television adaptation of Kidnapped.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
A cliché is only a truth repeated many, many times. So if you’ve heard this advice before, it’s probably a safe bet. Read, read and read for many years, before you start writing yourself. As for me, I did it all backwards: Too excited to waste time reading when I could write. In consequence, I had nothing of consequence to say. Until now, that is.

What is your favorite Quote?
“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” From Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

How did you know you should become an author?
I asked myself what was I put on this earth to do. I’m still figuring out the answer. One thing is certain: Storytelling has been the passion of my life.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Given that I am a character in the book (no, the secret is not revealed until the end), then yes.

The Sound & the Echoes

Imagine that everyone around you has a mirror image living somewhere else. Your world is like a sound, which produced that other world of echoes. And in this land men are governed by a terrible law—no Echo is allowed to live after his Sound dies.
One Sound especially must die. The Prince’s Sound. The Fate Sealers and Fortune Tellers will make sure of that! Because after this Sound dies, the Echo Prince will have to die too.
Now, twelve-year-old Will Cleary is about to discover that he is the Sound the Echoes are hunting. And so begins his perilous adventure into a see-through, sparkling world, filled with spying crystal balls, an eerie fortress of castaway children, a hunt for clues in an ancient book of riddles, and a last-chance escape through a frozen gem-studded lake into a secret land that holds the key to placing the Prince on the throne and returning freedom to the Echoes.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of The Sound & the Echoes
Kindle or Nook copy open Internationally
Printed Copy open to US & Europe (This is a publisher’s proof (not for sale) with typos.)
Ends 8/30/12

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