Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury by L.R.W. Lee – Interview

lr Author L.R.W. Lee

Since the age of eight, L. R. W. Lee wanted to write a children’s book, but felt she did not have anything significant to share; she sought to change lives while entertaining. A degree in Accounting did not provide riveting fodder for a best seller, so she waited. Over a decade, she founded and grew a company, during which, she worked closely with a mentor from whom she learned uncommon thinking that changed her life. After selling her business in early 2012, she had time to write and, more importantly, something significant to share.

L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

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If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

Being able to sense what people are thinking.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Definitely Rocky Road
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?

That’s a tough one, but I think Albus Dumbledore.
One food you would never eat?

Pigs feet and tripe, yuck!
Pet Peeves?
Having to do anything over again.  Ex: Having to type something again because my computer nix it.


Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

It’s a page turner and will make you laugh.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

Absolutely.  Blast of the Dragon’s Fury is the first book in a 7-part series.  If my fans thought I wasn’t going to reveal what happens to the protagonist next, I think I’d have a mutiny on my hands since I left them hanging (in a good way).
If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?

Definitely Oomaldee.  It’s a lot of fun – statues that come to life, talking dragons, flying pegasuses, medieval rock bands!
What is your favorite Quote?

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.  – John Quincy Adams

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

A veterinarian
Who are your favorite authors of all time?

C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

The Hobbit, Part II
What was your favorite children’s book?

Tough choice – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe or Secret Garden perhaps
What do you do in your free time?

I love watching kinetic art and enjoying a good cup of French Press coffee.
What’s your favorite season/weather?

Definitely Spring.  I LOVE everything bursting forth new again – the trees blossom and get new leaves, animals birth babies.  Everything is fresh and new again.
Favorite smell?



Favorite quote from a movie?

“Squirrel!” – From the movie “Up”



andyAndy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury

From the After Life, ten-year-old Andy Smithson’s relatives initiated a curse 500 years ago. Now they no longer agree it should continue and one is willing to sacrifice Andy’s life to end it. Unaware of the disagreement and with no say in the matter, Andy is unexpectedly and magically transported from his home. He finds himself in the Land of Oomaldee, facing mortal danger at every turn as he seeks to find a scale from a rare red dragon, the most ferocious of dragon species, to break the curse and save his life