Thursday, June 2, 2016

Interview with Shirley McLain, Author of Princess Adele's Dragon + Giveaway

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Welcome to Shirley McLain, author of Princess Adele's Dragon! She is here to tell us a bit more about her writing and herself. The blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and runs from 31 May 31 through June 13. You can view the tour schedule here.

Tell us about the main character. Who is Adele?
Princess Adele is the headstrong sister of Robert, King of Valdoria. She was raised to be independent and care for herself. When she disagrees with her brother on how to save the kingdom it sets her on a path that changes her life and everyone’s around her.

Adele sounds like such an intriguing character. What inspired you when creating her?
I think the strong independent woman I’ve had around me all my life inspired me.

Where did you find inspiration while creating your fantasy world?
It came from my muse. I sit in front of the computer and it spills out though my fingers onto the screen. I’ve never practiced outlining for any of my books.

Will this be an ongoing series or is this a standalone story?
I haven’t decided yet. I’ve been thinking about doing another one but can’t decide. When the time is right I will know if it’s supposed to happen. It does have potential.

If you could visit any fictional place, where would you go?
If it has to be pure fiction I will say Hogwarts Castle from Harry Potter.  I would like to see the magic at work and be able to explore all the rooms in the castle. I could imagine seeing some great things stored away. Of course, I would want it to be a very peaceful time.

What’s your favorite TV show or movie?
My favorite TV show is Dancing with The Stars. I never miss the show.  If I have to be away from the TV on Monday night I record the program. I’m not into TV, but I do love old movies. I think my favorite movie is The Thorn Birds starring Richard Chamberlain.

What’s your go to comfort food?
It has always been chicken and dumplings.  My Mom made the best, but since she passed away I’ve not gotten any that were as great as hers. Next to that I will have to say steak and baked potato. If I’m desperate it’s anything I can get my hands on.

Where can readers find you online?
Blog Link:

I want to thank Kimber for giving me this opportunity to share a little bit of myself with you. It has been a pleasure.   Shirley McLain 

Princess Adele's DragonPrincess Adele’s Dragon
By Shirley McLain

Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 22 March, 2016

Princess Adele lives with her brother, Robert, the King of Valdoria in the castle. There has been a monster terrorizing the Kingdom for months. The King has finally come to a decision on how to deal with the monster but the Princess can't agree with him. For the sake of the Kingdom Princess Adele decides she must be the one to kill the dragon. She couldn't live with herself if her brother went ahead with his plans.

What Adele found on her quest changed her life and the lives of those around her. She was a strong young woman who knew what she wanted and would do whatever it took to get it. Follow Princess Adele as she battles to save her home and her life.
You can find Princess Adele’s Dragon on Goodreads

You can buy Princess Adele’s Dragon here:
- Amazon

Shirley McLainAbout the Author:
Shirley McLain makes her home in Sapulpa Oklahoma with her husband and their fur family of four dogs and three cats. She also has two grown children, six grandchildren and twin great-grand sons. She has/is living a very full life. She retired after working thirty-two years as a RN and then began a full time writing carrier. She and her husband enjoy their five-acre country home. It is a perfect setting to let Shirley’s Muse work it’s magic. Shirley is an eclectic writer and has always enjoyed the writing process. Shortly after her retirement she woke up one morning with the thought that she was going to write a book. She didn’t stop writing until she’d finished her first book. So far she has published four books which are now on Amazon. Her goal is to bring as much enjoyment to her readers as they deserve and want.

You can find and contact Shirley here:
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Princess Adele’s Dragon. These are the prizes you can win:
- 15 e-copies of Dobyns Chronicles by Shirley McLain

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:

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  1. Thanks for being part of this blog tour! I enjoyed reading your interview with the author. That's interesting she might make a series out of this book if inspiration hits.

    1. I do adore series- sometimes it's just hard to let characters go both as a reader and an author.

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