Friday, December 4, 2015

Interview with Young Adult Science fiction & Fantasy Author, Dale Furse



Today, I welcome fellow author Dale Furse to my Blog. She writes Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction stories. Two of her YA Fantasy books in the GodSword Chronicles have special promotions.

Book 1, Escape from Zandell, will be FREE for December 4-5th. .

Her latest release, Book 2, The Inner Realm, is 99c for December.

The Inner Realm
A teenage boy. Foolish angels. A jealous god.
While reluctantly helping a lost child who is dressed like a pixie and has wings on his heels, Mike is horrified when he and the boy walk through a normal looking door and step into a medieval world. Plunged into a conspiracy to usurp a king’s reign of this strange land, Mike must not only find his way back home, but also stop the king’s son who is relentless in his quest to rule.
Two useless servants of Oln have tampered with the barrier that separates the planets of the inner realm. Terrified, they must confess to their god that they have not only allowed two boys through a door and onto another world, but they have lost the wall completely.
Author Dale Furse will take you on another fantastical, heavenly adventure into a medieval world of kings, traitors, and gods.
A heavenly adventure that will keep you reading when you should be doing other things.

Dale has kindly agreed to answer some questions about her writing and life.

Why did you write your book (or series)?

I decided to join NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2007 and I thought, to get into the spirit of Nano, I wouldn’t even try to think of a story idea before November 1. So Nov 1 came and I was sitting at the breakfast table trying to think of a story. I had nothing—zilch.  I told my husband I couldn’t come up with a story idea so he told me about his weird dream he had the night before. The dream was about a wall of doors and people would enter one and exit another some distance away. I can’t remember the rest of his dream, but that small snippet was enough to get me started thinking. I went to my dungeon and through that November, I wrote Beyond the Wall, which is now The Inner Realm.

The dungeon. The light is a witch’s broom.



When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve imagined being whisked away to other worlds since I was little but I never thought to put my imaginings down on paper until I started writing songs in the early 1990’s. My ballads grew into whole stories and I loved writing them so much, I began taking writing courses—lots of writing courses.

What do you find are the best and worst parts of being an indie author?

The best? I love having full control over every aspect of writing and publishing. I write what I want when I want and can publish what I want when I want.

The worst? I hate having full control over everything. It’s scary. Is the story good enough? How can I improve? Where can I steal money for editing and covers etc?


Do you have any pets at home?

We have Zeus, a tailless (born that way) three-legged dingo/cattle cross. He chased a train and caught it, but, as I’ve said before, it was understandable because it was a cattle train.

Zeus loves his chook friends.


And Georgie, a little foxy that my husband and son found nearly dying of thirst in the bush. We tried to find her owners but couldn’t so she, and her forever shedding coat, lives with us now.

Naughty Georgie digging a hole.



The dogs fell in love at first sight and live happily together with our five chooks… um, chickens without so much as an argument.

What interesting aspect of your life would surprise your readers?

This isn’t really about me but I wish it was me. There’s a saying when someone doesn’t close a door. “Were you born in a tent!?” Well, my brother can honestly say yes to that. He was born in a tent on Hollaways Beach in Far North Queensland. Yeah, he could always leave doors open and never get in trouble for it. However, I was born in Cairns Hospital. J

Hollaways Beach. (www.tripadvisor.com.au)


What are your current projects and plans for the future?

I’m really excited about three projects I’m doing at the moment. A YA Science Fiction adventure that I hope will be good enough to enter into Kindle Scout, an adult Science Fiction series, and a zombie series. The zombie series has developed from a first draft I wrote during one of those writing courses I spoke of earlier. Yep, they should keep me busy for a while.


Author Bio:
Dale Furse lives in North Queensland, Australia.
Dale has enjoyed many creative pursuits including playing guitar and singing in a band, acting and directing in theatre, written novels, short stories, plays, songs and poems. She also reads any genre so long as it’s a good story.
After over thirty years of writing, she still loves her journeys to unknown places, meeting unheard-of peoples.


24 comments:

  1. Enjoyable interview! You love critters as much as I do, Dale. Great book covers! Shared & pinned. :)

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    1. Yeah, I wish we could have more. Maybe soon. Thanks, Linda. :)

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  2. Great interview! So nice finding out more about Dale - and her brother :D

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    1. Thanks, Nicholas. Ha, yep, he's a star. :)

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  3. Enjoyed this very much, thanks for sharing! Loved your comment about loving the control of being independent and not loving it...PERFECT. Also enjoyed reading about your coming up w an idea for NaNo, something I have thought about joining but was too scared to do! LOL We're also animal lovers over here...

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    1. Hey, Sarah. Nano is fun and I think you have to do it at least once just for the challenge. :D And yay, another animal lover. :)

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    2. Don't most authors have pets? Cats are common.

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  4. Now I know why you write such good fantasy...:-) love the pets! Looking forward to reading these

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    1. Thanks David. That's a terrific compliment coming from a talented author such as yourself. :)

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  5. Just a super interview--I ought to say author reveal. Loved reading every word. Wow. So much talent. No wonder readers love your books.

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  6. Great interview guys. Pets? Never had any, I have trouble enough looking after myself and my human family. Wouldn't wish myself onto a poor defenceless companion animal (I believe that is the PC terms for pets these days).

    Good luck with the books Dale. :)

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    1. Thanks Kerry. Ha, the companion animals thank you.

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  7. Great interview. It's always interesting to learn more about other authors. Love the happy relationship between your dogs and your chooks.
    Mary Smith

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    1. Thanks Mary. Yeah, Zeus decided he was going to be their protector. He gets all stressed if they split up. He likes to keep them in a group.

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  8. Fabulous interview Dale. And what a way to start a The Inner Realm. Both these books sounds fantastic. Buying them now :)

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Ellie. Uh oh, I hope you enjoy them. :)

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  9. Terrific interview, Dale. Both my sons have been to Australia and loved it. On my bucket list. Thanks for sharing part of your life.

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    1. If you do come here, I hope we can meet up. :)

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  10. Loved this interview, ladies. Georgie made me laugh - such a cute photo. And your covers are simply stunning! Wish you lots of sales with them Dale, you deserve it :)

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    1. Thanks Fros. Yep, Georgie is naughty as. :D

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    1. Thanks so much for having me here, Aurora. Loved every minute. :)

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