Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tales from Frewyn: Volume 2 Blog Tour


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Featuring appearances from thirty of the Haanta series' most beloved characters, Tales from Frewyn Volume Two pays tribute to the animals that inhabit the world of the Two Continents. From Mr Cluck, the rooster that refuses to crow, to Tuatha, the stubborn Westren longhorn, the series boasts a multitude of strange and wonderful creatures, including traveling mice, mischievous mares, vicious rats, and eloquent gulls. Join everyone in Khantara Ghaasta, the Diras Castle keep, and the far reaches of Westren and Haantaledhran in honouring their feathered companions and furred friends with this collection of their most daring and delightful episodes.


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Interview with Michelle Franklin

D.O: I would like to welcome Michelle Franklin, author of Tales from Frewyn, to the blog! We have a few questions for you, if you don't mind.

Many people, when they first begin writing, often want to write just like their favorite authors. Do you write like your favourite authors?

M.F: I suppose I must, to a certain extent. Jane Austen and T.H. White are my most prevalent influences, and I've read their books countless times, so I'm sure something stylistically must have rubbed off. I certainly wish I could sound like my literary heroes.

Interview with Michelle Franklin

D.O: I would like to welcome Michelle Franklin, author of Tales from Frewyn, to the blog! We have a few questions for you, if you don't mind.

Many people, when they first begin writing, often want to write just like their favorite authors. Do you write like your favourite authors?

M.F: I suppose I must, to a certain extent. Jane Austen and T.H. White are my most prevalent influences, and I've read their books countless times, so I'm sure something stylistically must have rubbed off. I certainly wish I could sound like my literary heroes.

D.O: Is Tales from Frewyn your first collection of short stories?

M.F: It's the second collection, but Tales from Frewyn volumes one and two were put together for the first time for the paperback publication.

D.O: In Tales from Frewyn, there is a story called Ode to Cluck that features Mr Cluck, a chicken who won't crow, and Beryn and Lochan. Tell us who Beryn and Lochan are.

M.F: Lochan Donnegal is master stockman for the kingdom of Frewyn, and Beryn Dunhuram is master poulterer for the castle. Beryn and Lochan are best friends and often get together to commiserate about the woes of being celebrated husbandmen.

D.O: I really enjoy this piece from the story:

Beryn went over to the coop and unlocked the hinge on the cockerel’s enclosure.

“C’mon out, Cluck,†said Beryn. “Got a few hens here who are after meetin’ you.â€

After a preparatory preening, the cockerel made his grand appearance: he poked his head out to make certain that the hens on the nearby grazing sward were watching, and after a few solemn coos, he leapt down from his enclosure, flapping his large wings, flourishing his brown feathers, extending his black talons, and once gracefully landed, raised his red comb, turned up his golden beak, and resumed his usual strut, taking his long marching strides with chest out and head high.

Mr Cluck seems to be one special chicken. What inspired you to write him into the book?

M.F: I often wonder what animals think of us, and writing from their perspective is always amusing to me.

D.O: Do you have any writing advice for aspiring writers?

M.F: Write every day and read every day.

D.O: Thanks for stopping by! Good luck! Wishing you all the best in the field.

M.F: Thank you!


About the Author: Michelle Franklin is a small woman of moderate consequence who writes many, many books about giants, romance, and chocolate.

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