Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Author Interview | Spotlight: Jessica Dall, Author of THE COPPPER WITCH

It’s time for another awesome author interview  and spotlight — Anybody who reads this blog knows that I love illuminating the pathway of authors & novelists who work really hard to get their books published. Blog interviews like these are designed to show how well writers crafted their stories, how their books came to life. Today we meet Jessica Dall and her book THE COPPER WITCH.

Jessica Dall finished her first novel at age 15 and been writing ever sense. She is the author of such novels as Grey Areas and The Bleeding Crowd and a number of short stories which have appeared in both literary magazines and anthologies. When not writing, she works as a freelance editor and creative writing teacher in Washington, DC.






D.O: What inspired you to write it?

J.D:There were a few different things that inspired The Copper Witch, though I tend to point to the main one being a boring weekend and access to a free trial of ancestry.com. I’ve always been rather interested in genealogy and lucky for me my maternal great-grandparents were both from huge families meaning there has already been a lot of research done into that side of the family that is available online. Following one line way, way back, I ended up running into some British nobility and a direct ancestor with the name “Adela”. For some reason, the name stuck with me and it got me to thinking what had happened to all these generations of people. Especially the ones where family connections were everything, but you ended up as the seventh son or were so far removed from the “important” line of your family that all you really had was your pride. From there, Adela just stuck around and everything began to take shape.

D.O: How does it feel to be published author?

J.D: At the moment, a little stressful. I have a total of three books that are lined up to be published this year, so I have a lot of edits and marketing and all that fun stuff in the works for 2014. I have to say I am still incredibly excited. I can’t I’m quite up to Stephen King-levels of books coming out, but there really is something incredible about being able to get your hands on your own book. It certainly makes all the stress worth it.

D.O: Are you a mainstream author, an independent author or a self-published author?

J.D: The Copper Witch is out through 5 Prince Publishing which is a small press based in Denver, Colorado. While not one of the big publishing houses, they are a traditional press (and absolutely wonderful to work with). I suppose that would make me either an independent author or mainstream? I don’t think I have the gumption to take on publishing entirely alone as a self-publisher at the moment.

D.O: I wish you all the luck you need to succeed in the Literary Markets.

J.D: Thank you and thanks for hosting me!


Book short blurb: Adela Tilden has always been more ambitious than her station in life might allow. A minor nobleman’s daughters on a failing barony, Adela’s prospects seem dire outside of marrying well-off. When Adela catches the eye of the crown prince, Edward, however, well-off doesn’t seem to be a problem. Thrown into a world of politics and intrigue, Adela might have found all the excitement she ever wanted—if she can manage to leave her past behind.


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The Copper Witch


by Jessica Dall

Adela Tilden has always been more ambitious than her station in life might allow. A minor nobleman’s daughter on a failing barony, Adela’s prospects seem dire outside of marrying well-off. When Adela catches the eye of the crown prince, Edward, however, well-off doesn’t seem to be a problem. Thrown into a world of politics and intrigue, Adela might have found all the excitement she ever wanted—if she can manage to leave her past behind. 

 The Copper Witch is Available: 
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