Check out this spotlight for Fantasy author Deborah Jarvis!
You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
My name is Deborah Jarvis, and I am the author of The Keyralithian Chronicles, including The Crystal Pawn and The Ivory Queen, and the upcoming urban fantasy novel, Wolves Running. By day, I am an English teacher at a high school; by night, I am a fabulous adjunct college professor and writer. I am active with greyhound rescue and the promotion of this wonderful breed, and do custom leatherwork on the side.
2. Tell us 5 fun facts people might not know about you!
I used to raise fancy pigeons,
I love houseplants,
I collect Uranium glass,
I have a Nelson’s Milksnake,
I can’t cook, but I love baking.
3. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some “This or That”-questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Ebooks OR physical books? I prefer physical, but am getting more ebooks due to rapidly filling shelves.
First person view OR third person view? Either. I write in both.
Standalone OR series? Series. They are like potato chips. You can’t write just one.
Read multiple books OR one at a time? Multiple. With my line of work, I am reading a school book analytically and another fiction just for fun.
Signed edition OR first edition? First if I can find it.
Graphic novels OR comic books? Graphic novels, though I do have some special comics.
Plot driven OR character driven? character
Zombies OR dragons? dragons
Witches OR vampires? werewolves
Shop at an actual bookstore OR shop books online? Online ONLY because I can only see one book at a time and I won’t walk out with $70 worth of books!
Hero OR anti-hero? Hero, unless it is Batman. Always be Batman
TBR list OR mood reader? Mood reader
Music while reading OR silence? Silence, but I can tune ambient music out.
Read in bed OR read on sofa? either
4. When you look for books to read, what trope, theme, or type of story will always catch your attention?
Fantasy or linked to history. I love high fantasy, urban fantasy, and historical fiction, so anyone of those will make me happy.
5. If you were to describe your writing style using 3 words, what would they be?
Detailed, flowing, thoughtful
6. So what do you write? Tell us a bit more about your chosen genre, style and ongoing projects/WIPs/series!
I definitely love the aforementioned types of fantasy and I have several projects in the works. The first is Wolves Running, an urban fantasy about shapeshifters who are suddenly revealed to be a part of moden society and how they and those around them deal with it. It steps away from the ubiquitous were-animal trope and looks more at animals that chose to undertake the task of helping humans by learning to become them. Over time, they mostly adjusted to mingle with our society, but when one of them is exposed, members from different clans choose to end their secrecy by coming forward and working with the governments of the world. Wolves Running takes place right after that event has transpired, and the characters deal with the fallout while trying to maintain their human existances. This story will be the first novel in The Shapeshifter Symposium.
The second project is the third book of The Keyralithian Chronicles, The Ebon King. Deirdre Hawes has seen the end of the war but not the end of the betrayal within the kingdom of Keyralithsmus. Separated from most of her friends and family, Deirdre undertakes the daring rescue of the prince while, on a separate journey, the rest of her companions search for the fabled land where Tali is said to be from. Each of the journeys is fraught with danger, and Deirdre struggles to overcome the separation from her husband before the magic that binds them destroys them both, hoping all the while that her friends will bring help from the far northern wastelands.
The third project is titled Forever Demond. A being who’s lived for over a thousand years, a lost vellum manuscript, and a secret that could undo the fabric of reality as we know it. That is what Marcy Collins finds when she travels to Rome to help excavate a recent catacomb lost since the 900s. But there are others who are trying to decipher the secrets held within the manuscript, and the only one who can possibly stop them is a mysterious archaeologist by the name of Francis De Mond. As Marcy delves deeper into the manuscript and the secrets of the catacombs, she finds more than what she bargained for in Francis De Mond. As forces converge on the monastery connected to the catacombs, the secrets they hold must be protected at all cost, lest parts of history itself become as if they have never been.
7. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
My most recent release is The Ivory Queen, the second book in The Keyralithian Chronicles. Deirdre Hawes has managed to reach the edge of the desert and must cross over it and travel through the Escalon Jungle in order to find the dragon who lives in its depths. With the aid of the Alari, a centaur Shaman, several friends, and the prince she is becoming more magically connected with daily, Deirdre must find within herself the strength to find the dragon and prove herself worthy of its aid. Only then can she return to Keyralithsmus and call on the help of the dragons for the coming war.
Universal link: https://books2read.com/u/47YZ1L
8. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
Please check out my Social media and Website @ https://linktr.ee/the_rael_coyote