I have been looking forward to this date for the past two or three weeks!!! It is my pleasure to have my first author interview with the lovely Carlyle Labuschagne!!!! I'm totally doing a happy dance right now!!!!
1. What is Broken Destiny about?
About a girl who carries a prophesy that ties in with an ancient Minoan secret. A girl who has to get to know her soul to fulfill this prophesy to save her kind by the only way how - betrayal, death, honor, love, lust, lies, being possessed and ridiculed. Through it all she will find herself - for that is her Destiny.
2. Describe the characters of Broken Destiny for us!
OH gosh I could write an entire book on that! They are all just finding a way to survive and find truth to existence, they all have their weaknesses and strengths. But most of all they surprise you all the time. Meet the characters here : http://www.
3. How did the idea of Broken Destiny come about?
Well it was my way of understanding and being understood - of sharing a gift. I had written from a very young age - but until 2009 my time was write to create the world I have always lived in. For the love of science fiction and for the need to send a message - don't be crippled by fear - let love give you wings :D
4. Who is the main character of the book?
Ava is a confused teenager, the granddaughter of the founder of their kind - The Broken, genetically enhanced humans for reasons explored through out the series. She is blond, short, and has gray eyes. She's stubborn and loves too much too quickly. A drama queen.
5. Have you been working on the book long?
yes since November 2009 - long I know !
6. How long have you been writing?
Since the age of 12 - poems, and song writing - I will one day go back to write songs - right now Florence and the Machine have written all I have ever wanted to express! My first attempt at a novel I was fourteen, but loved my friends more at the time.
7. Who is your favorite author and why?
Thats pretty unfair - how does one choose when we have a universe of talented authors. I do enjoy Cassandra Clare, her writing is like water to my parched soul. Veronica Roth is pretty amazing to. Anna Carey , Rae Hachton , Kristin Cashore, Suzanne Young, Raine Thomas, Becca Fitzpatrick, RaShelle Workman, Elizabeth Miles. How long do we have ?
8. What or who inspires you to write?
My imagination! ha! Music, life, other books, any story has something to teach me.
9. I like to listen to music while I write, what do you like to do while writing?
Music is breathing to me. Music flares up those lost feelings, and words.
10. What kind of music do you listen to?
I love rock music! You can find my muses here under playlist: http://www.
11. If you could have any five authors, dead or alive, over for dinner who would you choose?
Right now - Brynn Myers, Tish Thawer, Rae Hachton, Veronica Roth, Mary Lindsey - I'd like a dinner party of say 12 authors?
Leigh Fallon, Raine Thomas, Chelsea fine, Blaire Kensley, Angeline Kace, Tiffany King, Eri Nelson
12. What advice would you give a first time author like me?
Patience! Write, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, hire an editor - hell two, get a proofreader, never doubt yourself, feel your way into the pages. Never fear, always love.
To learn more about Broken Destiny and the characters, you can go to Carlyle's website!www.carlylelabuschagne.com.
Or you can follow her on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/CarlyleL
You can also find her on Facebook, www.facebook.com/#!/
pages/Carlyle-Labuschagne/ 189835811074342, or Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/ show/12537426-the-broken- destiny-1-in-the-broken-series
Thanks so much Carlyle for being my first interview!!! I think for me, I would probably have a party of like 36 authors... and I know there would be more then that!!!