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The Rue Stone by Janet Stock - Book Blitz + Giveaway

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The Rue Stone

The rue is a mysterious and rare being who is rarely seen, and Janna is amazed when one arrives at the inn where she works, looking for a room. The next morning, her life has changed, and she is left wondering whether she will ever see him again, but only time and the rue stone know the answer to that question.

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Author Q&A 
1.What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
My Kryptonite is social media, can’t live without it, can’t work while it’s there beckoning me to browse on it!

2. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Write the book, write everything down that is in your head, and just keep going.

3. Favorite childhood memory involving books?
Going on occasional shopping trips to our nearest big city and being allowed into a huge bookshop before going home where we could choose one book to buy. It was nearly always Enid Blyton by the way.

4. If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why?
It would have to be Sherlock Holmes, but only in his Robert Downey Jr incarnation. I’d like to sit opposite him!

5. What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance?
Harry Potter’s world, imagine being a student at Hogwarts, in fact now I’ve thought about it, I’d like to be Hermione!

6. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
Yes, then life got in the way. But hopefully I’m making up for that now.

7. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Bookish, quiet, thoughtful.

8. What is your most unusual writing quirk?
I think the most unusual thing about my writing is that I write in lots of different genres, and I’ve never had writers block.

9. What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – that scene with the squirrel, it takes a lot to make me laugh but OMG!

10. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
A wolf (Game of thrones style)

11. Have you ever met anyone famous?
No one I been that excited about meeting (sorry!).

12. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?It varies. I can write things in a few weeks depending on length. The novel I’m finishing now has taken me 12 years and 1 month. I’ve wrote more of it in the last month that I did over the last 12 years when I wasted time wondering if that was right or if I was explaining something in the best way. Lots of time wasted due to lack of confidence, I think. In the last month I just wrote and trusted myself.
13. How do you select the names of your characters?The names just come to me as I’m writing. I occasionally research a name for my period writing but apart from that they just come with the character.
14. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?A wolf (see above), a loner.
15. What are your top 5 favorite movies?Any Indiana Jones, any Jurassic Park, Sherlock Holmes (with R Downey jr), Love Actually, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
16. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?Finish reading my ‘to-read’ pile of books.
17. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?Elizabeth Bennet.
18. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?Just keep writing.
19. What book do you wish you had written?Harry Potter.
20. If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?High medieval just to experience it first-hand, but not for very long, I don’t think it would be very pleasant.
21. What is your favorite genre to read?Medieval fiction.

Author Bio –
Having written all of my life, I decided to self-publish my writing when I turned 50. I have published four books since then. Two are collections of short stories; Dark & Fluffy; Dark & Fluffy II and 500 Words, which is flash fiction. My latest book The Rue Stone is a fantasy novella.
My passion is medieval fiction, and I am working on my first novel The Little Servant - The Wait's Son, set in the 12th century, in Lincoln, where I live.
All four books are available on Amazon.

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