The Unique Blogger Award

Thank you to Evelyn@EvyReadsBooksBlog for nominating me for The Unique Blogger Award. This week has been so busy and filled with anxiety. It has taken three years to re-release my first book, it’s funny how all that work can take forever then be almost over in a second. I had great plans of sitting down in my favourite armchair with a cup of hot tea and getting back into my little basket of books. The cat has given up and found a warm blanket to curl up in as I tap away on the keyboard. It has helped to create a distraction as I nervously count down the days. In case you haven’t realised I write for fun and accidentally collected a few readers along the way.

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions. (I’m afraid I don’t share, but I am happy to be nominated.)

The Unique Blogger Award

Which book do have to keep close to you, or have to reread frequently as you love it so much?

Don’t Laugh! ‘The Elements of Style’ by E. B. White and William Strunk Jr. This is a handy pocket sized go to reference for any writer. For fiction it would have to be ‘Sabriel’ by Garth Nix. My sister ran off with the original and I had to get another.

Which author would you spend a day with, and what question would you definitely ask him/her?

I am the kind of person who gets nervous and has a mental blank. When I met Garth Nix in person a couple of years ago my mind literally decided to be unhelpful. As a writer I have made some great friendships with other authors. Jack Heath has been fantastic for advice. He is extremely busy so any questions have to be short.

The real eye opener was finding out the quality and how fast a professional author can write. A few years ago I was privileged to read Jack Heath’s first draft for ‘Ink, Inc.’ It was almost perfect and made me realise there is so much more to learn.

Do you like book to movie adaptations? Which one is your favourite?

It is hard to go past ‘The Lord of Rings’ for my favourite book to movie adaptation. Books are a different media so not all are suited for a movie. The great thing about adaptations is that a book has depth and complexity that can aid the story.

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Published by Chantelle Griffin

The ultimate quest is about to begin. If you love fantasy with adventure and a hint of the unexpected. Escape into fantasy, and the mystical world of magic mixed with adventure. Where you are in good company. Although chose your company wisely. There are anti-heroes, wizards, and a range of chaotic characters ahead. Not to mention dragons. A fantasy world set in an ancient mythical world has to have dragons. Tales of sword and sorcery with danger thrown in. Captivated Chantelle from a young age. Reading until all hours of the night to find out what would happen to the characters. There was just one problem the fantasy world was not enough. The story would finish far too soon. Hidden away in the distant past the life of a fantasy writer began. The real life struggles have been a saga all of their own for author Chantelle Griffin. Originally known as Chantelle Lowe and born in Tasmania, Australia. Her dreams haunted her from an early age. Vivid tumultuous dreams carrying adventure and danger. Took the author into her own fantasy world filled with sorcery and treachery. A story that continues to captivate her writing. If you love fantasy with adventure follow the Legacy of Zyanthia series.

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