Between Tweens: Interview with Middle Grade Author Suzanne de Montigny

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During the month of April, four tween authors are interviewing each other with different questions on each blog. This week I am interviewing Suzanne de Montigny, author of the tween eBook, The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, about a unicorn colt, a clairvoyant dinosaur, and the coming of destructive humans.

Suzanne wrote her first unicorn story at the age of twelve. Several years later, she discovered it in an old box in the basement, thus reigniting her love affair with unicorns. The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, is her first novel. Suzanne lives in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, with the four loves of her life — her husband, two boys, and Buddy the dog.

Sandy: The others will be asking you different questions, but I’m curious. Where do you like best to write, and is there special music you like to listen to as you write, or do you prefer silence?

Suzanne: Very definitely silence. I can’t chew gum and walk at the same time.

Sandy: Are any of your characters based on people you’ve really met?

Suzanne: There are many different elements of people in my characters, although some people very strongly and suspiciously resemble real people, but I’ll never say who.

Sandy: Many writers freeze up and develop writer’s block. So what are some things you do to overcome writer’s block?

Suzanne: I never have writer’s block. My problem is that I have so many stories and can’t get them down fast enough.

Sandy: Very good. Would you tell us about your revision process?

Suzanne: It’s the part I like best about writing. Perfecting. But sometimes I write so by the seat of my pants that I have quite a job organizing it afterward. It can be quite exhausting. Whoever said it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind must have been a writer.

Sandy: Funny. In conclusion, what are you doing or planning to do to grow as an author?

Suzanne: Just keep writing and reading.

Good plan. Thank you, Suzanne. I look forward to reading your book.

Suzanne’s book, The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, is available as an eBook on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, iBooks and Muse It Up Publishing.

To receive answers from the others participating with their questions each Tuesday of this month, please check out: Madeleine McLaughlin http://madworldca.blogspot.com; Heather Fraser Brainerd (drivingblindproductions.wordpress.com); Suzanne de Montigny http://suzannesthoughtsfortheday/blogspot.ca

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10 thoughts on “Between Tweens: Interview with Middle Grade Author Suzanne de Montigny

  1. Pingback: Between Tweens: Middle Grade Author S.L. Carlson | Heather Fraser Brainerd & David Fraser

  2. Excellent questions, Sandy. I’ve learned more about you from this interview, Suzanne. We have silence in common as background while writing. Best wishes on the new book – both of you!

  3. I’m a pantser too! If I outline, it kills my creativity for the story and I grow bored. Unfortunately, revising is my least favorite part of writing. Again with the lack of creativity and onset of boredom. Thank goodness for great critique partners and editors who help me find my enthusiasm for the story again. Enjoyed the interview, ladies!

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