Today I am welcoming Taylor Longford. I just reviewed her first book in the Greystone Series and really enjoyed it.
Find my Review for Valor: HERE
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1.Tell us a few things about the Greystone Series. What triggered the idea of it?
Gargoyles have always gotten a bad rap. It is SO not fair. Someone had to write their story and set the record straight. You see, the word "gargoyle" comes from the French word for throat and Valor's kind were called gargoyles because of the runes they wear tattooed on their necks. But the stone carvings that drained rainwater from buildings were also called gargoyles because they appeared to pour water from their throats. And it wasn't uncommon for harpies to hide on the walls of old buildings, pretending to be one of the manmade carvings. So over the centuries, harpies came to be known as gargoyles, while the original breed died out and the human race forgot they ever existed.
2.The gargoyles in your books have very unique names. Why did you name them that way and do they represent their names?
I always wanted to write about a guy named Valor because I thought it would make a good name. To some extent, the gargoyles' names DO represent their personality traits. Dare has always been wild and reckless. Reason is the logical, sensible one. Valor is brave like a rock. Defiance is stubborn and argumentative. Havoc is like a tornado, a wild force of nature.
3.What do you think is the worst and what is the best thing about being a writer?
Self doubt is the worst thing about being a writer. Never really knowing if your writing is any good. The best thing is the total escape that you find in writing fiction. You can leave reality behind, along with all of your problems.
4.Any tips or suggestions for new writers?
Don't write about gargoyles if you want to be hugely successful. Right now, they're at the bottom of the sexy scale and will probably take twenty or forty years to catch up with vampires!
5.What can we expect from you in the future? Any more projects under construction?
I'm working on Reason's story and hope to have it published by the end of August. When that's done, I'll write Defiance's story. After that, I have five more gargoyles to go. At this point, I'm not planning any other series.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Find the Greystone Series on Amazon
Since Valor is already for free on amazon, Taylor offered 3 Kindle copies of Dare, the second book in the series. Trust me you won't regret getting them both.