Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Hunters and the Queen by Virginia Vayna‏

Virginia Vayna was born in Dayton, Ohio. During 1999, she moved to Long Beach, California, where she lived on a sailboat for three-years. She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and she holds a Master of Social Science. Virginia enjoys writing historical fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, mystery and YA. Her first book, The Hunters and the Queen, is the first book in her Element series.

While working on her studies at the Churchill Military Academy in Kinsburgh, England, Jolán Vajnbirg’s final year at the academy develops into a year of competition, aristocratic love, reincarnated spirits, and a calling from the sky world to help save earth from the death and destruction caused by the order of the hunters.

Jolán Vajnbirg is an often reserved, yet occasionally outspoken young woman living in Kinsburgh, England. She has a relatively easy life living in her quiet England town. She has a full-ride swimming scholarship to the Churchill Military Academy. She has a strong mind, she has an athletic body and she has a loving family and caring friends. Even though her family has a modest income, Jolán makes the best of her situation and excels at anything she puts her focus towards.

The sky world is steadily preparing Jolán for her future fate. Jolán will need her friends to help her battle the order of the hunters. The hunters have upset the universal balance of earth, and the hunters have upset the sky world.

Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I guess a little bit of everything; my dreams, my life experiences, and my imagination were all a catalyst for inspiration. During story development, I did think through a few story lines; but I was unsure in which direction to take them. I knew I wanted to write a story about reincarnation, so I decided to focus on a build-up to that part of the plot.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I dillydallied a bit when I started, but I developed an urgent need to finish the book quickly. I finished the book in roughly four-months.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I enjoy the word play, the detail and the dialogue. Creating a story from scratch, doing the research, and then writing the book is a process I take joy in doing.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Sometimes, I find starting a chapter hard. I have sat in front of the computer for over 30-minutes trying to decide on a direction. I also take breaks when I am trying to make a bridge to another area in the story. I want to make sure the story flows well for the reader.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Picking one person is difficult, but I pick Jane Goodall. She has contributed an enormous amount of researched information on primates; and her experience with living in the wild is something I would like to live through for a day.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Vegetable soup. Possibly, eight-days old.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I have the second book in the Element series, The Gypsy Hunter, scheduled for a summer 2013 release date. Once the Hunter and the Queen series is finished, I am going to write a mystery.

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