*Night Shade Books was kind enough to provided one (1) free copy of The Song of All to go along with the interview! The link and details for the giveaway are located at the bottom of the post, following the interview 🙂
Today I am interviewing Tina LeCount Myers, author of the new fantasy novel, The Song of All, first book in The Legacy of the Heavens trilogy.
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DJ: Hi Tina! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Tina LeCount Myers: Hi! Thanks for having me. I describe myself as a writer, surfer, and gluestick artist. I’m also a lapsed academician and a Siamese cat servant. I have an MA in European History from UC Santa Cruz and currently live in San Francisco. When I am not at my desk at The Castro Writers’ Cooperative, you can find me catching waves, practicing my backhand, and tearing up magazines for my collage art. The Song of All is my debut novel.
DJ: What is The Song of All about?
Tina: It is about two ancient warring tribes and a flawed man who is trying to save his son. It also includes parallel worlds accessed by song and poetry, psionics, sequential hermaphroditism, reindeer, and epic sword fights.
DJ: What were some of your influences The Song of All and the series?
Tina: I grew up in a family that emphasized reading literary classics. Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables and Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina definitely had an impact on me and my writing. I loved the sweeping scope of their storytelling and the large cast of characters. But both works also have a tight focus on the nobility and pathos of an individual. The other significant influence on The Song of All were the fairytales my grandparents told me when I lived in Finland. They were stories about spirits in the north, about bears who turned into men, and sorceresses who lured lost hunters. Continue reading