Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blog Tour: Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress by Christine Schulze (Giveaway)

The blog tour is presented by The Bookish Snob Tours.
You can get to the entire tour schedule by clicking HERE.
You can read my review by clicking HERE.
You can buy a copy by clicking HERE or HERE.
You can win a copy by filling out the form at the end of this post.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour!
It is my pleasure to bring you an interview with author Christine E. Schulze!
? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Oh, that I could claim this as my only job! Alas, I am not yet as famous as J.K. Rowling (then again, who is?).
Well, I have worked at Quiznos and am currently employed at Magic Building Block daycare in Fairview Heights, IL. I also have my degree in Elementary Education, but teaching jobs are scarce around here. I have been garnering many writing credits on the side but, as I said, none of them have made me renowned enough as of yet to quit my dayjob. Someday though, perhaps...
Though in actuality, I care little about the pay and much more that readers around the world can enjoy my stories. Though, I DO want at least one movie someday...

? How long does it take you to write a book?
Depends. When I have a new book to work on, I am usually uber-inspired, so it doesn't take long. My four-book series, "The Gailean Quartet", contains some of my longest works. However, I pride myself on calling it "the series written in a year-and-a-half." Plus, many of my books are short, considered more novelettes than novels.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
Probably that I don't write in order. I write whatever I am inspired to write, so the last and first chapters are usually done far before the middle portions.

? What are you reading right now?
 The Hunger Games. My novel, Bloodmaiden, has been compared to it, so I am quite curious. Thus far, it is very intriguing. My sweetheart is actually close to devouring the entire series.

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Chocolate ice cream (made with coconut milk due to food allergies), hot dogs and curly fries (yes, they must be eaten together), and spaghetti

? What do you think makes a good story?
A story that is intriguing yet simple to understand; however, at the same time, it should also be complex, with intricate subplots and side stories, making the characters complex as well. Also, for me, a unique fantasy world and some sort of purpose or goal or message, whether it is the classic triumphing of good over evil or something much deeper.

Fun random questions: 
·        dogs or cats? Both, but cats make me sneeze.
·        Coffee or tea? Tea. Green tea.
·        Dark or milk chocolate? Why does this one keep popping up? I eat neither; I am allergic to milk and sugar. But I have found this delightful new chocolate ice cream made with coconut milk and agave syrup.
·        Rocks or flowers? Rocks! Always have loved collecting them.
·        Night or day? Day. I am an early morning person.
·        Favorite color? Sage green.
·        Crayons or markers? Crayons; they come in more shades and blend better.
·        Pens or pencils? Depends on my mood.

Author Bio:
Christine E. Schulze has been creating books since she was too young to even write them in words. Her collection of YA fantasy books, The Amielian Legacy, is comprised of series and stand-alone books which can all be read separately but which weave together to create an amazing fantasy. Her fanatsies also incorporate many other genres, such as Christian fantasy, romance, and even a spark of horror at times. She hopes to inspire readers throughout the world with these books by publishing in both traditional and electronic formats to make them available to all readers. 
Christine has published several stories with Calliope and Kalkion magazines and is an active member of the WEbook online writing community. She has also published several Christian/fantasy books which are available at various online retailers, as well as publishing several eBooks via Writers-Exchange.  
Her latest and most exciting venture includes her publications with Old Line Publishing: Bloodmaiden and Tears of a Vampire Prince: the First Krystine. She also anticipates her upcoming publication with Old Line, Lily in the Snow, as well as releasing The Chronicles of the Mira with Writers-Exchange in both paperback and electronic forms. 
Christine currently lives in Belleville, Illinois in her first and most thrilling apartment.
Here is that giveaway form!