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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour!
It is my pleasure to feature Dorine White and The Emerald Ring: book #1 of Cleopatra's Legacy.
My name is Dorine White. I am a children's author and a book reviewer. I grew up back East in Maryland and attended BYU in Utah. I have a BA in Humanities with an interest in Art History and French. Currently I live in the beautiful, yet rainy Northwest with my husband and 6 children.
My first book in The Cleopatra's Legacy series, The Emerald Ring, was published by Cedar Fort Books on May 14, 2013. It is a middle grade fantasy novel that involves Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, and a magic emerald ring.
Dorine has stopped by for an interview:
did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I began writing when I was little. I used to make picture books
and glue the pages together to give to my mom and dad. As I got older I used
spiral notebooks to keep my stories in. Now that I’m an adult I am living my
many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Well, I worked during college, but soon after graduation my
husband and I had our first child. 20 years and six kids later I am a happy
stay at home mom.
long does it take you to write a book?
It usually takes me 6months. It is the editing that takes
? How do
you decide what you want to write about?
It has to be fantasy. I have a passion for all things magical
and that is what keeps the mojo following when I write.
books have most influenced your life?
Different books at different stages have influenced me. When I
was a kid the two that come to mind are Mary Poppins and A Wrinkle in Time.
During High School Homer’s The Odyssey and Dante’s The Inferno were
amazing. I also have to say that I am a
spiritual person, and the scriptures have influenced me since my youth.
do you like to do when you are not writing?
Mostly I’m reading, watching TV, napping and taking care of
is your favorite comfort food?
Hmm, Chocolate is always nice.
do you think makes a good story?
Personally, I love magic and quests.
dogs or cats? Dogs- I am horribly allergic to cats.
Coffee or tea? Peppermint Herb tea
Dark or milk chocolate? Both
Rocks or flowers? Both – weeds are the real problem.
Crayons or markers? Crayons
Amazon Product Description:
Sara Bogus’s life turns upside down when she discovers an emerald ring that once belonged to Cleopatra. The fun of discovering the ring’s unique abilities turns to fear when she finds out a dangerous cult bent on restoring Rome to power is after the ring. Forced to choose between keeping the ring and saving her friends, Sara learns the price of bravery in this electrifying read!
Wonderful middle grade adventure. This is a fast, entertaining read. I had no trouble getting into the story and liked the characters very much. I can see many of the students I know easily falling into this book and then impatiently awaiting the next in the series. The story is nicely paced and the characters are created in a way that readers will be able to invest quickly. I found myself comparing it to The 39 Clues series, which I enjoyed as well. I am sure that this series will be a huge hit.