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Author Interview & Giveaway! with Dew Pullucid

Tell us about your book and what was your inspiration for writing it?

The Sound and the Echoes is a high fantasy inspired by the Harry Potter series. Imagine a winter wonderland filled with see-through people, who are actually our reflections. They call themselves the Echoes, and their realm is filled with strange Echo technology that feels like magic. And in this strange realm one boy (a Sound) must solve the riddle of the Lake of Eternal Ice and the great mysteries that stem from it.

What do you like about writing fantasy?

It’s my world, my way, and everything I put in it has special significance. The Echoes are superstitious people, so their realm is filled with crystal balls that do fantastic things. And since the Echoes live underground, they must create their sun, moon, sky, weather and much more—and so everything is surreal and enchanting.

What is your favorite part of writing and the most difficult part?

Keep reading Dew Pellucid's interview on: Goodreads' Young Adult Book Club

And be sure to leave a comment on the interview page to be automatically entered to win a free copy of "The Sound & The Echoes".

How exciting! Darlene's Book Nook has chosen "The Sound and the Echoes" for her Christmas Spotlight Saturday. Here's me talking about Christmas in the Echo realm.

"Imagine a place where your see-through reflection liv
es. It’s a cold place, glistening with ice. A winter wonderland. Such is the realm of the Echoes, the place where the reflections of Sounds live.

"As I imagined that beautiful land, I knew at once that the unfolding mystery must take place during Christmas. I wanted to fill the sparkling world of the Echoes with flying Christmas ribbons and fireflies, with crystal balls instead of pompons on Santa hats ,and with giant, breathtaking Christmas trees. I wanted multi-colored parcels to flutter on strange see-through wings, colliding once in a while and raining down gifts. In short, I wanted the atmosphere of Christmas to add to the magical ambiance of the story."

Keep reading on Darlene's Book Nook:

This is a fun hit-and-run author interview on Blkosiner Book Blog, with a book giveaway that you can enter with the click of a button.

--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters:
See-through people… reflections of ourselves… echoes to our sounds. And a mighty riddle to solve.

--How did you get the idea for the story?
I was thinking of the philosopher Plato, of all people. But I reversed his logic. I made us his perfect Realm of the Forms. And then I created a reflection world that’s considered inferior to ours. If it sounds confusing just think of a place that’s like an echo to our sounds. Except that the Echo realm is really glistening and beautiful and fairytale-like.

--Which character would you most like to have dinner with?
Dew Pellucid. Both the author of The Sound and the Echoes and a secret character in it, this old Echo is full of surprises.

Read more on Brandi's blog.

The Sound And The Echos & Comparisons to Harry Potter
By KindleKids

Kids Corner: The Kids Corner Book of The Week, The Sound and the Echoes, is such a unique concept. What can our readers expect?

Dew Pellucid: When I was fourteen, I saw an ice storm for the first time. That memory was my inspiration for the Echo realm.

Imagine a winter wonderland with rivers of melted sapphires, icy topiaries that look almost alive, and everything glistening under a giant amber sun. And in this frozen kaleidoscope, everything is see-through, flowers showing through trees, cats through dogs. Even the people are see-through.

But that’s not all that makes this strange realm magical. The Echoes are superstitious people, because of a terrible law that rules their lives. When one of us dies up here in the Sound realm, his Echo is put to death in the Echo realm. So what can the Echoes do but hope that Fortune will spare them?

And so the Echo realm is filled with flying crystal balls and moon worshipers who think the silver orb is a giant, celestial crystal ball. The people wear watery robes, the solid floors spread rings under your feet as you walk, and the liquid ceiling in the great dining hall splashes in arches overhead.

The Echo realm is magical, without magic. And to be in it feels like being in a snow globe of wonders.

Read on at Kids' Corner at K Nation

What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now?

My name is Dew Pellucid, the oldest Echo at the Orphanage of Castaway Children. I was born in the village of Nachal Katan, on the Northern tip of Agám Kaffú. To discover the meaning behind our Echo names (for there are definite meanings) come visit us in our frozen, glistening world. And then you will discover which character I play in the story I have written.

When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"?

Once upon a time, there was a small Echo boy with a large imagination. He read over a million books by the age of ten, wrote silly stories to share with his stuffed animals, then felt silly writing good stories to share with his friends. But it was only when, at last, his tale of the Echoes reached the Sound realm that he felt himself to be a writer for the first time.

Did it take a long time to get your first book published?

180 literary agents rejected The Sound and the Echoes. It is forgivable; after all, they were all Sounds. And how long did that take? Two years, which for an ancient man may not seem long, but was enough to grow tiresome.
Even so, it was not a decision made lightly… to give up the fight. It was more a recognition that the story was too good to freeze over until the end of time. With the help of a magnificent artist, “The Sound and the Echoes” was published. It is like no other story told before, and that may be its swan song or its soaring flight.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

Keep reading on Jeanz Book Read Review.


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Character Interview on "To Read or Not to Read" Book Blog: An Interview with Valerie Valerian

Valerie arrived for her interview riding her Sound albatross, Pegasus. She looked like a fairy riding a kite with the giant sun swimming in the lagoon-sky behind her. She led me to the stunning Orphanage dining hall. I noticed that dark circles engulfed Valerie’s enormous blue eyes, as if trying to drown them out. And she looked as pale and see-through as the fairies fluttering their icy wings above her, under the watery ceiling of the glittering hall. But Valerie’s wild, cropped hair was more like a fawn’s than a fairy’s.

“Tells us who you are?” I began.

Valerie smiled and lowered her eyes shyly. “I’m the niece of Victor Valerian. I grew up in the palace. My life was wonderful until four months ago. Then everything changed… If you ask me what my favorite color is, I’ll tell you it is the color of my mother’s ring.”

“Why is everyone in the dining hall staring at you?”

Keep reading on To Read or Not to Read Book Blog.

Author Interview with Rachel on her Book Blog

Rachel at Rai29BookRead Reviews interviews Dew Pellucid, author of The Sound and the Echoes.

1. What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say?
“The Sound and the Echoes” is a high fantasy for middle grade and young adult readers, with 27 magical illustrations. There is a see-through, frozen world beneath ours, where our reflections live. They call themselves the Echoes, and we are the Sounds. And now, twelve-year-old Will Cleary is swept into this realm, to help his Echo find a secret passage that will save the kingdom and Will’s family.

2. What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?
I wrote my first short story when I was eight. In elementary school my poems were published in the school paper. In short, literature has been the one subject I was actually good at. So when I grew up, it only made sense that I should lose myself in the realm of storytelling.

Read more on Rachel's book blog.

Unique Author Interview on ZigZag Timelines Book Blog

I've never given an author interview as myself (Tal Boldo). I've always answered as my pen name persona. But for the cerebral book blog, ZigZag Timeline, I made an exception.

I speak of the philosophical origins of The Sound and the Echoes, the storytelling techniques I invented to create this world, and I sprinkle a little insight into the creative process of world-building.

Here's how the interview starts:

QUESTION: The premise of The Sound and the Echoes begins with the idea that each time a person is born, an otherworldly twin—an Echo—comes into existence as well. What inspired this idea?

ANSWER: I am a strong believer in free will. We each have a choice about our actions, no matter how limited our options seem. But what would happen, I wondered, if choice was taken away from us in the most fundamental way? What if at any moment life itself could be snatched away from us or the people we love?

This idea floated in my head almost simultaneously with another. I was thinking of Plato’s Realm of the Forms...

**Read the rest of my author interview on ZigZag Timelines.**

Shannon at LL Book Reviews Interviews Dew Pellucid, author of "The Sound and the Echoes"

Tell us a little about your book.

In a frozen, sparkling land, our see-through reflections live, like Echoes of our Sounds. And when one of us dies up here in the Sound realm, his reflection is executed in the Echo realm, as dictated by the Law of Death. The story begins when a Sound, a twelve-year-old boy, discovers that Fate Sealers are hunting him because after he dies, his Echo, the Prince, will have to die too. And so Will Cleary is swept into a perilous adventure filled with spying crystal balls, an eerie fortress of castaway children, a hunt for clues in an ancient book of riddles, and a last-chance escape through a frozen gem-studded lake into a secret land that holds the key to placing the Prince on the throne and returning freedom and equality to the Echoes.

What inspired you to write this book?

I was thinking of the Greek philosopher, Plato, and his Realm of the Forms. If we accept his premise that we are only imperfect reflections of that other place, what would that mean for life here on Earth, I wondered.

Read more on LL Book Reviews

Author/Character Interview & Contest on Book Googles Book Blog: Dew Pellucid of The Sound and the Echoes‏

If you were to be trapped in a room with someone for a day, who would you most like to be trapped with? Who least to be trapped with? They can be anyone living or dead. (Although of course the dead person would be alive for the duration of the day unless you want to hang out with a dead body, which would be a little morbid.)

Dead or alive…? Quite amusing! Though you’ll have to read The Sound and the Echoes to find out the double meaning here. So who would I gladly join in a solitary prison? Fluid Conway, without a doubt. A Sound with an Echo’s name. Think of him as an inventor-warrior, a cross between Thomas Edison and George Washington. He could tell you stories about Crystilleries that would turn your hair into icicles.
As to least desirable, I’d say Lewis Carroll (author of Alice in Wonderland). I couldn’t abide being outwitted by another for twenty four hours at a stretch.

If I were to make a pizza, what would your favorite topping be?

Read the rest of the interview on Book Googles Book Blog.

Author interview with Dew Pellucid on the charming book blog: I'm a Reader, Not a Writer

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

A mirror, so I can have someone to look at. A tape recorder, so someone wise can answer back. And my library of a million books, of course.

What is one book everyone should read?

A book that makes them think.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

Evil Eye (there’s a double-meaning in that). But you'll have to read the book to find out what that is.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

Reading at the speed of light.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?

My great grandfather, Lucid Pellucid. They say I am an exact replica of him. In which case, we’re bound to have a splendid time together.

Read the rest of the interview on I'm a Reader, Not a Writer

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