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Friday, July 8, 2011

Promo & GIVEAWAY with author Dani Harper

Guest post and giveaway with author Dani Harper


Author of Changeling Moon



 
Author Bio
My novels were first influenced by living in northern Canada for a couple of decades. It's a place that has a lot in common with parts of Alaska, and interestingly I live at about the same latitude now as I did in Alberta. I owned a small farm near the Peace River and one morning I was stunned to see a pack of wolves -- about 7 or 8 -- run across my yard. No mistake about what these big dark creatures were -- I'd seen hundreds of coyotes before and these dwarfed them. It was such a rare privilege to see wolves in my area and the incident really stuck with me, so I guess it's not surprising that my first foray into fiction featured wolves.

The land itself influenced my writing too -- the way the light plays on the river, the sound that poplar leaves make in the breeze. I can't help but be aware of the natural beauty around me, and that's even more true now that I live in Alaska. I walk the nature trails here almost daily and there are countless sounds and scents and sights, plus an abundance of wildlife. It was a natural move to set my third book, Changeling Dawn, in an area of Alaskan wilderness.

There are no known wolves on the island where I live, but for a fiction writer, that's almost like a dare -- what if there were? In fact, I think that's the whole idea behind any paranormal story -- asking what if? Alaska is such a land of extremes too, and ideas that might seem extreme elsewhere are right-sized for this state. For one thing, everything is bigger, grander, more majestic than most other landscapes. It's overwhelming at times. This is definitely a place that fires the imagination and I feel very fortunate to have spent the past seven years here.



Dani Harper, author of Changeling Moon, writes paranormal romance, blogs about the paranormal, watches paranormal TV and movies, and reads paranormal books of almost any kind. So it's only natural that werewolves, faeries, ghosts and other supernatural creatures populate her stories. She lives on an island in Southeast Alaska with her fisherman husband. Her stories get written on land or at sea with the help of her executive secretary, Fiona the Pug.

For more information please visit http://www.daniharper.com/ and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter




Alaskan Influence On My Writing and My Paranormal Series


My novels were first influenced by living in northern Canada for a couple of decades. It's a place that has a lot in common with parts of Alaska, and interestingly I live at about the same latitude now as I did in Alberta. I owned a small farm near the Peace River and one morning I was stunned to see a pack of wolves -- about 7 or 8 -- run across my yard. No mistake about what these big dark creatures were -- I'd seen hundreds of coyotes before and these dwarfed them. It was such a rare privilege to see wolves in my area and the incident really stuck with me, so I guess it's not surprising that my first foray into fiction featured wolves.


The land itself influenced my writing too -- the way the light plays on the river, the sound that poplar leaves make in the breeze. I can't help but be aware of the natural beauty around me, and that's even more true now that I live in Alaska. I walk the nature trails here almost daily and there are countless sounds and scents and sights, plus an abundance of wildlife. It was a natural move to set my third book, Changeling Dawn, in an area of Alaskan wilderness.


There are no known wolves on the island where I live, but for a fiction writer, that's almost like a dare -- what if there were? In fact, I think that's the whole idea behind any paranormal story -- asking what if? Alaska is such a land of extremes too, and ideas that might seem extreme elsewhere are right-sized for this state. For one thing, everything is bigger, grander, more majestic than most other landscapes. It's overwhelming at times. This is definitely a place that fires the imagination and I feel very fortunate to have spent the past seven years here.


Thank you Dani! Beind Canadian myself, I enjoyed reading this!!



My review of chaneling Moon will be up shorty!




For the giveaway 1 winner to receive both Changeling Moon and Changeling Dream US/Canada only.

Fill out the form below to enter
This giveaway will end August 1st, 2011











Good luck!

© 2011 Dani Harper, author of Changeling Moon




2 comments:

latishajean said...

Thank you so much what a great giveaway!

jfort357 said...

WOW!!! This is an awesome giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!! :-)

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