Hi guys, today I get to welcome a wonderful author with a style as unique as her name! Meet CeDany…
Hi CeDany! Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a loner, always been – the one that’s always out on her own. The quiet one keeping to herself.
When did you first decide to write a novel? And Where did the ideas for your books come from?
One night back in 95, in the summer, I jotted down an idea, an outline of the story after completing another book where the characters considered themselves monsters and deserving on hate, betrayal and death. I wrote the complete contrary.
You say that you’re a private person and use a pen name, how did you come up with CeDany?
A conversation between Papa and a work colleague – “she is not Ce! Please, don’t call her that. Her proper nickname is Dany…” the colleague then replied: “Fine, CeDany it is – she’s a girl after all, Dany is more for a boy only!” In 1965.
What styles do you most enjoy reading and writing?
It’s easier to say what I don’t enjoy reading – Erotica, as well as stories that are full of swear words in every lines and anything to do with bestiality – Yuck! I used to read certain biographies, lately, they’ve been disappointing.
Otherwise, I read fiction and non-fiction, conspiracies, UFO’s, magic, witchcraft, vampires, history and Royalty. Shakespeare, Sci-Fi and Based on True Stories!
As for writing, it’s always been the same style from the beginning. Which will be answered fully in the question about my own unique style!
If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and what would you talk about?
Henry of BirkeLand (Trieste’s maternal grand-father) – he’s a laugh a minute – definitely, to speak about the ancient time aka the old days – from 15th to 19th century.
You write in your own unique style, what makes it different and how did you develop this way of writing?
Going back to school and my childhood for this. Papa was a story-teller – myths, legends and stories of yore aka very nostalgic. He would retell these in four languages. Very often he would use real-life situation to make up stories. That is where my own style, which is known as Epistolary, comes from. I’ve created an imaginary story but making it as real-life as possible. Told from where the idea came from – Genealogy reports.
Multiple points of view – all things going on at once – not something traditional, very much – out of the ordinary. If you read my short stories on my website – once done, you’ll wonder – did this really took place or is it all make-believe?
Simply story-telling… Smile!
What would be your idea of a perfect day off?
Oh, but one day is not enough for time off – LOL! A three-day weekend of Pizza and Pasta in Italy – hence why all my characters have origins in this beautiful country – it’s on the bucket list…
If I only have one perfect day off – sunny from 8 in the morning until 10 at night – a slight breeze only; a quiver full of arrows – a horse under me and my bow, plus multiple targets. Think Merida in Brave!
What is your favourite book or series, and why?
Favourite books – An Old Friend of the Family (Ace June 1979) – author Fred Saberhagen Link Here! His book was a catalyst in one-day writing my own books. Another take, very down to earth approach, of Dracula by Bram Stoker.
The second favourite one is no longer in print – so, finding a copy is impossible – Memories of a Canadian dog – can’t remember the author. However, the story is extremely touching about a Dalmatian dog who’s the mascot of a Fire Brigade and his master. So real-life when you read it – you can feel what they went through, day in, day out.
Favourite series – The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris (2001 to 2013) it’s very well written and definitely, without a doubt, the series of books were far better than the television series aka True Blood. After the latter’s season 3, I gave up. I still read the books to this day.
Second series covers quite a few books – the whole of Rick Riordan’s Mythology. I love everything about Ancient History: Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Vikings, Norse – the olde world – and Riordan fulfils this with a blend of swashbuckling and conquest.
Tell us all about your book!
Simply, it’s the Life’s story of The WynderMyre Family – the Origins of the True Vampires, Witches and all Magical Creatures… Here’s the Synopses.
What interview question do you wish someone would ask you? Answer it!
What does clean reads mean? It means, absolutely not a swear word in sight, not even the description for the mild sex scenes aka no dirty words whatsoever!