Wednesday 18 January 2012

Interview + Giveaway with Patti Larsen!


Guess what?! Patti Larsen agreed to an interview and a GIVEAWAY for you all! If you don't know who Patti Larsen is, then keep reading!

Patti Larsen
About the Author: Patti Larsen is a middle grade, young adult and adult author with a passion for the paranormal. Her YA thriller series, The Hunted, is available now. The first four books of The Hayle Coven series, Family Magic, Witch Hunt, Demon Child and The Wild are also out now. Her YA paranormal novel, Best Friends Forever, and steampunk series, Blood and Gold, are due early in 2012. She is a full time writer and a part time teacher of her Get Your Book Done program. Patti lives on the East Coast of Canada with her very patient husband and four massive cats.

You can check out my review for Family Magic at:

Where did the idea for Family Magic come from?
I woke up in the middle of the night about three years ago with Syd's voice in my head. She badgered me until I climbed out of bed and went to my office. She insisted I write down the following: My mom is a witch and my dad is a demon and I just want to be ordinary. She's hardly be quiet since! And I'm very, very grateful for her.

Who is your favourite character from the book?
This is SO hard!! I adore Syd... but if I had to choose someone else, it would have to be her mother, Miriam. I remember the fights I used to have with my mom when I was a teenager, all the angst--going from hating her one minute to loving her the next... Miriam is so powerful, the coven leader, but she's also a mom who just wants to understand her daughter. Their relationship makes me shake my head every time.
Will Family Magic be printed?

Are you working on any other projects?
I'm always writing! Now that the first quadrilogy of Syd's story is out (Witch Hunt, Demon Child and The Wild being the sequels to Family Magic), I'm prepping the first book of a new series to send to my editor, called Smoke and Magic. It's about Syd's great-great-great grandmother, Auburdeen Hayle, based in Victorian England, a soft steampunk trilogy. I'm super excited about it! After that comes four more Hayle Coven novels, Syd's further adventures!

Did you always want to be a writer?
I've known since I was twelve. I come from a family of readers and grew up on books. I just remember finishing a book one day and realizing I could write one of my own. It took me a lot of years to believe that twelve-year-old me, but I'm glad she finally got through to me.

What is your favouite book of all time?
Oh boy... wow, so tough! If I had to choose one and only one... The Prince Commands by Andre Norton. I can't tell you how many times I read that book as a teen. I don't think it's in print any longer, but if I ever find a copy (the one my dad owned is long gone) I would cherish it forever. It's a simple story, about a boy who is raised not knowing he's a prince. If you ever get the chance to read it, do.

Do you have a writing routine?
I do. I write full time, so I treat it like a job. Up first thing, a bit of breakfast, do my marketing/networking/blogging in the morning then writing or editing after lunch. I'm supposed to stop when my husband gets home from work, but he knows better than to interrupt me. ;) A little TV with dinner and either reading for the rest of the night or finishing what I didn't accomplish through the day. I love my career and always tag my twitter posts with #bestjobever.

Dream job?
Is it ever. I can't imagine doing anything else. Unless it involved animals. I could cuddle baby fur balls all day!
You can find Patti:
On her website
And on

Remember to check out all her books! You DON'T want to miss out!

And now what you've all been waiting for....THE GIVEAWAY!

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Check back soon and good luck all!
Sam :D


  1. I've read about Family Magic before and was fascinated by the premise, so I would definitely read one of Ms. Larsen's books:) Thank you for the interesting interview!:)


  2. I haven't read her before but I'm thinking, yeah, I'm gonna give it a try :)

  3. I would love to read Family Magic! I'm always looking to add new books and authors to my list!

  4. Family Magic sounds like a great read! Definitely gonna add it to my to-read list.

  5. Thanks for this giveaway! This story sounds interesting! :P And if I like this book, I will for sure read more books from Patti!

  6. I can't wait to read this, it sounds great. Love finding new to me authors so I will look up her other work

  7. I have not read Family Magic but i can't wait to read it. Thank you for the great interview and giveaway.

  8. I'd definitely love to read this book and will be looking into other books by this author!

    Thanks! =)

  9. ofc, I'm definitely going to read family Magic and I'll look up her other works too.

  10. Yes I am definately going to read Family Magic and will check out any other books. Thanks!

    Rachel V

  11. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I would like to.