Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Author Interview: Andrea Buginsky

Hi all,

Today we are talking to Andrea Buginsky, who writes fantasy novels for the middle-grade/young adult audience. Here she shares more about herself and her books.

Andrea Buginsky, Author

My name is Andrea Buginsky, and I’m a freelance writer and author. I write fantasy for young adults, though my stories are also good for middle-grade readers. I’ve just released my third book, “Nature’s Unbalance,” which is the second book in my YA fantasy series, THE CHOSEN.
I’ve been traveling around the blogosphere for the past couple of weeks introducing “Nature’s Unbalance,” and Deanna was kind enough to let me finish my tour on her blog. I’d like to thank Deanna for her hospitality, and take this opportunity to introduce myself to her followers.

When did you start writing?

I’ve been writing all of my life, but I turned it into a career in my sophomore year of college, when I decided to major in journalism. I’ve been freelance writing for years, and decided that I also wanted to try to write a book. After several attempts at other genres, I wrote “The Chosen,” my first YA fantasy, about five years ago. It took me a couple of years to write my first book, and another to find a publisher. Now, I have two other books published with Solstice Publishing, along with “The Chosen,” and I am loving being a published author!

What is your favorite writing style?
I am absolutely in love with YA fantasy. I love to create my own world where anything I can imagine is possible. There is no box I have to stay inside of. I can be as creative and outrageous as I want to be. I love creating the characters that live in that world, and adventures for them to go on.

Where do you get your ideas?
I watch a lot of TV and movies, and I love to read. My ideas come from a mixture of all three. Anytime I’m exposed to a storyline I like, especially in a fantasy surrounding, I can start thinking about how I would put my own spin on it, and start creating a new story based on my ideas.

The idea for THE CHOSEN series actually came from a role-playing game I played with my family several years ago. I decided to expand on our characters, and write adventures for them to go on. I created a world for them, called Phantasma, and have been adding to that world with each subsequent book in the series.

What’s the best thing about writing?

Immersing myself in my own little world, which is something I do on a regular basis, whether I’m writing or not. But while I’m writing, I get to really get into that world, and create it in full.

What’s the worst thing about writing?
Feeling stuck. I can get to a point of the book where I just don’t know what comes next. I’ll sit there trying to figure it out, waiting for my characters to tell me where they’re going next, and what they’re about to do. But sometimes, they’re a little too quiet…

What do you do when you’re not writing?
I watch a lot of TV (probably too much) and I also like to watch movies. I like to read too.

Do you like reading?
Yes, I love to read a variety of genres, but mostly YA fantasy. Some of my favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, Danielle Steel, and Nicholas Sparks.

What are you reading right now?

“Daughter of Hauck” by Kate Marie Collins.

So, now you know a little more about me. I hope you will take a look at THE CHOSEN and see if it’s a series you’d like for yourself:

The Chosen

Halli is a shy, young dwarf who has no idea of her true calling. When the evil Prince Gastle sets out to destroy the world of Phantasma, Queen Laurali of the Elves comes to tell Halli she's a Holy Paladin with the power to heal, and will join The Chosen, a group of brave warriors being sent to defeat the evil beast and save Phantasma. Will Halli be accepted by her group, and be able to keep them alive through their adventures? Will the evil Prince Gastle be defeated, freeing Phantasma from his destruction? Only time will tell.
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Nature's Unbalance (The Chosen)

During a time of celebration for The Chosen, a mysterious force appears on Phantasma, threatening to destroy Nature and all of her creatures.
Will The Chosen find and defeat this force, and save Nature before it's too late?

About the Author:
Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen” was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea plans to write more in the series. She’s already done with the first draft of book 3 and has a concept for book 4. You can find Andrea on her website, Andi’s Realm. Her books are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for having me today, Deanna. I enjoyed our visit :)