Name: Helen C. Johannes
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Hometown: I grew up an Army brat, but the closest thing I have to a hometown is Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Based In: Central Wisconsin
Education: MST in the Teaching of English.
Briefly: Author of The Prince of Val-Feyridge and Bloodstone. Awards: 2011 EPIC Award for Fantasy Romance, 2011 Launching a Star Award for Fantasy Romance, 14th Annual PRISM Finalist in Fantasy Romance, Wisconsin Writers’ Association Jade Ring winner in Short Fiction.
Favorite Read: Anything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Rick Riordan, Jennifer Crusie among a long list of others. I read romance, fantasy, young adult, mystery, and historical genres.
Pet Peeves: Cliffhanger books from newbie authors and blatant author intrusion (Hector didn’t know it yet, but he was about to…)
If You Weren’t a Writer You’d Be…An English teacher—my day job.
Author Crush: I’d love to pick Rick Riordan’s brain.
Fiction or General Publishing How-To Book You’d Recommend: Michael Hague and Chris Vogler’s joint workshop on story structure and the hero’s journey on DVD
Up Next: A sequel to The Prince of Val Feyridge, a novella, a children’s fantasy, and perhaps a sequel to Bloodstone.
Can you think back to the first book-related memory that you have?
My earliest favorite book was a collection of fairy tales for young readers. Besides the well-known tales of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, this one had stories like The Donkey Prince, Snow White and Rose Red, The Tin Soldier, and The Dancing Princesses, to name a few. I’ve always been Continue reading