Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Two Moons of Sera Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway with Parvati K Tyler

Today we have Parvati K Tyler with us for her Two Moons of Sera Blog Tour. Welcome to the blog! It’s so nice to have you here today.


Do you have a day job? (besides writing) 

Actually I'm an accountant.  I do taxes and advise small businesses in real life.  In college I studied dramaturgy (it is too a real word) and started my career as a production manager on Broadway. That seems like forever ago but I'm really happy with what I do now.  Writing and taxes confuses a lot of people, but for me it's perfect.  Both sides of my brain get an outlet!

Do you have any kids or pets? 

Yes!  2 of each.  I have two kids: Ninja and Bunny.  Ninja is on the Autism Spectrum which I discuss quite a bit on my blog.  I also have a geriatric epileptic border-collie and a 4 year old Dober-Doodle who looks like a Fraggle.  My life is a mad house.


What is the first line?

"Nilafay ran, slipping on the unfamiliar terrain, desperate to reach water."

Do you use visual aids while writing and/or brainstorming? 

I never had before Two Moons of Sera.  There is a very specific picture which inspired the whole thing.  I wish I knew who did it so I could thank them and give credit for their amazing work.

What is the editing process like for you? 

Editing is really essential to any book.  I go through a number of rounds of editing myself and then send it on to my crit partners.  They go through it and point out all the terrible mistakes I've made and nonsensical plot points and I rewrite and re-edit.  Sometimes they go through it again, sometimes not.  Then comes the rounds of back and forth with my Editor.  For 2MOS I hired Ashley Egan who has been amazingly insightful and professional.  She goes through it for content, style and then a final round before publication to make sure I didn't misspell "your."

What is one thing you’d like readers to take away from your book? 

That the lines that divide and separate us are usually manufactured and less important that the things that connect us.

What is your technique for world building? What makes your world different than others? 

World Building is probably the hardest part about writing.  I really thought I was prepared for it.  Most of my stories utilize religion and culture as abstract antagonists, but creating a whole new world is so much harder than researching!  In order to make the cultures of the Sualwets and Erdlander's dynamic and three dimensional I've had to consider religion, philosophy, technology, sociology, so on and so forth.  It's been a real challenge but hopefully I've done it well.  I've actually made a quiz based on the world building that I think's a lot of fun:


What book are you reading right now?  

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. It's really an amazing book.  One of the best near-future dystopian I've ever read.  Everything in it is completely plausible and absolutely horrible. It's a pure success in world building as well.

What was the best thing before sliced bread? 

My husband.  He's in-fact the bees-knees which ranks above sliced bread! J

Book Summary:

Two Moons of Sera Synopsis: In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother's water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is.  But is she the only one?

You can purchase Two Moons of Sera from Amazon.com, Smashwords, or add it to your Goodreads list.

Author Bio:

Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number-cruncher who has been committed to causing trouble since her first moment on this Earth. Her eclectic career has flirted with Broadway, Teaching, Law Firms and the IRS. Author of many short stories, Pavarti spans genres from Horror and Erotica all the way to Fantasy. Currently Pavarti is hard at work establishing her Indie Publishing Company Fighting Monkey Press.

Pavarti K Tyler's novel
Two Moons of Sera is a Fantasy/Romance and will be released in a serial format beginning this fall.  Her next novel Shadow on the Wall is scheduled for release in early 2012. Shadow on the Wall is Book One of The SandStorm Chronicles, the saga of Recai Osman — businessman, philosopher, Muslim and . . . superhero.

You can find Parvati online in the following places:

Official Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Goodreads


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