Friday, September 7, 2012

Meet Author Jeanne Guzman

Jeanne Guzman is another author I met at Lexicon this past July. And, if I'd known she wrote about dragons at the time, I'd have made it a point to sit down and chat with her about all the dragon theories out there. Maybe we'll get to do that next year though.

Jeanne is the Lexicon Spotlight Author this week and I took advantage of this to ask her a couple questions.

First, why dragons? 

Funny story, at least it is to me. I’d just gotten yet ANOTHER rejection from one of the countless agents I’d been submitting to when you youngest daughter said, “Mom, why don’t you write about demons?” I told her I didn’t know about demons. You see, she’d just finished reading the Twilight Saga and was on the whole, vampire and werewolf kick that just about every teenage girl was on at the time. So she revised her question and said, “How about dragons.” I thought to myself, “Now there’s something I haven’t read about, or heard about.” So that’s how the idea came to be.

You've got a smart daughter. I love dragons and noticed right away, you didn't go with the typical scaled creature. What makes your dragons different or special? 

What makes my dragons special? Like humans evolved from apes, my dragons evolved from, you guessed it, DRAGONS. They walk tall, have jobs, procreate, and can walk down the street in rural America and no one would think they were anything other than upstanding citizens of the world. However, there are a few minor differences between dragons and humans. My dragons have a hard shell that runs the length of their spine that will extend into spikes at certain emotional times. When needed, they have wings that will manifest from their backs in an instant, allowing them to take to the air. They have elongated pupils that allow them to see in the dark. And most important, and they don’t use this ability too often, they can breathe fire. There is also another breed of sentient known as the Skua-Sparrow who guard the dragons’ existence from the outside world. They are a cross between a human and dragon and are gifted with strength. And when you cross a dragon with a Skua-Sparrow, you get what’s known in the dragon world as a Transcendent.

 Love your take on them. I'll definitely be reading your work in the near future.  What's next for your? What are you working on now?  

Next up will be The Dragon Within, due to be released through Gypsy Shadow Publishing October 6th. I’m working on the final edits of the 3rd book on my Dragon Hunters series, The Child of the Dragon, before sending it off to my editor, and then it’s on to fine tune book 4, Dangerous Dragon, and finish writing book 5, To Dream Of Dragons.

I know they'll be great. Now, for the last question.  Where can readers find out more about you and purchase your books?

For more about me, you can go to;

To purchase Dragon Lover you can follow any one of these links;

Thanks, Jeanne!

To learn a bit more about Jeanne, her writing and get a chance to win a book, go check out this interview.


Jeanne Guzman said...

Thanks again Jean for having me on your blog, I look forward to seeing what your readers have to say. And I forgot to add the giveaway. Any reader who posts one word that best describes their high school memory will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of not only Dragon Lover, but The Dragon Within as well.

Anonymous said...

My high school memory in one word: stranger.
I hope I can win this one.

Jeanne Guzman said...

Stranger, sounds like there's a story behind that one.

Jean said...

Very cool on the drawing. Thanks for adding us to it.

I don't think I could use just one word to describe my high school memory so I'm not even going to try.

Jeanne Guzman said...

Jean, You not being able to pick one workd says more than posting one. LOL.