Thursday 18 June 2015

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - Funny Fruit by Grant and Gary Reed

Funny Fruit
Author: Grant and Gary Reed
Genre: YA Fantasy / Adventure

Book Description:
After ninety years of warring, exploring, and saving the realm, brothers Yarl and Fonn, must take up the title of Master again. If they don’t, someone else will surely steal all the fame, glory, and fertile women. How will they ever train new apprentices, save the kingdom, and still find time to fit in that extra order of chicken wings? Make no mistake, the old Masters have a lot to pass on and only a short timeframe to do it.

Will young Garrett flourish as an apprentice Sworvei? Can his partner Azilda master the ‘Nesting Nightingale’? And who in hell invited the ogres?

Join this rag-tag group of ‘Protectors of the Realm’ to see if they can pull off the biggest upset of the Continental Games, by saving young King Renli from the clutches of the evil First General.

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Author Interview

1. What inspired you to want to become a writer?
As a kid I loved to escape reality and enjoy other worlds and places that my imagination could make bigger than life. I wanted to build those worlds and characters and share them with other hungry fans.

2. Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Just knowing that I can make people laugh and that my writing will lighten somebody's mood makes me smile. Knowing that somewhere out there some crazy fan gets it, I mean really gets it and laughed till it hurt, that makes my day!

3. If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
Game of thrones first edition of course! Not only am I a fan, but a collector of fantasy novels as well. I've been collecting since I was about 12.

4. If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Teleportation. Sometimes you just don't have time to go see all the things you want to see in a day.

5. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It’s Funny… yes, with a capital F.

6. Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Six books are finished with a lot more ideas and stories to be put to paper. We have completed the “Vellian Heroes” books which Funny Fruit belongs to, and then Grant went on to write the “Vellian Mysteries” series, with the same characters –twenty years after Funny Fruit (Garrett is all grown up!) Grant also has an awesome epic Fantasy titled “Shadow of the Makarios.” Oh… and he’s working on the graphic novel for book one of the Vellian Mysteries. Issue one is available now.

7. Do you write as you go or do you have the book planned before you start the first draft?
Twenty years ago when we started writing it was more unorganized. If I chuckled while thinking about it, it was as good a place as any to start. Now there are plot lines, notebooks with outlines, and a lot of collaboration before the first draft is started in earnest.

8. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
Movies: Mad Max. Book: Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicle Book 3.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Canada, it’s home, and one of the world's last wild frontiers. I like outdoor life and adventure. Canada has that and then some.

10. Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
All of my characters have a small piece of me or a friend or a family member. I have a lot of quirky relatives and they show up in the books.

About the Author
Grant Reed has a background in business management, computer programming, and computer networking. He would much rather be out fishing though, so he spends his time writing and exploring the lakes in his back yard of Canada. He lives in Lively Ontario, Canada with his wife Robin, and their two children Aidan and Megan.

Gary Reed, his wife Kerry and their two children, Hannah and Kailey also live in Lively Ontario, Canada. And yes, he spends his time exploring the countryside too. Photography, fishing, and playing with his girls are amongst his interests.

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  1. Thanks for having us on your site today.

  2. Great interview! Sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing!

  3. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Nice interview. I would want that superpower too :)

  5. Thank you Patrick and Noelle for having a look!

  6. I love the sound of this book and the cover is awesome!

  7. I really enjoyed the interview! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Enjoyed the author interview! Thanks!

  9. I really enjoyed the interview with the Reeds.

  10. I really enjoyed the interview!

  11. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!