Hi, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
My name is Daccari and I'm a twenty three year old Fantasy novelist from the Eastern region of England. I was born into a working class family, where my father worked as an administrator and my mother as a child-minder. I grew up with four older siblings. Despite our large family, I often felt lonely until I picked up a book.
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I hope to inspire at least one young mind. For me, writing isn't about trying to get rick or to become famous, but is more about nurturing inquisitive minds and to persuade more people to read. Few people in my home city speak anything other than English slang and consider reading for pleasure to be dull. I want to challenge this perspective and prove that the unique worlds of writers are beyond compare.
So, what have you written?
I have been writing both short stories and novellas for years, though I have only recently begun to publish my work. Phoenix, my Young Adult Fantasy novel, was published just this August.
Where can we buy or see them?
Phoenix can be found in various places. A few are included below:
Website: www.buchellibooks.co.uk (Haloween SALE: $0.99 for the eBook.)
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
Princess Violetta Flame is visited by tragedy at a young age. She is forced to live in a role that was never meant for her, enduring the crushing weight of responsibility, as well as combating the threats posed by other realms.
What are you working on at the minute?
I'm focusing on a Fantasy novella, where two ancient clans go to war over a prophecy which has stood for hundreds of years. Young Maia is our brave protagonist, wise, beautiful, and above all daring. She will stop at nothing to save her people from extinction.
What genre are your books?
I focus on Fantasy novels, aimed at a Young Adult audience.
What draws you to this genre?
I am drawn in by magical abilities, mythical creatures, and the unique traditions that citizens within these worlds possess. Subconsciously, I must wish to live within the pages of the stories I write. I have always longed for my life to collide with magic.
Why do you write?
I can't not write. For me, writing has long been as important as the air that I breathe. I have always demonstrated a strong passion for creating stories. Without them, I wouldn't feel quite whole.
Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
I always do at least three drafts in longhand. Touching pen to paper brings me an unusual sense of fulfillment.
Where do the your ideas come from?
Most of my ideas stem from my dreams. Different fragments pull together, to create something new and intriguing.
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
My advice to those suffering with writer's block is to simply take a break. Set aside your writing and go for a walk, or grab a coffee. Clear your head and do the most mundane and everyday thing you can think of. Your creative mind will thank you later. The worst thing is to try and force the ideas to come. Just relax. The ideas will soon start flowing back to you.
For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I read both eBooks and hardback copies. For my favourite books I order the hard copies so I can keep them close forever. For other titles, I tend to purchase eBooks so I can read more stories at a lower price. I like to experience the work of as many authors as possible, both traditional and Indie.
What book/s are you reading at present?
I have just started reading 'The Girl on the Train,' by Paula Hawkins, a thriller lent to me by my sister. So far I am not disappointed. Every page delves deeper into the mysterious of a missing woman. The main character is easy to relate to and I find myself pitying her at the moment.
Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
Absolutely. Subconsciously, we as humans crave beauty. Whether it’s with people or books doesn't matter. We seek out that which we find appealing. The more interesting your cover is, the more readers will be drawn in.
Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book/s?
In what formats is your book available?
Phoenix is currently available in both eBook and Paperback formats.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Every time I'm asked this question, there is only one response I can think of and each time it stirs a profound sense of sorrow within me. My advice to my younger self? 'Be Yourself. Always.'
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
My advice to all aspiring writers is for you to never give up. If you want to be a writer, then you must persevere. Keep hold of your determination, even if there are bumps along the road. Your greatest tool is your own mind. Go forth and be you amazing selves.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
Readers can find me through any of the social media channels listed below:
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01L5IH3QY
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/PHOENIX-Peradon-Fantasy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01L47IM2U/