Thursday, April 30, 2009

Witches and Princes and The-Ugliest-Shoes-In-The-World, Oh My!

Welcome back to blog tour! I have a really fun book for you guys today: Fortune's Folly by Deva Fagan! (Seriously, how can any book by someone named Deva be anything but WIN!??) A bit about FF (as we at the Debs like to call it.;)):

Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. But when she's tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy-or her father will be put to death. Now Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who fits it. If only she hadn't fallen in love with the prince herself. . . .

I love fairy tale re-tellings.

I also love Deva. Here's a bit about her. Deva likes searching for patterns, which is how she explains both her degree in mathematics and the echoes of old fairy-tales in her stories. She also loves tea, gardening, and playing the fiddle. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog.

*Aprilynne adds notes* Also she's super nice! (That should go in most authors' bios.;))

So Deva is ready an waiting with the Feasty Five!!!

AP: What kind of soda does (would) your MC drink?

DF: Lemon Soda.

AP: Hmmm, like Sprite minus the lime . . . Maybe Laurel and Fortunata should get together! What is your MC's favorite kind of flower? How about yours?

DF: Fortunata, believing herself a practical girl, would answer yarrow (which is said to protect against evil), but secretly she loves white roses for entirely romantic reasons.

I myself favor bright blue flowers, especially big patches of scilla or bluebells.

AP: Does your MC believe in magic? Do you?

DF: Fortunata does NOT believe in magic. I believe in the magic of understanding, love, inquiry, imagination, enthusiasm and hope.

AP: Me too! And most importantly, Superman or Batman?

DF: Wolverine. I've always been more of a Marvel girl.

AP: Cheating! That was not one of the choices!! ;) Okay, give us one line from your book. You don't even have to give it context.:)

DF: Life would have been much easier if I believed in fairy tales.

AP: Yeah, uh, me too . . . :) Thanks Deva!

DF: Thanks, Aprilynne!

You can visit Deva at and her book is available here!



Janette Rallison said...

Sounds like a great book!

And hey, Aprilynn, it was good to see you for the two seconds we passed outside of the Marriot after Storymakers.

I'll get to see you for longer when you come to changing hands in a few days.

Thomma Lyn said...

Hi, Aprilynn! The interview was a fun read. I came over here from David McAfee's blog, where he intrigued me with a fabulous review of your novel. :)

Juju said...

I can't wait to read this.