Thursday, June 10, 2021

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Mystic Invisible by Ryder Hunte Clancy @ryderhclancy @RABTBookTours

YA Fantasy

Date Published: 3/17/21

Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing

Fifteen-year-old Monte moves to the mystically jeopardized Highlands of Scotland and discovers that life as a Celtic wizard is anything but easy. Whisperings of abnormal enchantments and vicious cat siths grip the small town he now calls home. Fear is at the helm and the instigator is unknown. An indefinite moratorium on magic is enforced. In a race against darkness, Monte and his friends must choose who to trust before time runs out, even if it means breaking some rules and facing danger head on.

Interview with Ryder Hunte Clancy

    As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

    A Highland Cow

    How many hours a day do you put into your writing?

    When I was working on Mystic Invisible I was able to scrounge up a good 3-4 hours per day. I have three young kids so it’s always a challenge to wrangle writing time, especially currently. Life has thrown me some curve balls but I’m working on getting back into a routine where I’m able to do at least a little bit of writing every day.

    Do you read your book reviews? If yes, do they affect what you write in the future?

    I try to steer clear but sometimes I get drawn in when my husband alerts me that he found a new one, etc. I’ve definitely tried to heed a lot of other authors’ advice though to keep a wide berth from the reviews sections!

    Do you leave hidden messages in your books that only a few people will find?

    I do, actually. Mystic Invisible has a few Easter eggs, most of which are tied in to Scotland (where the book is set) in some way.

    Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Mystic Invisible?

    Mystic Invisible has a motley crew, rich with diverse personalities. I’ll tell you a little bit about the main four, although it’s hard because there are some really fun supporting characters as well.

    Last year during the height of the pandemic I thought it’d be fun to post a little blurb about how my characters would behave during lockdown:

    In the world of Mystic Invisible, magic is banned so my characters are pretty much on lockdown anyways. You’d find Monte (our MC/protagonist) defying curfew and sneaking out at night with his best mate, Finn. The ever-obedient Garrick (Monte’s brother) would do his due diligence and sequester himself not only to the estate, but to his bedroom, where his broody attitude would ripen into full on resentment. And who knows what the mysterious Cameron would be up to. She’d probably disappear for a few weeks and then turn up in a cow pasture or field some 20 miles away!”

    Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

    I’m actually juggling three projects right now and they’re all still in the drafting stages. I have book two of Mystic Invisible which has been surprisingly stubborn (who knew sophomore books could be so hard?), and then a completely new YA dystopian series that I can’t wait to develop more. I also have a nonfiction collaboration in the works which I hope to share more about soon!

    Do you allow yourself a certain number of hours to write or do you write as long as the words come?

    The latter, for sure. Which often means that I write late into the night while the household is asleep or until exhaustion takes over and I find myself slumped over my keyboard. There are times though where I sit down to write and it’s just not coming. I rarely get designated writing time so this can be frustrating. However, I’ve learned to not push too hard when this happens and instead change gears. Sometimes simply switching from my laptop to a notebook will help get the flow going.

    Do you have a certain number of words or pages you write per day?

    I’ve never been one to write to word counts or pages. I will, however, sometimes count my progress in chapters or events. I’ll sit down to write with the goal of writing a whole chapter or finishing a current chapter, depending on what’s happening in the book. This usually works quite well for me.

    What inspires you to write?

    Any time I read a good book (new or old) or watch an exceptional film I get pumped to write and perfect my own stories.

Would you rather

Read fiction or non-fiction? Fiction.

Read series or stand-alone? Either but I do love a good series.

Read Science fiction or horror? Science Fiction.

Read Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Koontz although I’m pretty neutral here.

Read the book or watch the movie? Depends. You can hardly ever outdo a book but there are so many good screenwriters these days.

Read an ebook or paperback? Paperback.

Be trapped alone for one month in a library with no computer or a room with a computer and Wi-Fi only? Library.

Do a cross-country book store tour or blog tour online? Oh, this is a hard one. So far my experience only extends to online book tours. A cross-country, in-person tour sounds daunting however it’s almost every author’s dream, including mine, to tour bookstores and meet fans.

About The Author

Ryder Hunte Clancy has lived most of her life in the desert but her heart belongs to the sea; her happy place, where brine and mist abound and allusive waves caress expansive stretches of compacted sand. A tried and true stay-at-home mom, she is often found scribbling notes between diaper changes or connecting plot points while everyone else sleeps. She survives off of toddler snacks like apple slices and cheese, and has just as much trouble keeping up with her fictional, teenage characters as she does her three small children. Mystic Invisible is her debut novel, the inspiration of which was gleaned from her husband’s homeland of Scotland, where fantasy, mystery, and folklore are rich and hits of adventure linger around every corner.

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