Thursday, February 16, 2012

Christine Fonseca Week: Day 4

This week, please welcome Christine Fonseca to the blog. She is the queen of conveying emotion. Her novella, Dies Irae, is both powerful and dynamic. I won't say anymore and just let the week-long interview with Christine speak for her and her works. Since no party is complete without a giveaway, make sure to come back on Friday.

Do you have a favorite character in Dies Irae? Actually, I love both Mikayel and Azzaziel; writing this story completely changed my opinion of both characters, profoundly influencing my understanding of them.

Can you give us a favorite quote from Dies Irae? Only one??? I have many, but this one seems to tap into some of the themes of the story. It’s from Mikayel. I can’t say more without spoiling some things –

“If I must be condemned so that Celestium can survive the coming darkness, so be it.”

You've done so much for the writing community, but you also work with gifted children. Can you tell us a little about your nonfiction books? Sure. In addition to writing fiction, I write educational books for parents, teachers, and children that focus on the social and emotional needs of gifted children. My recent titles include Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students and 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids. I have some others brewing as well, just nothing I can announce just yet. It is my hope that these books help everyone in the gifted community—from
children to adults.

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