This week we’re getting to know Juli D. Revezzo, author of the Celtic Stewards Chronicles, the Antique Magic series, and more. If you like classic myth and legend type fantasy with a bit of romance thrown in, you’ll love these books. The intricate exploration of classic folklore will feed your intellect while the men will have you swooning from page one.
Gwenevieve Macken’s well-ordered world falls into chaos as encroaching interlopers scheme to possess both her and her land. Although she’s been trained to spot the signs of inhuman evil in men, the amassing armies take on guises she never expected.
When a foreign guardian presents himself as her only option for salvation, Gwenevieve must make a choice between her desires, and fulfilling the mythic fate to which she was born. A forced marriage to a Tuatha dé Danann warrior isn’t part of her plan.
Juli D. Revezzo loves fantasy and Celtic mythology and writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of the historical romances, House of Dark Envy, Watchmaker’s Heart, and Lady of the Tarot, the Antique Magic paranormal series and Celtic Stewards Chronicles series and more. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
1. Tell us a little about you and what you’re working on.
I’m Juli D. Revezzo, I write fantasy, fantasy romance, and historical romance. I’ve written the paranormal fantasy series Antique Magic, (about a woman whose husband is tormented by demons and a family curse) the fantasy/historical fantasy romance series, Celtic Stewards Chronicles (about a family who own a certain piece of property on which the Irish gods, the Tuatha de Dannan, do battle every five hundred years. This is based on a Celtic myth!), and a handful of steampunk and historical romances. Right now, I’m finishing up my current Work-in-progress a steampunk romance and writing the next Celtic Stewards Chronicles book.
You As A Reader
2. When did you first fall in love with books?
I always loved the Arthurian legends, but fully, it was in high school. I discovered the Elric series by Michael Moorcock and I was hooked.
3. What’s your favorite book from your childhood?
I wasn’t a big reader as a child, but I loved the Arthurian legends.
4. Of the books you’ve read, which one changed you the most?
The Elric series by Michael Moorcock.
5. What’s the last book you read and your current favorite?
The last book fantasy book I read was Fairytale Christmas (The Fair Folk Saga #1) by Merrie deStefano. My current favorite? Of the last year it would be that or Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn.
6. If you could meet any author, alive or dead, who would it be?
Michael Moorcock or Virginia Woolf.
You As A Writer
7. When did you first know you were a writer?
When I was about 8 years old.
8. Do you remember the first story you ever wrote? If so, what was it about?
Sort of. It was about a fairy wedding. But I was always making up stories and babbling them at my family. So I’m sure it wasn’t the first thing I’d ever “written”. I wrote a lot of poetry and song lyrics when I was a child into my college years, when I attempted my first full-fledged novel.
9. What has been the most difficult part of your writing journey? The best part?
The most difficult? Getting published. The best part, finishing a damned good story.
10. Of all the writing advice you’ve received, what helped you the most?
“Ignore the critics and write whatever you want to write. Because if you hate what you’re writing, what’s the point?”
11. Tell us about your current project and any others you’re working on.
My current projects? I just got a steampunk romance back from my editor, about a young lady who creates mechanical animals (in a nutshell), also the last in my Celtic Stewards Chronicles. Which, the previous installment is my newest release (give or take a few shorts). And I’m always thinking about what to write next. 🙂
Fun Stuff About You
12. Besides writing and reading, what are some of your other interests?
I’m into photography and I knit (not very well, but over the years, I’ve gotten better! 🙂 )
13. If you could become an instant expert at any one thing, what would it be and why?
Oh, wow. Good question. Um, I think history. Ancient history, specifically. I’m already an armchair enthusiast but I’d loved to just learn everything about … well, specifically the Celts. There’s so much we don’t know about the Celts, I’d like to know the answers to some of those blanks we still can’t fill in. Why? I’ve always been intrigued by them.
14. You’ve just won an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world. Where would you go?
Ireland—or Italy. I studied the Italian Renaissance in college, and recently became obsessed with Pompeii, I’d love to visit!
15. How can people connect with you?
They can find my books at Amazon, of course:
My website is: https://www.julidrevezzo.com/
My Amazon Author page is: https://www.amazon.com/Juli-D.-Revezzo/e/B008AHVTLO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
I’m also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/julidrevezzo
Thanks for sharing a little about you! I’m a huge fan of folklore, so I loved getting to learn more about the Celts while enjoying an exciting romantic adventure at the same time!
If you’d like to check out Juli’s books, you can find them at the links above.