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Author Interview: Gabrielle Gagne-Cyr

Gabrielle Gagne-Cyr, author of The Theurgy of the Gods series, is a French Canadian who studied Digital Video Production and Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal.
After working a few years as a counsellor at a youth centre, she somehow decided that writing on the sidelines would be as good a career (though her dream job would be sky pirate—a nice one obviously).

In the meantime, she reads and writes, walks her badass German Shepherd and plays video games (Team PlayStation). And playing swords is no childish affair, friends; grown-ass adults love it too. This one certainly does.

Netflix also happens.
Oh and tattoos. Lots of tattoos.

You can connect with Gabrielle via:
Website: gabriellegagnecyr.com
Facebook Page: Gabrielle Gagne-Cyr
Twitter: @GGagneCyr
Instagram: gabriellegagnecyrauthor

Interview

1. Use three to five words to describe yourself.

Brave – Perfectionistic – Imaginative – Independent – Analytical

2. Can you give us a little background on your upcoming/existing/recently release book/series?

My first released book, “A Flight in the Heavens,” tome 1 of the “Theurgy of the Gods” duology is a swashbuckling quest to alter a people’s fate.

Soaring pirates, adventure, a diverse cast of characters, science fantasy… Awesomeness

Here’s a short blurb to give you a taste:

“I see you my little moppets.”

The king is dead, long live his murderer.

After fifteen years of passive torment, Farrah and her implacable group of renegades endeavour to alter their fates by attempting to assassinate the man who stole everything from them, Daemon Daromas.
Alas, he who wields the theurgy of the gods has no rivals in the lands of Iscar but those foolish enough to challenge their wrath.

When confronted by this ancient and destructive force, the renegades have no choice but to flee the capital and embark on the airship of Iscar’s most notorious sky corsair Captain Feras Sadahl, daughter of the late pirate sovereign.
Their meeting with the corsair, however, might not have been as welcome as they would have hoped.

As Farrah and her allies set out on a journey to find the means to challenge their oppressor, they soon discover that the price of power is steep and the road to get one’s hands on it, perilous.

3. Can you give us any insight into your planning and writing process?

I am currently working on an audiobook adaptation of “A Flight in the Heavens” while also working on the second instalment of the “The Theurgy of the Gods” duology.
It will be called “A Descent Into the Night.”

4. Silence or music or other when writing/editing?

Silence AND music depending on the scene being written.
Action scenes are always in need of a little Hans Zimmer.

5. Based on your experience, can you offer a piece of advice to budding authors?

The important thing is that you do you. Each book has different audience for it. Don’t lose your voice to please the mainstream.

6. You can erase one book or series from your mind entirely so that you can read it again for the first time, which do you erase?

Harry Potter

7. Who are some of your favourite authors/books?

Jay Kristoff and Tamsyn Muir

8. Who are your favourite book characters?

Sir Lancelot of the Lake

9. Do you have any favourite magic systems?

I love the notion of summoning. Bringing forth beings or creature to come to your help is simply badass.

10. You can bring one world from a book or series to life and live there, which world do you choose?

Narnia

11. What book or series would you love to see on the big screen?

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

12. You can collaborate with one other author, who do you choose?

Samantha Shannon

13. Have any cultures/civilisations inspired your writing?

Video Games such as “Final Fantasy

14. What is your favourite mythical creature?

The Werewolf

15. What is your favourite mythical race?

The Amazons

16. You can have one superpower, what is it?

Teleportation

17. You have the ability to morph into any real creature. Which creature do you choose?

Lion

18. You can go back in time and live a different period of history, when do you choose

The Ancient Greeks

19. You can meet any five people in the world, who would you choose?

No one said they had to be alive, right?

-Socrates
-Marcus Aurelius
-Lao Tzu
-Einstein
-Siddhartha

20. Would you rather:

  • ride a dragon or fly a spaceship?
  • have the ability to fly or be indestructible?
    • Fly
  • be an elf or an orc?
    • Elf
  • have the ability to travel to mythical worlds, from your favourite books, or the ability to travel faster than light and visit planets and solar systems in this world?
    • Mythical worlds
  • face one orc or three goblins in battle?
    • Three goblins
  • be an expert swordsman or archer?
    • Swordsman
  • be able to wield elemental magic or raise and control the dead?
    • Elemental magic
  • live in a city under the ocean or one floating in the clouds?
    • Clouds
  • be able to see the past or see the future?
    • The future