The hardest part about being an author is doing all the marketing and publicity. Unfortunately, I have to do it. These virtual book tours are a real help to people like me. I can get the word out and not sound like I’m spamming everyone. The hardest part about writing this book was coming up with the names for all the wizards. I wanted them to depict the character of the wizard while still being unique and distinctive. I looked at name lists for days.
2. Can you give us a short synopsis of your book?
Lady Alex must find a way to prevent the destruction of the Elf World (Eledon) and finds her answer lies somewhere among a treasure of legendary diamonds, a gang of wizards, and government reform.
3. Name your top five favorite books.
All of them are book series: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling, “Percy Jackson” series by Rick Riordan, “Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien, and “A Discovery of Witches” series by Deborah Harkness.
4. Do you write every day? Once a week? What is your writing schedule?
I do write something every day. Currently, I’m working on a book for a future series, but I also write blog posts, short stories, and interviews. I’ve discovered that I really enjoy writing even if no one reads it.
5. Since I’m a librarian, I always love hearing about libraries. Do you have a favorite library? If so, please tell us about it.
I’ve only been in Tucson, Arizona for two years and use the Pima County Public Library system. The closest one to my house is called Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. It’s located less than ten minutes from my home if all the stoplights are green. It’s small, but it has a new release section that has kept me occupied since I started going there. I can also order books if I need to and the librarians are very helpful.
6. What are you working on now?
Since “Noble Magic” concluded the last series, I’m starting a new one called “The Admiralty Archives.” The first book is called “Curse of the Sea” and should be ready for publication next year.
Title: Noble Magic: The Chronicles of Eledon Book Four
Author: Joni Parker
Lady Alexin (Alex) battles a band of mortal wizards known as the Octagon, discovers the mysteries of the five legendary diamond eggs, and finally comes into her true powers gifted to her by her conquests and the gifts of her Titan ancestors. Tasked with the seemingly impossible, Alex must find a way to restore the entry points to Seaward Isle or see its inhabitants face certain destruction as the grid holding Eledon together threatens to fall apart.
Joni currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, but she was born in Chicago, lived in Japan, graduated high school in Phoenix, and got married in New Jersey. Not only was she married to a career Navy sailor, but she also completed 22 years of active duty service herself. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, an MBA, and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences (MMAS) from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. After her husband passed away, she returned to the work in the Department of Homeland Security until she discovered her love of writing. She retired again and has written two series, “The Seaward Isle Saga,” a three-book series, and “The Chronicles of Eledon” with “Spell Breaker,” “The Blue Witch,” “Gossamer,” and “Noble Magic.”