Book: Peasant Princess
Series: Teller of Destiny #3
Author: A.H. de Carrasco
Genre: Young / New Adult Fantasy
Tour Organized by: Indie Sage, LLC
Release: Mid-Late 2014
The Fantasy Realms We Nurture for Everyday Coping
Living in the country was really very boring. There were only so many barn walls to scale and barn ladders to jump. Besides reading, daydreaming was a way to cope with everyday monotony.
As a kid, I had a fantasy world I returned to almost every day. I daydreamed about a magical realm I could access through a large opening in a huge tree. Wooden steps led downward into another level of the earth, where people lived in tree houses, and captured fireflies illuminated their space, and the underground dome-like space was enclosed by dirt walls covered by moss and vines.
We dressed in fancy, flashy sequined dance tops and leotards (the Ringling Brothers Circus had influenced me a bit) and of course, we adorned our hair with feathers and painted our nails in vivid colors. We swung on vines from tree to tree. The tallest tree had a real trapeze and a net below with a bed of flowers to tumble on.
Later on my need to plot out a story brought forth characters in my fantasy world, and so a hero emerged as a leader of the group, a villain rebelled against him , and of course, I imagined that I was the faithful heroine. The plot always had something to do with swinging from that tall tree and dropping into the flowers. Melodrama and Meconopsis. Over the years I've met many people who've had a similar fantasy world to daydream in, which makes me think we all went to Ringling Brothers Circus, or we were mole people in other lifetimes.
Some of my favorite fantasy locations from books are: the forest outside district twelve from Collins's "The Hunger Games," Pippa's Realm from Libba Bray's "Gemma Trilogy," the Land from "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant," and the old cities Shay and Tally explore on their hover-boards in "Uglies, Pretties, Extras, and Specials Series." Do you have any favorite fantasy worlds that you either read about or created in your daydreams?
--A. H. De Carrasco
About the Author: A. H. De Carrasco embarked upon the writer’s journey at a young age, writing illustrated fan fiction for her grade school classmates’ favorite shows. Several decades later, she is publishing her collection of fantasy novels for teenagers and adults. Lately, she writes beside a waterfall as her husband tests his goggles and flippers. Her cats look on in displeasure from the screen door, but purr happily when she writes at her desk.
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