Today, I’m happy to welcome Alice Plouchard Stelzer to the blog to answer Ten Questions with Mia. She’s the author of the upcoming Female Adventurers: the women who helped colonize Connecticut, due out in September. Given my love of strong female characters, that I was born and raised in Connecticut, and that Adelheid is set in that state, I must say this is a particularly fitting book to be featured here! Welcome, Alice!
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Author Bio: Brief After over 25 years as an editor, columnist, journalist, Alice Plouchard Stelzer has written her first book.
You will be able to find her book after September 1 at , Barnes & Noble, Merrimack Media bookstore, Books by the Sea bookstore and several other locations being organized presently.
About the Writer
1. What five words describe you?
Energetic, passionate, curious, supportive, tenacious
2. What was the first story you ever wrote? I mean the really bad one we all have that you’re trying to hide in the back of closet now that you’re published?
It was a children’s story about two Juncos (birds) in a storm.
3. What inspires you?
Nature and history, especially women’s history
4. What distracts you?
Very good weather, which makes me want to be outside. Also, research, I love research. It is like working on puzzles. I get very excited when I find or confirm a piece of information.
5. What’s your favorite story? This can be specific, as in a particular book or even story-driven movie, or general, like “I’m a sucker for a hero looking for redemption story.”
Anything with a strong female protagonist . The women in my book are very courageous. As women, we have the strength to overcome all obstacles but many women do not know that.
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About the Writing
1. Tell us about your currently available titles.
My first book, Female Adventurers: the women who helped colonize Connecticut, will be available Sept. 1, 2013. Will be running a contest for free copies shortly.
2. What’s your favorite part about writing these stories?
The connection I felt to these courageous women.
3. What would your characters say about you? Be honest!
“She would have been a good friend in the seventeenth century.”
4. Who would play your favorite character if they made a movie of their story?
5. Do you have any projects currently in the works you want to talk about?
Currently I am conducting a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of my book, Female Adventurers: the women who helped colonize Connecticut. I only have until July 3 to reach my goal so I am constantly networking with all my contacts on social media programs to get the word out that I need support. This is an important new kind of book about women’s history. Campaign can be seen at: http://kck.st/ZIw8el.
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Thanks for joining us today, Alice, and good luck with your book!