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In Pursuit of the Pale Prince (An Arestus Adventure) by Mark Wallace Maguire is on virtual book tour. The young adult fantasy st...

In Pursuit of the Pale Prince (An Arestus Adventure) by Mark Wallace Maguire is on virtual book tour.

The young adult fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Q and A with Mark Wallace Maguire

If you could have dinner with any person living or dead who would it be?

It would have to be C.S. Lewis. I am a huge fan of his fiction and non fiction and am a layman’s
Lewisian scholar. I also think I would enjoy dinner with him, not only out of my admiration for his
brilliance, but also because he really took pleasure in eating and drinking and it sounds like
it would be a truly good time and not just a ‘fanboy’ moment.

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

I’ve ventured on several. I’ve been on the W.B. Yeats pilgrimage tour with my wife.
We visited Sligo where we worshipped in the church where he is buried and where his
grandfather was lector. We also visited many of the sites he wrote poetry about throughout
the Sligo area and visited his tower, Thoor Ballylee south of Sligo. That was a grand time. 

I also visited the homes of several American authors including Carl Sandburg’s home,
Connemara in Flat Rock, N.C., William Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi,
Byron Herbert Reece’s homestead in north Georgia and many, many more. I’m also very
fortunate that living throughout the South growing up, there are so many places that are
named in Southern literature that you can visit a writer’s home or setting for a book without
even meaning to such as Charleston with Pat Conroy or Macon, Georgia in relation to Ferrol
Sams’s books. 
I never tire of experiencing those types of events whether purposeful or not. 

Do you listen to audiobooks? If so, are there any you’d recommend?

I love a good audiobook. (My first novel, Alexandria Rising, is actually coming out on audible
this Spring.) I think the talent it takes to successfully narrate an audiobook is highly under rated.
The one audiobook that has struck me the hardest is The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison,
narrated by Joe Morton. I had read the book when I was in college, but listening to the majesty
and gravitas of Morton’s voice had me in tears at times. 

Is there a sequel to, ‘In Pursuit of The Pale Prince?’ If not, what else are you working on?

Yes, there is a sequel to ‘In Pursuit of The Pale Prince’ slated for publication in fall 2020. I am very
excited about it. It has taken much longer than most of my other books, but I am pleased with the
result. We are in the beta editing stages. I also have a prequel novella to The Alexandria Rising
Chronicles I am close to finishing as well and another non fiction book on my experiences as
the father of a child with special needs. 

What advice do you have for writers of any age who are just starting?

Don’t stop. Don’t give up. Practice. And above all, have fun. If you aren’t having fun, then just
don’t do it. Don’t set out to write a novel. Set out to write and then let the book take over.

In Pursuit of the Pale Prince 
An Arestus Adventure 
by Mark Wallace Maguire 
Genre: YA Fantasy 

Over 5,000 years ago, in the place you call Northern Europe, a battle was looming. The Southwen were marching north in search of land. The Northern Kingdoms were fragile and scattered and The Pale Prince was trying to unite them, seeking any symbol of hope, of past glory to rally his people. Hundreds of miles away, a man dies and leaves a crown to his son. A crown that can unite the Northern Kingdoms. But can the boy deliver it in time? Join him and find out. A new adventure awaits inside. 

Mark Wallace Maguire is a Kindle best-selling author of several books, including the highly-praised Alexandria Rising Chronicles. He is a 2017 Independent Author of the Year Finalist and a 2017 Georgia Author of The Year nominee. He is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers at home and abroad. He's been honored by several organizations, including The Associated Press, Georgia Sportswriter's Association, Georgia Poetry Society, Georgia Sportswriter's Association and Society of Professional Journalists. 

In 2005, he was named Berry College Outstanding Young Alumni of The Year. 

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