Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blog Tour: The Silver Sphere (Michael Dadich)

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The Silver Sphere

Shelby Pardow never imagined killing someone. That's about to change.
While hiding from her troubled father in the local library, Shelby stares at a flashing instant message on her computer: YOU ARE NEEDED. She discovers a portal that opens and teleports her to the planet Azimuth, where soldiers await. Here, she is not a child but a warrior, Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members imprisoned by Malefic Cacoethes, the daunting leader of the Nightlanders.
Malefic, the evil spawn of the demon Biskara, razes towns and cities in his quest to rule Azimuth, and yearns to turn his forces against Earth. Yet every time Biskara gets close to achieving his malevolent goals, the Assembly uses the Silver Sphere, a sophisticated armillary device, to thwart him.
With the Assembly deposed, Biskara directing Malefic's conquests, and the Silver Sphere out of reach, Shelby is thrust into an unforgettable quest with her fellow Kin. She must learn to kill and lead an army into battle, or Azimuth—and Earth—will fall.

Michael Dadich
I’ve been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure.
Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son, and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.
For more, join me in my favorite fantasy worlds, from Lord of the Rings to the creations of C.S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks. Even more importantly, stop by and say hello on my Facebook page at AuthorMichaelDadich, tweet me at @MichaelDadich, and stalk my website athttp://www.thesilversphere.org.org.

1. What gave you the inspiration to write this book? I found a short story I wrote when I was 8 while cleaning out our garage with the same title, and it stuck with me.

2. Who is your favorite character in the book? That’s tough. Throg and Nick Casey remind me of me a little. Shelby and Zach. Geez, I can’t really answer that lol!

3. Which came first, the title or the novel? Well, since it was based on a short I wrote when I was a kid, I think I remember thinking of the title back then.

4. What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why? There is a scene about an entertainment village on Azimuth called Vixen. I just had fun writing it.

5. Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now? I learned a lot about style and prose through the editing. But you need to just sit down and write, so you can rewrite.

6. What do you like most about the cover of the book? My cover artist captured what my protagonist Shelby looks like in my head, and I get lots of compliments on it. Mallory Rock is really an awesome designer.

7. What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2013? That’s tough. Right now I am catching up and reading my Evolved Publishing’s comrades titles so that will keep me busy for a bit.

8. What was your favorite book in 2012? I wrote a lot in 2012, read Sol Stein and books like that to keep me focused, and a few of my publisher’s titles. I don’t look at the new releases so much because I have a backlog piled up I want to read. I finished the Bartimaeus series in 2012 and really enjoyed it.

9. What’s up next for you? I’m currently writing the sequel, the Sinister Kin.

10. Is there anything that you would like to add? I really had a great time working with Mallory Rock on my book trailers. We did a main one, and then some character spotlights. One of my best friends is the lead singer of Candlebox and he let me use their catalogue for music on the trailers. You can see them on my site: http://thesilversphere.org/trailers/

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