Interview with Heather from Tournament of Chance
My name is Heather of the Jagged Peaks. There are no newspapers or reporters where I’m from, so I’m not used to answering questions. Nevertheless, I don’t like to back away from a challenge, so ask away.
Welcome Heather. Thanks for taking this time to let us get to know a little something about you. Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?
My father always says, “Nobody cares more about your well-being than you do. Always make sure you’re in a position to survive, no matter the company you keep.” His advice has kept me alive many times.
Tell us about your family.
It’s just my mother Rose, my father Saltimar, and myself. You don’t hear too much about my mother in Tournament of Chance, but she’s very brave and clever. A word from her always stiffens my spine! My dad and I are very close. He gives me the tools I need and then steps back to let me succeed or fail.
What was the scariest moment of your life?
Tournament of Chance details so many scary moments in my life that it’s hard for me to choose! Maybe the worst one was when I fell such a long distance on the island Boravagg. I was so scared as I was falling that I could barely think.
If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?
I don’t know if I owe him an apology exactly, but I’ve never been comfortable with the way I left my relationship with Ustin. I care for him as a friend, but he wanted more. I hope he doesn’t settle for one of the vicar’s daughters!
What one word best describes you?
Do you have any special routines or rituals?
Before I shoot in an archery competition, I pin the tip of a peacock feather on my lapel for luck. The first time I saw a peacock was at King Chance’s castle, and I thought they must be magical birds.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m not afraid of snakes. I can tell a poisonous snake from a nonpoisonous snake, and I don’t mind picking up a harmless snake and putting it somewhere it won’t bother anyone. Most people I know can’t stand to look at them!
What do you think makes a good story?
I enjoy stories in which righteous people win and evil people get their comeuppance. It’s not always like that in real life, of course, but a girl can dream!
Tournament of Chance
In Tournament of Chance, a hunter’s daughter becomes the spark that ignites a revolution—in time.
When a beautiful commoner enters the Tournament of Chance archery competition, her thwarted victory sparks a revolution in the oppressive kingdom of Destiny. Although Heather never believed the legends about the restoration of Ormaria, after three shape-shifting Ormarian wizards awaken from a long magical slumber, she joins their perilous quest to regain the throne. Heather battles vicious predators and angry trolls to free the wizards’ magic, but at a horrendous cost. She is unexpectedly torn from the arms of the man she loves and hurled back in time to fulfill a prophecy not yet written. The ensuing maelstrom tests Heather’s survival skills, wits, and endurance. Will she become an unwritten footnote in history, or can she trust the magic to lead her back to her one true love?
Author S.G. Rogers
Originally from Southern California, S.G. Rogers has lived in Asheville, North Carolina and Laurel, Mississippi. She earned her first black belt in taekwondo from martial arts champion Billy Blanks. Later on, she earned black belts in taekwondo and hapkido from Master Myung Kim. Currently residing in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, S.G. Rogers writes fantasy and romantic fantasy stories. She’s owned by two hairless cats, Houdini and Nikita, and lives on an island populated by exotic birds, deer and the occasional gator. Although she’s most often drawn to speculative fiction, she’s been known to break away to write other genres. Tab is her beverage of choice, but when she imbibes, a cranberry vodka martini doesn’t go amiss.
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