I love having Christina Bauer books as a part of Books, Tea, Healthy Me. It’s even better when she writes a guest post for us. I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by authors and their writing process. How do they harness all that creativity and turn it into a book? I think the pressure of it all would drive me crazy! (I have a hard enough time writing blog posts. The thought of a whole book is frightening!) So I asked Christina Bauer for her Top 10 Ways to Stay Sane when writing a book.
But before we get to her answers, let’s take a look at Bauer’s latest book: Fire and Cinder. This is book six of the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series. If you love re-imagined fairy tales, you are definitely going to want to check out this series!
Fire And Cinder
(Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, #6)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: February 23rd 2021
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Meet the Magicorum: modern folks who are supernaturally locked into fairy tale life templates. For eighteen-year-old Elle, that role is Cinderella. Meanwhile, Agatha is her evil stepsister. Things go downhill from there…
Cinderella On The Run
Elle—never call her Cinderella—has found the love of her life in Alec Le Charme, the prince of a jewelry dynasty. But when Alec gets spirited away, Elle must ditch her Manhattan home for the perilous Faerie Lands. To save Alec, Elle must also swap her glass slippers for a flying carpet. But will switching templates from Cinderella to Aladdin snap Elle’s sanity?
Whatever. Bring on the straight jacket. Elle is one Cinderella who’s determined to save her prince, no matter what.
Evil Stepsister or Elf Queen?
Agatha always accepted her role as Elle’s evil stepsister. Then her life template changes from nasty sibling to evil elf queen. Agatha has one thought on that score. Thanks but no thanks. Agatha refuses the regal life, even though stepping away from her crown means ignoring her lifelong attraction to the elf prince, Jacoby.
Then everything changes. Agatha discovers that Elle’s life is at risk… and the only way to save her Cinderella is by teaming up with Jacoby. Trouble is, that’s a lot of togetherness. Working with Jacoby could easily end in disaster, not only for Agatha’s heart, but also for Elle and Alec’s lives.
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
Modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
1. Wolves and Roses
2. Moonlight and Midtown
3. Shifters and Glyphs
4. Slippers and Thieves
5. Bandits and Ball Gowns
6. Fire and Cinder
7. Fairies and Frosting
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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And now, Christina Bauer’s Top 10 Ways to Stay Sane When Writing a Novel
As part of the launch tour for my new book, FIRE AND CINDER (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum 6), the lovely folks at Book Tea, Healthy Me have asked for my top ten ways to stay sane as an author while creating a novel.
10. Eat fried foods
9. Take naps
8. Drink mochas
7. Watch puppy and panda videos on YouTube
6. Ignore housework
5. Be at peace with ignoring housework. Name the dust bunnies. It helps!
4. Find a special place to be your writing spot
3. Set aside sacred writing time (early mornings or late nights work for me)
2. Stick to launch schedules
1. You have amazing stories to share that only you can bring into the world. Never give up. Trust your gift.
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