Today we’re talking to Lenita Sheridan about…
Guardian of the Gauntlet
When sisters, Princesses Camari and Mila, meet Prince Denir, they soon find he has a special gauntlet. This gauntlet only works if one has faith in a higher power. Using this gauntlet, Denir turns Camari invisible. When he is called off to war, Camari is left in the predicament of being invisible. She must learn not only how to turn herself visible again, but to outwit two wicked characters…
Lenita Sheridan was born in Seattle, Washington. She moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her parents when she was three. The Alaskan woods were her playground while she was growing up. In her twenties, she moved back to Washington and, after Guardian of the Gauntlet was started, entered graduate school at the University of Washington where she received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
- A genie grants you three writing-related wishes: what would you wish for and why?
I would wish first for more time in the week. Second, I would wish for a colleague or partner who could proofread my work. Third, I would wish for a secretary I could afford who could read my writing and type up my work on the computer.
- Describe your ideal writing space.
The house would be totally clean. I would be curled up on the couch with my writing. My dog would be in “her” chair. It would be at night.
- What is the one book you think everyone should read?
Yes, The Chronicles of Narnia. It has a lot of symbolism in it.
- How do you react to a bad review?
I’d prefer a bad review to someone who takes my work and discusses it on the internet without mentioning my name. Bad reviews don’t bother me, but I often take them with a grain of salt. Most of the ones I’ve gotten were not learning experiences, but not that bad, either.
- How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
- What are you working on at the moment – do you have any other books in the works?
I am working on Book III in the Guardian of the Gauntlet trilogy.
- What inspired you to want to become a writer?
My fifth grade teacher inspired me to write. She had us writing compositions. I wrote a science fiction book.
- What has been your most rewarding experience since being published?
Having people I don’t even know buy my book.
- Who is your favourite character from Guardian of the Gauntlet and why?
I like Isryk. He’s in love with Camari for the first two books I’ve written so far. He’s rather a sweet guy.
- What do you love about most about writing?
I like being able to make things up out of my imagination.
Where can we find you?
Thanks for taking part in Indie month, Lenita!
Grown up in Alaska’s woods? No wonder you write speculative fiction! You must be friends with all sorts of fantastical creatures!
Thanks for sharing.
Best to you,