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Monday, October 22, 2012

The Magic Warble

The Magic Warble 
by Victoria Simcox

I am very excited to have Victoria Simcox on my blog

Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends. 

I am honored that Victoria took the time to answer some questions for us, here they are...

SBB:  What makes you feel like you’re reading or have read a truly amazing book?

VS: When I can't put the book down and when I have to put it down, the anticipation of getting back to it. Then, when I'm finished it, wanting to read the next book in the series, if it is a series.

SBB: The cover of your book is fantastic, how did you find it?
VS: The artist, who drew it, came up with it after reading the manuscript.
SBB: When you are reading which do you prefer: paperback, hardcover or e-book:
VS: Paperback, because I love the feel of an actual book and the smell of the ink on the pgs. Also e-book, because it is so convenient and is easy to hold so it doesn't strain your hands.
SBB: Tell us if you have a Current favorite band:
VS: I have so many. I think one of my all time faves is Cold Play, and of course my kid's band, Well Know Stranger.
SBB: What would be the Best movie you have ever seen?  
VS: Again, I love so many, but one that I've watched over and over is Tristan and Isolde. "The Roman Bridge, I can get to it without being seen, and I'd go there any time to be with you." So romantic! Tristan and Isolde What can I say: I'm a sucker for romance.
SBB: In the world currently so many people have self esteem issues. Name one thing you like about yourself!

VS: I'll give you a few. I'm strong in my faith, I'm driven at what I love doing, writing in particular. My kids think I'm a goof-ball, and though I have my struggles, I love my life!

Now lets take a look at The Magic Warble
A little about the book; it is 267 pages long with 1-2 pictures per chapter. It's listed as a middle-grade read, ages 9-13.

Dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and an evil queen – all these and more can be found in The Magic Warble, an enchanting tale of adventure and friendship. 

Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and the evil Queen Sentiz.

In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble” in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.

Now for a special giveaway from Victoria...
She is kindly giving away 3 ebook copies of 
The Magic Warble!

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To check out the second book 
The Black Shard click below


  1. Awesome interview with Victoria! I haven't seen her favorite movie. I will have to check it out!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! And yes, her fav movie is good!