Interview with Juli D. Revezzo

What's the story behind your latest book?
The Artist's Inheritance grew out of a muse-artist relationship story. I chose to come at it from the point of view of the artist's wife (in this case, Caitlin) and to see how she might fair being part of the triangle. As Caitlin and her husband Trevor evolved, I wondered what else might be going on here. The idea to tie Trevor's obsession with his work to a curse against the entire family grew from there. The sequel to The Artist's Inheritance (entitled Caitlin's Book of Shadows) follows Caitlin as she evolves in her own quest to appease the gods and help those souls in need.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been writing with an eye to publishing almost 20 years now, but I was always a little nervous about self-publishing. It wasn't until E-publishing became so accepted the last few years that I changed my mind. I had a friend who self-published a little romance novella and urged me to "publish something". So I sat down and worked out The Artist's Inheritance, formatted, edited it, and held my breath and hit publish. Now I'm hooked. ;)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy for me in writing is being able to tell my stories. We don't live in the days of fireside bards anymore, but I feel like I'm part of the long tradition when an idea grabs of me. Other than that, I find joy simply in the creation of the story. The what if, and what comes next, is what keeps my fingers flying over the keys.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm grateful for them.
What are you working on next?
I've finished the third installment in the Antique Magic series, Drawing Down the Shades, I just released a paranormal romantic suspense novella in time for Christmas. Meanwhile, I have a few paranormal romance novels and novellas in the works with an indie publishing company. So there's more to come!
Who are your favorite authors?
Fantasy author Michael Moorcock is the biggest influence on me, then the classic authors like Poe, Mary Shelley and J. Sheridan LeFanu.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I find them mostly through word of mouth, from friends on Facebook and twitter, and friends from various writing groups--and of course, poking around through Smashwords.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a quaint little story about a wedding between two fairies. Took place right in my own backyard too.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read a lot and every once in a while, I like to piddle around with photography and crafts. :) The photography thing tied into a minor character in The Artist's Inheritance and Caitlin's Book of Shadows. Without it, who knows what he might've been?
What is your writing process?
I start out with a kernel of an idea, usually an opening scene. Then, if necessary, I'll fill in the blanks in my research. Then, I'll sit down to write and see what comes of the story from there.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read? No, but the first story that made me want to be a writer came along in high school. A friend of mine encouraged me to read Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock and I fell in love with fantasy and started writing my own stories. I hoped I could one day be like Michael Moorcock. :) I'm still trying!
Published 2014-01-04.
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Books by This Author

Drawing Down the Shades (Antique Magic, Book #2)
By Juli D. Revezzo
Series: Antique Magic, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,390. Language: American English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction
Business can be hell... Life is good at Starfort Collectibles until the owners, Caitlin and Trevor Fulmer, acquire a beautiful statuette with a murky past. Shortly thereafter, mysterious hauntings wreak havoc on the couple when a ghost in the attic threatens retribution. Caitlin presses her coven for help before the ghost succeeds in meting out deadly punishment—on Trevor.
Caitlin's Book of Shadows (Antique Magic #1.5)
By Juli D. Revezzo
Series: Antique Magic, 1.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Fiction
Though their fame became legend, a rumor cropped up about the Fulmer family: Something terrifying stalked Caitlin and her beloved Trevor. Something the bits and pieces she left claimed she had to make sense of. When the curator of their collection finds Caitlin's long forgotten diary, she wonders will it explain why she thought her world twisted? If she really became a witch?
House of Cards (Reign of Tarot #1)
By Juli D. Revezzo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
Can you gamble with Fate? A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he faces a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he answer thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?
The Artist's Inheritance (Antique Magic, Book #1)
By Juli D. Revezzo
Series: Antique Magic, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
The balance between good and evil can be an art... or a curse. Trevor and Caitlin were once happy newlyweds, profiting from Trevor's art. Until Trevor inherits his brother's house, and with it, his part of a family curse. Now, Caitlin will stop at nothing to save her beloved husband from insanity and suicide, even if it means becoming a witch.