Monday, March 7, 2011

Interview With Claudy Conn Author of the Paranormal Romance Legend Series

Today I'm proud and delighted to welcome Regency and paranormal author Claudy Conn.  I avidly read Claudy's books back when she wrote over 40 Bestselling Regency Romance novels and I just dreamed of someday being published.  I was very excited to have the opportunity to meet her online recently and then to read the first book in her wonderful new paranormal/Celtic mythology series--Spellbound Legend.   The reviews are in, and everyone agrees that Claudy Conn is destined to be a star in the world of paranormal romances, just as she was in the Regency Romance genre.
Claudy has generously offered an E-copy of Spellbound Legend to be presented to one lucky poster here at MyLadyWeb--the winner to be selected through Random.Org on March 27, 2011. In addition, I have created a complimentary musical jigsaw puzzle featuring the Spellbound Legend cover just to thank you for taking the time to visit with us.  So without further's Claudy. 
Hi, I am a multi-published author of Regency and historical romances. Took a break from that and before I knew it the years had vanished. Discovered paranormal romance and had to write and create again, hence, my Legend series emerged, the first being—Spellbound-Legend.
Spellbound Legend is a modern romance with roots in Celtic mythology. Will the second novel in the series, Shee Willow-Legend be similar?
Although my hero and heroine will be different, and circumstances to their story will be different, there will be recurring characters from Spellbound-Legend, such as Breslyn, the Fae Prince and Gaiscioch the Fae traitor. The war between the Dark Fae and the Seelie Fae escalates and spills over to the human realm.

Why modern romances/Celtic mythology?

My fancy?  As writers we need to step out of the confinements of a certain genre if we want to give our imagination free rein. I needed a new voice and Maxie was the heroine for me. Celtic mythology is so strongly based on the spoken word which didn’t make it onto the pages for thousands of years. There are truths in those words if you look past the black and white. The Tuatha Dé became very real for me while researched them. Druids exist today in secret societies. There is a world there that tickled my brain and made me see things I had never known existed.
All time favorite novels?
That is hard because I have so many and they are quite diverse. I love the Bronte sister’s. Wuthering Heights makes me crazy for a better ending and makes me constantly look for one. I love Jane Austin and Georgette Heyer. I absolutely am a fan of anything written by Karen M. Moning, read most of Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, and S. King. I like to read.
Yup, love to research. It involves reading, you see. I did at least six months of research before I picked up my pen to write Regency, and then did the same when I decided to write paranormal. I have gone through tons of information and now have a small library of Celtic Myths for easy reference. Reading letters from the time you wish to write about is essential as it gives you a feel for the idiomatic expressions, the culture, the politics of the society you wish to present.
Your favorite novel that you've Written?
So difficult to answer that. I have six books in my Legend Series, and plan for my all heroines to make an appearance in the last book. I also have a book that will be published by The Wild Rose Press, “Darklove” and it is a paranormal romance that I just love. Can’t pick—sorry. I will leave that to my readers.:)
Where do you do most of your writing?
My husband and I share an office in our home and it overlooks our pastures and horses. We have a wolf dog and her son, and they run around out there, so when I can’t write, or have reached an impasse with my character, I look out at that scene and it is very soothing. Also, when I need a break, I sometimes log onto Facebook and see what friends are saying and have a giggle.
 If you could choose to be a mythological creature, which one would you choose?
Who would I be if I could be a mythological figure? For me, that is easy. I would be a Fae—wow, think what I might do?
Favorite quote?
Every single day that changes, but I like: “I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.” Alice Roosevelt Longworth.
What do you do to relax?
I walk/aerobic about an hour each day, which is a good thing since I have a weakness for chocolate and pizza.
What are the three things you would absolutely want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island? 
Stranded on a desert—3 things? Hmm. My husband, chocolate and pizza, and a way out!
Thank you, Claudy for taking time out of your busy writing schedule to visit with MyLadyWeb.  It was a pleasure to have you with us.  After having read Spellbound-Legend, I am eagerly looking forward to next month's release of Shee-Willow Legend.
To our guests, don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win an E-book of Spellbound-Legend, and to download your complimentary musical jigsaw puzzle featuring the Spellbound Legend cover.
You can read more about Claudy and keep up with her new releases on her website at
Smiles and Good Fortune,

It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Of Human Bondage, 1915

1 comment:

  1. 6 Responses to “Interview With Claudy Conn Author of the Paranormal Romance Legend Series”

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    1. Tricia Lee Says:
    March 10th, 2011 at 12:40 am e

    Great interview! A nice way to get to know you better, Claudy! I love chocolate and pizza, also, but not together.

    2. Kate Hensel Says:
    March 11th, 2011 at 5:11 pm e

    Wow cool interview :) I can’t wait to give your books a try!
    3. Felicia rogers Says:
    March 13th, 2011 at 1:48 pm e

    Read your post a couple of days ago and truly loved it! I also would need chocolate if I was on a deserted island! Thanks for sharing.

    4. Claudy Conn Says:
    March 13th, 2011 at 5:56 pm e

    Thanks to everyone who liked this interview and left
    comments! I love hearing from you.

    5. Marcy Says:
    March 13th, 2011 at 10:54 pm e

    Hi there! I’m your new follower from the Sunday Blog Hop. I really like your site! I would love a follow back at

    6. candice Says:
    March 26th, 2011 at 11:24 pm e

    Great interview! Spellbound-Legend is a book that I’ll read again and again. I love it! I’m so happy that Claudy is back and writing paranormal.
    If I was stranded, I would want Breslyn, the hot Prince of Dagda, and I would prefer to stay stranded. :)