Virginia McKevitt was born in Long Beach, California but lived most of her life in the suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up and married the boy next door, moved to Mississippi, started a successfull landscaping business and raised Quarter horses. Hurricane Katrina changed her life. The business gone and family scattered, she moved to the mountains of Georgia. Life urged her on, so when she found the first chapters of a manuscript she had started while still in New Orleans, she sat down at the computer and never looked back. Her vivid imagination and love for Fantasy has culminated into the stories she hopes will captivate anyone who loves a good journey. McKevitt is also a member of the Georgia Library, Goodreads, She Writes, World Literary Café, Author’s Den, and Stage 32, among others. She would love you to follow her on Facebook, twitter and Google+, and at her blog.
There are many challenges in mixing genres, especially fantasy and romance. How can beings from different worlds become romantically involved and even be believable? I hope I can shed some light on that very subject because that is what my novel, FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga stands on; two people from different worlds, fighting in the same cause and falling in love. That's a mouthful!
How can I make that believable you ask? Next time you go to the mall look around you. The couples holding hands and shopping are as diverse as you can get; different nationalities, different shapes and sizes, even different beliefs, yet they seem to make their relationships work. How?
The Asian man with the American wife are from worlds so different they might as well be from Mars and Jupiter. What about the Italian woman or the French man? I could go on and on. The cultures and beliefs that separate us everyday are broken and shattered by one simple need, to be loved and accepted by another.
How far off am I that someone from another world could actually fall in love with someone from this world and vice versa? Not far at all. Take those two people, throw them into a conflict that threatens both their worlds and fill it in with a little magic and mayhem, friends and family and who knows. You might have a winner.
for the friend add! I look forward to reading some of your work! Deborah Gafford
2012-06-23 The book signing at la Madeleine in New Orleans at Mandeville was wonderful. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and talking about my experience in getting this book published and the storyline behind the book. I brought the book trailer with me and that was a huge hit and of course the cover was a show stopper. Thank you Char Marie Adles for a wonderful cover and Jimmy Thomas the man every woman there talked about
BOOK SIGNING Virginia McKevitt has just released her debut novel FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga. It is available as an e-book or paperback at Amazon.com and on her blog http://vmmckevitt.blogspot.com/ . La Madeleine French Bakery and Cafe in Mandeville has been kind enough to allow me to have a book signing on June 21st from 2 until? The address is 3434 Highway 190 Mandeville LA. 70471. The phone number is 985-626-0201 The book is considered Fantasy-Paranormal Romance- Young Adult. It has received several 5 star reviews at Amazon as well as other venues were books are sold.
The book signing went great on Saturday. K-Mart in Centre, Alabama gave me a warm welcome and so did the nice people of Centre. The store even ran my my book trailer on the wide screen set up. The two by three poster of my book cover stopped people in their tracks and of course all of the women fell in love with Jimmy. They had to turn down the ac in the place, lol.
One of the most important steps I took [besides writing a good story] was having a great cover. It's like a good first impression. If someone doesn't like what they see on the outside, they may never get to the great story on the inside.
2012-04-30 New photos and a book signing are coming up. I'll have the details soon. Excited and really nervous. FRACTURE is receiving some great attention and several 5 star reviews. Thanks to everyone who is reading it, and a special thanks to Jimmy Thomas and Natalie Parquette for gracing my cover.