November 17, 2009

Blog Tour: The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox


When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?

Though I don't remember the date, I do remember exactly where I was when I had a vision to write my story. I was sitting with my three children in the movie theater watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. In my mind I saw a twelve year old girl with long blond hair, bundled up in winter clothes, running excitedly down a snowy sidewalk lined with turn of the century houses. Clutched tightly to her chest, she held a burgundy hat box, and snow the size of cotton ball puffs was gracefully falling all around her. Even though I had written a few short stories in the past, this was the first time I knew that I wanted to write a novel.

How do you create the characters in your books? Are they based on people you know?

Some of my characters were created solely from my imagination such as Werrien and Raymond, but then others such as Hester and Graham have aspects of their personalities from people I have known or in my past.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The Magic Warble of course.

If you weren’t a writer, what would be your profession?

An artist and a art teacher which I already am.

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, past or present, real or fiction, who would it be and why?

No one. I feel that I, and for that matter, everyone on this ball of dirt we call Earth was put here for a purpose. Also if I was someone else, I would have never had my children. I couldn't imagine that. But if I could be someone for a day that would be different I would choose JK Rowling. It would be nice to taste a little of the glory.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?

A Bible, a how to survive in the wild book written by Bear Grylls or Les Stroud, and a satellite phone.

What is your favorite movie of all time?

I have many, but I'll list one them, Tristan and Isolde

What is the one thing that you want all your fans to know?

That I really truly hope they enjoy my story and that I hope it will inspire them in some way.

If you could invite 5 people to dinner, who would they be and why?

CS Lewis, because he not only wrote The Narnia chronicles that have been a huge inspiration to me, but he also is someone I share the same spiritual views with.
JK Rowling, because I was inspired to write my book when sitting in her book's movie and I admire her writing.
Stephanie Meyer, because I love her Twilight book and the story of how she had a dream to write it is so special and inspirational.
Jim Carey because he is hilarious and a great actor.
Rainn Wilson who plays Dwight in the Office, because he is so funny and bizarre. I really wonder what he is like in real life.


Victoria, known as Vicki, was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She has one older sister. When she was 7, Vicki moved with her family to British Columbia. Then in her early twenties to Western Washington, where she now resides in Marysville WA. She has been married for almost 20 years, and has 3 children. For the past 10 years, she has home schooled her children, and she also teaches elementary school art. Her other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy, 2 cats, named Frodo and Fritz, and 1 parakeet, named Pauly. She did have a pet rat named Raymond; when she started writing The Magic Warble, but sad to say, he has since passed away of old age. Vicki enjoys writing, reading, painting watercolors, good movies and just hanging out with friends and family. Her favorite author is C.S. Lewis, and one of her fondest memories is when she was 12. She would sit at the kitchen table, and read the Chronicles of Narnia to her mother while she cooked dinner. These magical stories were very dear to Vicki and she remembers wishing, If only I could go to Narnia like Lucy and Susan. Vicki hopes that maybe she can touch someone with her story in a similar way.

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  1. Beautiful cover!! It fits the title great, very magical looking!

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