Sunday, November 6, 2016

Books: Interview with UK fantasy writer Daccari Buchelli


It’s a pleasure to get to know more about you and your writing. Could you tell us where you are from and what your background is?

I was born in the Eastern region of England, into a working class family. While my father always worked in administrative roles, my mother worked at home as a child minder until I reached fifteen years of age. There was never a shortage of children in our house.

That sounds like a happy and fun environment! When did you realize you wanted to write and when did you start writing?

I knew that I wanted to be an Author at age eight. I spent a lot of my time indoors, where I would write short stories about my siblings. At first I wrote to entertain myself. Upon showing some of my work to teachers and receiving their praise, I decided to share my stories with others.

How great! It’s wonderful to get positive feedback, especially from teachers. What genre do you write and what's your target audience?

I specialise in writing Fantasy novels, which are aimed at young adults (roughly aged 14+). I try not to target a specific gender with my work, as I have noticed a lot of fantasy novels being geared toward young women with roughly the same plots throughout examples. I like my work to appeal to anyone of the target audience's age.

Good idea, after all, readers from any age can appreciate a good fantasy story.  How many books have you published? Do you have a favorite?



I have published one book of a series so far, although I did write many books as a young adult, which I have yet to re-visit and polish so that they too may be published. Phoenix, my currently published novel, is one of my favourites to have written so far. I was going through the start of a difficult journey when I began it and have since managed to prevail.

(Buy the book here)

Writing can be a wonderful healer, right? Your novel sounds great. What is your favorite quote, and who wrote it?

Terry Goodkind once wrote within his Epic Fantasy book 'Blood of the Fold' that 'We are not our bodies, but our thoughts. As they form, they define who we are.' I have always loved this quote. It explains that our identities are not based on our physical appearance, but in something deeper, relating to the spirit, mind, and our personal experiences.

Excellent quote; and one to be followed. Since we’re talking about favorites, do you have a favorite author? Who? What's your favorite book? Has this author or book influenced your writing in any way?

My favourite author is Terry Goodkind. I adored the first book of The Sword of Truth Series, 'Wizards First Rule,' which introduces us into a magical world ruled by a vicious tyrant.

Goodkind has certainly influenced my writing in regards of style and in the way that I define my main characters. I find the way that he bonds characters together to be a rather moving experience.

A true fantasy lover! Are you optimistic/hopeful/romantic?

I would consider myself to be an Idealist. I love to see the world as what it could be, imagining a brighter tomorrow. I do consider myself to be a romantic at heart, perhaps even a hopeless one at times. Being able to bring joy into someone's life (romantic or otherwise) is something that I think we should all strive for.

Great answer. And what are you working on now?

I've just finished the second draft of the Sequel to my Fantasy novel, Phoenix.
While I take a break between drafts, I intend to go back to a project I started a few years ago, and to tweak and polish it until it shines.

Good luck with the new projects! Where can we find out more about you and your work?

You can find out more about me and my work at my Author Website:
www.buchellibooks.co.uk  and at the following social media platforms:

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Book Trailer:


Thank you. Is there anything else you'd like to share?

I spend my time not just writing novels, but also writing a blog relating to exciting reads, writing tips, and books which I have personally reviewed. I love to read more than anything else, except for writing.


Keep writing and thank you so much for sharing about your work with us. Good luck and success with your books!

1 comment :

  1. Fsntastic! Love the cover of your book also. Best of luck.

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