Christine Young

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Christine Presents ~ The Legend of Queen Agatha by Sam Cunningham

Please welcome Sam Cunningham author of The Legend of Queen Agatha

Sam Cunningham will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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The Legend of Queen Agatha

by Sam Cunningham

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GENRE: erotic fantasy/political allegory

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INTERVIEW:

What or who inspired you to start writing?

“The Legend of Queen Agatha” started when I imagined a beautiful and compassionate princess whose land is being ravaged by an evil sorcerer. She can save her people from the sorcerer if she can identify her handsome prince incognito in the crowd. Only if she is correct on her first try can she become an enlightened queen. Then more scenes, exposition, and action came into my mind, and I wanted to write it down.
What expertise did you bring to your writing?

I am an imaginative person. Based on my wide reading of many subjects of nonfiction and several genres of fiction, ideas keep on coming up in my mind. I have no special courses or advanced degrees in writing but am fluent in the English language.
What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio?

As a scientist I am impressed that nature is all out there waiting to be discovered. If a scientist dies too soon, what he did not live long enough to discover will be found by someone else. If a writer, musical composer, or artist dies too soon, the world forever loses what he or she might have composed.
4. As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans?

If I get a lot of reader interest, I might write another Queen Agatha story telling more about the frustrations of her early life and her achievements after she became queen.
If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why?

I would like to be the humble glassblower Pedro Mendez, and possess his honor and honesty, great perception of both events and human character, personal traits that enabled him to become one of Queen Agatha’s most trusted advisers. He also had a very beautiful wife and was a wonderful husband and father.
If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your leading roles?

I would choose actresses and actors little known to the general public. For the lead role of Queen Agatha I would invite the model who posed for the cover picture to try out. If she showed some acting talent, perhaps with expert coaching, I would accept her for the lead role. “Just another modeling session” for the model leads to movie stardom. Isn’t that a nice story!
Do you belong to a critique group? If so how does this help or hinder your writing?

I do not belong to a critique group, but I have submitted my work to editors who provided helpful advice.
When did you first decide to submit your work? Please tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step?

I felt that I had a unique story line, very different from any other book out there, and with political and moral philosophy relevant to our 21st century world.
Do you outline your books or just start writing?

I just start writing. From the initial scene I add, change, or more rarely delete one sentence or paragraph at a time, hundreds of times, over an interval of many months. I could continue for the rest of my life, but when I realize that I am reaching diminishing returns, I know it was time to call it finished and self-publish.
10. Do you have an all time favorite book?

“The Doorway into Summer,” by Robert Heinlein.
Who is your favorite actor and actress?

For actors I would choose William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy from their performances in the original 1960’s “Star Trek.” My favorite actress is Julie Andrews from her role in “The Sound of Music.” I can picture children running to greet Queen Agatha as the von Trapp children ran to greet Maria when she returned from the abbey.
What is your favorite reality show?

Mary Tyler Moore

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BLURB:

 

In the mythical, medieval land of Xana, Queen Julia ruled as a typical aristocratic monarch in a country whose great wealth was concentrated among the privileged few.  Her  daughter, Princess Agatha, was the champion of the commoners.  The evil sorcerer Magi comes to Xana to kill Queen Julia and ravage aristocrats and commoners alike.  Princess Agatha alone is spared, for she is protected by her fairy godmother.  Now the beautiful heiress has two challenges, first to rid Xana of Magi and then to lift all the commoners from poverty into prosperity.  To achieve her first goal she must identify her handsome prince incognito in the crowd on her first try.  She won’t have a second chance.  To achieve her second she must invent and use radical political schemes even if not all her people approve.

 

 

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EXCERPT:

 

Agatha alone Magi left untouched, for she was protected by her fairy godmother.   She came to Agatha, saying, “I cannot alone undo what Magi has done, but I can protect you. Magi can do you no harm. To you alone I can give the power to overcome Magi.

 

“Magi has also destroyed the kingdom of Wan. The crown prince of Wan, Olaf, survives. He will come to you. When you make love to him, Magi will be destroyed, but he cannot identify himself to you. If he does, all is lost for both Xana and Wan. You must identify him from among all the many young men who aspire to become your prince. If you make love to anyone else before Olaf, Magi’s evil spell will last forever.”

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Sam Cunningham is a small college physics teacher. He knows from personal experience with his pupils that through nurturing nearly all young people can become productive citizens. It is an overwhelming tragedy that so many poor children are not given this nurturing. Their personal loss, and the loss to their country of their productive ability, is a catastrophe. As a scientist he understands that critical thinking and the ability to follow where the evidence leads are the only reliable ways to understand the real world. Away from work he leaves the real world of hard evidence to read science fiction and fantasy. His favorite childhood movie was the Walt Disney 1950 cartoon of Cinderella, and he greatly admires strong women. Sam brings together all of these ingredients in this story of a princess who becomes a wise and inspired queen with a personal mission to achieve productivity, prosperity, and happiness for all of her people.

The book is on sale for $0.99.

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Queen-Agatha-Sam-Cunningham-ebook/dp/B01DB1CDX6

CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5915336

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24217596-the-legend-of-queen-agatha

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-legend-of-queen-agatha-sam-cunningham/1120950568

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Sam Cunningham will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f2159

 

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7 comments on “Christine Presents ~ The Legend of Queen Agatha by Sam Cunningham

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown
    March 15, 2017

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • Sam Cunningham
      March 15, 2017

      As you seek to win the prize, “May the force be with you.”

  3. Sam Cunningham
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you for hosting my book

  4. achristay
    March 15, 2017

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  5. Victoria
    March 15, 2017

    Great excerpt, sounds like a story I’ll enjoy!

    • Sam Cunningham
      March 15, 2017

      I think you will. Thank you.

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