Virtual Book Tour: Mystic Invisible by Ryder Hunte Clancy #blogtour #interview #giveaway #yafantasy #youngadult #fantasy #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @ryderhclancy - A Life Through Books

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Virtual Book Tour: Mystic Invisible by Ryder Hunte Clancy #blogtour #interview #giveaway #yafantasy #youngadult #fantasy #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @ryderhclancy


YA Fantasy

Date Published: 3/17/21

Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing

Fifteen-year-old Monte moves to the mystically jeopardized Highlands of Scotland and discovers that life as a Celtic wizard is anything but easy. Whisperings of abnormal enchantments and vicious cat siths grip the small town he now calls home. Fear is at the helm and the instigator is unknown. An indefinite moratorium on magic is enforced. In a race against darkness, Monte and his friends must choose who to trust before time runs out, even if it means breaking some rules and facing danger head on.


What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Finding the time to write. Hands down. As a parent of young children it can be very hard to maintain the balance of household responsibilities with writing. I like to work in 2-4 hour chunks which isn’t always easy to come by, especially in this phase of life. Sometimes I can grab 20 minutes here or there but I feel like I’m more productive with bigger, uninterrupted blocks of time. Especially when I’m in the drafting stages. I learned so much while writing my debut novel, Mystic Invisible, including ways to create more writing time for myself. It really became a fine art for me. Sometimes it means temporarily letting other things go like laundry or the dishes but it’s all about finding a balance that works for you. Another challenging thing was writing through pregnancy. I became pregnant with my third child during heavy revisions of Mystic Invisible. If it wasn’t morning sickness and migraines then it was sore tailbones, heartburn, and insomnia. Fun fact: I signed with my agent just weeks before giving birth to my third child.


What songs are most played on your Ipod?

Oh man. Well…once I’ve sifted through all of the teeny bopper and Disney songs my little girls like to listen to, I’ll most often land on movie soundtracks that suit the mood of the story and the type of scenes I’m working on. There are a lot of things like The Last Samurai, The Hunger Games, Fantastic Beasts, Divergent, and Ender’s Game living in my music dock at the moment. Also, Lindsey Stirling. Her music had a huge influence on my writing mood when I was working on Mystic Invisible; in fact, I still visualize a crazy-talented, whimsical violinist dancing in out of the scenes, laying down the heartbeat for the story, whenever I go through the book now.


Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

I work more in terms of reader feedback, both negative and positive. For me it’s all about perspective; deciphering what certain comments really mean in order to find the root of the problem. That said, I do use beta readers once I’m in the final stages of revision. I have gained some excellent feedback (even if it stings at first) through my beta readers in the past and think they are a crucial part of a story’s journey and development.


What book are you reading now?

I’m currently listening to The Guilded Ones on Audible but I also have a growing stack of other new YA releases that I’m eager to dig in to. I’ve always enjoyed the young adult genre, even more so now since I’m an author that caters to the teenage readership.



How did you start your writing career?

This whole thing came about in quite a random way. Or it least it felt that way at the

time. I never really intended to be an author. I love reading and I always enjoy a good

story, but the thought of actually writing and publishing a book never crossed my

mind, not consciously, that is. Here’s how it all unfolded: I was in a church meeting,

trying to keep my baby entertained, and this name came to me. I could see the

character pretty clearly in my mind and within seconds, details started to form around

him (funny thing is it wasn’t even my main character, it was Uncle Jarus). You can

imagine the shock and excitement I felt as I dug through the diaper bag in search of

paper and something to write this flood of ideas down with. The book would be my

favorite genre, YA fantasy, and would be set in Scotland, where my husband was

born and raised; a land that I love dearly. While the original story changed and

developed over time, it was that initial surge of inspiration that started me down the

path of writing Mystic Invisible.


Tell us about your next release.

I’m actually juggling three projects right now and they’re all still in the drafting stages. I have book two of Mystic Invisible which has been surprisingly stubborn (who knew sophomore books could be so hard?), and then a completely new YA dystopian series that I can’t wait to develop more. I also have a nonfiction collaboration in the works which I hope to share more about soon!

About The Author

Ryder Hunte Clancy has lived most of her life in the desert but her heart belongs to the sea; her happy place, where brine and mist abound and allusive waves caress expansive stretches of compacted sand. A tried and true stay-at-home mom, she is often found scribbling notes between diaper changes or connecting plot points while everyone else sleeps. She survives off of toddler snacks like apple slices and cheese, and has just as much trouble keeping up with her fictional, teenage characters as she does her three small children. Mystic Invisible is her debut novel, the inspiration of which was gleaned from her husband’s homeland of Scotland, where fantasy, mystery, and folklore are rich and hits of adventure linger around every corner.

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