Friday, January 29, 2016

Interview with Linda Bloodworth: A Raven's Touch Blog Tour


Over the last week I have been working with Linda Bloodworth to help get the word out about her new book, which is now available. Today I am happy to be participating in the blog tour for A Raven's Touch. Below is information from the author about the book. Make sure to check out my interview with the author.

A Raven's Touch Summary

Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about Justice's real identity.
To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay a demon before all Hell breaks loose.

About the Author:

Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping and getting away from the city on day trips.

Visit Linda on her website here, or Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+! Feel free to subscribe to her newsletter here.

Author Interview

Where did you get the idea for A Raven's Touch?
Oddly enough, I had a dream, and I woke up and wrote down everything that happened. I was 14 when I had that dream, and it's stuck with me now that I'm in my 30's.

How long did it take you to write this novel? 
Approximately three and a half years. I work full time, so I had to use every spare moment I could get. I write early in the morning before work, after work, and on the weekends.

What was the most difficult part of writing this book?
Getting past the times I thought my writing was crap. Every writer has those moments, and sometimes I had to take two weeks off at a time to mentally recoup. 

Did you have a favorite character to write about?
I love Justice and Moira. Together, they're quite funny, and they have a very strong friendship bond that I hope people admire. I enjoy showing that a female character can be strong, independent, and take charge. 

What part did you enjoy writing about the most?
The ending really was fun because there are so many points that come together to build up to an even higher frenzy. I feel Justice is finally coming into her own and realizes her power. I do have a cliffhanger ending, but I am writing as much as I can for the sequel. 

Did you have any input for the cover? If so, how was that experience?
I had complete control. I worked with a fantastic cover artist who listened to me, and really brought my vision to life. I feel like the cover really represents the story, and has a different feel because of the hand drawn aspect.

Any final thoughts you would like to share?
Writing a book is one of the hardest mental exercises to go through. You don't realize you even have demons until they start to whisper in your ear and beg to come out. Some days you feel like you're the worst in the world, and you should give it all up. Then someone give you a bit of encouragement, and it all fades away. The blood, sweat, and tears are all worth it in the end if you can find the right words to make your story shine.

Make sure to check out A Raven's Touch!

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