Published by Hookline Books on October 9, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
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Willow Bloom's biggest challenge is to organise her thirteenth birthday party. However, a walk in the woods near her home provides some big surprises - a mystical guardian from another world, a magical forest, and the discovery that her parents are part of a secret order that protects dreams. With the discovery comes a calling. A prophecy tells of a young one who can push back the dark forces that threaten to corrupt our hopes and dreams. Is Willow that young one? Can she take on the forces of evil, the Underlord Maliceius, and win?
Q&A with E.V.
Have any of your past loves inspired characters in your books?
Actually no. If anything, my husband has inspired at least 2 characters in the book.
Writers usually have a particular Muse, but some also have a different Muse which inspired different books – does that apply in your case?
Not really. My writing is quite organic and I tend to let it flow in the direction that it pulls me. Saying that, I am sure that over the years there have been influences that perhaps operate on a subconscious level while I write.
In case one or any of your books honor the big screen, which book would you like it to be?
As Willow Bloom and the Dream Keepers is my debut novel, I would have to say this one. It is the first in a trilogy so I would love to see all of them on the screen at some stage. I believe we live in a time where the importance of inspiration and empowering thoughts are crucial to changing the world for the better, particularly with our younger generation and the big screen is a very powerful tool for this. I actually see the story as a movie when I write which feels like I’m doing the reverse process if that makes sense.
Which book is the one you keep going back to again and again?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Had any of your literary teachers ever tell you growing up that you were going to become a published writer one day?
No, not at all. I’ve always loved literature but I actually ended up in marketing for a long time before returning to what I love.
Were your parents supportive of your choice of career?
Yes. My siblings and I were left to make our own choices and mistakes as we went along.
Did you specifically plan your studies around your interest of writing?
Not really, but if I look back, I can see that every decision has led me to where I am now.
How many children do you have? Do you see any young writers in any of them?
I have two boys and both show interest with the crafting of words. One is particularly good at it without even trying very much. I’m not sure that he got that from me…
What advice would you like to pass on to young writers of today that is unconventional but true?
I’m not sure if the advice would be unconventional but I would definitely say to be persistent. If you are compelled to write a book, don’t treat it like a hobby but more as a part time job that can eventually become a full-time job, if that works for you.
If you were to change your genre, which one would you choose?
I think I would have to choose poetry. Who knows, maybe after I finish the series, I may give it a go.
Elizabeth Farrell was born and raised in rural Victoria, Australia. She worked for the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne before moving to London to work for the Mail on Sunday newspaper there. After spending all of the 90’s living and working in the UK, she returned home. Elizabeth currently resides in rural Gippsland, Victoria where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Fields of interest: Philosophy, Spirituality, Archaeology, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Nutrition, Yoga, Swimming, Cooking.
The inspiration behind the book: I wanted to write a book that inspired and empowered our next generation of people. With so many dystopian views and stories out there, I felt it was important to portray a more hopeful future.
Giveaway Details: 3 winners will receive eBook copies of WILLOW BLOOM AND THE DREAM KEEPERS, International.
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