Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
I’ve been eagerly awaiting sharing the guest author features I’ve been working on for #WyrdAndWonder with Odyssey Books and their authors. This morning I get to share my first one – a topical response to a reader’s curious enquiry about an author’s world-building and their cover art. Since this publisher and their authors are from a part of the world whose awake whilst my country is generally sleeping – I’ve decided to try to feature these authors during an hour of their day which will give them a happy surprise to see the features running live on Jorie Loves A Story.
For instance, this guest post is going live @ midnight (NYC, EST) on Monday, the 25th (Memorial Day, stateside) whilst it is already 2p (AUS) on Tuesday, the 26th! Aren’t time zones wild when you start to talk about crossing over the International Date Line?!!
I was quite smitten with all the stories I’ve selected to feature from this Independent Publisher – each of the guest features will tuck us closer to the stories themselves, introduce us to the writers and give us a newfound appreciation for the Fantasy stories which are being independently published by publishers who champion the crafting of stories and the writers who have created these fantastical worlds for us to discover.
I wanted to begin this series of features with Ms Nightingale – as her world is a rather curious one – both from the perspective of what initially inspired her series and how she first fused curiosity to building the foundation of this world she’s given us to read and by how her characters simply step forward from that world and embrace our imaginations.
I didn’t get a chance to gather a copy of this novel during #WyrdAndWonder – however, from what I was researching about the story and the series through the author’s website left me dearly curious to ‘know more’ and to peer inside what inspired her to write down such an imaginative tale which just begs to be read as soon as its found!
Brew yourself a cuppa and enjoy what I have to share with you,…
Ten years ago, Mina’s beloved older brother disappeared with a troupe of travelling players, and was never heard from again.
On the eve of Mina’s own departure with a troupe, her father tells her she has a special gift for storytelling, a gift he silenced years before in fear of her ability to call visions into being with her stories.
Mina soon discovers that the travelling players draw their powers from a mysterious place called Tarya, where dreams are transformed into reality. While trying to solve the mystery of her brother’s disappearance, she discovers a dark secret to the players’ onstage antics. Torn between finding her brother or exposing the truth about the players, could her gifts as a storyteller offer a way to solve Harlequin’s riddle?
Places to find the book:
Published by Odyssey Books
on 12th June, 2017
Converse via: #HistoricalFantasy, #YAFantasy, #TalesOfTarya
as well as #OdysseyBooks & #WyrdAndWonder