Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Get to Know Author T.P. Boje (With Giveaway)

Let's give a warm welcome to T.P. Boje, author of The Eye of the crystal Ball. Please visit her blog, and come back and tell us what you think.



1. Please tell readers about your current book.
My newest book is called “The Eye of the Crystal Ball”. It is a fantasy novel for teens and young adults, but I really think that anyone who likes to use their imagination would enjoy it. I know I enjoyed writing it.
The story is about Sara, the gypsy girl. We follow her from birth when she is left at the doorstep at a house and taken in by the family living there. When she is ten she discovers she is not like other girls. She can move stuff around just by her will alone. And when she is twelve her real parents comes to get her and that is when she realizes that she is a gypsy.
Her new life is different and exciting but one day her newborn brother gets very ill by a strange illness and no one can cure him. Sara asks “The Book of Foresight” to help her well knowing that it will cost her dearly. It tells her to go on a quest and find “The Eye of the Crystal Ball”. Soon Sara finds herself going through the Singing Cave, crossing Wild Witches Valley, talking to a ten foot giant snail, rescuing the Beads of Souls from the Hell-hounds, escaping a spell in Vamila, the Forest of Vanity, visiting the king at the City of Lights before she finally reaches the Black Castle where she is told the Eye of the Crystal Ball can tell her how to cure her brother’s strange illness.
But nothing is free in this world - and as Sara soon will know - everything has a price.


2. Who or what inspires your writing?
This story is inspired by stories my dad used to tell me. I have always had an interest in gypsies and loved the stories my dad would tell about their music, dancing and fluttering skirts.



3. When did you know you would be a writer?
I have always told stories to whoever would listen. In school I remember sitting in class during recess and telling stories to my friends making them forget that they were about to go out and play. Even my teacher would often listen in as well.



4. How long did it take you to write your first novel?
Two years. I had the idea a few years before and the story had been shaping in my head for a long time.



5. What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Giving it enough time. I love to tell stories and always want to move on, but I have to remember to give each scene enough time, so the reader gets everything. Because I have such a great imagination I practically live in the worlds I create and sometimes I forget that the reader doesn’t.



6. Do you have any writing rituals?
I always pray before I start. I pray for inspiration.



7. Have you written any thing else?
I started out as a mystery writer. I have written three mystery-novels in Danish that are published in several languages. I have also written a mystery novel in English. “The Eye of the Crystal Ball” is my first fantasy-novel, but certainly not my last. I loved writing it more than I loved writing anything else.



8. Any advice to aspiring writers?
Write, write and then write some more. And don’t forget to read just as much as you write. Reading is good inspiration. And then believe that you can do this. If you don’t believe in yourself and in your stories, then who would?



9. Who are your favorite Authors?
C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Michael Ende, Jules Verne.



10. What are your favorite books, or which book has impacted you the most?

Jules Verne’s I think. I traveling with him and Captain Nemo under the sea or letting him take me to the center of the earth. But also Michael Ende’s “The Neverending Story” is to me one of the most amazing stories written.



11. What are you currently reading?
I always read a lot, but right now I am reading Todd Burpo “Heaven is for real”. That is something totally different, but really an amazing story.



12. How do readers find out more about you?
Well like most writers in am on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and I have my own blog on www.tpboje.blogpost.com. My books are sold on www.Amazon.com , Smashwords, NOOK, iBooks etc.
I am currently working on my next novel that will be out in august. I am also planning to write a sequel for “The Eye of the Crystal Ball” during the fall. So I will be quite busy, but that is the way I love it to be. I really love writing and I hope that everyone will enjoy my stories. I often think about how I used to sit in front of my friends at school and I now know that is what being a writer is all about. Spellbinding your audience so they will forget everything else around them.


When Sara was newborn her parents left her at the doorstep at Mr. and Mrs. Schneider’s house.
When Sara was ten she discovered she was telekinetic. She began to move stuff around when she got angry just by her will alone.
When Sara was twelve her real parents came for her and took her with them to live like the Gypsy that she was – or Romani as they like to call themselves. They told her she was going to fulfill a prophesy. That it was once said that out of the Romani people the greatest sorceress who had ever lived would be born.
When Sara was thirteen she had a baby brother and when she was fourteen he got very sick with a strange illness.
To save her baby-brother Sara sets off on a quest to find his cure – well knowing that it will cost her dearly.
Soon Sara finds herself going through the Singing Cave, crossing Wild Witches Valley, talking to a ten foot giant snail, rescuing the Beads of Souls from the Hell-hounds, escaping a spell in Vamila, the Forest of Vanity, visiting the king at the City of Lights before she finally reaches the Black Castle where she is told the Eye of the Crystal Ball can tell her how to cure her brother’s strange illness.
But nothing is free in this world - and as Sara soon will know - everything has a price.

Kindle Edition: 349 KB
ASIN: B0057XUZ7I
Purchase at Amazon


AUTHOR BIO:
T. P. Boje is a hardcore cartoon lover, Tim Burton enthusiast, and enjoys any movie the Coen Brothers have made (with the big Lebowski being her favorite strongly followed by Burn after Reading). She is also a Y/A fantasy and mystery-writer. She is originally from Denmark but currently living in Florida, USA. Her books are translated into several languages.
To learn more follow her on Twitter, visit her fansite on Facebook or check out her web-page: http://www.tpboje.blogspot.com/


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7 comments:

  1. sounds great!!!

    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  2. Great interview. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I love the premise. erikadlugo AT yahoo DOT com

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  3. It's so cool to have a chance to read a book containing a plot with the Romani people and telekinesis. How did you come up with the idea? ~Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmail.com

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  4. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  5. “The Eye of the Crystal Ball” loks like a great read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  6. Now that you've written mystery and fantasy, do you have any idea of what you'd like to do next?

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  7. Hi Meredith

    I will keep on writing fantasy for awhile now since it is so much fun. I am currently working on a new series that I hope to launch here in august. It has a little more romance in it and the main character is 16. I would probably call it a paranormal romance-story. The book starts with her waking up and realizing she is dead. She is on her way to a school, the Academy of the Spiritual Realm where everybody goes before they are let into Heaven.
    I can't wait to get it out!
    T. P.

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