Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Tina Pritchard to the blog. She is the author of Lark’s End and is here to share some information about her book. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links at the bottom of the post and pick up a copy or two.
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IBP: How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb?
Tina: Kill her, kill her. That’s what they chant. Lark’s minions hunt Tahmi, but why? Will it ever end?
IBP: Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?
IBP: A random fact about yourself that would surprise your readers?
Tina: When I was a child, I would save an egg from certain death, keeping in warm in a sock.
IBP: If you wouldn’t be a writer, what you would be?
Tina: Um, a writer…
IBP: Do you see yourself in any of your characters?
Tina: There’s always a little bit of me in all of them, but Lisa Brown in C I N and Mary in Lark’s End.
IBP: What were the challenges in bringing this book to life?
Tina: When I first wrote Lark’s End, I was a child, so it was easy to create worlds. But as an adult, I needed to make sure that they were believable too.
IBP: What inspired you to write, you took any ideas from other books, movies etc?
Tina: Lark’s End is about a young girl who reads classic fantasy books and from them, creates a new world…
IBP: What is the one book that you think everyone should read?
Tina: Maniac Magee from Jerry Spinelli! It’s an intermediate novel with a lot of heart.
IBP: How important do you find the communication between you and your readers? Do you reply to their messages or read their reviews?
Tina: I love staying in contact with readers! I read all my comments, emails, posts and respond to each one personally.
IBP: Have you ever Googled yourself?
Tina: All the time! LOL!
IBP: What piece of advice would you give to your readers?
Tina: I’m the kind of writer who loves to baffle you. I love to paint a picture, take you away from reality, and then, when you close the book — I hope you’re still thinking about it.
Father set the young boy on a metal table. He held him down with leather hand and leg cuffs. “Father, please!” Alex jerked about. “It hurts, the changes always hurt.”
He held a long needle in his hand. Father flicked the instrument and a light green liquid seeped out. Alex thrashed about, his heart pounding. “No!”
Father jabbed the needle into Alex’s ten year old hip. “This batch will work. Alex, you will be amazing!”
“Let him go!”
“Alex is the perfect test subject. His DNA is easy to alter. He adapts best to changes. He’s nearly perfect in every way.” Father frowned when his eyes set on Lily. “Lily, I always thought so much of you. But, that child you gave me is not working out. I’m afraid I’ll have to trash her.”
“You will not!” Lily twitched. Her body convulsed. She stood on her knees and rested against her palms. What was happening to her?
“What’s happening to my mom?” Mary cried. She recoiled into the corner of her cell.
Lily’s skin ripped. Long legs protruded out of her hip bone and shoulders. A thorax burst its way through her back. She screamed. “What’s happening to me?”
Mary covered her ears. “MOMMY!” She rocked back and forth. “Mom, not my mom. Don’t die, don’t die.”
“It’s happening!” Father exclaimed. He hurried over to Lily’s cage. “The experiment worked. My girl is changing! They thought I was mad. MAD! But, I knew all along that I could do it. If this one works then all of my experiments will work.” He turned into Mary’s direction and pointed at the little girl. “That means you get to live.”
Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida. Her first stories were written at the age of nine in $0.15 wide ruled spiral notebooks (which were supposed to be used for class) ;o)~ and in the various diaries she kept. Stories she wrote from age nine to twelve fill about four storage boxes!
Since she’s upgraded to a computer, she’s completed over fifty books and still going strong. Her genres include dark fantasy, young adult, drama, suspense, historical romance, multicultural, comedy, poetry and many more.
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Lark’s End can be purchased on Amazon.