Celebrating St. Valentine Giveaway Hop
I am honored to have a guest post by T.J. Shaw, author of Caller of Light, today. I asked her to share her journey to becoming a fantasy author. I think she has a wonderful voice and invite you to read her new book and fall in love with a new fantasy series. My Amazon review is at this link. My post about this entertaining story is at this link. Make sure you scroll to the end where there is information about the giveaway to THREE lucky winners!
TJ, thanks for joining us today. Please tell us about why you started writing fantasy:
I’ve always been a fan of fantasy, science fiction, and anything paranormal. I grew up watching the original Star Trek series and fell in love with Capt. James T. Kirk. As an avid reader of authors like Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Mary Stewart, I didn’t actually discover romance until I met Ayla and Jondalar in Jean M. Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear series.
When my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she absorbed the news with a fighter’s spirit and spent the next several months undergoing chemotherapy. She never complained even though she lost all her hair and became very sick. Although she had a warrior’s heart and battled for over a year, she ultimately left this world to begin a new journey.
So, why did I write Caller of Light? Because I wanted to immortalize my mom in some way, to let her know how much I loved and admired her. Because I was told I was being unrealistic. Because by combining my love of fantasy and romance, I could dedicate something that I worked so hard on to a woman who inspired me to strive to be a better person. That’s why. So, believe in yourself. Believe you can accomplish your dreams, and remember to tell those close to you how much you love them.
I wish you all the best,TJ
As part of the Celebrating St. Valentine Giveaway Hop I am delighted to be able to offer an e-book version of T.J. Shaw's Caller of Light to THREE lucky winners, thanks to the author. These will be available through Amazon and if you do not own a Kindle, please be advised that there are Kindle apps that can be downloaded for free to most computers or other electronic devices.
To enter the giveaway, please leave an comment with your e-mail address and let me know why you like fantasy books and what your favorite one is thus far. The contest will run until 12:00 midnight PST February 18, 2013 and the winner will be chosen by random selection. If the winner does not respond to notification within 5 days, another name will be chosen so please check your e-mail.