Today, I have Tara Tyler on the blog with her new book, Windy Hollow. Tara had a long journey to get this book published! I'm excited that it's finally here for her to share with the world. Congrats, Tara!
Thank you for having me, Patricia!
Today, I'll be talking about Keeping Magic Alive (and no, this is not about marriage counseling!)
Magic is wonderful!
Doesn't everyone wish they could do a little magic? Wouldn't it be great to snap your fingers, wave a magic wand, say some special words, or wriggle your nose to make things happen?
poof! I'm skinny! poof! I have a new car!
poof! enemies are now friends!
and my favorite: poof! the house is clean!
Magic also comes from special relationships--love, friendship, honor and duty, hope, faith. These qualities inspire us to do great, and sometimes impossible, things!
And that's how we keep magic alive. Writers do this all the time by writing characters with those qualities, having them overcome obstacles, and show how they become better for it. Magical! No matter what genre, there's magic in every story: readers connect with the words and envision the scenes in their heads, and it becomes a part of their lives, a part of who they are.
Keep magic alive by looking for it in the world around you: nature, human interactions, your own experiences. Everyone has a little magic inside them. Inspiration is magic--you'll be surprised at how possible the impossible can become!
My magic powers: teaching math so kids understand it and getting things done against the odds!
What magic power do you have?
Patricia and I go way back. I'm so glad we've stayed friends through publishing's ups and downs! Make sure you check out her latest magical creations - magnificent magnets and creative cover for Leaves of Fall
Magic abounds in Beast World -- I hope it piques your interest!
Beast World MG Fantasy Series, book #3
by Tara Tyler
This summer, Gabe and his friends fly over the Great Sea for the wedding of the century: a dragon prince and a beautiful harpy. But Gabe can't relax on this vacation. Besides competing in rigorous wedding events, he overhears the nearby human village WINDY HOLLOW is in danger from an evil human scientist and a vengeful were-ogre experimenting on beasts. Gabe and his friends risk crossing the mountains to help, despite several warnings.
Maybe he's going too far this time, but he's in too deep to quit. It's do or die, hopefully not die!
Tara Tyler has had a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After moving all over the US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her husband and one boy left in the nest. She has two series, Pop Travel (sci-fi detective thrillers) and Beast World (fantasy adventures), plus her UnPrincess novella series where the maidens save themselves. She's a commended blogger, contributed to several anthologies, and to fit in all these projects, she economizes her time, aka the Lazy Housewifeâsomeday she might write a book on that... Make every day an adventure!
website: Tara Tyler Talks
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