Thursday, 20 June 2013

Tour Stop (Part 1) ~ Leah (World's Apart #1) by Andrea Baker - Guest Post

Leah (World's Apart, #1)Description:
Leah knows that her mother died in a car accident when Leah was small and that her father, who used to be the gentlest dad in the world, has become increasingly controlling and occasionally violent.

She also knows that her recurring dreams are telling her something more about how and why her mother died, and why her dad turned nasty, but they are becoming progressively more disturbing and confusing.

When Leah meets Ben, she is excited to have a friend she can confide in and have fun with, but is he what he seems?

The voice of Leah’s mother repeatedly tells her to rely on her instincts, but when Leah is run over in a freak accident and Ben’s family take over her welfare, are they protecting her or using her?

And why would anyone, good or evil, bother with an ordinary girl just about to go to 
university?

Published: October 11th 2012 by Taylor Street Books


Guest Post
Hello Sienna and Thank You so much for inviting me to be a guest on your blog!


My novel, Worlds Apart – Leah, is based less than three miles from my home in Warwickshire, England.  A very beautiful part of the country, and somewhere that I have lived for most of my life.  To be honest although I love to travel, I can’t imagine living anywhere else now.

Leah, the heroine of the story, is just about to start University, but has been forced to change her plans to go away with her best friend, as her father wants them to stay together.

My favourite novels as a child were Fantasy, and the biggest influence of my childhood was CS Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia – I’ve lost count of how many times I have read them! Another favourite though was the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maude Montgomery, hardly fantasy, but the imagery and storyline really had me hooked.

It’s hard really to pinpoint when the idea for Leah first started.  I know it is the first of a series, and I also have books two and three planned, and partially completed, but every now and then I get flashes of other stories and I can’t work out yet whether they will form part of what is already known, or will take Leah further on in her journey. 

Part of it is, I think, that I have what always seems to me to be a unique style when I am writing.  I have the ideas, but then as I am writing I see images in my mind, almost as though I am watching a film.  The biggest challenge then is keeping up with the story in my mind.  I have a few author friends, all part of the Alliance of Worldbuilders, that are both published and yet to be published, and I listen with some envy to them discussing plotting, or mapping their novels.  If I try to do that formally the ideas just seem to dry up.  I would recommend the Alliance to other fantasy authors though – they’re a great bunch of very talented people, and the advice and support I personally have had from them has been invaluable.  Many of them read the early drafts of Leah, and the finished book is so much better because of their input.  

To find them, and other fantastic fantasy authors, follow the dedicated link on my web page.

I guess I ought to shut up for now; otherwise I will be talking to you guys all night.  Thanks again Sienna for inviting me, and I’d love to hear your reader’s comments on the book!

Take care all,
Andrea

No problem Andrea! It's great to hear from you :)

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for inviting me to do a guest post Sienna, it's been great fun!

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    1. No problem, nice to have you on my blog :)

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