Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wendy Leighton-Parker and The Shadow of Atlantis Blog Tour

I'm so excited to participate in Wendy's The Shadow of Atlantis Blog Tour with Mother Daughter Book Reviews. I love stories set in the ancient worlds, and when I first came across The Shadow of Atlantis, I became hooked. As a young reader, I would have devoured this entire series! As an adult, I'm got the books squirreled away on my Kindle for reading and re-reading. 

Wendy has graciously agreed to share her ancient and medieval setting with Carpinello's Writing Pages. Read on and prepare to be immersed in the fascinating world of historical fiction!

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SHADOWS FROM THE PAST


Have you ever wished you could travel back in time and experience history for yourself? And if that wish came true, just when and where would you choose for your trip into the past? That was the dilemma facing me when I decided to embark upon writing my Shadows from the Past series. Just where should my young time-travelling heroes visit during the course of their quest?

For the first step in the journey, I knew my characters would have to venture deep into the past and I was drawn inexorably to the legend of Atlantis, that mythical city which never fails to capture the imagination. And so the voyage began. The Shadow of Atlantis would be a perfect place to start a magical mystery tour through time.

So, where to next? Hmm … fast forward a little, but not too much. How about the Greek island of Crete during the reign of the legendary King Minos? Ah yes, and let’s not forget his labyrinth which contained the fearsome, flesh-eating Minotaur. The Shadow of the Minotaur would provide plenty of thrills, spills and danger.

So far, so good. I was enjoying my foray into Greek myths and wasn’t quite ready to leave them behind just yet, so I wondered where to send my time-travelling children next. My favourite of all the tales from Greek mythology is the story of Troy and I simply couldn’t resist the opportunity to visit the legendary city. The Shadow of the Trojan Horse would be an exciting, if rather perilous, adventure. Thank heavens the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus would be there to help out when things got out of hand … which, of course, they did.

As reluctant as I was to leave Ancient Greece, I knew the time had now come to move on. And how could I not make a stop in the land of the Pharaohs? Ancient Egypt in all its mystical wonder was calling to me and the lure of the boy-king Tutankhamun could not be ignored. Mystery and intrigue galore awaited my young adventurers in The Shadow of the Pyramid, not to mention deadly scorpions and cobras. It was a nail-biting visit for them all.
 

The ancient world still held me in its grip, but what would be next on the itinerary? For me, the ancient Roman town of Pompeii was a must. So I sent the children back in time to the year 79AD to face a deadly disaster. The Shadow of the Volcano would prove to be a thrilling, if somewhat terrifying, trip. Did my intrepid heroes make it out when Mount Vesuvius erupted? Only just – it was touch and go at the end.

 This had all been a bit scary and I decided it was time for some light relief. What could be better than a visit to the mythical land of Camelot? With a little help from Merlin, my time-travelling children were transported back to 5th century Britain in order to fulfil an ancient prophecy and help King Arthur defeat the Saxon invaders. The sixth adventure in the series The Shadow of Camelot turned out to be great fun and I really enjoyed writing it.

I’ve recently completed book number 7, The Shadow of the Norman Arrow, set in the year 1066 with William the Conqueror about to invade England. 

However, the journey doesn’t end there – many more adventures still await the children, as I’m planning a total of 16 books in the series. Where will it all end? Well, I’m not going to tell you that, although I already know exactly where each further step in the journey will take my time-travellers. The only clue I’ll give you is that the final destination will be sometime during the 20th century. Why not come along for the ride and find out?

 

About the Book

Title: The Shadow of Atlantis (Shadows From the Past, Book 1)
Author: Wendy Leighton-Porter
Year Published: 2012
Publisher: Mauve Square Publishing
Pages: 196
Recommended Age: 8+
Summary (Amazon):
Ten-year-old twins Joe and Jemima Lancelot have no idea why their parents have disappeared, but a mysterious old book which had belonged to their father holds the answer… and so begins an unusual quest to discover the truth. Together with Max, their remarkable Tonkinese cat, and Charlie from next door, the children embark on an epic adventure, travelling back in time to the lost city of Atlantis. Once there, however, they soon run into problems. Can they save the people of Atlantis from the disaster which is about to destroy their land forever? And will they find their way back to the safety of their own time before it’s too late?
 

The Buzz

"Shadows of Atlantis is a well-written story with a collection of likable main characters, a solid plot line, snippets of educational facts about a historically important location and event, and, is filled with mystery, magic, and suspense. This book grabbed me at the prologue and had me hooked until the end." ~ Mother Daughter Book Reviews, 5 Stars
"... Shadow of Atlantis is an imaginative tale that will draw children in right from the get go. The characters are deftly and warmly established, and Wendy shows a sure touch in enabling these characters to interact in a fun but believable fashion, each playing their own part in the plot's development...." ~ 5-Star review from John C., Amazon US
"The author makes the legend of Atlantis (and also the story of the Minotaur in the second book) so accessible to kids and in such an imaginative way. My daughter loved the children's characters and also the comical, lovable cat Max and his ability to help the characters out during times of strife! We will be looking out for future books from this author for sure. A really enjoyable adventure for kids and highly recommended..." ~ 5-Star review from A. Bradshaw, Amazon US
"This story will draw any young reader in will keep them entertained and engaged. It is sometimes hard to find books that will keep children interested, often their subject matter is trivial and insubstantial, this is not true of The Shadow of Atlantis. My daughter can't wait for the next adventure..." ~ 5-Star review from Annaliese M., Goodreads
 

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About The Author, Wendy Leighton-Porter

Wendy Leighton-Porter, AuthorDividing my time between homes in England and South-West France, I live with my husband Simon and our two beautiful Tonkinese cats. I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, but now write books for children instead of teaching them. The Shadow of Atlantis is the first book in a series of 15 planned time-travel stories, featuring 3 children and, unsurprisingly, a rather special Tonkinese cat. Having recently completed number #7, The Shadow of the Norman Arrow (coming soon!), I’m currently working on the eighth book in the series.
As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I’m also hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too. Personally, I’m enjoying the journey so much, I don’t ever want it to end! Why not come along with me for the ride?

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kid Lit Blog Hop #26

Welcome to the 26th Kid Lit Blog Hop.

On this Hop, Carpinello's Writing Pages interviews Scottish Author Rosemary Gemmell

This marks the 1 year anniversary of the very first Kid Lit Blog Hop. We have come a long way since then with many familiar faces that visit on a regular basis as well as new bloggers and authors who join us all the time. All in all, we have managed to create a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists, as well as parents seeking out their next great read. So, if you haven't joined us in a while, please pop in a post and hop around to meet some of the new bloggers who have joined the Hop. If you are one of our regulars - thank you so much and Happy Hopping to all!

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We are pleased to announce that we have a new part-time permanent hostess, Lina from the blog Best 4 Future, Bringing up Baby Bilingual. Lina will be joining us every 3rd Wednesday of the month as hostess. Big welcome to Lina!! Also joining us as co-hostess this week is Charity Kountz, author of the book Jason, Lizzy and the Snowman Village, which we have reviewed recently. Big welcome to Charity as well!! Please be sure to give each of our hostesses a visit to say a quick hello and we'll be sure to visit you right back!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet Author Rosemary Gemmell

Carpinello's Writing Pages welcomes Rosemary Gemmell, a Scottish author equally at home writing Middle Grade novels, adult fiction, short stories, and articles.

A bit about Rosemary:


Rosemary Gemmell is a Scottish freelance writer whose short stories, articles and children’s stories are published in UK national magazines, in the US, and online. The Jigsaw Puzzle (as Ros) is her second MG book from MuseItUp Publishing which was released earlier this year. Summer of the Eagles was published in 2012. Her historical novels, Dangerous Deceit and Mischief at Mulberry Manor and contemporary novella The Aphrodite Touch, are published under the name Romy. Rosemary is a member of the Society of Authors, the Scottish Association of Writers and the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Why did you pick to write books for MG?
I’ve written in a variety of genres for many years and it’s always about the story and characters first. Having written a few short stories for children, I naturally progressed to writing longer fiction and both of these published novels fitted the MG or tween age group. I love this particular age group as it’s a time of transition between childhood and entering the adult world, and young people have such great imagination.

What types of books do you like to read?
As with writing, I love variety! Anything from romance, historical and crime for adults, and I also enjoy YA and MG fiction. But I’ll always try new genres if I like the sound from the book from the blurb. 

When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

I write more full time now as well as taking part in my writing group and other writing-related activities, such as speaking or judging stories for writing groups. In between, I love watching good TV drama and films, reading for pleasure, walking by the sea and dancing whenever possible.

Tell us about The Jigsaw Puzzle and how the story came to be.

This story started with an image of two young people staring out from behind old fashioned leaded window, and I knew they were trapped inside that cottage. The story grew from there as I love jigsaws and puzzles and wanted to write a slightly creepier story. But I like fantasy based in reality, so my main character, Daniel, has asthma (which my son had when a child), and I added even more problems in his life. Since Daniel is fairly sensitive and creative, I sent him to stay with his arty aunt and his tomboyish cousin, Amy, who is very down to earth.

Here's a peek at The Jigsaw Puzzle:

Twelve-year-old asthmatic Daniel stays with his bossy cousin, Amy, her mum, and two cats in the Scottish countryside during the Christmas holidays while his parents take a trip to sort out their problems. When Amy and Daniel make up an old jigsaw puzzle, the cottage and garden gradually change to resemble the Victorian cottage pictured on the box lid.

In between searching for the missing Title Deeds of the cottage to save it from land developers, they complete the jigsaw and find a strange rhyming puzzle hidden within the box. What does it mean?


Danny and Amy become trapped inside the Victorian jigsaw house. Will they solve the cryptic written puzzle and find their way back to the present before it’s too late to save themselves, the destruction of the woods, and their cottage? 


Have you written other books? If so, tell us a bit about them.


My first published tween book, Summer of the Eagles, is set on a Scottish island and involves bird egg thieves and a fantasy eagle boy. Again it’s based in reality as main character, Stevie, is orphaned and left slightly lame. Her Gran sends her to live with her aunt for the summer. It turns out to be a healing time for Stevie, in between the danger and adventure!

(Note: I read this recently, and it is a wonderful story dealing with physical disability, peer influence, adaption to new situations, and conservation. Perfect for middle grade readers as they approach their teens.)

My other published books are mainly for adults, although the historical novels are also enjoyed by younger girls. I’ve also written a short contemporary novella set on Cyprus, which is the first of a series. My new full length historical, Midwinter Masquerade, comes out on October 24th and is set around the winter solstice in 1816.

What’s next for your writing? Are you working on a new story?

I’ll be continuing with a new MG book soon and also have various adult fiction projects on the go, including short stories and novels. I find it easier to concentrate if I go between different types of writing so I never suffer from writer’s block!

What advice do you have for other authors?

Perseverance, patience and belief in your own writing are essential if you want to be published. Never stop learning and submitting work to editors and take note of all advice. Read the type of fiction you want to write so you can see what publishers are looking for.

Anything else you want readers to know?

 I’ll leave you with this quote which is great for procrastinators like me!

Inspiration is the act of drawing up a chair to the writing desk.” Anon


Where can readers find you and your books?
 
Website: www.rosemarygemmell.com
 

Flights of Imagination Blog (children’s): http://rosgemmell.blogspot.com
 

Main blog: http://ros-readingandwriting.blogspot.com
 

Twitter: @rosemarygemmell

The Jigsaw Puzzle is available from: 


MuseItUp Publishing in all formats: http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/museityoung/action-adventure/the-jigsaw-puzzle-detail

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CB4RGLO 

  
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CB4RGLO

Also available in print from Amazon.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kid Lit Blog Hop #25

Welcome to the 25th Kid Lit Blog Hop. 

On this Hop, Carpinello's Writing Pages interviews Middle Grade, Time Traveling author S. W. Lothian.

The Kid Lit Blog Hop takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. We have managed to create a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists, as well as parents seeking out their next great read. So, you are more than welcome to link in and take some time to make some new friends.



BeachBoundBooksWe have a few changes to announce. We are sad to announce that one of our regular hostesses, Sue from Kid Lit Reviews, will be taking a short sabbatical from the Hop. We wish her the very best and look forward to when she can rejoin us. We'll still be checking out your reviews though! On the flip-side, we are excited to welcome a new hostess, Stacie from Beach Bound Books - a fabulous Kid Lit blog. Big welcome to Stacie - we're thrilled you are joining us.

Also joining us this week are two co-hostesses. The first is Maria from the wonderful parenting blog Music, Teaching and Parenting. The second co-hostess for this week is Jemima Pett, author of the Princelings book series. Be sure to visit Jemima's on-going Blog Tour for The Princelings of the East. I can tell you that the buzz is good AND you can enter a giveaway for your chance to win a paperback copy of the Princelings Trilogy + a $25 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash). Welcome Maria and Jemima! Please be sure to give each of our hostesses a visit to say a quick hello and we'll be sure to visit you right back!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Meet MG Time Traveling Author S. W. Lothian

Carpinello's Writing Pages welcomes S. W. Lothian, MG author of the Time Travel novels The Quest Series. He talks today about the third book in the series The Fallen Pharaoh. His first book in this series The Golden Scarab was a 2013 Readers' Favorite Award Finalist. Get comfortable and prepare yourself for a treat!

First, a bit about S. W.:

S.W. Lothian is a funny and cool guy from Australia.  His kids call him ‘Phil Dunphy’ because he reminds them of the dad from Modern Family.  He isn’t sure whether this is a compliment or not, but he takes it as a compliment.

As an imaginative kid, he dreamed of creating exciting worlds and funky characters and thought he’d be the most famous person to ever do this.  He loved to draw and was dux of Art in high school.  Top of his dream list was to be an animator.  He loved watching all those classic cartoons on TV - Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Road Runner (surely, Coyote would win one day), Wacky Races, the list goes on and on.

BOOM!  Then reality hit.  As weird as it may seem, there were not a lot of opportunities for world famous animators in his home city.  The dreams were parked, as reality and the corporate world beckoned.  Then 25 years later, the long-held dream to create erupted like a jam donut in a microwave, and S.W. started writing children's fiction for kids.  Perhaps his awesome stories will become so popular that they will be animated one day.



Note to my readers: When I asked for an author photo, I received this answer and the picture you see! I don’t have a headshot to provide, so I’ve attached my scarab.  As I am lucky enough to have the knowledge of time-travel, I need to stay anonymous – it’s a bit like witness protection.  There are some amongst us who may try to track me down, so they can use my time-travel knowledge for evil.


Why did you pick to write books for MG?

I am a huge fan of books that are full of magical settings (like Harry Potter), action and adventure.  I love reading and writing this genre, as I’m not one who loves to watch or read needless violence and murders, etc.  When I write, it’s for my kids. I try to excite, inspire, and teach them the importance of respect and teamwork.  My books are full of awesome edge-of-your-seat action and adventure which is scattered with plenty of humor and fun.  I also hope to help adults remember the dreams of their own childhood.

What types of books do you like to read? 

I mainly read Middle Grade at the moment as I’m really keen to learn and experience all that this genre has to offer.  Other than that, I do enjoy fast-paced action books, and also anything that delves into solving mysteries that are locked away in relics, ruins and legends.

When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

I’m usually so busy that there isn’t much time left for other interests.  I love spending time with my kids, of course, but I suppose my interests revolve around creating things.  I really enjoy a bit of video editing when I get the chance.  The other thing that I love is to plan and experience travel.  Living down under is great, but all of my favorite places for travel are on the other side of the world.  Given the great distances we have to travel, our holidays usually end up being highly organised month long adventures crammed full of amazing places and accents.

Tell us about The Fallen Pharaoh, and how the story came to be.

The Fallen Pharaoh is Part 3 of the Quest series.  My inspiration for the series was my lifelong fascination with ancient Egypt and my love of fantasy and action/adventure.  I have always been a huge fan of Indiana Jones and Harry Potter.  I wanted to create a tale about normal everyday kids, who weren’t long lost descendants of powerful ancestors, who find themselves in amazing adventures.  Hopefully, it’s something that everyday kids can relate to.  Ancient Egypt provides a great backdrop for a story that is full of fantastic locations, legends and magic.  I relish the grand scale of the settings and love to take my characters to amazing places.  When I write, I can see the movie playing in my head, it’s so vivid.  I dream of my books becoming CG movies one day, as I’m such a fan of them.

Now a peek at The Fallen Pharaoh:

Tragedy sends a shockwave across the land, and rumours begin to surface and spread. Has the very thing that protects the Pharaoh gone missing? An ancient Egyptian legend foretells that without it, the safety of the Pharaoh is doomed. Khafre calls upon his trusted friends from the future to seek out the fabled Ankh of Life.

It’s a quest to discover if the legend is true. If it is, our heroes need to find the ankh and return it to its rightful place. The awesome foursome from the future (JJ, Linc, Rani and Patra) are in the race of their life – against the passage of time and mysterious forces that want them stopped.

This edge-of-your-seat adventure weaves its thrills and mystery through the very crossroads of time itself. From ancient Egypt, to the centre of time, to modern Paris. The gang of four must face their most amazing encounters so far.

The pressure is on. Who is trying to stop them? Will our heroes overcome the danger and challenges of their newest quest? Only time will tell.

The time has come for the legend to rise and protect.

Have you written other books? If so, tell us a bit about them.

In my day job, I’ve written hundreds of corporate documents that have thrilled my colleagues (in a corporate kind of way) in Australia and the UK over the years.  As far as novels go, The Fallen Pharaoh is the third book I have written in the Quest series.  The others are The Golden Scarab and The Cursed Nile. Each of the books is packed full of fast-paced action and my dry sense of humor pops up throughout them.  I have two others planned that will complete the series with a fantastic climax.  With such a great story churning around in my head, it has been my writing focus for the past five years.  The adventures of JJ, Linc, Rani and Patra still have a way to go.


What’s next for your writing? Are you working on a new story?

I have a few projects on the go.  The trouble is I need to work out which one to focus on next.  Of course there are books 4 and 5 in the Quest series, but I also have a great idea for a spin off series called Time Square.  Once you read The Fallen Pharaoh, you’ll understand more about what this would entail.  I also have another single book in mind called Flipside.  Without revealing too much, it’s essentially taking what we deem as the norm, and looking at everything in a totally different way.

What advice do you have for other authors?

Be forewarned, writing is only half the battle.  Once the book is out there, the hardest thing is being seen and discovered by the audience.  I had no idea that there would be so many others out there on the same journey.  Ebooks are definitely the future, but in my experience, readers of this genre still prefer (or it may just be old habits) to have a physical book.  So I think having physical books in stores (if possible) is still an important driver for middle grade books sales.  Stay focused, and be prepared for a long overnight on the path to overnight success.

Anything else you want readers to know?

I love hearing from my readers.  One of the strangest things about writing is the huge length of time from when you pen the words on the page until the time that a reader engages in the story.  It’s very fulfilling when readers contact me to share their thoughts and questions about my books.

Where can readers find you and your books? 

S.W. Lothian

Blog

Twitter

Facebook

My books are available at Amazon throughout the universe in eBook and paperback editions.

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Amazon DE

Amazon JP

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