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Today we are welcoming T.P. Boje to the blog. She is the author of The Eye of the Crystal Ball! T. P. is giving away a copy of her book to a lucky commenter! That’s right – just leave a comment with your e-mail to be entered to win a copy of The Eye of the Crystal Ball! Let’s find out more about T.P. and her book:
Barb – Tell us a little about yourself
T.P – I am 34 years old, a mother of two girls and a bonus-mom of a boy and a girl as well. I am originally from Denmark, but moved to Florida two years ago. I started out writing mystery-novels and have written three that are published in Denmark, Norway and Germany. I have since written two books in English. The mystery novel “One, Two … He is coming for you” was the first one, the fantasy-novel “The Eye of the Crystal Ball” is the second. I am currently working on finishing the third one that will be out in august.
Barb – If someone else wrote a blurb about your book what would it say?
T.P. – An amazing story with great imagination!
Barb – How long have you been writing?
T.P. – I have always been writing. Ever since I was a small child. I have always told stories to whoever would listen. In school I remember sitting in class during recess and telling stories to my friends making them forget that they were about to go out and play. Even my teacher would often listen in as well. Later I would write stories for my teacher and he loved to read them (Yes, I was the teacher’s pet, that’s how cool I am …J) I kept writing short-stories in highschool and then I became a journalist. For many years I worked at a Danish TV-station, and it was then I came up with the idea for my first novel. A Danish truck-driver had been found dead in Poland and I was sent there to cover the investigation for the TV-station. Two years later that story became my first mystery novel.
Barb – Did you have support at the beginning and/or during your writing?
T.P – No, I have always been writing on my own.
Barb – Aside from writing, what do you enjoy doing on your spare time?
T.P – Spending time at the beach with my kids. I am a huge family-person and I love being with them. I love big family dinners and just hanging out together.
Barb – What do you love about writing?
T.P. – Everything. I love letting the words flow out through my fingers dancing on the keypad. I love making up characters and letting the stories come out of my head. I have so many of them that it gets a little crowded in there every once in a while.
Barb – What’s the hardest part of writing a book?
T.P – Giving the characters and each scene enough time. I am always so eager to tell the whole story that I sometimes rush through the scenes. I forget that the reader doesn’t know the story as well as I do and I constantly have to remind myself of that. I always go through the story a lot of times after it is done, to make sure that I don’t loose the reader by rushing.
Barb – Which character do you most relate to – or like the most?
T.P – I love my main character in “The Eye of the Crystal Ball”. Her name is Sara and she is a gypsy-girl with special skills. She is telekinetic and can move stuff around by her will alone. She is also a very brave girl that refuses to bow down to fear.
This story is inspired by stories my dad used to tell me. I have always had an interest in gypsies and loved the stories my dad would tell about their music, dancing and fluttering skirts.
Barb – Did you know the title before you started writing?
T.P – This one I did. But I don’t always. Sometimes it takes a while to find the right one.
Barb – What was your favorite scene?
T.P. – Oh, I have so many. I loved writing this book and I can’t believe I didn’t write any fantasy before. It came so easy and naturally to me. When I have been writing my mystery-novels I always wanted to make up more interesting places and characters but you can’t when you write mystery. It has to be believable and realistic.
But one of my favorite scenes is probably when they talk to the ten foot giant snail … or the one with the baby unicorn … or maybe … well I can’t reveal this one, because that is the end. I think I love them all.
Barb – What book is currently on your nightstand?
T.P. – Todd Burpo “Heaven is for real”. That is the most beautiful book I have read in a long time.
Barb – Where can your fans find you ?
T.P. – Everywhere. I am on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and I have a blog at www.tpboje.blogspot.com
Barb – Where can readers find your books?
T.P. – At Amazon.com, Smashword, iBooks, B&N, Sony, Kobo etc.
Barb – Anything else you would like to add?
T.P. – I really love writing and I hope that everyone will enjoy my stories. I often think about how I used to sit in front of my friends at school and I now know that is what being a writer is all about. Spellbinding your audience so they will forget everything else around them.
I’d like to thank T.P. for visiting today! Keep reading and find out more about her book!
T. P. Boje is a mother of two, a stepmother of another two and a hardcore cartoon lover, Tim Burton enthusiast, and enjoys any movie the Coen Brothers have made (with the big Lebowski being her favorite strongly followed by Burn after Reading). She is also a Y/A fantasy and mystery-writer. She is originally from Denmark but currently living in Florida, USA. Her books are translated into several languages.
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her web-page: http://www.tpboje.blogspot.com/
When Sara was newborn her parents left her at the doorstep at Mr. and Mrs. Schneider’s house.
When Sara was ten she discovered she was telekinetic. She began to move stuff around when she got angry just by her will alone.
When Sara was twelve her real parents came for her and took her with them to live like the Gypsy that she was – or Romani as they like to call themselves. They told her she was going to fulfill a prophesy. That it was once said that out of the Romani people the greatest sorceress who had ever lived would be born.
When Sara was thirteen she had a baby brother and when she was fourteen he got very sick with a strange illness.
To save her baby-brother Sara sets off on a quest to find his cure – well knowing that it will cost her dearly.
Soon Sara finds herself going through the Singing Cave, crossing Wild Witches Valley, talking to a ten foot giant snail, rescuing the Beads of Souls from the Hell-hounds, escaping a spell in Vamila, the Forest of Vanity, visiting the king at the City of Lights before she finally reaches the Black Castle where she is told the Eye of the Crystal Ball can tell her how to cure her brother’s strange illness.
But nothing is free in this world – and as Sara soon will know – everything has a price.