Welcome to the To Slay a Curse Blog Tour! We’ve got a lot planned for you this week, but before we get into that, I just want to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me on this journey to publication. My first book baby has been officially out in the world only two days and I’ve already sold out of signed copies! Fear not, I have ordered more 😉
Ok, you ready to get this thing started? So am I! Kicking off with my signature tour post, a character interview 😊
Welcome, Giselle! Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with us today.
‘Tis so good of you to have me! I’m not sure why anyone should care to interview me. But I’ll do my best to satisfy.
Now don’t be like that! My readers have been dying to meet you. The girl who traveled her own mind! And while so young, too. Tell me, dear, how old are you?
I will reach my 19th autumn this year.
See? Your trip was quite the achievement.
*Blushes* I thank you. But, truly, credit must go to the others. I didn’t do all that much mysef.
If you say so. Now, down to business! What’s your favorite scent?
Roses to be sure. I always get this warm, cared for, feeling when I catch a whiff. As if wrapped in a mother’s arms. *smiles sadly.* I like to think my mother kept them about.
Roses are delightful! Even better when coming from a man, right? *sly wink*
*embarrassed laugh* I would not know. I have yet to receive any.
What a shame! And his own mother runs the florist shop. Don’t worry, love, I’ll see that he pulls his act together.
Ah, here’s another favorites question for you. If you had to choose one sweet to eat the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ami’s tarts. She is always so disappointed when they don’t come out just as her mother’s, yet I love them. I attempted baking some myself, once. It was quite the disaster!
Haha! I feel your pain. I enjoy baking, but am not much good.
Now, for one of my personal favorites. If you could go anywhere, where would you go and why?
I would give anything for a chance to see Ivlin. It’s Healer Aliza’s birthplace, you know. And Elden’s home. I want so badly to see their tales.
I don’t blame you. It sounds like a truly magical place. In the vein of tales from childhood, what’s your best childhood memory?
*Eyes gleam* The first time Ami came over! It was rather unexpected and I had just made a dreadful mess in the kitchen. *laughs* I’m sure I looked a fright, flour all over. I was mortified, yet she wasn’t put out. Not one bit. Just picked up a rag and started cleaning! She claimed me as a sister that day and we have been, ever since. I truly don’t know what I would do without her.
Sister friendships are priceless. And it sounds like you admire Ami a good deal. Who else would you say is a personal hero?
It’s no secret where Ami gets her courage. Healer Aliza gave up her home for love, came to a village on the edge of nowhere that feared her, and had kids of her own yet still found room for the lonely girl a cottage over. I aim to be her one day.
What a wonderful legacy to leave. Any other hopes for the future?
I do miss my friends in the mind world terribly. Especially Leal. That boy never failed to bring me a smile. I know there is no going back, so I’d like to find a way of honoring their memory here. Perhaps write their stories down. Tell the lives I know, imagine where they could be now. After all, I’ve got Stella to help.
I think that’s a lovely idea! Come to me if you need anything. I’m more than happy to help.
Many thanks, I certainly shall!
*Consults list* Looks like that’s a wrap! Thank you again for sharing so much with us. It’s been truly inspiring.
It was my pleasure entirely.
And thank you, dear readers, for joining us! I do hope you’ll return for our next stop on the tour!
*Exit together deep in writerly discussion.*
Ready for more? You’ll have to wait till tomorrow I’m afraid 😉 Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to in the upcoming week:
January 19 Candice Yamnitz: Book Spotlight (https://candiceyamnitz.com/2021/01/19/book-spotlight-to-slay-a-curse/)
January 20 M.H. Elrich: Author Interview (https://mhelrich.com/author-interview-rae-graham/)
January 21 Cheyenne van Langevelde: Review & Author Interview (https://thedancingbardess.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/to-slay-a-curse-review-interview-with-author/)
January 22 Tamika Doyle: Book Spotlight (http://standingstronginthechristianwalk.blogspot.com/2021/01/book-spotlight-to-slay-curse-by-rae.html)
January 23 Emily Hayse: Review (https://emilyhayse.com/2021/01/23/to-slay-a-curse-tour-stop-review/)