Sunday, 11 May 2014

Blog Tour + Guest Post + Giveaway - TO BEAR AN IRON KEY by Jackie Morse Kessler

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Publication date: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: Jackie Morse Kessler

To Bear an Iron Key is the first in a new and exciting series from acclaimed author Jackie Morse Kessler.

Five years ago, the young witch Bromwyn refused a gift from the powerful fairy king. Tonight, on Midsummer, that decision comes back to haunt her. When her best friend Rusty picks the wrong pocket, he and Bromwyn are all that stand between their village and the rampaging fairies who have pushed through the World Door. If they cannot outwit the fairy king and queen before the World Door closes at sunrise, the friends will lose everything—their village, Bromwyn's magic, and Rusty's life.

From To Bear an Iron Key by Jackie Morse Kessler: 

"Bromwyn turned to face the burning fields. Reaching deep inside of herself, she closed her eyes and touched the core of her power, the place where her magic lived, where it connected her to all of Nature. She held onto that magic, let it fill her almost to the bursting point, and then she cast it out onto the fields. It blanketed the rows of spelt, and she felt as it rode the wind—Air—and then touched the grain—Earth—and then sizzled around the fire."

About the Author

Jackie is the author of the acclaimed YA series Riders of the Apocalypse, published by Harcourt/Graphia. The first two books in the quartet, HUNGER and RAGE, are YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers; in addition, HUNGER has been nominated for several awards and RAGE is an International Reading Association YA Choice. RAGE, LOSS and BREATH are Junior Library Guild selections

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10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before By Jackie Morse Kessler 

1. Finishing your first draft is worthy of celebration—but you’re not done until after you complete a revision. 

2. Do your homework before you query an agent, not after an offer is on the table. 

3. Your book can be amazing, but it can be a hard sell if that particular genre isn’t hot in the marketplace at that moment. 

4. It really does take that long between a publisher buying a book and that book hitting the shelves. 

5. Just when you think your book is perfect, your editor will send a revision letter. 

6. You never appreciate commas, or lack thereof, until after you review your copy edits. 

7. Don’t skip the proofreading—you will always catch something that everyone missed. 

8. Don’t wait until the last day to answer all your blog tour questions! 

9. Negative reviews aren’t the end of the world, even if they feel that way (and chocolate is a wonderful cure). 

10. The most important thing for an author to do after writing a book is write another book.


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