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Thursday, October 17, 2013

TIME SPELL by T.A. Foster blog tour | Character Interview

Today we're talking a bit about T.A. Foster, whose book Time Spell has a cutesy little cover I just couldn't resist sharing with all of you. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a silhouette. Today's guest post - a character interview revolving in part around Ivy Grace, the main character of Time Spell.
Check it out below, and make sure to leave your thoughts - on the interview, the book, or that cutesy cover - in the comments!

T.A.: I am so excited to share this character interview with everyone. A good friend of mine and former long-time journalist, Mary-Kathryn Craft, created some very in-depth and relevant questions for Jack Coleman, editor at Raven Publishing in Sullen’s Grove.

MKC: Why did you become an editor?
JC: In college I double majored in business and literature. One of my professors set up an internship for me in New York at a publishing house. It was the perfect merger of my interest in books and business. I graduated and did everything I could do get my foot in the door.

MKC: What, in your opinion, is the secret to being a successful editor?
JC: Knowing when to pick your battles with the writer and with the publisher. It’s my job to make sure we are putting great books in people’s hands, but I’m not going to do it at the expense of the writer’s creativity.

MKC: What is the best part of your job as an editor at Raven Publishing?
JC: The best part is getting to work with the authors. They are the real life force of the business.

MKC: What is the most challenging part of your job?
JC: Convincing a writer to trust me when I tell them we need to make changes to their work. They take it personally—I understand that.

MKC: What is your all-time favorite book--the one you can read again and again?
JC: The Sun Also Rises

MKC: Who is your favorite author and why?
JC: Hemingway. He was a self-editor. Each word was chosen for a precise reason and had specific placement. He was a great storyteller and a master at words.

MKC: Now a few questions about one of your more famous authors at Raven. What was it about Ivy Grace's stories that drew you in?
JC: I’ve never read a story before like the ones Ivy is able to create. She has this uncanny ability of making you believe you are there in history when her story unfolds.

MKC: Do you have a favorite Ivy Grace novel? Which one, and why?
JC: I do. I don’t want to give too much away, though. She’s working on a new novel right now that is going to blow everyone away. That’s all I can say about it.

MKC: How do you feel about the movie adaptation of Vegas Star? Does it stay true to the original vision?
JC: I think it’s about as close as you can get. There isn’t a book out there that doesn’t lose some of its soul when it becomes a movie. Overall, Ivy was really happy with the movie version, and that’s what counts.

MKC: We don't know much about your life outside publishing. What are your hobbies? What is a perfect day for Jack Coleman away from the office?
JC: Every chance I get, I go fishing. I have a little place on the lake outside of Sullen’s Grove. It’s my hideaway. But I’m not going to lie—I usually take a few books with me.

Time Spell by T.A. Foster
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Paperback, 242 pages
Ivy Grace is learning that magic--and love--are all about the right timing.

Follow the adventures of this spirited young Southern woman as she embarks upon a successful new career writing novels and movies that explore romantic mysteries of the past.

Ivy, a witch who spends her days practicing her brand of good magic in a sleepy little city, often travels back in time to observe events of yesteryear and turn them into compelling stories for her modern-day fans. But as her uncanny ability to weave enthralling historic tales lands her in the limelight, she quickly finds that fame sometimes comes with a price.

Evil forces now know who she is and threaten to reveal her family’s most sacred magical secrets.

With the help of her ruggedly handsome editor and a sexy supernatural ex-boyfriend, Ivy must unravel history while fighting to keep these ominous forces at bay.

Will Ivy be able to make the ultimate sacrifice for the people she loves the most?

T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.

Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. The interview with Jack was a blast!
    T.A. Foster


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