Blog Tour & Guest Post: ‘Wanderamid’s Crystal Ball’ by I V Phillips

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Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: June 2012

Purchase Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble

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WANDERAMIDS_CRYSTAL_BALL_COVERBook Description:

A devious young girl, Devilea, tricks Emera, the powerful witch of Wanderamid, stealing her crystal ball and sending her through to another dimension. For the past three years, Emera has been living as Ms. Biddock, the principal of Whilom Elementary.

On the last day of school, Emera crosses paths with Rena Winterton, a student who, soon after, discovers her hidden identity. To prevent Rena from revealing her long kept secret, Emera recites an incantation that will send Rena away to retrieve the clear stone she believes can bring her home, Wanderamid’s Crystal Ball. However, when the chosen spell emerges, Emera is surprised to see Rena already has it in her possession! She attempts to stop the spell, but her powers fail. It’s too late! The summoning has begun and for Rena, an unexpected journey begins.

An electrifying force directs her through a portal, leading to future encounters, as she ventures into an unfamiliar world. In this world between many, curses, revenge and magic delay Rena’s search for her intended destination, the entryway back to her home town, Whilom.

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Author_Photo_I.V._PhillipsAbout The Author:

Irene V. Phillips is the author of Wanderamid’s Crystal Ball. Her fascination with magic, dreams and paranormal beliefs transpires throughout the Young adult fantasy novel.
Born and raised in New Jersey, she currently resides in Florida with her teenage son.

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Guest Post courtesy of Irene:

Starting As A Writer – 5 Things You Should Know

1. You have an idea for a novel and you’re excited to transpire those thoughts onto paper, and you do. Then, you finally write those last two little words, “THE END”. Don’t fool yourself, it’s not the end, it’s the beginning. If you haven’t done research on your book genre, you will. I have found that it is a long process, that will depend on how much time you have available. However, in the end, you will be amazed with the results.

2. Writer’s block happens unexpectedly. You’re working on some part of your novel and then suddenly; you lose your track of thought. It’s a frustrating situation. I have a few suggestions though that might help you with that. You can simply walk away; turn on the stereo; go for a walk, or watch a classic movie. They usually work for me. However long it takes, know that eventually you will find the inspiration once more, and the inability to write will pass, at least until the next time.

3. Make your novel, believable. Let the non-existent world, you built with words, come to life along with its characters, so the readers can experience that what was once only a notion, is now an enjoyable read. The process might take longer than it did for you to write the book, as you will read your novel word for word, and then examine each sentence, page, and chapter, many times over. The end of every page should lure the reader’s curiosity onto the next.

4. Try not to use too much description in your novel. Keep it simple. I think it’s better to leave something to the reader’s imagination. It will keep their interest and the book open.

5. There may be hidden flaws within your story. Read it back aloud or have someone else read it, to help catch what you may have missed.

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