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Sunday, October 19, 2014
SPARK OF LIGHT - INTERVIEW AND GIVE AWAY
Spark of Light
***Mature YA - This book
contains mild adult language and sexual content.***
Nearly a century ago
the world was decimated by a magical war. In their defeat, elves were captured
by humans, cut off from their magic, and broken down into lifeless, drone-like
Avery is different.
Somehow, her magic has always simmered beneath the surface. Never completely
broken, she must pretend in order to survive. When Zander, her master’s nephew,
brings her magic out in full force, she finds out what it’s like to truly be
Ripped from Zander’s
side and sent to The Farm, Avery doesn’t know if she’ll be able to hide her
light and make it out alive. But there, she’ll meet someone who knows her true
The war isn’t over,
and if Avery can survive, she could be the one to set her people free. All it
takes is a little hope and a Spark of Light.
Elizabeth was gracious enough to take the time to answer some questions about her first novel, SPARK OF LIGHT, and her favorite characters.
Before we get started, Elizabeth
Tuttle provided a brief bio so we could learn a little about her.
Elizabeth’s first writing award was in the 2nd grade
with a story about a cat and a dog that overcame their differences and became
friends. Satisfied with that success, she put her writing career on hold until
the winter of 2012. Now, she spends most days in her pajamas making things up
and writing them down. Her other interests include board games, being in
nature, and binge watching shows on Netflix.
2.Now that you have shared a little
bit about how you came into writing, Elizabeth, we were wondering, were you a
reader when you were growing up? If so,
what kind of books did you read then? Do
you still read those types of books or has your taste in reading changed over
Hi. I was, but not as
avid as I wish I would have been. Once I hit middle school and high school it
was sparingly. I read anything and I still do. Just about every genre has
something for me. I guess I’m easily entertained.
3.Can you tell us about Spark of Light?
“Spark of Light” is my first and only book on the market right
now (aside from a short story in the Stalker Anthology).
4.Who was your favorite character in
the book? Why?
Favorite character... gosh, that’s hard. I really love them all. *Thinking* At the moment
I have to say Maverick. He was a surprise; one of those characters that wasn’t
supposed to be. I didn’t even know he was the pilot, his background, or who he
was until I was actually writing the scene. He just kindda popped up and said,
“here I am”, and “I’m important!” He’s
hilarious and an all around amazing guy. Sometimes I even like him more than
Zander, and if you know how much I LOVE my Zander (it’s A LOT!!!), then that’s
saying something. He’s a big part of book two and I can’t wait for you all to
really get to know him.
5.Could you share your favorite
moment from Spark of Light with us?
moment cracks me up every time (Yes, I laugh at my own jokes).
6.If you are like most of the world,
English Literature was not your major in college, and writing has not been your
career since you graduated from college.
So, what did you study in school and what interesting careers have you
worked in? Did these jobs influence your
I didn’t do college right away, but when I did go I decided to
get an associates in applied science (Pharmacy Technician). I’ve never used it.
Once I finished I realized I definitely did not want that job. Most of my jobs
have been in retail with a few years of dispatch/customer service at a couple
trucking companies. I can’t say anything from that time directly influences my
writing, but I’m sure characteristics of the many interesting people I’ve come
across have slipped in, in one way or another.
7.Finally, if you could sit down for
a private dinner with any great writer that has ever lived, who would it
be? What would you most want to talk
I’m pretty simple. Probably Jane Austen and we’d talk about book
boyfriends...specifically Mr. Darcy.
original book boyfriend. He's that guy that's nowhere near perfect, but we all
want him anyway. He's just..... Darcy.
there much of Darcy in Zander? Ummm, I don't think Zander has much Darcy in him. His
hotness, that's about it.
Elizabeth, thank you
for joining us to visit and to share a little bit about yourself and about SPARK OF LIGHT. It is a joy to get to know a little about the
author behind the pages. We look forward
to seeing you again. We are excited to see a talented new author on the scene with fresh new visions of stories for us to enjoy.
You can contact Elizabeth directly through the links provided below.