Friday, June 19, 2015

The Sisterhood: Q & A with Alison Clarke, Author of New YA Series

Title: The Sisterhood 
Series: Book #1 of The Sisterhood Series 
Author: Alison Clarke 
Release Date: Available Now 

When Oppie and Aurie are faced with a terrible battle between good and evil, they discover that friendship and sisterhood are the most precious things in the world. 

In a realm where magic and legend still exist, it's easy to think that when you're just an ordinary girl, you'll never get the chance to be written into the history books. But when Oppie, and her dragon friend Aurie, find themselves on a mission to defeat the evil, oppressive forces of darkness, in the form of the dragon, Royzendeus, they discover that history is never made alone. As they travel, their army of light grows, and Aurie discovers that as a girl, she is blessed with an entire sisterhood she never realised existed.

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Question and Answer with Alison Clarke 

Welcome to Writing Belle! Tell us about yourself. 
I enjoy writing, drawing, and painting. I love to read--I have my own library at home. Biographies, art books, poetry books, fantasy, are all part of my collection. 

What is The Sisterhood about? 
The Sisterhood is about the daughter of a sorceress, her best friend who is a dragon, and the journey they go on to save the universe. 

What inspired the story? How long did it take you to write it?
It was inspired by Celtic, Greek, and Ghanaian mythology. It took me four or five years to finish the book, as I teach for a day job, and I also go to grad school. Stories with strong female protagonists interest me and that's what I write the most. 

Who inspires you? 
Visual artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet inspire me, as well as musicians like Bob Marley, Sarah McLachlan, Madonna, and Loreena McKennitt. Authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker also inspire me. These authors I admire for infusing profound themes as well as imagery in their writing. 

What is the hardest thing about writing? What is the easiest? 
Finding time to write is the hardest thing about writing. The easiest is writing itself. 

How can readers connect with you online?
Readers can connect with me on Goodreads and my Facebook author page--Alison Clarke.

About the Author 

I love to read, write, draw, and paint. When I do any of these things, I enter different worlds, as art is a portal to the imagination. Libraries are also magical places for me, and I am happy to be surrounded by books. Books are my friends. I have a library at home, and it’s comforting. Ever since I was a child, books transported me to different worlds. Teaching is another calling for me, and I like passing my knowledge onto others. I teach creative writing, but I also teach about various masters, literary and visual artists, and that excites my students. Giving back by teaching is rewarding for me.

   I also enjoy writing stories with strong female protagonists. Ghanaian, Greek, and Celtic mythology also fascinate me, and they are part of The Sisterhood, book one of The Sisterhood series. The Word for me is powerful, and can change the world. Through the gift of empathy, you can place yourself in someone else’s shoes, and see things through their eyes. Stories also tell us who we are, explain our origins, describe, articulate our dreams. Dreaming is a part of writing. Dreaming is a part of reading. To step into my world, enter the portals created by my words. You will have an unforgettable, fantastical experience. Oppie and Aurie await. Without imagination, there is no love.


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  2. Thanks, Summer, for featuring me and The Sisterhood on your blog. Have a good day. Bye for now.



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