The Princelings Of The East Blog Tour, Jemima Pett Interview & Giveaway

The Princelings Of The East Blog Tour

The Princelings Of The East – Blog Tour

Welcome to The Princelings Of The East Blog Tour at Create With Joy! I’m excited to welcome Jemima Pett – author of The Princelings Of The East (Book 1 in the Princelings Trilogy). This fantasy adventure is written for readers ages 10 and older.

On this blog tour stop, you’ll learn about The Princelings Of The East and get to meet Jemima up close and personal as we chat about her book! You’ll also have the chance to win a copy of The Princelings Triology as well as a $25 Amazon Gift Card as part of our Blog Tour Giveaway!

So, please extend a warm welcome to Jemima!

The Princelings Of The East – Book Synopsis

The Princelings Of The East

The Princelings of the East is the first book in a trilogy about the adventures of Fred and George.

When the King’s Birthday feast is ruined by an unnatural power drain, our Princeling heroes leave their scientific experiments to set out in search of answers. They encounter the enigmatic businessman Hugo, the impressive Prince of Buckmore, the wise Lady Nimrod, and the irrepressible barkeeper Victor, but find themselves threatened by those with vested interests. The scene shifts from a rural, feudal setting to the towers and heights of the curious Isle of Hattan, but where, or when, are they? Time is of the essence in solving this puzzle, and our heroes must keep their wits sharp and their heads clear if they are to survive.

Suitable for good readers aged 10 and over, The Princelings of the East is a fantasy adventure with the charm of the Wind in the Willows in a world reminiscent of Anne MacCaffrey’s Pern.

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Author Interview With Jemima Pett

Jemima Pett

Jemima – welcome to Create With Joy! Could you please tell us a little about your background as a writer?

I live in Norfolk, in the UK, and I’ve been writing since I was about 8 years old.

When my mum died in 2003, I found a small booklet in her box of treasures, written in a very childish hand, entitled The Little Stream. I’ve been writing articles and reports for newsletters and magazines ever since, but I couldn’t find interesting characters and plot for a novel!

I worked in business for many years. I wrote manuals, reports, science papers, blogs, journals, anything and everything that kept the words flowing. Finally the characters jumped into my head with stories that needed to be told, and The Princelings Of The East was born.

Rumor has it that The Princelings Of The East was inspired by a very unusual source! Please share the details!

Fred, George, Hugo and Victor were my first guinea pig pets, and they provided the inspiration for my stories. The books’ characters are based on them. I miss the first three of them deeply, but they live on in my books.

By the way, the picture is me with Fred. That’s Princeling Fred, of course!

What genres do you write in and how did you choose those genres?

I didn’t decide to write in any genre – I just wrote my books. It was a case of having the original idea and off I went. It has made them very difficult to place – but I’d categorize them as Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure (animal lovers a bonus)!

Wozna Cola… Lord Smallweed… Castle Vextein… How do you come up with the creative character names and locations throughout your books?

Most of my characters are real guinea pigs belonging to friends or people on the guinea pig forum Rodents with Attitude. That’s why there are so few females in the first few books – I have all boars!

What do you think our readers will like the most about The Princelings Of The East?

The book contains charming characters, plenty of intrigue, an intricate puzzle, and lovely scenery. And it’s clean!

What is the main message you want your readers to remember after they read your books?

You’d be surprised what you can do if you think things through and trust your friends.

What tips do you have for writers who want to improve their craft?

Read more widely, and do writing challenges. Chuck Wendig’s weekly writing challenge constantly challenges me to write flash fiction on subjects or in styles I may never have heard of before!

Sometimes I have to let the challenge fester for a few days before I come up with an idea – sometimes you just have to sit down and write something and see what happens.

I also check a couple of trusted publishing advice sites to remind myself of all the bad habits I have to edit out before letting the book go free – i.e., publishing it!

If you could only give one piece of advice to a new writer, what would it be?

Keep writing, but keep reading too!

Thank you so much for joining us today Jemima. Keep on writing your wonderful books!

The Princelings Of The East – Book & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Princeling Prize Package

Thanks for joining us on The Princelings Of The East Blog Tour! To celebrate, Jemima is hosting a giveaway and one winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash plus a paperback copy of The Princelings Trilogy by Jemima Pett!

The contest runs from September 23 to October 20, 11:59 pm, 2013 and is open Worldwide. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Additional Information

A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner.

Please note that this giveaway is being sponsored by the author and book tour host Renee at Mother Daughter Book Reviews. Create With Joy is not responsible for administering this giveaway. The winners release Create With Joy from all liability associated with this product/contest.

Disclosure: I received an electronic copy of this book for review purposes. I was not compensated for participating in this blog tour.

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  1. Cool Mom (Christine M.)
    Twitter: StanleyNKatrina
    says:

    Awesome interview. Our friend, Zorg, is a big fan of Jemima’s characters! We have enjoyed her book and look forward to having the time to read her others.
    Enjoy your tour, Jemima. Nice to see you on this site that we also adore!

  2. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
    Twitter: mdbookreviews
    says:

    Thank you for your interview of Jemima! There are definitely some very creative names for the characters and now we know where they came from! Thanks for taking part in the Princelings Blog Tour Ramona!

  3. Jemima Pett says:

    Thanks so much for the interview, Joy – I enjoyed it very much. It’s an honour to be here on your blog – I’ve visited in the past thanks to S&K recommending it. You’re so wonderfully creative!

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