Author Interview & Book Review: Legend of the Timekeepers - Sharon Ledwith

 
About the book:
 
There is no moving forward without first going back.
 
Lilith was a young girl with dreams and a family before the final destruction of Atlantis shattered those dreams and tore her family apart. Now refugees, Lilith and her father make their home in the Black Land. This strange, new country has no place in Lilith’s heart until a beloved high priestess introduces Lilith to her life purpose—to be a Timekeeper and keep time safe.

Summoned through the seventh arch of Atlantis by the Children of the Law of One, Lilith and her newfound friends are sent into Atlantis’s past, and given a task that will ultimately test their courage and try their faith in each other. Can the Timekeepers stop the dark magus Belial before he changes the seers’ prophecy? If they fail, then their future and the earth’s fate will be altered forever.
 
Book Review:
 
From the very first page you know this will be a book you'll enjoy reading! Sharon Ledwith makes you want to keep carry on page after page. I will definitely be grabbing my copy of The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis! :)
 
I would recommend this book for all readers as I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. :)
 
Legend of the Timekeepers is prequel to the novel The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis. They can be read in any order, for more information on The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis check out HERE

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About the author:

Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, available through Musa Publishing. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, yoga, kayaking, time with family and friends, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat.

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Author Interview:

1. Thanks so much for joining us! How are you?

Im great, Kerry-Ann, and thank you for having me! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the time and effort youve put into this book blog tour and the release blast that was held on August 30th and 31st. Youve gone above and beyond, and I really appreciate it. You rock!

2. Can you share with readers your latest news?

So far, I have two novels out in ebook formatthe first book, The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis (released May 2012), and the prequel of the series, Legend of the Timekeepers (released August 2013). I also have the second book in the series completed tentatively called, The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret, but theres the fun job of reworking it into another characters point-of-viewso guess what Ill be working on this fall?

3. Whats the best thing a reader has said to you?

It was from one of my very first reviews. A reader on Goodreads posted, “This is a very well written book...loved it! Took me back to the days when I couldn't get enough of the Half Magic books by Edward Eager! Loved the kids and the grownups in the story! Nice to see a good, strong heroine, who also learned several lessons along the way. I cannot wait for next adventure...”

4. What book have you gained the most knowledge from?

My newest book, Legend of the Timekeepers. It was by far the hardest book Ive written because I didnt have any historical parameters to go by. It was pure fantasy, so I had to write out of my comfort zone. The only historical references I could go by was the Greek philosopher Platos description of Atlantis in his two dialogues (the way he wrote out his philosophy) called Timaeus and Critias, and information from Edgar Cayce, a well-known psychic during the early to mid 20th century, who channeled peoples past lives. The editors I was assigned with on this book pushed me hard to recreate the myth of Atlantis in my own words, and I learned so much from their guidance and support.

5. Where do you get most of your inspiration from?

Both the idea and inspiration for The Last Timekeepers series came to me through a dream I had around 1998. In this dream, I saw seven arches, and there were seven people (five kids, two adults) with crystals in their hands, walking up to these arches. It definitely had an Indiana Jones feel to it. At that time, I was writing a paranormal romance, and had no intention of writing a middle-grade/young adult book. But this idea kept growing in my mind, and wouldnt leave, like some mystical force pushing you from behind. So, I thought Id challenge myself and write a novela seriesthat would appeal to my son, who at the time was the target age of my audience. Ive always loved the time travel genre, so I imagined the arches I saw vividly in my dream as time portals. It was a no-brainer for me.

6. Do you have any advice to share with readers?

Im not quite sure what you mean by advice, but I always tell people who have clear goals and dreams in mind to never stop investing in yourself. Invest in the best. My readers deserve the best of what I have to offer them. And to say my road to publication has been a long haul is an understatement. Its been an uphill climb with peaks and valleys but well worth it when I finally signed my first publishing contract with Musa Publishing in September, 2011. I was determined to be a published author, and I never gave up the dream. So dont ever get up on yours!

7. Which author would you recommend and why in 140 characters?

Wanna learn to write like a master? Invest in Stephen Kings memoir, On Writing. Read it till your eyes bleed, then pick up a pen and write.

8. What do you have in store for readers in the future?

Ive planned for a total of eleven books in The Last Timekeepers series, which includes the prequel, Legend of the Timekeepers. I have also signed on with literary agency, Walden House (Books & Stuff) in December 2012 to represent another young adult series Ive created about teens with psychic abilities entitled, Mysterious Tales from Fairy Falls, so I believe Ill be one busy gal!


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4 comments

  1. Hey, Kerry-Ann, thank you for recommending my book to other readers in your review! Loved your thought-provoking questions, and am looking forward to connecting to readers on the rest of this tour! Cheers and a heart-felt thank you!

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  2. Good interview, Sharon. Glad to see you strutting your stuff.:)

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    1. Thanks, Sloane, the more I strut, the more I think I need a new pair of shoes! LOL! Cheers for your support!

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  3. I do enjoy a book that draws me in right from the beginning.

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