Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Crossroads Saga Blog Tour

I can not tell you how exited I am for doing this post right now. Crossroads and Between are deffinetly one of my favorite books, and Mary Ting is one of my all time favorite authors. She is such a good person! Thanks for everything! Another thank you to Michele (Insaneaboutbooks) for inviting me on the blog tour!
Lets start. For this post I asked Ms.Mary two questions, and she did her best in answering them.

Don't forget to click on read more to see my fan made covers for the books and A GIVEAWAY!
How do you conceive your plot ideas? 
With Crossroads it was easy because I started from my dreams I had in high school. Then for the rest of the book, Claudia's experiences were based on things I did…first job, first car, first time camping…too bad there was no! For Between, I wrote from chapter to chapter. I had a general idea of what I wanted to get across, but there were times when I had to take a week brake to think things through.

How long did it take you to publish your first book, after you started trying?

It took me couple of years to write Crossroads because I didn’t know if it was good enough to be published. Being new to this publishing industry, I had no clue what I was doing. I decided to self-publish first because again, I wrote Crossroads to help me heal the loss of my grandmother. It was just for fun. About 4 months later, I had a contract with World Castle. For Between, I wanted this to be bigger and better. I was writing for my fans. It took me about 6 months to finish my first draft. Along this journey, I’ve learned so much and I’ve meet so many people around the world. It’s been a blessing!
Thank you for reading my post and Thank you Trajce for your continuous support from making videos to the beautiful banner. You Rock!!!


In the second part of the blog post I'm showing you something I did. I've done a lot of fun art for Crossroads but I think this is my best so far.
I did two fan made covers for Crossroads and Between.
I hope you like them!

the covers I did.Hope you Like it!
This is just fan art.


And now the best part. On this giveaway, and only for the visitors of my blog is giving away this necklase. Look how beautiful it is! The snowflakes take a big part in Between!
All you have to do is to fill the Rafflecopter and wait!

a Rafflecopter giveaway -----------------
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Katrina W said...

:O) Cant wait to read this one.. Have added it to my tbr pile over at goodreads ;) thanks for the wonderful giveaaway !!! and goodluck to everyone ! kat

b_ls said...

I have read them both and they are amazing! Mary Ting has a skill when it comes to writing good stories! I can not wait for the next one!

June M. said...

My tweet link was wrong (did not leave it all).. the correct one is:!/JuneAnnM/status/200671881567805440
Tried updating form but don't know if it worked.
The books sound good, I have 2 teen nieces that might like them a lot.

Diana said...

Your fun arts are amazing! Thank you for the giveaway.