Book Giveaway & Author Interview: Eye of the Crystal Ball by T.P. Boje

Welcome to Author T.P. Boje.

T. P. Boje is a hardcore cartoon lover, Tim Burton enthusiast, and enjoys any movie the Coen Brothers have made (with the big Lebowski being her favorite strongly followed by Burn after Reading). She is also a Y/A fantasy and mystery-writer. She is originally from Denmark but currently living in Florida, USA. Her books are translated into several languages.

Twitter: @TPBoje,!/TPBoje
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If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Definitely the future. I am so curious. I mean we know most of the past from the history lessons, but nobody knows the future.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? 
A cellphone to call for help, a book to read while I waited and a sandwich to eat so I wouldn’t go hungry.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Jesus, but I hope to meet him anyway when I die, so I will pick Karen Blixen.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because it is an awesome adventure for anyone who likes to use their imagination.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I have another book coming up in august and a sequel for “The Eye of the Crystal Ball” that I will write afterwards.

What inspired you to want to become a writer? 
I have always wanted it, but became a journalist instead. When I was fired from my job at a Danish TV-station due to cut-backs, I knew I had to follow my dream.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
Feedback from readers. It is always about the readers. When they write you an e-mail telling you that they loved the book, that is an incredible feeling.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be? 
I would go with Captain Nemo under the sea in his sub-marine Nautilus.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
I read and reread “The neverending story” over and over again and all of Jules Verne’s books but I also remember reading Wild Swans by chinese writer Jung Chang and being blown away.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Just do it. Write and write and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
I already live there. In Florida. This is truly a paradise.

What is your favorite Quote? 
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream,” said by C. S. Lewis.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? 
A writer. I never wanted anything else.

How did you know you should become an author?
I have always had a lot of stories and characters in my head that wanted to come out and as a child I told stories to everyone who would listen. My teachers kept telling me to keep it up and keep writing. I write because I can’t stop.

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
A pelican. They are the most awesome birds.

Eye of the Crystal Ball by T.P. Boje

When Sara was newborn her parents left her at the doorstep at Mr. and Mrs. Schneider’s house. 
When Sara was ten she discovered she was telekinetic. She began to move stuff around when she got angry just by her will alone.
When Sara was twelve her real parents came for her and took her with them to live like the Gypsy that she was – or Romani as they like to call themselves. They told her she was going to fulfill a prophesy. That it was once said that out of the Romani people the greatest sorceress who had ever lived would be born.When Sara was thirteen she had a baby brother and when she was fourteen he got very sick with a strange illness.To save her baby-brother Sara sets off on a quest to find his cure – well knowing that it will cost her dearly.Soon Sara finds herself going through the Singing Cave, crossing Wild Witches Valley, talking to a ten foot giant snail, rescuing the Beads of Souls from the Hell-hounds, escaping a spell in Vamila, the Forest of Vanity, visiting the king at the City of Lights before she finally reaches the Black Castle where she is told the Eye of the Crystal Ball can tell her how to cure her brother’s strange illness.
But nothing is free in this world – and as Sara soon will know – everything has a price.

Target audience: Young/adult and teenagers.
Genre: Fantasy, adventure.
Rating: G

Giveaway Details:
3 printed books & 3 ebooks
Open Internationally
Ends 10/5/11

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