Willow Bloom’s biggest challenge is to organise her thirteenth birthday party. However, a walk in the woods near her home provides some big surprises – a mystical guardian from another world, a magical forest, and the discovery that her parents are part of a secret order that protects dreams. With the discovery comes a calling. A prophecy tells of a young one who can push back the dark forces that threaten to corrupt our hopes and dreams. Is Willow that young one? Can she take on the forces of evil, the Underlord Maliceius, and win?
Elizabeth Farrell was born and raised in rural Victoria, Australia. She worked for the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne before moving to London to work for the Mail on Sunday newspaper there. After spending all of the 90’s living and working in the UK, she returned home. Elizabeth currently resides in rural Gippsland, Victoria where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Fields of interest: Philosophy, Spirituality, Archaeology, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Nutrition, Yoga, Swimming, Cooking.
The inspiration behind the book: I wanted to write a book that inspired and empowered our next generation of people. With so many dystopian views and stories out there, I felt it was important to portray a more hopeful future.
- What is on your nightstand?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart, a glass of water and a scented candle and the usual bits and bobs that somehow end up on it for no reason except that it was the closest flat surface.
- What author would you totally fan?
Paulo Coelho, love his work
- What makes you cringe?
Watching people have an embarrassing moment. I feel uncomfortable for them and uncomfortable by being the observer of that moment.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I tend to go with the flow mostly but sometimes a big scene requires plotting to make sure it stays big and at the same time answers some questions that the reader may have and also further develop the character as the scenes progress.
- Is there a word you love to use?
I love the word paradox because of its meaning; writing fantasy usually involves a paradox of some kind. I’ve just managed to find a way to use it in Book 2. The word sounds good too.
3 winners will receive eBook copies of WILLOW BLOOM AND THE DREAM KEEPERS, International.
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