Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Release!! The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw by Suzy Turner

I'm very excited to have Suzy visiting YAlicious today to tell us what has inspired her books, including a great little story about how, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, came about.

Thanks for joining us, Suzy :)

Most authors take their inspiration from just about anything... an overheard conversation in a coffee shop, the image of two people arguing on a train platform, a child throwing a tantrum in the middle of a busy supermarket... real lives can make for some fantastic stories.

 My inspiration so far, however, has come from places, dreams, music and people I've met. For example, The Raven Saga (my first series) was inspired by a trip to Western Canada in 2009. Specifically, it was during a visit to the town of Powell River when we (my husband, best friends and me) chose a beautiful little beach for a picnic. We carried our food down to the shore and sat on these massive pieces of driftwood that were scattered all over the beach. 

It was so breathtaking and there was an air of mystery to it too which led me to imagine all kinds of weird and wonderful possibilities. I could imagine supernatural events happening right there in Powell River. And thus, The Raven Saga was born.

 The Morgan Sisters series was inspired by something quite different. As I mentioned in a previous post in the tour, earlier this year I had the pleasure of working on a movie where I met British actor Mark Killeen (a very proud Londoner). We hit it off immediately and became buddies. Mark has such an amazing joie de vivre and is so positive and fun to be around that, after filming had finished, I decided to base a character on him. And so Declan Alexander was created. Although Declan isn't the main character, his role is a crucial one... looking after the daughters of a close friend when they visit London. Little do they know, that Declan has something in common with the girls, something that is about to change their lives forever...

 The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw
Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange 'tattoo' suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realise there's more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.
Sent off to London for two weeks of 'work experience', the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural.
At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won't leave them alone.

If you'd like to find out more about this exciting book, you can check out the book trailer here:

If you'd like to connect with Suzy online, you can follow the links below:

I'm also lucky enough to be a stop on The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw Virtual Tour. Here are the details of how to enter the giveaway. Good luck!!

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  1. Thank you for much for being a part of the tour! It's AWESOME to be here! :)
    Suzy Turner

    1. I'm so happy to be a part of it. Thanks so much for being here. I love having guest authors on our blog :)

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