Thursday, December 15, 2016

Alison Clarke's THE SISTERHOOD Tour & Giveaway


The Sisterhood
by Alison Clarke
Genre - YA, Middle Grade Fantasy

When Oppie and Aurie are faced with a terrible battle between good and evil, they discover that friendship and sisterhood are the most precious things in the world.
In a realm where magic and legend still exist, it's easy to think that when you're just an ordinary girl, you'll never get the chance to be written into the history books. But when Oppie, and her dragon friend Aurie, find themselves on a mission to defeat the evil, oppressive forces of darkness, in the form of the dragon, Royzendeus, they discover that history is never made alone. As they travel, their army of light grows, and Aurie discovers that as a girl, she is blessed with an entire sisterhood she never realised existed.


Alison Clarke is a writer who delves into different fields. She is a children's author, but is now joining the world of young adult literature. Her latest book, The Sisterhood, chronicles her latest journey in this odyssey. A tale filled with Celtic, Greek, and Ghanaian mythology, The Sisterhood will delight all audiences. Kids, ten and up, as well as adults will be entranced with the story of Oppie and Aurie. Oppie is the daughter of a sorceress, and Aurie, her best friend, is a dragon. In the first book of this trilogy, they go on a journey to save the universe. Alison Clarke's passion for the Arthurian tales, as well as medieval literature like Chaucer, also fuels her writing. Her first degree is in Sociology with a double minor in French and English. She is now working on a Master's degree in Children's literature. Storytelling is her calling, and whether she is writing, painting, or drawing, story is key. Reading is another passion, and many different genres interest her, including biography, fantasy, poetry, art books, and so on. Alison believes that the word is a powerful thing, and this is evident in many different literary forms. She also believes that art, whether it's literary or visual can change the world, can make the world a better place.


AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Can you tell us about Alison the person? What makes you happy?

1.  I am a dreamer, reader, and writer. I love the word. I love story, and every form that it takes--whether it’s movies, paintings, books, photography, and so on. I have hope for humanity, even though I also see a lot of darkness. But I believe that the word, Story, can be a Light, and people can be healed through storytelling. That is the best potential for art--to heal, to illuminate. That is one of the reasons I am a writer, to transform the world, to heal the world--through Story.


Can you tell us about a special award you have won lately?
2.  I have won the award for 2016 Writer Of The Year by Diversity magazine. I’m excited. It is for being involved in the artistic community, and for creating a work, my young adult fantasy novel, The Sisterhood, that promotes people of different backgrounds, cultures, and/or ethnicities to work together for a better world. I am honoured to have this award, and it will propel me further in terms of writing, and so on.

What is on tap for your next book?
3. The next book will be darker in terms of narrative. It will explore social issues, and also continue the themes of the importance of teamwork, and so on.

What drew you to writing as a career?
4. I have enjoyed writing since I was in grade six. Creating different worlds is something that I am passionate about. I also enjoying writing different genres, poetry as well as prose.
 










2 comments:

  1. I was happy that your blog is part of my blog tour. You are a Light, and passionate about the word, about Story. Your love for literature is infectious. Keep Emanating Positivity and Joy. Have a wonderful weekend. Bye for now.


    Alison Clarke
    Fantasy Author
    The Sisterhood

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    1. Hey Alison! Love having you here, especially with such an amazing tale to share!

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