The Book Beacon is today’s stop on the Birth of a Destiny Blog Tour & we are proud to post the following interview with the author, T.R. Milne! Keep reading for more info about the book and be sure to enter the giveaway!
I like nothing more than slipping into the pages of a book, so I have written Birth of a Destiny so that its readers can do just that, jump off every-day life and enter another world where mystery and magic rule. Birth of a Destiny is a layered book, and what I mean by that is that underneath the storyline where Rose is sizing up to battle the darkness, she is also fighting her own dark demons after losing both of her parents in a car accident. The light vs dark storyline circles around each other in a dance, and the reader will have to read all of the Light Bearer series to find out who ultimately wins.
What genre is Birth of a Destiny?
Magic, mystery and adventure abound in a Australian bush setting and the magical world of Sequimur.
How long did it take you to write?
It took me nine years from the time that I started writing to when I published Birth of a Destiny. In between those years, I learnt the craft of writing, had three children and continued to work part-time. Thankfully, the second book in the Light Bearer series is on track to take about one year, from start to finish.
How many books are going to be in this series?
There will either be three or four books in the series, but I’m not sure yet. I will know when I am writing book three in the Light Bearer series.
What is your favorite scene from the book?
I love trees and nature, so my favourite scene would have to be when we meet Upwood, a magical tree with a big heart.
What can readers look forward to in Birth of a Destiny?
Readers can look forward to slipping into the pages of the book and getting lost in the mystery and magic. I love my characters and the setting where I grew up, and I hope readers fall a little in love with both. Readers tell me they can’t put it down, so hopefully people can look forward to a gripping read, and wanting more.
What’s next for you?
After I have spent the summer holidays with my family and new puppy, my lovely editor, Maria, will be happy to hear that I will be starting to edit book two. I also have a completed chapter book to get illustrated and published, plus, I have three more chapter books to write (inspired by my gorgeous children), so I might have to find a quiet corner to start writing in these holidays.
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T.R. Milne was shaped as a writer by early childhood where she grew up in a haunted house on a farm where her imagination grew wild.
Her love affair with writing began nine years ago, when her first child was still a baby. Since then, between working part-time and parenting a brood of scrumptious children, she has been writing during little stitches of “free” time in coffee shops, kitchen tables, libraries, and her study.
She now lives with her husband and three children in Melbourne, Australia where she is a Change Manager and Author.
T.R. Milne finds inspiration for writing in all the things that bring light into her life T.R. Milne loves writing for Young Adults, stirring their fertile imaginations and eager sense of adventure. Birth of a Destiny, the first in the Light Bearer series, is her debut novel.