WHITE WOLF & THE ASH PRINCESS by Tammy Lash // Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway
HULLO, DRAGONS! Today, I'm popping in to share an interview with Tammy Lash (author of the White Wolf series), and an exclusive excerpt and giveaway! Stay tuned; first, here's White Wolf & the Ash Princess... 😉
ABOUT THE BOOK
Eighteen-year-old Izzy's limited world begins to feel cramped after she completes her self-appointed book dare. After reading two-hundred-and-fifty books, a thought that had been once tucked away as tightly as the books on her library shelves becomes too irresistible to ignore... "Who am I?"
Memory loss prohibits Izzy from remembering her life before age seven when she was injured in a fire. Jonathan Gudwyne and his head housekeeper rescued her and took Izzy in as their own, but who did she belong to before they took her in?
Crippling panic keeps Izzy from wandering beyond the stables but Tubs, the Gudwyne's young stable boy, encourages Izzy to go beyond the property's rock wall to a world that promises possible answers, but also great danger. A scorched castle in the woods and a mysterious cellar filled with secrets sets Izzy on a path to the New World, where she will not only have to face her own terror but face the people responsible for her scars.
It is here, in the untamed wilds of the seventeenth century that she finds love and a home in the most unexpected of places.
Hi, Tammy! I'm so, so excited to have you here! 😄 First off, would you mind introducing yourself? Sun, rain, or snow? Coffee, cocoa, or tea…?
Hi, Liv! Thanks for having me! Hi, everyone! My name is Tammy Lash. I'm a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. I have two adult kids: Kelsey, twenty-four, and Austin, nineteen. Ryan is the last to be homeschooled and he's seventeen. My husband and I will be married twenty-eight years this March.
Sun, rain, or snow? That's a tough question! It's a toss-up between rain or snow. I love the sound of the rain and especially thunderstorms, but I also love the look of snow and the snuggly feeling I get when I crash on our couch with my wolf blanket and coffee. *GAG*! I hate tea, so tea will never be my beverage of choice. Cocoa is yummy but my fav is coffee.
What inspired you to write White Wolf & the Ash Princess?
My husband and I have spent over twenty years in children's ministry. I've always told stories -- I just never felt "smart" enough to write them. I sat in on Austin's homeschool English course, One Year Adventure Novel, and it gave me the courage to start writing. Writing with my son also gave me someone to be accountable to.
White Wolf & the Ash Princess is a love letter to my husband, to my family, and to girls like me who have suffered abuse. White Wolf is a fulfillment of a promise. It's a way for me to find and help girls like me that I prayed to reach as a little girl. I am so thankful that the Lord has allowed me to share my story this way. It has been an amazing experience to watch the Lord work and to see His hand in every aspect of the book. I am thankful for the past that He wrote for me. White Wolf wouldn't be here if it weren't for my beautiful scars.
Are there any authors who had a major influence on your writing?
Laura Ingalls Wilder was a favorite growing up. Suzanne Collins, and Lois Lowry are my two current favs.
If you could travel to any fictional, bookish land, where would you go?
I'd like to go to Narnia. I'd visit Mr. Tumnus (James McAvoy) and ask him to cry for me. He's number one on my list for "best crier" and would be the coach for any actor that would ever play Jonathan. (LOL! Watch the guy cry and you'll see what I mean!) After getting awed by Mr. McAvoy's tear ducts, I'd sneak over to the home of the White Witch to snatch up some Turkish Delight. The stuff is pretty good!
Thank you so much for your time, Tammy!! 💙
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tammy lives in Lower Michigan with her husband and her three children. Izzy's home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Munising) is where she and her family enjoy exploring. Tammy enjoys hiking, kayaking, beach wandering, "hunting" for birch bark, and hopes to someday find a porcupine quill. White Wolf & the Ash Princess is her first novel. She is published in Keys for Kids and has been in children's ministry for over twenty years.
"None of that girl stuff while you're here," he scolds with a point, but his face softens when he gets a good look at me. "What's wrong? You don't look right."
"I'm kidnapped, bloody, and look like a boy, that's what's wrong," I say too hot to produce the tears that I usually have at this point in my outbursts. I regret my sting instantly when I see how truly concerned Jonathan is.
I don't want to be here. I want my bed. My body aches and my eyes feel swollen. I swat his hand from my forehead but it's without the energy that I had just moments earlier.
Tammy has kindly offered to host a giveaway with three different prizes! Readers may enter here, or in the widget below.
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