AFTER by Savannah Jezowski // Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway
Happy Saturday, my dear Dragons! Today, I'm delighted to present Savannah Jezowski, bestselling author of Five Enchanted Roses, and her latest release, After!
ABOUT THE BOOK
BOOK ONE OF THE NEVERWAY CHRONICLES
"Some people might say that there are worse fates than death. In some worlds, perhaps that may well be the case. But in mine, it would be a lie. There is no greater horror than that which comes after death."
On the streets of an ancient city, with creepers wandering at will and a mysterious assassin leaving corpses all over Pandorum, a young Spook with a dark secret will do anything to keep his brothers safe, even from forces that threaten to tear them apart from within.
While others are searching for impossible cures from outlawed Spinners, Conrad Ellis III does not believe in fairy tales and miracles. But when he discovers a strange girl with shrouded ties to the assassin, Eli is forced to leave the streets he loves and travel into the very heart of Pandorum in order to save a member of his family. With his health failing and the danger escalating, there is no escaping the inevitable truth.
Today, he may hunt creepers. Tomorrow, he just might be one.
My name is Savannah, obviously, and I live in southern Michigan with my charming husband, my wee little daughter, and two English springer spaniels named Cricket and Merlin. I am the author of When Ravens Fall and After, and am a featured author in Five Enchanted Roses and Mythical Doorways. I like to collect fairies, dragons, and writing-hats! This is where you can connect with me:
- Website: https://dragonpenpress.com/
- Blog: https://dragonpenpress.com/category/blog/
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13434787.Savannah_Jezowski
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savannahjezowskiauthor/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/savannahjezowskiauthor/
If you could choose one message for your readers to gain from After, what would it be?
Oh, this is a hard one. There are several important themes in this story. I'm going to pull a snippet from my author's note to answer this one: "I could talk about the bond of affection between brothers, a theme heavily portrayed throughout the book. I could talk about facing your fears and not giving up on life. I could talk about not waiting until it's too late to make amends, or about accepting the tragedies and difficult times that God sends into our lives.
"But I think the greatest lesson I learned while writing After is that the worst enemy we will ever face is ourselves. The sin nature, the besetting sin, the thorn in the flesh we can never seem to conquer -- this is the greatest foe we will battle. Just as Eli struggled with the darkness of his affliction, so we battle the darkness of our hearts, that secret desire to please ourselves and not God... in the end, Eli's greatest struggle is and will continue to be himself."
If you could travel anywhere -- bookish or not! -- where would you go?
I would love to go to Scotland or Wales and visit old castles, or maybe go find the Lochness Monster or something. I would also love to visit such worlds as Middle Earth and Narnia... and one of my greatest regrets will always be that I never received my Hogwarts letter.
If you could spend a day with any author, no matter his/her time period, who would you choose?
Oh, this is also hard. I would want to get to know them ALL. I think I would choose Lloyd Alexander. His Prydain series is so well done. I love every single book in the series and would love to learn how he created such funny but hear-warmingly real characters.
What's your advice for aspiring indie authors?
Get advice from other authors. I know. This can be painful. Constructive criticism is hard, but it's so vital to developing our craft and improving the quality of our writing. If you want to be a "real" author someday, talk to some of the authors you admire. Most of the ones in the indie community are more than willing to help each other out.
Thank you so much for your time, Savannah! It's been a pleasure having you! 💖
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MORE BOOKS BY SAVANNAH JEZOWSKI
Want to explore the world of After? Enter the giveaway here (or at the link below) for a chance to win a signed paperback copy! US only.
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Squee! I'M SO EXCITED! 😍 Savannah created such a vivid, fantastical world in her Five Enchanted Roses novella, and I can't wait to return to it in After!
Savannah, thank you so much for letting me chat with you! And Laura, thank you so much for coordinating this tour and letting me be a part of it! 😘
Dragons, have you read any of Savannah's books? Are you excited for After?