Monday, October 22, 2012

Blog Tour: Amarok by Angela J. Townsend Guest Post!

Welcome to the Amarok blog tour presented by Spencer Hill Press and Angela Townsend!

Today, Amarok author Angela Townsend talks about her writing process and how she likes to write.
You can check out the previous post for my review on Amarok or head here.

Guest Post:
I like to visit busy cafes or crowded bookshops to write and to brainstorm and research ideas. I find that being surrounded by people even though I don't interact with them is very helpful because being a writer can be a very,lonely job. I like noise and distraction and often listen to music while writing, such as a favorite movie soundtrack or Celtic mood music.

At home I enjoy sitting in a busy space surrounded by family often with candles and a cup of Barry's Irish tea. I like to feel free to create, I don't like stiff, sterile environments where I feel suffocated. Music, candles, peace, love and laughter are all a big part of the writing process for me. I also work with a laptop so that I can be mobile if I like.

Sometimes I pack up my watercolor paints, pens and paper and head outside. I write longhand and then paint images I find in nature that intrigue me, such as an interesting tree or a swift mountain brook.

Check out Amarok!

Emma's life has been hell since she moved from sunny California to a remote Alaskan town. Abandoned by her father and living with the guilt of causing her mother's death, she makes a desperate dash for freedom from her abusive stepfather. But when her car skids off the icy road, her planned escape leads to further captivity in a world beyond her imagining.

Dragged across the tundra by an evil mountain man and his enormous black wolf, she learns that love can be found in the most unexpected places. Amarok, as she's nicknamed the wolf, is a young man from the gold-rush era enslaved by an ancient shaman. Emma's gentle touch and kind heart win his love and devotion.

When a vicious madman--trapped in bear form by the same Shaman--attacks the travelers and injures Amarok, Emma must find the strength to face her fears and free the wolf she's come to love. But that means she must face down the evil shaman, a Siberian mammoth hunter from the ice age, and he has no intention of giving up his power to her.

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Meet Angela J. Townsend!
Angela Townsend was born in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana. As a child, Angela grew up listening to stories told by her grandparents, ancient tales and legends of faraway places. Influenced by her Irish and Scottish heritage, Angela became an avid research historian, specializing in Celtic mythology. Her gift for storytelling finally led her to a full time career in historical research and writing. A writer in local community circulations, Angela is also a published genealogical and historical resource writer who has taught numerous research seminars. Currently, Angela divides her time between writing, playing Celtic music on her fiddle, and Irish dancing. She resides on a ranch, in rural Northwestern Montana, with her two children Levi and Grant.

Visit Angela:
Website // Twitter // Facebook // Goodreads

I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to both Spencer Hill Press and Angela J. Townsend for not only allowing me to read Amarok but for inviting me to be a part of the tour. To find the complete tour scedule head here.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I haven't heard of this book before but I love the cover.


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