Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Faerie Ring Blog Tour Guest Post

Today I am super excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Kiki Hamilton's The Faerie Ring.

Why I decided to write YA
by Kiki Hamilton

Hi Emma! Thanks so much for inviting me over to your blog.

I’ve always thought that I would write a book one day, but my life was so busy I didn’t really have time. Then I read Harry Potter. (I didn’t actually start Harry Potter until the Goblet of Fire came out… then I read books 1-4 in a week.) I’d forgotten the magic of a well-told story. The magic of becoming the characters in a book and experiencing their adventures. I loved Harry Potter so much that I decided I’d write a little story for my daughter and that’s when the madness all started…

Anyway, at the time I started writing (about 5 years ago) my daughter was only ten. Initially, I planned to write something that she could read, but then the characters took over and I ended up with a YA story. That was my first book, which never sold. After that I started THE FAERIE RING. By then my daughter was twelve, so a young adult book was perfect for her to read. Plus, I find that the stories are usually more fast-paced than adult books and I love the wide variety of genres to pick from. As young adult books are becoming more popular there seems to be a larger crossover of adult readers as well as adult writers now writing for young adults. So, it’s a win/win for everyone!


I have read and reviewed The Faerie Ring already, to check out my review click here.
I want to say a massive thank you to Kiki for stopping by BelleBooks today for this guest post, and also for sending me my signed copy of The Faerie Ring as well as some awesome swag.

I'm going to share some of this awesome signed swag with all my lovely followers!
The giveaway is open to UK/IRE/EU residents only and there will be three winner.
1st place winner gets a badge, postcard and two bookmarks (one signed)
2nd place winner gets 2 bookmarks (one signed)
3rd place winner gets 1 bookmark (signed)

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends 1st Jan 2012.

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  1. Ha! EU! I love you for that! : D

    I also like the thing about writing a book for someone else. I mean, yes, first of all most people write because they love it and they write stories they would want to read, but I often wonder why they end up in a certain genre - or in this case, age-group (when did YA become a genre? oô) and have actually read the "I love my child" reason a few times. Makes authors so easy to like!

  2. Great post! It's wonderful to hear how a fellow YA author started writing, and having Harry as her catalyst...wonderful! :)

    Thanks, and a Merry Christmas,


    A Christmas present: my YA Christmas novel, Clara Claus, is free now through 12/25:


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