There are some guests that one has on a radio program that you just can't get enough of, that you want to chat away for hours two, or as in the case of my special guest on "A Book and a Chat
" you ask back for second or third appearances.
Today I am so please to have as my guest on the show "Julia Hoban
", author of the fantastic novel "WILLOW
", which wile produced as a YA novel has been enjoyed, as Julia explains during the show by readers of all ages, not just in the America's but now all over the world.
As always Julia provided a fascinating incite not only to the latest news about her book, but in the art of writing, something that will be of interest and I hope help many inspiring authors.
Not only that, but Julia kindly set up a competition for me to run on my blog, details of which can be found towards the end of this blog.
Also during tonight's entertaining show, we heard about the books success around the world from already being on its second print in Spain, to being launched in Germany, China and Taiwan. The book is also being launched in the UK this month though under a different name, becoming "SCARRED
" a name which in many ways describes the book better than Willow"
As part of the pre-launch work in the UK Julia shared with us a wonderful article, she wrote for the The Daily Telegraph
, one of the top newspapers in Britain.
The show was littered with interesting incites and anecdotes, which was enjoyed by all those who were listening or in the chat room, and is sure to be a much followed up show.
HERE ARE THE CONTEST DETAILS:
"In Willow there are references to several books, all except one of these books actually exist, though some might be not that easy to find online.
QUESTION: What is the one book mentioned in Willow whose name Julia made up?
The contest will close this Friday March 12th, with the winning entry receiving a $25 Barnes and Noble voucher. Entries must be made in the blog comments area on my main site.
So listen to the show or down load the link for a very enjoyable forty-five minutes on "A Book and a Chat with Julia Hoban
Oh... and don't forget to enter the contest!
"A Book and a Chat with Julia Hoban"
or you can download the mp3 file of the show from
Barry Eva (Storyheart)