Thursday, December 06, 2012

Character Interview Returned Pendle Hill Trilogy Book One by Keeley Smith




Interview with Clay Barnes



Keeley Smith: “Hi, Clay. Thanks for being here today.”

Clay: “Pleasure, thanks for having me.”

KS: “So, how do you like Millsteeple? I hear you’re a Yorkshire man at heart.”

C: “I like Millsteeple. I’ve had a few problems whilst I’ve been here that we are dealing with. But you’re right; I’m a Yorkshire man at heart. My home is in Ripon.”

KS: “Let’s get down to business, what is your ideal woman?”

C: (laughs) “I have a reputation for being a ladies’ man, I’m not, well, I’m not too much of a ladies’ man. But my ideal woman, well she would have to be strong willed, funny and down to earth.”

KS: “That could be any woman then?”

C: (grins) “I like to keep my options open.”

KS: “I suppose it makes it difficult to find women when you have such a huge secret to keep. I hear you’re a witch, is that true?”

C: “Come on, you believe in witches? It’s good to believe in that stuff for Halloween, it makes the night more interesting.”

KS: “So, the rumours aren’t true then? You could tell me, I can keep a secret.”

C: (Laughs) “If I told you I was, I’d have to kill you.”

KS: “Okay. Moving on, you look like you keep fit, do you work out?”

C: “Yes, I like to spar and play fight with my friends when we can.”


KS: “Interesting way to keep fit. Do you do anything else in your spare time?”

C: “I like to hang out with family and friends playing football and having BBQ’s.”

KS: “That sounds lovely. Okay, so I’m going to ask you some questions so the readers can get to know the real you a little better. What is your most treasured possession?”

C: “It is a locket my mother owned. I keep it when I need to think of her, she died a long time ago. ”

KS: “I’m sorry to hear that but at least you have something of hers. Okay, last question. Which person do you most admire?”

C: (His brows collide in the middle of his head.) “Someone I know had been through such a lot in her short life but she is still so strong, I admire that about her.




Returned
Pendle Hill Trilogy Book One
Keeley Smith

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

ASIN: B009YE6J94

Number of pages: 319
Word Count: 96,415

Cover Artist: Keeley Smith


Book Description:

17 year old Cora Hunt has one wish, to live the life of a normal teenager.

Her wish never comes true.

After her reluctant move to a sleepy village in the middle of Lancashire Cora's life is turned upside down when she discovers she is a witch, a very powerful witch. Cora is not just any old witch, she is the daughter of Alizon Device who was one of the most powerful witches of her time. 

Dealing with her new found powers is quite a challenge, but when the past she didn't know about unearths new complications in the form of Jack Thomas, her life becomes increasingly dangerous with each waking minute.

Jack also has a secret past, a past that clashes with Cora's.

A confrontation between the two results in a life or death situation. The brutal events of 1612 happened hundreds of years ago, but what Jack and Cora face is a definite déjà vu. The only question is, will their fate be the same as those who perished in 1612?


About the Author:

Keeley Smith is the author of Returned, a new and exciting young adult fantasy about witches. Cora Hunt is a witch, she's been a witch since 1612, since the day her mother was murdered in the infamous Pendle Hill witch trials. Now Cora must learn to control her new power, but with this new power comes danger. Is she strong enough to survive to threat that comes with being the new witch in the village?

Keeley lives in the UK with her husband and rabbit. She has a BA Hons in English Literature and Language from the Open University. When she isn't writing and spending time with her "book friends" she also loves to read and keep fit, by keeping fit she means picking up chocolate and placing it in her mouth, then repeating the process. It's a very good workout!




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