Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Happy Release Day to Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. I have been obsessed with the cover of this book for a while now, and now today is the day you can buy this gorgeous book for your shelves! I am thrilled to be on this blog tour and to share with you an interview from Elizabeth Lim.
Also I am thrilled to host an exclusive giveaway, just for my blog readers, for a finished copy of Spin the Dawn (US Only) just enter the rafflecopter below.
1. What inspired the sewing challenge aspect of your fantasy?
After immigrating to the US, my grandmother spent many years as a seamstress. Maia Tamarin’s talent and passion for sewing is directly inspired by her!
2. How has your publishing experience of Spin the Dawn differed from your earlier works?
SPIN THE DAWN is my first original novel to be published. It definitely isn’t the first novel I’ve written though…it’s probably my sixth or seventh! It was easier to write than Reflection in the sense that the world and characters are entirely mine. Staying true to Mulan, Captain Li Shang, and Mushu’s voice was a fun challenge for me, but one I was glad I didn’t have to worry about in SPIN THE DAWN. At the same time, it was harder to write because I had to create Maia’s world and its magic system from scratch, but imbuing SPIN THE DAWN with hints from some of my favorite fairytales was my favorite part!
3. Tell us something compelling and unique about your main character?
I don’t know if this is unique, but Maia is really ambitious and determined to become the best she can at her craft, tailoring, but she’s also really human and vulnerable. I’ve loved writing her and seeing her grow as a character (and seeing her take me in directions I hadn’t expected!).
4. How different is writing a book compared to composing music?
It’s actually pretty similar! The medium is different, but I find that the preparation and writing (coming up with themes, teasing them out, and structuring a narrative over time) to be very much alike. And there’s years of honing one’s craft involved, which is why I think I enjoy both so much! There’s always room to improve 🙂
5. What are you currently working on (if you can share with us)?
I’m currently working on the sequel to Spin the Dawn, and potentially another book in the same world.
6. Most importantly, who is your favorite Star Wars character?
I LOVE this question. My favourites are Mara Jade and Tionne from the expanded universe (*tears*).
PRIZE: 1 copy of SPIN THE DAWN (US ONLY)
Giveaway open until 7/15/19, winner will have 48hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Prize will come directly from publisher. USA addresses only.