Saturday 5 July 2014

Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway - Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson

Copper Magic
by Julia Mary Gibson

Can an unearthed talisman found on the shores of Lake Michigan save 12-year-old Violet’s fractured family? Exploring themes of Native American culture, ecology, and conservation, this historical fiction novel comes brilliantly to life.

The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman—a copper hand—beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet’s touch warms the copper hand and it begins to reveal glimpses of another time. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic—and if anyone is in need of its powers, it’s Violet. Her mother and adored baby brother are gone, perhaps never to return. Her heartbroken father can’t seem to sustain the failing farm on the outskirts of Pigeon Harbor, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Surely the magic of the copper hand can make things right for Violet and restore her fractured family. Violet makes a wish. But her ignorant carelessness unleashes formidable powers—and her attempts to control them jeopardizes not only herself, but the entire town of Pigeon Harbor.

In Copper Magic, land and waters are alive with memories, intentions, and impulses. Magic alters Violet and brings her gifts—but not always the kind she thinks she needs. First-time author Julia Mary Gibson brings Violet and her community to life in this impressive and assured debut.

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Guest Post - Dream Cast

Kristen Bell as Aunt Phyllis (except meaner and in a big hat):

 Marion Cotillard as Miss Nadia (but not so much makeup):

Buffy Sainte-Marie as Mrs. Agosa (but with some white in her hair):

About the Author
For a significant chunk of my life I worked with sprocketed celluloid, as a garage animator and in various capacities in the visual effects industry. My colleagues were geniuses and magicians and sorceresses. The work was a blast (sometimes literally – catch me as Frances McDormand’s double in an awesome old-school beamsplitter shot in Sam Raimi’s DARKMAN), but a time came when my own work cried out to be fostered again.

I live in Hollywood, California, surrounded by my four-generation extended family of poets, thespians, dancers, filmworkers, and urban farmers.

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Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter.

2 Winners will receive a Copy of Trouble by Non Pratt.

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  1. I can watch Friends, and Prison Break series over and over again.

  2. I can watch all the twilight movies over and over and over again, like crazy i don't no why but i love em, Big bang therory i love too, i can watch it over and over, there are others but those are the main too. thank you so much

  3. That would be lord of the rings.

  4. The notebook
    Pearl harbor
    Twister - with Helen hunt
    28 days later
    28 weeks later
    Many many more