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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - Hunters of the Dream by Ingrid Koivukangas

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Hunters of the Dream
Author:
Ingrid Koivukangas
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
When the summer holidays begin, Aurora thinks she’s just a normal teenager about to have another boring summer. Then, for her seventeenth birthday, Nana Brin gives her a long-silent Oracle that has been passed down through their family for generations. The mysterious Oracle soon awakens in response to the creeping Darkness that is escaping and destroying all worlds. Aurora must quickly find the courage to come to terms with her calling as the Huntress of the Dream.

Hunters of the Dream will be available at Amazon from February 22 to March 20 for only $0.99

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13548228.Ingrid_Koivukangas


Author Interview

1. What inspired you to want to become a writer?
My grade two teacher reading us, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. She used to read a few paragraphs at a time, at the end of the day, before the bell went. Everyday for those 10 to 15 minutes I was transported to a world of wonder, adventure, awe, sadness, outrage at the unfairness of passages, trepidation and anticipation. The power of C.S. Lewis’s words, and storytelling, left a huge impression on me. I wanted to be able to guide readers on similar voyages to the imagination.

2. Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
I love when readers write to tell me they couldn’t put the book down, that they kept turning the pages until the wee hours. I love hearing that they enjoyed the story, and the characters, and can’t wait to read the second book to find out what happens next.

3. If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
Definitely, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

4. If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
If I had any superpower I would choose to be a fairy godmother granting wishes without anyone knowing it was me doing it.

5. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

Read Hunters of the Dream to enter a world of magic and wonder where, the imaginary entwines with the ‘real’ world, inviting you to question what powers you really carry within your soul.

6. Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m currently working on the second book of the Hunters of the Dream Trilogy, Book Two: The Awakening.

I’m also developing a membership website for readers who would like to continue their journey into the world of Hunters of the Dream. Membership is free to Hunters of the Dream readers, and grants them access to complimentary art and writing projects. Paid modules will also be available for a nominal fee. The paid modules will be especially appealing to youth, parents and home schoolers who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of our sacred connections to the natural and Spirit world through a variety of teachings and videos.  http://bit.ly/EnterAWorldofWonder

7. Do you write as you go or do you have the book planned before you start the first draft?
I write as I go along.

8. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I’m looking forward to watching the documentary: The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, directed and produced by Arwen Curry.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I love where I am. I don’t want to live anywhere but here, on Salt Spring Island on Alchemy Farm.

10. Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
We are all multi-faceted beings, so yes, I can see bits of myself reflected in each of the characters.

I’d like to invite your readers to signup for a free online Eco Heart Oracle reading: bit.ly/FreeEcoHeartOracleReading  The Eco Heart Oracle guides the characters through the Hunters of the Dream trilogy.


About the Author
Ingrid Koivukangas, BFA, MFA, is an award winning environmental artist, writer, designer, Reiki Master and educator.

As an artist Ingrid works intuitively at sites creating new works in response to sites and their energies and histories both natural and human. Her work encompasses many media including site specific ephemeral, large scale public works, writing, video, photography, sound, web, sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Ingrid's artworks have been exhibited in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. She's been featured as an artist in residence on CBC-TV; has had numerous gallery exhibitions; has many site specific ephemeral works left in situ and large scale permanent public art projects.

Ingrid's artworks have been included in many publications and books including: Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future, published by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environmental Programme and Art + Science Now: How scientific research and technological innovation are becoming key to 21st-century aesthetics by Stephen Wilson, Professor of Conceptual and Information Arts at San Francisco State University. One of her favourite publications to be included in is Scholastic Book's Now See This! Art That Influences.

Ingrid has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and a Master of Fine Arts, Environmental Sculpture, from the University of Calgary. You can view her work at: www.ingridkoivukangas.com

Ingrid lives on Salt Spring Island with her husband Robin, two dogs, Lucy and Scout, and a fierce cat named Hunter.

Get a free online Eco Heart Oracle reading. http://bit.ly/FreeEcoHeartOracleReading

Visit the World of Wonder membership site. This site is for Hunters of the Dream readers. Continue exploring the world of Hunters of the Dream: http://bit.ly/EnterAWorldofWonder


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15 comments:

  1. What did you want to be when you were small?

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    1. Hi Mai - I remember wanting to be many things, including: an astronaut, archaeologist (aka Indiana Jones), a librarian, an artist, a writer and more.

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  2. Enjoyed the interview, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hunters of the dream sounds awesome ♡ And the cover is beautiful! I would love to read this book. Thank you

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  4. I love the cover. Did you get a lot of input into its selection?

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  5. Beautiful cover! Thanks for the post!

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  6. Great interview! I love your answer to the superpower question!

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  7. Love the sound of this. Enjoyed the interview too.

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  8. Hunters of the Dream sounds like a fantastic read!

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