Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Blitz + Author Interview: Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

How far into the hollow would you go?

Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan ElizabethAfter losing her parents in a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria escapes New York City to Arnn—a farming town with more legends than residents, and a history of witchcraft and secrets best left buried.

Everyone in Arnn knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope when she should be afraid, and a past of missing children and broken promises.  To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness. How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?

ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW is Jordan Elizabeth’s first novel.  This young adult fantasy, published through Curiosity Quills Press, is now available for purchase.  

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About The Author:

Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, can’t get enough of the woods, be it splashing through a stream, sitting beneath an ancient oak, or following a path up a hill.  Some of those adventures have led to abandoned foundations.  Exploring the rocks and crumbling bricks sparked Jordan to imagine who might have lived there before, and that train of thought carried her to a wicked legend and an enchanted hollow.  You can contact Jordan via her website,

Author Interview with Jordan Elizabeth

Question: Have you always dreamed of becoming an author? 
If not, what inspired you to become one?

Answer: I did always dream of becoming an author.  My mother read to me since the moment I could lift my head and it just took off from there.  I used to make up stories and my grandmother would record them on a tape-player.  To me, authors were even greater than movie stars.

Question: Did you enjoy reading books as a child?
If yes, what books were your all time favorites?

Answer: Every time I went somewhere with my grandmother, be it grocery store or mall, she would buy me a book.  My favorites were the Berenstein Bears when I was really little, and as I got older, novels by Bruce Coville and Tamora Pierce.  I feel honored to have been able to meet them in real life.  They actually live near me.  If I’d known that as a child, I probably would have swooned or squealed.

Question: Are any of your characters based off of people in real life? 
Like yourself or friends?

Answer: There is always one character who reflects bits of me.  As for my friends, definitely!  There is no one character who is strictly so-and-so; I take pieces of my friends and family, and I sprinkle them across.  

Question: When you’re writing a novel, do you ever get distracted by sparkly things on the Internet and end up doing something else?

Answer: I wouldn’t say “distracted.”  It is more like life gets in the way.  I work a full-time job and then I go to the nursing home to visit my grandmother.  I’m also president of the Utica Writers Club and I teach writing workshops at a local library.  Throw in time I spend with my fiancĂ©.  Oh yeah, don’t forget housework and yard work.  I can usually only squeeze in an hour – two hours if I’m lucky – of writing a night.  My biggest hindrance in that hour is exhaustion.  I’ll write it a little bit, feel too tired, and kind of collapse on my bed.  

Question: If you had to recommend a book, or series, what would it be?

Answer: POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder.  I haven’t heard from anyone that they hated it.  I’ve read it so many times and each reading is amazing.  Plus, Maria is an incredible person.  She’s helped me so much on my journey to becoming an author.  I’ll write to any author I can – they usually have an email address on their website – to let them know what I thought of their book.  She actually wrote back all those years ago.

Question: What are some of your hobbies? 

Answer: Jewelry making, photography, and painting.  Currently I’m painting my front deck, but my true calling in that regard involves painting pictures on canvas.  My specialty is orange-and-blue.  The person is in shades of blue and the background is orange.

Question: If you were to one day wake up with magical powers, what powers would they be and what would be the first thing you’d do with them?

Answer: Fly!  I would feel so safe.  My first thing to do?  Jump off my balcony and soar to the floor!

Speed Run:
Question: Rain or Sun?
Answer: Rain.  There is something soothing about falling asleep to rain on the roof and windows.  
Question: Coke or Sprite?
Answer: Coke.  
Sprite has sodium benzoate in it.
Question: Hardcover or Ereader?
Answer: Hardcover.  
I need to feel it in my hands and be able to flip the pages.
Question: Vanilla or Chocolate?
Answer: Vanilla.  Chocolate sometimes hurts my teeth.
Question: Cat or Dog?
Answer: Dog for me.  My mom is allergic to cats, so I grew up with a dog.  My fiancĂ© loves cats and wants a whole house of them, sooo….


Jordan Elizabeth is offering up a free eArc of ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW.  To enter for your chance to win a copy of ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, you will need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper to record it.  It will give you more chances to win.  There are other ways to enter.  You’ll have to take a look to see what those are!  The drawing for the winner will be held on November 16.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this! I love the pictures you added to the interview questions.


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