The Enchantress of Lynniah by A.L. Bawden – Interview & Giveaway

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Have you ever come across a vain, impetuous little creature called a Mandie, and had to quickly dodge one of her poisonous darts? Or, have you ever imagined having to sing to a fruit to get it to peel open? Perhaps you’ve bumped into freakishly large, blue men, called Dreads? Well, with all of that, along with evil Nymphs and blood thirsty Banelorgs – these are things you’ve only likely experienced if you’ve had a nice long visit to Lynniah.

Corrah’s life suddenly and drastically changes with the unexpected and inexplicable death of her loving mother, Lillian. She and her two sisters, Gaela and Stormy, are suddenly thrust into the unknown and sent to live with their mysterious Aunt Rainee, who lives in the seemingly bewitched village, called Lynniah. Living in a house that their mother’s family had occupied for hundreds of years, they find clues that begin to unlock the startling reality that they are all part of an important magical heritage. A heritage that has been kept secret to save them from a dark and powerful enemy. Corrah has to find a way to battle and balance the onslaughts of loss, young love, and learn to uncover the personal power she has hidden inside her to overcome overwhelming adversity.


Praise for The Enchantress of Lynniah

“I loved this book! It had a bit of everything…fantasy, adventure, romance, intrigue, and really unique characters! I was immediately drawn in and it held my attention throughout the story. It’s the type of book I could read over and over again. I highly recommend it if your looking for a fun read.” ~Shelly on Goodreads

“This book was awesome! It stayed with me for days, I kept thinking about all the characters. I can’t wait for the sequel!” ~Emma on Goodreads


BawdemAuthor A.L. Bawden

A.L. Bawden was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, into a large family of artists. Her father is a renowned sculptor -(Dee Jay Bawden), and her mother was an ingenious crafter, interior decorator, and seamstress. She has siblings that are sculptors, photographers, painters, cake decorators, tattoo artists, film makers, and crafters. She and a couple of her sisters have also had a successful mural painting business in Utah, called Artistic Murals. Her other hobbies include, reading, sewing & designing costumes, making jewelry, crafting, wake-boarding, snow-boarding, camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and running. She is a lover of fantasy fiction books and has enjoyed writing ever since she was a kid. She is the mother of three and is currently managing a couple of small online businesses

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1. If you could invite any 5 people to dinner, who would you choose? J.K. Rowling, J.R.R Tolkien, Jane Austen, Cate Blanchett, and Tim Curry.


2. What inspired you to want to become a writer?

All the voices in my head…ha, ha. Just kidding – but, honestly, all the characters and story ideas that are constantly popping in my head. I also will have spontaneous scenes of dialogue run through my mind from time to time…I don’t know if that makes me schizo or what, but I decided I should probably start to write these things down, lol.


3. If you could jump into a book and live in that world, which would it be?

Hmm…that’s a toss up between attending Hogwarts, or becoming an elf in Middle Earth…


4. What’s a piece of advice you would give to aspiring writers?

If you feel like writing is what you are meant to be doing, just do it. Don’t let the fears of other people’s opinions or feelings of self doubt get in your way. I let that stop me for years and I wish I would have started my novel ten years earlier than I did. Live your passion, it’s important.


5. When you were little, what did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?

Well, I hope I never grow up, but when I was little I dreamed of becoming an actress. I practiced accents, wrote and performed mock radio station programs with my siblings, acted out scenes in movies, dressing up like my favorite movie characters using random things from around the house, and made silly short movies with my teenage friends.


6. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role, and why?

Cate Blanchett. Not just because I love her and she shares the same birthday as me, but because she’s the only artist eclectic and talented enough with enough dramatic range to portray my drama-filled life, ha, ha.


7. Who are your favorite authors of all time?

J.R.R Tolken, J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Elizabeth Gaskell


8. What do you do in your free time?

Read, sew costumes, make jewelry, camp, hike, fish, wake-board, watch football, & run/exercise.


9. Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

I like to think I’m a bit like Corrah, but I didn’t pattern her after me. I am extremely stubborn and when I make my mind up to do something there is no stopping me – and I did give her that quality.


10. Any other books in the works?

Yes, I have started two other books. One is a book about fairies, called Lack of Luster, A Fairy’s Tale, and the other one is yet to be named, but it’s kind of a paranormal mystery.


11. Pet peeves?

When people don’t put their shopping cart back – seriously, how hard is that? Bad drivers – because I suffer from extreme road rage, ha ha. When people are inconsiderate. When people who are not handicapped park in handicapped parking. Closed-mindedness


12. If you could have any super power what would it be?

Invisibility. Wouldn’t it be lovely to be a fly on the wall in certain interesting places? I say yes.


15. If you were a super hero, what would your kryptonite be?

Hint of lime chips with salsa


16. What’s your favorite season/weather?

Fall and Spring. I enjoy a good rainy day sometimes.


17. Favorite food?



18. If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?

The regency era in England, because I love the style and the feeling of that age.



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  1. I would like to know who is the artist for the cover? Its gorgeous!

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