Arrow of The Mist Blog Tour: Author Guest Post With Christina Mercer

Christina Mercer has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of her newest release, Arrow of The Mist.

 

 About The Author:


Christina Mercer writes fiction in addition to mothering two young adults, a pack of large dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees. Her varied interests prompted her to study creative writing, earn her official degree in Accounting, become a CPA, acquire a certificate in Herbal Studies, and keep honeybees. She took Writer’s Best in Show at the 2012 SCBWI CA North/Central Regional Conference and was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakout Novel Award Contest. You can find her at www.christinamercer.com or working as the Reviews Director at www.indie-visible.com


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 Guest Post:


My love of reading and writing has been with me since childhood. I filled journal after journal with my thoughts and poems, and read books like crazy. I studied Creative Writing my first year of college, but acquired my formal degree in Accounting. When life allowed me some breathing room from work and raising kids, I dove back into my writing full force. 
ARROW OF THE MIST is woven with Celtic Mythology. The title is a takeoff of an Irish kenning (literary trope) which explains the meaning of the letter Z in the Ogham (old Irish) alphabet. The letter is connected to the Straif tree, aka Blackthorn (an antagonist in my story), and the kenning is “Arrow of the Clouds.”
Mist, crossbow bolts, and the final battle in the story also connect nicely to the title.
  About The Book:


Arrow of the Mist by Christina Mercer
Publication date: March 21st 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy

Terror strikes the Celtic inspired kingdom of Nemetona when barbed roots breach the veil of a forbidden land and poison woodsmen, including 15-year-old Lia’s beloved father. Lia and three others embark on a quest to the forbidden land of Brume to gather ingredients for the cure. But after her elder kinsman is attacked and poisoned, she and her cousin, Wynn, are forced to finish the quest on their own.

Lia relies on her powerful herbal wisdom and the memorized pages of her late grandmother’s Grimoire for guidance through a land of soul-hungry shades, trickster creatures, and uncovered truths about the origin of Brume and her family’s unexpected ties to it. The deeper they trek into the land, the stronger Lia’s untapped gift as a tree mage unfolds. When she discovers the enchanted root’s maker, it forces her to question everything about who she is and what is her destiny. Ultimately she must make a terrible choice: keep fighting to save her father and the people of the lands or join with the power behind the deadly roots to help nature start anew.


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Happy reading until next time!