Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the two hundred and sixty-fifth, is of YA / fantasy / mystery T J Perkins. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at here.
TJ Perkins is a gifted and well-respected award-winning author in the mystery / suspense and fantasy genre. Her short stories for young readers have appeared in the Ohio State 6th Grade Proficiency Test Preparation Book, Kid’s Highway Magazine, and Webzine ‘New Works Review,’ just to name a few. She’s placed four times in the CNW / FFWA chapter book competition. Her short story of light horror for tweens, The Midnight Watch, was publication Oct 2007 by Demon Minds Magazine. Her self-publishing achievements are being greatly recognized and TJ is also conducting speaking engagements at colleges and libraries, offering advice to others.
Finished works of her young reader’s chapter books are entitled: The Fire and the Falcon (which won two chapter book awards), Wound Too Tight, Mystery of the Attic, and On Forbidden Ground. Published books in the Kim & Kelly Mystery Series include: Fantasies Are Murder, The Secret in Phantom Forest, Trade Secret, Image in the Tapestry (which won a chapter book award) and In the Grand Scheme of Things (all with GumShoe Press 2006).
Mystery of the Attic was made into a play by the Café Theater in NJ, Oct. 2005. The storyline of this book will be the basis for a new and exciting interactive family amusement park ride currently in the hands of dark ride manufacturer Alterface.
And now from the author herself:
As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed that my writing has matured, as well. Those of you who have written for years and years may have noticed the same with your stories. The concepts and ideas you started off with may have been good back then, but as our reader’s thoughts and views evolve so does their demand for the next big story idea that’ll move them.
With my new five book series Shadow Legacy, the concept and style has a flow and direction all its own, blooming with thoughts and beliefs I never before would’ve used. What started off as a story for young adults, has become a series for teens and older people – chock full of battles, death, reawakening, villains welding unusual dark magic, demons, trolls and a host of other magical / spiritual beings.
Art of the Ninja: Earth and Power of the Ninja: Fire is available and soon to join them in June 2013 will be book 3 Heart of the Ninja: Water. Each book assigned an element based on the hero’s journey, his trials, battles, failures and accomplishments. Each cover based on the chosen character and their animal fighting style and spirit energy.
Modern day teen assassins trained in the way of the ninja, Shadow Legacy is pulsing with Zen, Tao, Hindu and new age powers and beliefs. Dive in, take a chance on an all new cross-genre of fantasy that reads like a good manga and follow the legacy…
You can find more about TJ and her writing via…
- Barnes and Noble
- Facebook page
- on Twitter: tjmysteryauthor
- Radio Interview, please scroll to time slot 57:32
- Book Trailer for Art of the Ninja: Earth
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