Ingrid will be awarding an Eco Heart Oracle Deck valued at $28 US, (the Eco Heart Oracle is an integral part of the Hunters of the Dream trilogy) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour (International Giveaway)!! Read on!
GENRE: YA Fantasy
Ingrid agreed to let me ask her a few questions!!
What is your greatest weakness?
Getting sidetracked outdoors taking photographs of nature, when I should be writing.
If you could have any kind of car, what would it be?
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted a vintage VW Volkswagen camper van.
Your dream home – mountains or ocean?
I’m fortunate that I live in my dream home. We have a small farm a few miles from the ocean, at the base of a mountain, on a beautiful gem of an island set in the Salish Sea, on the west coast of Canada.
What inspired you to become a writer?
My earliest inspiration came from my primary school teachers. Their excitement at sharing books, many times read out loud over the course of a few months, impacted me deeply. I was a captive audience. I was mesmerized by the power of stories and in awe of the author’s choice of words. I wanted to create and share that kind of magic through writing.
Do you have a daily writing routine? If so, please share.
I like writing first thing in the morning and then again late at night. I don’t have a set routine everyday, but I do try to write every day.
What is your favorite book?
J.R.R. Tolkien’s, Lord of the Rings Trilogy
What is your favorite movie?
I have a few including, Lord of the Rings; Star Wars; The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Who is your favorite historical figure?
Henry David Thoreau, the American author and naturalist. His work and writings were prophetic and far-reaching. I would love to have been able to spend a day with him at, Walden Pond discussing our deep connections to nature.
In your books, who is your favorite hero/heroine and please introduce him?
I don’t have one favorite hero or heroine. I like all of them for different reasons, even the ‘bad’ guys.
I like Aurora for her honesty and bravery; Beaumont Seabring for his chivalry; Ronan Havelock for his grit; Eirwen for her, seemingly, naive cheerfulness; Nana Brin for her wisdom; Vaadin for her healer’s sensibility; Nodin for his bumbling goofiness, and Thanatos for having a glimmer of light at the center of his dark, dark, heart.
New releases anytime soon?
Hunters of the Dream, Book One: The Gathering was released in January 2016. I’m currently writing Book Two: Darkness Approaching and plan to have it released in a year.
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.
Sails snapped in the wind, ropes creaked and strained, and the Flora de la Mar moved through the thick fog bank. She was a fifteenth century three-masted square sail warship under the command of Beaumont Seabring, adventurer and time dimension traveler.
Seabring muttered under his breath. This fog was not natural. He was having a hard time keeping his bearings. The compass tattooed onto his forearm glowed and pulsed, but he could not get a clear reading. He removed his wide-brimmed leather hat and scratched his head before putting it back on again. Then he tugged at his beard and twirled the ends of his moustache, deep in thought. The warning system that encircled the compass was not flashing an alert, so the fog held no danger. At least, not any kind of danger he and the compass had encountered before. And yet they were powerless, being led to some unknown destination.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
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: http://www.ingridkoivukangas.com
Ingrid lives on Salt Spring Island with her husband Robin, two dogs, Lucy and Scout, and a fierce cat named Hunter.
Chapters / Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/hunters-of-the-dream-book/9780973632767-item.html
NOTE: Hunters of the Dream will be available at Amazon from February 22 to March 20 for only $0.99
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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Ingrid will be awarding an Eco Heart Oracle Deck valued at $28 US, (the Eco Heart Oracle is an integral part of the Hunters of the Dream trilogy) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour (International Giveaway). a Rafflecopter giveawayhttps://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js
Thank you for inviting me to your blog, Linda!