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Wild Sky by Lexi Rees - Book Blitz + Giveaway

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Wild Sky

After delivering the pearl, Finn and Aria thought life would return to normal.
But with the survival of the clans still in peril, they must continue their quest.
Can they find the next relic before the forces of evil?
Not everyone is who they appear to be
And time is running out ...

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Author Q&A 
1.What is the first book that made you cry?
Watership Down. Oh my goodness, I’m still traumatised by that one. I could never re-read it! As for the film …

2. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
My debut took three years, and the sequel took two, so I’m getting a bit quicker, but given these are middle grade fiction and about 35k words, this probably makes me fairly slow compared to many other writers. I like to use NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) to kick start projects. The idea of NaNoWriMo is that you write without stopping to edit. I struggle with that as I like to go back to tighten the plot while it’s fresh in my mind so the 50k words goal is beyond me.

3. How do you select the names of your characters?
All sorts of ways, and my characters often change name during the process of writing as they evolve. Finn and Aria, the two original characters in The Relic Hunteres, are inspired by the magical elements they represent – sea and air. I often use real names as a basis, but mess about with the spelling so for example the ponies in Wild Sky are named after real horses - Doli is Dolly in real life, Purli is Pearly, and Razcal is Rascal.

4. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
Most people would guess horses as I’ve loved them since I was tiny, but I think it would probably a giraffe – trying so hard to be sleek and elegant but generally a bit clumsy and awkward!

5. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
I bet you get brilliantly exciting answers to this! I’d probably do something terribly mundane and practical like weed my vegetable patch and plant seeds.

6. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
Nancy Drew! Loved those books when I was younger. In fact, I think I’m going to have to revisit them now you’ve mentioned it!

7. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
I’m always asked this when I visit schools. My top tips are to always keep a notebook handy (I use the notes in my phone now), to enter competitions, to join a writing club and most importantly, to have fun!

8. What book do you wish you had written?
Does everyone answer Harry Potter to this? I’d actually like to have written The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I love every version – the BBC radio, the 2005 movie, the book - they all make me laugh. I couldn’t write comedy for toffee so I’m in awe of writers who can.

Author Bio –
Lexi Rees writes action packed adventures for children. The first book in The Relic Hunters Series, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids and is currently longlisted for a Chanticleer award.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children, and as well as an active programme of school visits and other events, she has published a Creative Writing Skills workbook, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities. 
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.

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The Relic Hunters Giveaway
Win a copy of each of Eternal Seas and Wild Sky, the action packed fantasy adventure for 7-11 year olds.
UK - choice of signed paperbacks or ebooks
International entrants - ebooks only

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